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by darsek
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Having trouble with turns.
Replies: 24
Views: 6365

Two different bits of advise that helped my cornering immensely were; -Use your legs and core muscles for gripping the bike and keep those hands light on the handlebars. -Try weighting the outer peg in turns, start while you are doing your other "prep work" for the turn. Start gently as it can have ...
by darsek
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3363

Sounds like you are becoming well educated and well prepared for getting into motorcycling. You might also look into a used Ninja 500, a little harder to find but a great beginner bike with just a little more ooomph. Have fun at your MSF course!
by darsek
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to Motorcycling
Replies: 15
Views: 5650

:goldwing: Welcome and have fun!
by darsek
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My foggy Shoei
Replies: 15
Views: 3558

I really like my Fog-City insert...I don't have the one that tints in the sun so I wear sunglasses which will still fog if they are on just so. But the insert works great.
by darsek
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My New Ninja! (Large Images!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3626

You're going to have such a great time learning on that bike.
:motorcyclelove: Happy bike day

:laughing: I wish I had those instructions when I had a Ninja...my experience was incomplete!
by darsek
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: motorcycle cleaning/shining options...
Replies: 18
Views: 4139

For the woman; how about a salt or sugar scrub for when she showers (lavender is a nice scent)
:wink:
For the bike I like Plexus plastic polish...most of my bike is plastice except for the tank and the Crystal Glo does work well on that.
by darsek
Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Group Buys
Replies: 1
Views: 5418

Group Buys

Ever thought of trying to organize some group buys? For example I heard a lead on a group buy for Corbin seats for my bike (stock seat blows) and will probably purchase...I would much rather use TMW though, I'm so loyal that way :lol:
by darsek
Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: My new '03 Ninja 250
Replies: 12
Views: 9082

Sweet ride! Have fun, did you get yourself some yellow gear to go with the bike?
by darsek
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You guys are rough on newbies
Replies: 52
Views: 13127

It seems alot of newbies write about not wanting to deal with the "hassle" of upgrading in a year, therefore they need a bigger/faster/sexier bike to keep them interested..."not bored". Well I bought a used Ninja 500 to start with which was a perfect beginner bike then a year later I traded it in fo...
by darsek
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES: Men in cars
Replies: 30
Views: 20119

I have noticed many times that men in newer sportier cars try to race me off the light. I have to say I love racing people from the stop light , it's just so darm fun! :twisted: And, yeah, I have noticed the guys who all of the sudden become speed racer after I pass them...depending on what mood I'...
by darsek
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: ban seatbelt and helmet laws and enforce no cell phone usage
Replies: 13
Views: 4760

Hey intotherain, good ideas, I'm a big fan of natural selection too :D You don't want to wear your helmet/seatbelt? What do I care...I will be wearing mine fo' sho'. There would have to be some kind of insurance disclaimer (right word?)though, I don't want to have to pay higher rates because of the ...
by darsek
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Fresh Meat
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

The boots you have are probably fine, just be careful with the laces!
by darsek
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New Bike for me
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Beautiful bike, have fun!
by darsek
Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Old squids teaching new squids
Replies: 4
Views: 2863

Oh yeah, I agree tehir fugly too! And, yeah bad Dad, although I remember riding on the back of my dads bike with nothing but shorts and a tee-shirt...bad, bad Dad!!!
by darsek
Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Old squids teaching new squids
Replies: 4
Views: 2863

HEY!
I wear crocs to work! I think being a veterinary nurse gives me more than adequate reason to wear a shoe you can wipe bodily fluids from easily :laughing: Can I have a reprieve Buzzz?
by darsek
Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Has anyone failed or seen someone fail the MSF Course?
Replies: 26
Views: 7607

Don't get yourself all worked up before the class, they take things nice and slow. The hardest part of the test for me was the damn box too, but they told us putting your foot down/going out of the box were minimal point deductions so I did both :laughing: and I still passed! One guy didn't pass bec...
by darsek
Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My new bike!!
Replies: 26
Views: 7087

:happybikeday:
Nice bike! We can be Z750 sisters! :laughing: I just got mine last month in metallic black (don't know the fancy name Kawi gave it) and I'm having a blast on it. Have a great time!
by darsek
Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 5512

Looks like you just answered your own question Derailed :)
Far as I know all the DOT/snell certified helmets are equally as effective and it's the other things you mentioned that go into the price difference.
by darsek
Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Belated Bike Day
Replies: 10
Views: 2552

That was exactly my first bike, 2001 in sexy purple!!! You will love it! Have fun and :motorcycle: Happy Bike Day!
by darsek
Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need input PLEASE!!
Replies: 27
Views: 6117

Well you said you were a stubborn teenager but good for you listening to those who know better and walking away from this deal. Please also listen to them regarding your first bike, get something more appropriate for a beginner, you can always upgrade after you have learned all you can from a Ninja ...