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by shalihe74
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Techno and trance and lasers, oh my!
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

"Nightmare - Brainbug"
Right on! :clapping:
by shalihe74
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?
Replies: 27
Views: 10210

Thanks for the recommendation, flynrider! I'll have to work my way over to that side of town one of these days and check them out!
by shalihe74
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcycle Survey: How good are the streets where you live f
Replies: 22
Views: 15565

What flyn said, although I do find the roads in my area (north & west side of town) to be be craggier than those east and south. Not anything to complain about, though. Now... if we were talking about roads in a holistic sense (i.e. not just the pavement, but everything on it as well), I'd have to r...
by shalihe74
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcycle Survey: What do you use your motorcycle for?
Replies: 29
Views: 19807

To and from schoodle and verk, running errands and toolin' around town for the pure joy of it.
by shalihe74
Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcycle Survey: Have you had an accident on your motorbik
Replies: 33
Views: 19594

Voting in this poll in no way influences fate as I'm sure Fortuna the patron of fate I sure will agree. If only that were the case. :) Coincidence of coincidences: not 30 minutes after I voted here 'no accidents', I went out in the garage - mind on other things - and started backing my bike out.......
by shalihe74
Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcycle Survey: What sort of bike do you own?
Replies: 33
Views: 19687

Sportbike, although I'd need an extra vote for 'cruiser' until my ex's bike departs my garage. :)
by shalihe74
Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcycle Survey: Have you had an accident on your motorbik
Replies: 33
Views: 19594

I don't want to jinx myself, but... nope. *raps head with fist* Knock on wood.
by shalihe74
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?
Replies: 27
Views: 10210

Oh my. I suppose that could sound a little naughty... :twisted:

wait, I mean... :angel:

:D
by shalihe74
Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?
Replies: 27
Views: 10210

Saturday was a beautiful day to ride; so was today. :) It certainly made up for Thursday when I got caught in the mid-afternoon deluge on the NW side of town. 10% chance of showers my tookus. Arizona is absolutely fantastic; I've only been here since August, but I love it. It would be perfect if it ...
by shalihe74
Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: cornering
Replies: 75
Views: 14666

I'd personally add a step to mizo's advice: spend some time getting to know your throttle before you put the bike in gear. I remember when I was learning to ride (on a CBR 600), my boyfriend had me play with the throttle while the bike was in neutral so I could get a sense of just how sensitive it w...
by shalihe74
Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Am I too ripe for the kill?
Replies: 22
Views: 6161

Two things to think about as you look at those shiny new bikes at the dealership: 1) Unless you buy it outright, you're going to be paying a full insurance on that thing which, as a brand new rider, is going to be quite expensive; and 2) Odds are that you're going to drop your first bike at some poi...
by shalihe74
Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'day, g'day
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

G'day, g'day

So, I've been pookin around here for a couple weeks, but thought I may as well properly introduce myself. Ummm... new to the forum, but have been riding for about 11 years. First bike was a CBR 600 and have worked my way through the 600cc sport bikes since then. My current ride is an '06 Triumph Day...
by shalihe74
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 764
Views: 321007

Current Bike

2006 Triumph Daytona 675

Previous Bikes (as per the signature)

2002 Suzuki GSX-R 600
2001 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
1998 Yamaha YZF 600R
1996 Honda CBR600 F3
by shalihe74
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?
Replies: 27
Views: 10210

As requested. It's just me here to take pictures, so you'll just have to gaze lovingly at the bike and use your imagination for the rider. http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/shalihe74/DSCN4661.jpg http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/shalihe74/DSCN4660.jpg http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/...
by shalihe74
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: my new bike :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3791

OH GOD. THAT DONT MATTER MY FRIEND. DO YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE A 130 HORSE POWER I-4 ENGINE? IT IS STRONGER THAN GSXR 600 AND HAS THE SAME AMOUNT OF POWER AS A R6. PPL RIDE FOR YEARS (THOUSANDS OF MILES) BEFORE GETTING A BIKE LIKE YOURS. oh god. I dunno... I mean, yeah... starting out on a 600+ is jus...
by shalihe74
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Which 600cc Sport Bike is your favorite?
Replies: 31
Views: 19642

I'd have to write in the Daytona 675, too. But then, I'm biased by ownership.

Of the listed options: gotta go with the 'zuki.
by shalihe74
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?
Replies: 27
Views: 10210

'Kin'ell!!

Thank you, everyone, for your awesome advice. I did as y'all advised and then took the bike out for a spin. Engine seemed to heat up too much and too fast, had a look around - the plastic coupling & grommet between the coolant tank and the engine had busted when el ex dropped it. Ordered the part - ...
by shalihe74
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?
Replies: 27
Views: 10210

Thank you SO much for the advice, everyone. Re: a new battery. I took mine in to see if they could put a charge back on it, and they said it was deader than a doornail. (They=the local dealership). They could have been lying, but I didn't get that vibe. Regardless, the new battery ($100! And I think...
by shalihe74
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?
Replies: 27
Views: 10210

Goodness. Ask for motorcycle help and get relationship commentary. For the record, I did not "use" my ex. He lives in ND; he was going to move to AZ with me (in September; I came here for grad school) and bring my bike (and his - for which I cosigned, by the way) along. After 4 months of delays on h...
by shalihe74
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?
Replies: 27
Views: 10210

Pre-startup maintenance on a bike sitting for 6 months?

Hey folks, I bought an '06 Triumph Daytona in September from a dealership in MN; my now-ex-boyfriend picked it up, rode it a couple miles and then stuck it in the garage until late November when he shipped it down to me in AZ. I got the bike in early December but he still hasn't sent me the keys. (I...