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by MZ33
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How long would you consider a typical ride?
Replies: 35
Views: 10827

Re: How long would you consider a typical ride?

No such thing as a typical ride for me, I guess. Just ride when I can for as long as I can. If it's errands, it's errands, if it's 2 hours to go investigate a new place, that's great, if it's an all-day or overnight visit, even better.
by MZ33
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cell Phone Blue Tooth
Replies: 28
Views: 3518

Re: Cell Phone Blue Tooth

Well, for my phone, it will announce who is calling, so if I have it hooked up to a BT headset, it should do the same. (I hope.) We are looking at rider-to-rider headsets, and the new Scala G4 looked pretty promising, until one reader noted that the battery is rechargeable but not replaceable and o...
by MZ33
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Rochester NY
Replies: 13
Views: 3603

Re: Newbie from Rochester NY

I hail from WNY originally. I used to work at Strong Memorial, and both my dad and my uncle worked at Kodak. (So did I, one summer.) :welcome: to TMW! You have to be a little bit careful on this site, though. I asked one or two innocent questions, and before long I was riding to Colorado . . . :laug...
by MZ33
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Which bike do you want reviewed
Replies: 43
Views: 5853

Re: Which bike do you want reviewed

I'd like your opinion of the new Vmax, the Triumph Tiger, the Versys (of course), and the ER-6n. I'm kinda curious about the differences between the last two. They probably won't be there for the track, since they aren't designed for flat-out speed, but it'd be nice to know how they compare.
by MZ33
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Well I did it. New to me bike 2008 Versys
Replies: 12
Views: 2892

Re: Well I did it. New to me bike 2008 Versys

:spot: :woohoo: :hooray: :ohyea: :rocking: :clap: :kicking: :clapping: :jump: :thumbsup: :spot: :bliss: CONGRATULATIONS!! :multistars: FANTASTIC!! :multistars: EXCELLENT CHOICE!! :bliss: Lemme see ... 2008? So, did you get the red one, or is it red? I got a lot of information, including how to lower...
by MZ33
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cell Phone Blue Tooth
Replies: 28
Views: 3518

Re: Cell Phone Blue Tooth

Don't you have to remove any tank bag to refuel? This one is dead easy: pull the cord attached to the lockpin, and it slides off. To re-attach, line up the horseshoe on the bag with the one on the gas cap (that you purchase separately, it is different for different bikes) and snap it back into place...
by MZ33
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Riding in high wind
Replies: 8
Views: 2719

Re: Riding in high wind

First time I was caught in a high, steady wind, I thought I was going to end up off the bridge and into the water. Posted here as a newb, like you have, with a "WTF do I do?" +1 to what has already been said. Gusts are worst of all, 'cuz one can't be sure when they will hit, or when they will sudden...
by MZ33
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: oh the slow motion horror...
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: oh the slow motion horror...

Usually drives a truck? Great --something bigger, heavier, and with less driver visibility. The other frustration to me is the "Gee, I didn't do it on purpose." Well, goody. If that had been a toddler, would he/she be so blase? It should worry the pants off him that he missed something so obvious in...
by MZ33
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cell Phone Blue Tooth
Replies: 28
Views: 3518

Re: Cell Phone Blue Tooth

:specialannouncement: For tank bags, look at this: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/imagecatalogue/imageview/6027/?RefererURL=/trade/productview/2125/480/ attached to this: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/1859 Tank bag never touches the bike!! And it ain't coming off until you pull th...
by MZ33
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Mufflers
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Mufflers

I just looked up the FZ8, and even though looks aren't paramount to me, I gotta admit those mufflers look like (and probably interfere with) luggage.
by MZ33
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Favourite Motorcycle expressions/sayings...
Replies: 53
Views: 11775

Re: Favourite Motorcycle expressions/sayings...

This is the tag line from another poster on another forum:

If you don't think you need to wear a helmet, you probably don't. :LOL2:
by MZ33
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Favourite Motorcycle expressions/sayings...
Replies: 53
Views: 11775

Re: Favourite Motorcycle expressions/sayings...

I love this one from Lion Lady:
"ATGATT, because walking away in disgust beats riding away in an ambulance."
by MZ33
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: naked standards
Replies: 34
Views: 4518

Re: naked standards

How do I like my Versys?? Well, lemme think ... I frickin' love my Versys!! It is the Ninja 650 detuned, so no, it isn't rev happy. Apparently, if you know how to ride well, it can beat liter bikes in the twisties; they will smoke it on the straights, though. The look has changed already. The 2010 ...
by MZ33
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The Riding Game!
Replies: 700
Views: 142988

Re: The Riding Game!

Okay: a coffee shop that is at least 20 miles from your house. (Honor system, of course.)
by MZ33
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The Riding Game!
Replies: 700
Views: 142988

Re: The Riding Game!

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It stopped raining, Dean! Besides, I don't mind buckets of rain, if it's warmer. Ask LionLady. :biggrin: It's the cold rain that I prefer to avoid.
Dang, now I gotta come up with one. :humm:
by MZ33
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wrider's Scribblings
Replies: 139
Views: 52225

Re: Wrider's Scribblings

Less ride time in Alaska, but then, there are snowmobiles. Well, I guess they call them "snow machines."
by MZ33
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: B-King - An Odd bike's Journey
Replies: 225
Views: 48947

Re: B-King - An Odd bike's Journey

Don't think of it as a difference in hp, think of it as a difference in mpg!! :lol: (Just trying to help.)
by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The Riding Game!
Replies: 700
Views: 142988

Re: The Riding Game!

That FZ6 looks soooo pretty, dean! Hmmm. Raining here now, all-day babysitting tomorrow. (I'm almost in enough of a funk to go out and do this in a cold rain. Almost.)
by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Mufflers
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Mufflers

For me, handsome is as handsome does. I have never gotten what people mean by a "sexy" bike. Yes, see what I ride . . . ;)
by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: naked standards
Replies: 34
Views: 4518

Re: naked standards

Are Vstrom, much-beloved Versys, and BMW's not in this category? The Versys really is an excellent all-around bike, with a detuned Ninja engine as well. It is great in traffic, in that it is agile and torquey enough to get out of harm's way. It can also be made into a tourer. Haven't ridden the Vstr...