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by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Got an interesting offer....
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: Got an interesting offer....

And just why doesn't he use his signal lights much?
by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Got an interesting offer....
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Re: Got an interesting offer....

I'd want to know why he wants to trade. What doesn't he like about the R1? What were his original reasons for purchasing it?
by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wrider's Scribblings
Replies: 139
Views: 52255

Re: Wrider's Scribblings

Wow, Wrider, sorry to know you were hurt, but I'm glad you've had a chance to ride again. How goes the job search? Any nibbles anywhere?
by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: B-King - An Odd bike's Journey
Replies: 225
Views: 48991

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

:happybikeday: Congrats on the FZ6! It is a smooth ride. Not quite a Versys, but nice in its own way. I donate platelets regularly, in fact, I'm scheduled for this Tuesday if I can beat this cough. It takes longer to donate platelets than blood, and here in Ohio, that means I get a very comfy chair,...
by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Perfect scooter engine cc size...
Replies: 16
Views: 5857

Re: Perfect scooter engine cc size...

I've only ridden a 125 Riva, so I can't really speak to the larger displacements. I've heard they ride nicely, though, so the engineering sky is the only limit.
by MZ33
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Have you ever rode a scooter?
Replies: 20
Views: 5048

Re: Have you ever rode a scooter?

Mike, aren't you in England? Do they use "rode" instead of "ridden" over there??

Left an important part out of your poll: Yes, I used to own one. 8) :D
by MZ33
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Could I be wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

Re: Could I be wrong?

In nursing school, the first semester of clinical rotations exposes a lot of ineptitude, confusion, and hence, anxiety. The faculty were always patient and laid-back about this (no patient was ever in danger), saying "You'll get it." Most students did not find this reassuring. Finally, one professor...
by MZ33
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Freeway messages stir outrage in some drivers
Replies: 33
Views: 8646

Re: Freeway messages stir outrage in some drivers

Well, to be honest, before I rode, I hated motorcyclists, too. As a driver, they made me very nervous, since I was never sure what they were going to do or where they were going to be next. Moreover, I didn't know which biker was going to be responsible, and which one was going to be a jackass. And ...
by MZ33
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: full face vs open face helmet
Replies: 59
Views: 30167

Re: full face vs open face helmet

My face hurts just reading this thread!
by MZ33
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 2007 yamaha 650 v star classic, hi rev at idle
Replies: 3
Views: 2686

Re: 2007 yamaha 650 v star classic, hi rev at idle

Ours did that, it was the idle adjustment. I did have to get new boots later on, they were cracked, but that showed up as stalling while idle, and some sluggishness at throttle--is that what you mean by an intake check, Brumbear? This, of course, presumes that you have pushed the choke back in after...
by MZ33
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Victory Cross Country
Replies: 18
Views: 2863

Re: Victory Cross Country

I actually like the styling.
Yeah, I did, too, until I rode behind one. The front is cool/funky, the tail is just plain bad. They are big, but they are supposed to be awfully well balanced. I would demo one in a heartbeat. Okay, I'd demo just about anything in a heartbeat, if I can touch bottom.
by MZ33
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: women's jackets
Replies: 18
Views: 11755

Re: women's jackets

My cold weather jacket is a FieldSheer "Lena." It's longer than my waist, and it zips into my Tourmaster Flex Pants. It has a heavy inner liner that zips out, so I wear it in the 40-65F range. My warm weather jacket is a FieldSheer "Breeze." It is short-waisted, but still zips into my Flex Pants. F...
by MZ33
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The riding season is arriving- are you ready?
Replies: 16
Views: 4832

Re: The riding season is arriving- are you ready?

Only ride when streets are free of ice and snow You must be on a main street! Here in Columbus, side streets aren't even considered until we have 4 inches on the ground. My street has a total of 7 houses on it, so you can guess where we fall in the schedule. We got sand on our street once this year...
by MZ33
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Thank goodness it was a skinny car.
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Thank goodness it was a skinny car.

I agree that the horn does not beat evasive action when it comes to safety, which is why I didn't bother to look for it. But I must say I have had good success on clearing my space under similar circumstances in the past. I have a Stebel, which sounds like a baby locomotive. Once it actually made t...
by MZ33
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Thank goodness it was a skinny car.
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Thank goodness it was a skinny car.

So, I'm in the middle lane of the expressway, with 18 wheels slightly ahead of me on the right, a couple of cars on my left, and my space cushion leading the way. I don't like getting stuck next to a tractor-trailer, so my space cushion was its entire length and I was just ready to get ahead of it, ...
by MZ33
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Brrrrr
Replies: 235
Views: 30367

Re: Brrrrr

Finally got my first ride of the season!! Whoohooo! I didn't realize how bad my cabin fever was until I got on the bikes. (Thought I would take Hubby's out, too, 'cuz it needed gas. :whistling:) Just running errands was heaven.
by MZ33
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: So, when...
Replies: 1
Views: 3541

Re: So, when...

I like June best, but either May or September would work, as long as I know in advance. April could be cold.
by MZ33
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies only? For a weekend?
Replies: 21
Views: 11402

Re: Ladies only? For a weekend?

Looks nice! Only 4-5 hours away for me. Are you thinking of renting a house, or cabins at the State Park, or something else?
by MZ33
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Classic Theme Style is back!
Replies: 17
Views: 5873

Re: Classic Theme Style is back!

Okay, there is one thing weird about it: everyone's names are so small! The rest of it, I really like. But I liked the other one, too, so I guess I'm easy. No, no, no, not that kind of easy. . . :roll: I like colored fonts. I'll try not to get too carried away , though. :wink:
by MZ33
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies only? For a weekend?
Replies: 21
Views: 11402

Re: Ladies only? For a weekend?

Shane-o, I've missed you!!!!! Good to hear from ya'!