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by Thistleback
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Is my plastic fender painted?
Replies: 4
Views: 3064

Is my plastic fender painted?

Is the plastic front fender on my 2005 Yamaha Virago 250 painted? Bought it with a scuff the whole length of one side in front of the fork. Can I rub it out? I have no experience yet with this kind of thing. Be gentle with me. I'm new. :surrender:
by Thistleback
Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Recommendation on buying chaps please
Replies: 10
Views: 8137

Ladies: Overpants

I wouldn't wear chaps... I like my butt the way it is. :smoke: - so I can't recommend them from personal experience. A pair of overpants that will cover your behind as well as your legs, and includes armor for the knees and hips (two common points of impact). P Overpants - what a good idea! I was t...
by Thistleback
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!
Replies: 22
Views: 18068

Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!

Hey everyone! I just got my first bike. So excited! Got it home in a trailer last night about midnight. It was an 8 hour round trip after work (including a free pizza that the seller made for us - he was at work!) Can't wait to get through my workday so I can take it out tonight. It's gonna be long ...
by Thistleback
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Recommendation on buying chaps please
Replies: 10
Views: 8137

Ladies: Recommendation on buying chaps please

HI!

I am brand new to riding and need to shop for chaps. There are a lot listed on eBay, but I am hesitant to buy not knowing the quality of the leather, etc.

What are the brand names I should look for? Or the specs, i.e. thickness of leather, etc.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
by Thistleback
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Friction Zone too far out
Replies: 4
Views: 3509

Signature

Ha! Guess I'm gonna have to update my signature!
by Thistleback
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Friction Zone too far out
Replies: 4
Views: 3509

Friction Zone too far out

Hi! I'm excited as heck, just got my first bike last night. It's a 2005 Yamaha Virago 250. The clutch engages very far out on the travel of the clutch lever. Is this typical of these models? Is there any adjustment other than the obvious free-play nut at the cable attachment? Got home near midnight ...
by Thistleback
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Women's first bike choice
Replies: 202
Views: 174496

Yes, I took the MSF course and passed

[quote="MZ33"]Have you taken the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course yet?? There are usually 250cc bikes of several makes and models there, and if you are interested in riding a particular kind, they may be able to accomodate you. You could actually learn the basics on the kind of bike you are think...
by Thistleback
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What's your SO's relationship with motorcycles?
Replies: 34
Views: 15489

Mine encouraged me to ride

My husband rode all his life, but only had a bike for a short time during our marriage. Then we bought scooters a couple of years ago, just to mess around on. I really like driving my own, and have been begging for a bike. We both took the safety course last fall and I got my endorsement, and now we...
by Thistleback
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

What I meant . .

What I meant was "I wish I'd have started riding much sooner! :laughing:
by Thistleback
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Women's first bike choice
Replies: 202
Views: 174496

"Our" first bike choice

My husband has ridden off an on most of his life. I only rode for a short time in my late teens, then not again until we bought scooters a couple of years ago. I have put a lot of miles on, just around town of course. I love riding, and have been wanting a bigger bike for a long time. With the econo...
by Thistleback
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Hello!

Hello! I rode a Honda 125 around the yard when I was a newlywed (1970) but stopped when I got pregnant. Didn't ride again until two years ago when my hubby and I bought Yamaha Zuma scooters. Last fall, my husband, our two sons, and I all took the WMF motorcycle safety course, and I got my endorsemen...
by Thistleback
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 7638

Christmas laptop

Nothing motorcycle related - yet! Got a new laptop, which I am using to monitor craigslist for a Virago 250 . . . does that count?
by Thistleback
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 7638

Christmas laptop

Nothing motorcycle related - yet! Got a new laptop, which I am using to monitor craigslist for a Virago 250 . . . does that count?
by Thistleback
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First bike Binqi
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

First Bike

Hi! I got a scooter for my first bike too. It's a Yamaha Zuma. I've had it for a couple of years, and I am ready now for a "real" motorcycle. I've taken the motorcycle safety course and gotten my endorsement. Getting ready to sell our scooters to buy a Yamaha Virago 250 for me to ride for a year. Ne...