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by IcyHound
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

Today we road around MA and the area. It is fascinating, the twisting roads, the sheer number of rotaries, the odd shape of everything. I am so used to the neat, ordered existence of suburbia. I am almost embarrassed by it. We did wind up crossing a road with water over it. That was awesome. As Veda...
by IcyHound
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

There go my ideas... We visited the Sprint today. It was a nice machine but next year they are doing away with blue and replacing with orange. Sigh. The silver just didn't do it for me and I don't want a black machine. If they did white I'd be happy. So I'll look at something else. Maybe the ZX14. C...
by IcyHound
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: When to consider going to a bigger bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 9003

I don't think I outgrew my first bike... (I did get hit by a deer and it totaled..) but more that once I was able to focus on riding and not just focus on staying on I found it uncomfortable and not suited to me. I may get something bigger next year. Not because I've outgrown my current bike but bec...
by IcyHound
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: best Japanese motorcycle maker
Replies: 20
Views: 6641

I had warranty work done on both of our Kawasaki's (odd little things, my radiator cap was bad and the other half's fan mount broke) without a single problem. I would and will buy another Kawasaki. I'm drooling over an 06 636 or a current big machine. Anyway, we also have a Yamaha (me) and a Suzuki ...
by IcyHound
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: When do the nerves go away?
Replies: 28
Views: 9073

Having a spastic spouse in front is irritating. Do some rides on your own. That calmed me better then riding with my other half. Also, it took a few weeks, maybe a few months for the nerves to settle. The unformed worries to stop swirling in my head. It took a lot of riding time to become comfortabl...
by IcyHound
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: GPS question
Replies: 23
Views: 5176

My Garmin Zumo 550 doesn't fall in your price range but I find it great. Nice and easy to use while riding, clear screen, good on the directions, securly mounted. I just trundled up to MA on it from VA, no issues.
by IcyHound
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: bike list ? for tall women rider
Replies: 3
Views: 3783

Well where are you tall? I'm average height (5'8) but with ridiculously long legs ('33). Also, what type of bike are you looking at? I have a FZ6. Very roomy IMO with nice comfy space for my legs. I have no clue about cruisers. Just sit on lots of bikes. I find that Yamaha and Kawasaki are comfortab...
by IcyHound
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

My ride began well. Last night, Tim came home and told me that he would do the errand with my mom this morning so that I would not be delayed on my trip. That meant that I could start at 7am instead of 12pm which had been the plan. Kick "O Ring". I rolled out of the house at 6:45. I stopped at waffl...
by IcyHound
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Other Women Acutally RIDE?
Replies: 43
Views: 21593

I refuse to ride on the back of anyone's bike. I wrestle with the concept that people want to, but then I also wrestle with being a home maker. I just don't understand it applied to myself. Ever since the other half got his vstrom he suggests now and then that I try riding with him. I respond with a...
by IcyHound
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

I'm set, I think. My bike is clean. Chain is scrubbed shiny and lubed. Bike is inspected, new tag decal is on. GPS has been wired in. Saddle bags are on. Top bag waiting to go on once I toss the last few things into it. Tires are checked and filled. Oil changed this morning. I get to go visit Nalian...
by IcyHound
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

It is her basic agility class. I hope she can start competing next year. Today, I got my VA Inspection done. I put on my new decal for my tag so that my bike is legal for another two years. Tomorrow an oil change and I'm set. I'm packing my saddle bags tonight. We're wiring in the GPS tonight so tha...
by IcyHound
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

I crossed 9k miles last night on Mantis's odometer. On Thursday, I head up to Boston for a nice little 4 day road trip vacation. I have to be back here a bit earlier then I planned because I have a class with one of the dogs on Monday evening. Beyond that, I think I will upgrade to the sweet luxurio...
by IcyHound
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

We dropped the Vstrom off last week for its first maintaince. While we where picking it up on Saterday the guy at the shop desk asks me if I passed his mechanic a few days ago. I told him I had not a clue. Turns out I had, at a some what higher speed while heading to the gym one morning. Funny stuff...
by IcyHound
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

Am I becoming a better rider, not riding enough, or just fortunate? I wonder. I have had few life and death situations of late. Of course, the moment I debate that fact a new one happens. Normally it is just sloppy lane changes into me but I've had one rather serious thing happen so far. I've not ri...
by IcyHound
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

I got the wrong size battery. We are standing in walmart trying to decide what size battery to get. The one I selected was not correct. We will have to go back and try again or I will give in and go to the bike shop for one. I drained it totally on Tuesday morning and after a 20 minute ride it had n...
by IcyHound
Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

Continuation of above: I've been dealing with work, power outages and a downed internet connection. Anyway, on Monday I led my first groupish type ride. Just Nalian and the husband, but I was still the leader. I made a handful of mistakes which sucks. I hate doing crap wrong but leading a group is d...
by IcyHound
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Deer
Replies: 22
Views: 3950

The deer that hit me died!

Shoulda gotten up and gone and kicked its furry butt.
by IcyHound
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

Part two: One thing I did not mention in my previous post was the rolling fan club that Nalian and I wound up with. It was rather strange. It started when she got to the waffle house in Winchester, VA and was waiting for me. She was accosted repeatedly by men boggled at seeing her on a motorcycle. B...
by IcyHound
Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68432

Ahh: Nalian came down from Boston and stayed from Friday afternoon until this morning. It was a very nice thing. She made incredible time rolling down on Friday. I was quite startled when she called me a bit before 4 that she was only an hour out. When we planned this trip it was during the cold win...
by IcyHound
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Starting in Gear as Opposed to Setting in Neutral
Replies: 32
Views: 6269

I turn off the bike in gear. I rarely start in gear simply because I rarely am facing out of an area. You can start it in gear if you want, won't hurt anything. I normally get on, flip to neutral, and position myself to get moving and then go. You will find out what works for you. When I had a bike ...