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by IcyHound
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68431

Sunday morning around 0130 I was finally able to slip out of work and go hunt down some food. All I wanted was fruit so I swung by the local 24 hour grocery store. I noticed that there where a few wet spots on my bike, but as I headed to the grocery store I realized it had begun to drizzle. I wasn't...
by IcyHound
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68431

I had an in service training class for the last two days. Today, lovely weather that it is I rode to class. During lunch, some woman from another agency comes over and goes 'Ugh I hate sport bikes. They are not real bikes. It's not a Harley. I ride a Harley' and sneered at my helmet. I managed not t...
by IcyHound
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68431

It makes sense to me to put my bulky package on the back of my bike for the 6 mile trip to the post office then taking my car. I had to return the Alpinestars Ice jacket I got. The cut does not work with my body at all. A really nice jacket as well. I will be trying to Icon Motorhead jacket next in ...
by IcyHound
Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68431

Illness - You know you don't feel well when the weather is lovely and the thought of taking your bike out makes you ill.

Ahh well. As appealing as a ride is, the coughing, shaking, sneezing, hacking, muscle soreness and dizziness doesn't bode well for the ride.
by IcyHound
Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Going Down in Leather or Textile?
Replies: 27
Views: 7000

I crashed in full mesh. It did it jobs. I had to replace it all which is the downside. The upside is that I was fine.
by IcyHound
Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Basic Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Buy a copy of your manual. Oil changes like a car or depending on how much you ride. Some don't do that many miles and only need it done once a year. I clean and lube my chain weekly when I am riding. Clean and lube after any rain or wet riding (puddles and such). I wash my the bike weekly as well. ...
by IcyHound
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Automatic on a bike.
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Maybe control and demand?
I adore my gears and would not buy an automatic bike. Shifting is not a big deal and you get a lot more out of your machine.
by IcyHound
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Scraping the front of my boot when I lean
Replies: 54
Views: 24393

Why would a heel get in the way of the ball of your foot?
by IcyHound
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Listening to head phones
Replies: 30
Views: 13703

I wear earplug/earbud combos. I wear earplugs anyway so adding music is rather nice for all my slab riding
by IcyHound
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Shaft drive vs chain
Replies: 22
Views: 5383

Not yet :) I have to decide between blue and black once the time comes to change the chain out. I'm not going to toss a perfectly good chain just for fashion (as tempting as it may be).

I did replace the bolts with blue ones :)
by IcyHound
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Shaft drive vs chain
Replies: 22
Views: 5383

Chains are not that big of a deal. They don't just fall off constantly :)

Plus they come in pretty colors! What is more important then that?
by IcyHound
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Men Riding "dog"
Replies: 85
Views: 14479

I'd never let anyone, guy or girl on the back of my bike to ride in the first place.
by IcyHound
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68431

It has been a year since I got my motor cycle license. Last year today I was at the DMV and became a certified motorcycle operator.

I am quite thrilled with that fact. I've done almost 9k miles in the last year.
by IcyHound
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68431

I'm sniffling as I write because I just got back from a 54 mile trip from my training class. I couldn't take one in my county so I had to go one county + a city over closer to DC. It was foggy and damp when I left. By the time I got there it was drizzling a bit. Not to bad except at 5am when trying ...
by IcyHound
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: What do you ladies ride? Pic?
Replies: 156
Views: 101105

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by IcyHound
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Shorty helmets, a few questions
Replies: 62
Views: 26810

My hearing is always decreased because I wear ear plugs. Yet I can still hear that particular air displacement when cars are coming up on my sides and I can hear sirens. With the proper ventilation its only hot when I am stopped. Then I flip up the shield. Thats normally on 95 degree days. I don't l...
by IcyHound
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: When coming to a stop...
Replies: 43
Views: 11438

All depends on light and circumstances. Slow light long way away I shift down and engine break + breaks to stop. I'll shift into neutral for long lights once there is a car stopped behind me. The lights at the end of long lightless stretches I often just break and shift down after when I stop. Hard ...
by IcyHound
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68431

The Ninja 500 was horribly uncomfortable. I'm now used to my FZ6. The higher foot pegs ment that my legs where straight out and then down. I was bent over at the waist and there was no wind protection to speak of. Of course I forgot to pull down the front of my balaclava and my forehead was on fire ...
by IcyHound
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Pale Moonlight
Replies: 149
Views: 68431

It is cold. I had to get my bike out of the shed, get the husband's bike out of the shed, put mine back and get his ready to roll out. We have a stack of wood pellets behind his bike that need to be moved. He doesn't ride that much in the horrid cold. I'm happy to brave freezing discomfort for a few...
by IcyHound
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What Would You Do?`
Replies: 41
Views: 8134

The bike may also be a poor fit for you physically. That will make you feel awkward and uncomfortable.