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Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:27 pm
by MZ33
Oh, congrats, SCgurl!! What are you getting?

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:08 pm
by SCgurl
I'm a bad, bad girl :twisted:

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Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:32 pm
by MZ33
It's beautiful!! But c'mon, spill some details: what year, what model, cc's, how's it handle, all that stuff.

Bit of a change from S40, huh?

Most of all, :happybikeday:

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:08 pm
by blues2cruise
She went to the dark side. :laughing: :wink:

Very nice.

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:07 pm
by SCgurl
blues2cruise wrote:She went to the dark side. :Laughing: :Wink:

Very nice.
I couldn't help it-the dark side was beckoning me :laughing:
MZ33 wrote:It's beautiful!! But c'mon, spill some details: what year, what model, cc's, how's it handle, all that stuff.

Bit of a change from S40, huh?

Most of all, :happybikeday:


It's a 2007 Road King, 96ci engine (the S40 is a 40ci), 6-speed, heel-toe shifter, all the bells and whistles.

I guess I should start a new bike thread somewhere. :wink:

I must have test rode every bike in the dealership before trying this and a Heritage. It handles a lot better than the S40 (to me), and I don't feel the weight at all (except when trying to get out of the garage). And highways are not nearly as scary, 'cause there's no vibration. It does vibrate A LOT at idle (the Heritage didn't-that had a counterbalanced engine, and this one is rubber-mounted), but as soon, as I start moving it smooths out.

I really did try to find some non-Harley bikes to put on the list, but this one just felt like home to me. 8)

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:26 am
by MZ33
this one just felt like home to me.
That's all that matters! Congrats again, and does this mean you might be going west in August??

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:35 pm
by SCgurl
MZ33 wrote:
this one just felt like home to me.
That's all that matters! Congrats again, and does this mean you might be going west in August??
Quite possibly-I'm still working out vacation after having to take days off for funerals. And it will largely depend on how confident I feel after getting in some parking lot practice. Parking is now a whole new set of skills. :laughing:

I do need a break though. :wink:

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:16 pm
by coffee_brake
Was out of town for the annual Concours owner's rally and just saw this....

Congrats SCGurl, if it's the right bike, it's the right bike and that's all there is to it. My Harley was the right bike for years, I miss it but my riding style changed and it just didn't do what I needed anymore.

At least Harley understands that they need to allow test rides...I wish more of the Japanese dealerships could afford the insurance to allow test rides.

Anyway, if you're able to make the conference we can talk about the possibility of riding out together, I've ridden to CO before. I'm just about 3 hours from you now.

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:27 pm
by coffee_brake
During the annual Concours Owner's Group (COG) National rally, I had ample opportunity to speak with Kawasaki representative Sue Slate (one heck of a gal and a veteran rider). She said Kawasaki is not doing demo rides at the AMA conference. Suzuki didn't do demos at the last conference so chances are they won't this time, either. And if Honda cancelled the Honda Hoot, my guess is they won't have demo bikes either.

Oh well, riding a Buell is always fun.... :?

But Sue talked about some of the programs that will be offered at the conference, and it really is sounding like a full program of offerings for all kinds of riders in all stages of riding. She was very interested in my (and some of the other women's) disatisfaction with the bad camping and I just have a hopeful feeling that the new administration at the AMA is going to hear about it for the next time!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:23 pm
by Wrider
So I dropped through Keystone when I was in Breckenridge for a family reunion. Keystone is only about 3 hours away from me, and I can easily make it there and back on a tank of gas, so I'll definitely be seeing some of you gals. (If you're not too terrified of me lol)
But yeah, if you need minor to medium repair work done there I'm more than willing for the cost of parts alone. :)

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:35 am
by blues2cruise
Wrider wrote:So I dropped through Keystone when I was in Breckenridge for a family reunion. Keystone is only about 3 hours away from me, and I can easily make it there and back on a tank of gas, so I'll definitely be seeing some of you gals. (If you're not too terrified of me lol)
But yeah, if you need minor to medium repair work done there I'm more than willing for the cost of parts alone. :)
We could never be terrified of you. :)

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:37 am
by blues2cruise
I received an email today from the AMA regarding the newsletters they have been sending out. My story and picture will appear in the next couple of weeks. 8) :D

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:27 am
by MZ33
My story and picture will appear in the next couple of weeks
Rock on, Blues!! 8) 8) 8)
Sue Slate (one heck of a gal and a veteran rider)
Yeah, she is! She's the one who tipped me off about how to lower the Versys at the MC show in Cleveland. Lives near my parents, apparently. I am not pleased about this lack of demo rides. I may contact Kawi and explain to them that it was because of a demo that I bought my Versys, and that I never even bothered with Triumph, because they couldn't be bothered with going to the show. :evil:

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:23 pm
by blues2cruise
It's out....the latest issue of the AMA newsletter has my story and my pic.
:)
I guess that's my five seconds of fame. :laughing:

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:22 pm
by MZ33
:kicking: :clapping: :pbjt: :spot: :cheerleader: Blues is in the news!! Blues is in the news!! :cheerleader: :spot: :pbjt::clapping::kicking:

It was a great little article, and an especially nice photo, Blues! :D

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:14 am
by blues2cruise
Thank you. MZ33. :)

I'll be back in a couple of days. I'm heading out early in the morning for day ride/campout and riding back Sunday.

It will be like a dry run to lead up to the road trip next month.

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:27 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Just posted this in our news forum:


International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell

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WHAT: The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) presents the 5th AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell.

WHERE: Keystone, Colo., approximately 75 miles west of Denver, I-70 West, exit 205, south 5 miles on US Hwy 6.

WHEN: Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 19-22, activities begin 8:30 a.m. Registration required.

WHO: Women from 43 states, plus Canada, the UK, Australia and Japan, and more than 50 riding clubs are attending.

ACTIVITIES: Daily seminars, demo rides, group rides, vendor marketplace, and after-hours social events at the idyllic Keystone Resort.

WHY: Women are a vibrant and increasingly significant presence in motorcycling, and now account for an estimated 12.6 percent of all motorcycle and scooter riders, a 29 percent increase since 2003. (Source: Motorcycle Industry Council)

HIGHLIGHTS: Motocross racing phenom Ashley Fiolek will be the keynote speaker at the Aug. 19 Opening Ceremonies. Other notable speakers during the conference: Karen Davidson, Leslie Porterfield, Deborah Gray, Lois Pryce, Leslie Prevish.

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:43 pm
by follow
Ladies a friend of mine is looking for a bunk mate if you are staying at a motel/hotel she will foot her share. PM me if you are interested.

My travel to Colorado for AMA conference

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:44 pm
by Sonshine0311
I left PA on Friday, riding 577 miles to South Bend, IN. I had wonderful weather all the way out.
I was too tired to get online and update which I was sorry for. The hotel I stayed at Saturday night did not have internet hookup (HOW did I overlook that when I made reservations!!!)
Saturday I rode only 467 miles to Des Moines, IA. God was good to me that I got all of my gear off the bike and into my room before it started raining!!
It was still raining in the morning and I thought I was going to have to delay my departure a bit, but I still got on the road by 7:30 AM. I rode hard this day because it was the longest one I had set for myself, the most challenging. I really only stopped when I needed to fill up, eat and/or go to the bathroom.
I got to my destination, Lakewood, CO, a suburb of Denver around 8:30 PM MT. So 14 hours and 697 miles later, here I am, staying with friends until tomorrow when I ride up to check in.
I met my goals, however now I never need to ride that long or hard again. :shock:

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:56 pm
by blues2cruise
Good to hear you arrived safely. :)