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Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:53 am
by RocketGirl
Thank you for the support Blues and Mogster. Hubby saw how thrilled I was when I got home. He immediately IM'd his friends to see if anyone has a bike for sale. Truth be told, I'm a bit achy today, but still got that grin on. :D

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:53 pm
by blues2cruise
RocketGirl wrote:Thank you for the support Blues and Mogster. Hubby saw how thrilled I was when I got home. He immediately IM'd his friends to see if anyone has a bike for sale. Truth be told, I'm a bit achy today, but still got that grin on. :D
You're probably achy from being tense. Relax your shoulders, arms and wrists and "death grip" a bit. :)

Soon you won't be tense and achy..... :D

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:40 pm
by sunshine229
I feel tired today. Got a million things to do at work and am slowly picking away at them. But when I'm tired it's so difficult to be motivated! It's a good thing there is such a word as "accountability". :lol:

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:45 am
by RocketGirl
Feeling pretty good and confident. Test rode a Honda Shadow Spirit and Aero, both are 750cc. Also rode a Suzuki S40 (650cc). The Hondas are great cruiser bikes; they are a big leap from my Virago 250cc. I had more fun on the S40. Are the S40's quirky when it comes to downshifting? I had to really stomp on the shifter pedal. Hubby said the bike is super noisy, but that and the vibration didn't bother me at all. 8)

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:57 am
by blues2cruise
Go for the Honda Shadow. You will be far happier in the long run. The Suzuki is not going make you happy if you want to do any highway riding. It will be at its limit and revving high all day. The Honda Shadow will be easier for a long ride and you will be more refreshed.
Even though the noise and vibration of the Suzuki may not bother you now...for a short test ride...the constant noise and vibration can be very draining on a long ride.

The Honda Will still be able to carry you and cargo easily should you decide to do a trip...the Suzuki will have a hard time keeping up.

However...if you are only ever going to ride short hops and not touring.....then the Suzuki will do. Yes, the Suzuki is smaller in size and stature....but not much....the Honda is about the same size as the V-Star you rode...after a week or two it will second nature.

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:00 pm
by RocketGirl
blues2cruise wrote:Go for the Honda Shadow. You will be far happier in the long run. The Suzuki is not going make you happy if you want to do any highway riding. It will be at its limit and revving high all day. The Honda Shadow will be easier for a long ride and you will be more refreshed.
Good point. That brings up a follow-up question. How many highway miles or hours do most weekenders like to ride in a single day?

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:09 pm
by jstark47
RocketGirl wrote:Are the S40's quirky when it comes to downshifting? I had to really stomp on the shifter pedal.
It's not just the S40, it's the "Suzuki transmission thing". They all do that. I think Suzuki took the transmission design from a 1930 John Deere tractor or something like that! :roll: On the plus side, I've been stomping on the shifter of my V-strom for 30K miles now and there's no evidence yet I've bent the shifter fork or linkages.

blues2cruise wrote:The Suzuki is not going make you happy if you want to do any highway riding. It will be at its limit and revving high all day.
Yeah, but y'all need to read my Savage/S40 story from last spring: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=41752 :mrgreen:

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:14 pm
by blues2cruise
jstark47 wrote:
RocketGirl wrote:Are the S40's quirky when it comes to downshifting? I had to really stomp on the shifter pedal.
It's not just the S40, it's the "Suzuki transmission thing". They all do that. I think Suzuki took the transmission design from a 1930 John Deere tractor or something like that! :roll: On the plus side, I've been stomping on the shifter of my V-strom for 30K miles now and there's no evidence yet I've bent the shifter fork or linkages.

blues2cruise wrote:The Suzuki is not going make you happy if you want to do any highway riding. It will be at its limit and revving high all day.
Yeah, but y'all need to read my Savage/S40 story from last spring: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=41752 :mrgreen:
I read it...yes, it is true it can go quite fast...but would you really want to ride it at high speed all day long?
Like you said in your post...it's a thumper...

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:16 pm
by blues2cruise
RocketGirl wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:Go for the Honda Shadow. You will be far happier in the long run. The Suzuki is not going make you happy if you want to do any highway riding. It will be at its limit and revving high all day. The Honda Shadow will be easier for a long ride and you will be more refreshed.
Good point. That brings up a follow-up question. How many highway miles or hours do most weekenders like to ride in a single day?
It depends...sometimes my friends and I have been known to ride for a few hundred miles one way for lunch....and then come home. :D

Or..if time is limited..just a hundred miles for coffee and then home. :D

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:42 am
by mogster
Getting excited...............only a few more days then I will be putting my bike back on the road after it's "winter" holiday :D

Ironically we have had an incredibly mild winter (so far), & I could easily have ridden it most days, but had to make a decision end of Nov re road tax & the budget was tight.

So going to order a new battery as it was a bit dodgy last year & then tax it for 1st March & the only remaining issue will be can I fit into my leathers! :lol:

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:50 pm
by blues2cruise
We have more snow forecasted....my bike will have to wait a bit more. :(

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:46 am
by RocketGirl
blues2cruise wrote:We have more snow forecasted....my bike will have to wait a bit more. :(
Have you played any of the on-line games here? It's been a while for me since my laptop bit the dust this past Fall. There are a few cute road games/simulators, but favorite was Mahjong.

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:45 pm
by blues2cruise
RocketGirl wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:We have more snow forecasted....my bike will have to wait a bit more. :(
Have you played any of the on-line games here? It's been a while for me since my laptop bit the dust this past Fall. There are a few cute road games/simulators, but favorite was Mahjong.
I am game challenged. :laughing:...so I have never gone into the game section.

After your post, I went to the games and tried Scooter Racer//



http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/download ... rRacer.htm

It took about 4 tries to figure out how to move the blue scooter...I finally made it half way around the track. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: