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Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
Any recommendations for a rear wheel stand for...

Any recommendations for a rear wheel stand for the DR? Is there anything at harbor freight or cycle gear cheap that works?
Forum: Americas 07-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Jenn
I was on Usal Rd in Friday and it's in amazing...

I was on Usal Rd in Friday and it's in amazing condition -- only a few damp places, no standing water, muddy areas or bad ruts. I managed the whole length solo loaded with gear on Avon Gripsters.
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Jenn
I think you should be more careful riding at dusk...

I think you should be more careful riding at dusk so that you don't kill innocent bystanders.

Glad you are ok. Slow down.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 1,728,752
Posted By Jenn
Still getting the request at red lights from...

Still getting the request at red lights from black men of all ages to "12 o'clock it!" - with hand gestures of pulling back the handlebars -- this never happened in North Oakland, and no other ethnic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 1,728,752
Posted By Jenn
Other (male) motorcyclists seem to have a lot of...

Other (male) motorcyclists seem to have a lot of feedback on the type of motorcycle I should be using.


Last year, I heard "don't take this the wrong way, you are a proficient rider but I think...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
Bay Area to Portland RT July 4th weekend

These two good looking, gracious and kind gents loaded me up into a full size pickup truck and said "cancel your roadside service call - we got this!"


http://i.imgur.com/3k1gmaA.jpg
...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
The other guy who arrived at the same time as me...

The other guy who arrived at the same time as me (just before 10) already had his tire changed - I'm waiting for the next free tech - that could be as long as it takes for someone to finish a big job...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
Covered

Covered
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
Yikes - flat rear tire in lake Oswego - can't...

Yikes - flat rear tire in lake Oswego - can't find my AMA card
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
I'm in Newberg and trying to decide on return...

I'm in Newberg and trying to decide on return route - weather has been insanely hot!

I have two days to get to Caspar CA - coast?


I'm not taking 5 and 99w is so slow
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
Oh, come on ... pull the other one! Owned by...

Oh, come on ... pull the other one!

Owned by someone who even LIKES Harley Davidsons?

I cannot count the times I have been traveling and have been approached by someone (always a man, sorry!)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
My capture nut/bracket does not even look like...

My capture nut/bracket does not even look like that! The little white plastic bit is exactly the same. Hrm.... I will have to open this up and take a picture this weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
Engine braking & fuel efficiency - see also: ...

Engine braking & fuel efficiency - see also:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497760

I thought you had to be activating the throttle to be sending gas to the engine, so I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
If the holder/bracket "snaps" into place and...

If the holder/bracket "snaps" into place and doesn't require a hand to keep it there while the other hand operates the screwdriver -- then I wonder if I have something that is not stock. Afterall -...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
My little plastic bracket does NOT snap into...

My little plastic bracket does NOT snap into place. There is a slight edge but it serves only as a guide for placement against the arm -- and it does not stay in place at all after putting the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,713
Posted By Jenn
Sounds like a terrible problem to have! Will...

Sounds like a terrible problem to have! Will note for party hopping...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
Emphasis added. Snaps? My bracket does...

Emphasis added.

Snaps?

My bracket does not snap into place. It was missing a proper capture nut until recently (which made installation even trickier). Now I have a square capture nut that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 1,728,752
Posted By Jenn
"So, do you ride a bike?" Actually, yes, I...

"So, do you ride a bike?"

Actually, yes, I have two and one motorcycle.

"So, do you have a scooter?"


Right - because I'm wearing heels, a dress and a half helmet... Or carrying a yoga mat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
That thing is a major pita - so there's no way...

That thing is a major pita - so there's no way around the dumb plastic bracket with the hard to place nipple and oh so easily lost captured nut?
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
ken, I have been fighting with that stupid...

ken, I have been fighting with that stupid plastic bracket and screw for five years!!!
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
Yeah that's a usual speed trap - also other side...

Yeah that's a usual speed trap - also other side of leggett
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
Bittersweet -- missed out on bicycling today...

Bittersweet -- missed out on bicycling today because the motorcycle repair stars aligned... happy to get all sorts of things fixed but very sad that I missed my goal of 6 or 7 continuous days of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,713
Posted By Jenn
More like pit bikes but we could start with BMXs...

More like pit bikes but we could start with BMXs anyway... landlord did not bat an eye when I first suggested it. :)
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
No budget for motels traveling solo... dispersed...

No budget for motels traveling solo... dispersed camping most likely scenario. :)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,713
Posted By Jenn
Yay! Looking forward to meeting you - fyi - I...

Yay! Looking forward to meeting you - fyi - I will have special backyard motorcycle parking accessible from my neighbor's driveway, so can send directions. :)
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
Well, I should be in Newberg on the 7th, so we...

Well, I should be in Newberg on the 7th, so we could meet up for beer/dinner 7th or 8th! :)
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By Jenn
All about LAYERS - read up on some "ultra light"...

All about LAYERS - read up on some "ultra light" backpacking stuff, great tips there.

Bring base layers, bring insulating layers, bring wind/water proof layers.

Your Joe Rocket mesh jacket is a...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
I did a x-country move and posted here and on...

I did a x-country move and posted here and on Craigslist for motorcyclists (had a lot of extra space) ... it worked! I don't think I'm the only person with extra space -- try craigslist!
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Jenn
Bay Area to Portland RT July 4th weekend

Heading up to Portland just after July 4th, maybe leaving Oakland on Saturday evening or Sunday depending on weather (heat is a killer!).

Anyone else interested in joining for some of this trip?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,713
Posted By Jenn
Hey everyone - I'm having a Open...

Hey everyone - I'm having a Open House/BBQ/Potluck on July 4th - fireworks viewing from my neighborhood is pretty epic. I'm up the hill from the Laurel District in Oakland just below the reservoir...
Forum: Europe 06-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Jenn
I didn't get airline tickets early enough so am...

I didn't get airline tickets early enough so am staying put :(
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,840
Posted By Jenn
Well there's always next year for a revisit!

Well there's always next year for a revisit!
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
Yep, I have some of that. I barely had time to...

Yep, I have some of that. I barely had time to lube the chain and it was dry. It's been a year the last month.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
So... is this kind of chain lube NOT going to...

So... is this kind of chain lube NOT going to leave a pile of disgusting white sticky junk all over your chain? I got some chain lube and after lubing my chain last week - it's a mess.

And,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,840
Posted By Jenn
That lake bed is dry ALL THE TIME, esp this time...

That lake bed is dry ALL THE TIME, esp this time of year. It might get a little moist in rainy season but... when is that?

There are well worn roads across it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
Dennis Etcheverri at Norman Racing - the only...

Dennis Etcheverri at Norman Racing - the only welder/fabricator you will ever need. Fabricated punched hole in my aluminum stater cover like he was buttering toast.


Norman Racing Group
1221 4th...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,840
Posted By Jenn
As soon as I saw raw eggs being consumed - I...

As soon as I saw raw eggs being consumed - I thought "Salmonella!"

I hope you guys went out on the playa instead of the road when you left. That road is bad news and no fun when you are loaded...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jenn
Sounds like a nice area - lots of good roads...

Sounds like a nice area - lots of good roads around there. There's also a nice fire lookout available for reservation in the MNF (Pine Mountain Lookout...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
How tall are you? I can flat-foot the stock DR...

How tall are you? I can flat-foot the stock DR and I like the stock seat... maybe if I go by Procycle in July, you can let me try your lowered DR. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 96,086
Views: 18,112,038
Posted By Jenn
For reals? OMG, you are HIRED!!!

For reals? OMG, you are HIRED!!!
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