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Old 09-16-2008, 05:28 AM   #1426
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Newstar, what's a girly girl ride? I can't make it to it since it's a bit far but I'm curious. Is it women only, are you doing girly girl things? More times than not when I have attended women's rides the spouses are included and I have walked away more than once feeling like the odd women out when I show up solo and it's all couples.
It started when I realized and commented on how many women riders attended a club breakfast meeting. My initial thought was "Spa Ride!". I've sort of wanted to do a solo trip just to prove that I could but then realized there were alot of us women who learned from and always ride with our S.O. So as a way to become more independent, we decided to do a women only weekend trip. We hope to continue planning a trip each spring and fall and gather more women along the way.

For clarification to the guys who may be reading this...it's not that we don't want to ride with you. It's just that we want to be comfortable riding without you. (not all of us are confident enough for a solo cross country trip.)
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:05 AM   #1427
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Funny you write that... I did a SS1000 last year by myself...
Mate stayed home... We have done them together many times... And I had done 500- 650 by myself...
Us ladies have many things to watch for when we are alone on the roads..
There are a lot of nuts out there !!!

Maybe I'll post my story soon.....


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Old 09-16-2008, 02:16 PM   #1428
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Please do!

What I've found in my solo riding, which not counting local jaunts has been a couple of days in Europe and my St. Louis - CO trip after buying my bike, is that people are nicer than I feared and more concerned than I expected. I haven't had scary or bad experiences while on my own, though I recognize the dangers and as with everything, strive to manage the risk as best I can. I need to finish my trip report from the summer (been too busy riding!) but you can see the start of it here. The post about getting my new bike is here, with a link to pictures.



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Funny you write that... I did a SS1000 last year by myself...
Mate stayed home... We have done them together many times... And I had done 500- 650 by myself...
Us ladies have many things to watch for when we are alone on the roads..
There are a lot of nuts out there !!!

Maybe I'll post my story soon.....


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Old 09-16-2008, 04:36 PM   #1429
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Well if it is brand NEW take it back to the dealer..
It could be a lifter ... Exhaust leak of some sort... How's the oil level??
Or it could just be some things that loosened up !!
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Hey LadyDraco,

Well, we checked the oil level and it is fine. What is a "lifter?" You didn't mean "filter," did you? I have no idea what a lifter is. And, since my Dealer is in another State - I called *a* Dealer, and they were trying to charge me for the 600 mile valve adjustment. I told them, "If the bike is malfunctioning - then it is under warranty!" He asked me if I had bought the extended maintenance contract. I told him no - but at this point I don't need the extended maintenance. It is still under warranty! The guy didn't seem too cooperative.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:40 PM   #1430
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In the Land of Enchamentment....

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Gabbiel, back west? Where in the west are you? I'm also and oldie (but goodie) and have been riding 30+ years. I'm constantly learning and love every minute of it. The "are you a girl" thing has been a tad boring and so has the "do you ride that big thing all by your self?" comments. Although now that I'm riding smaller bikes and I'm a bit older I don't get those comments (come ons) as much. Things for women riding are so much better now than they were even 10 years ago. For years trying to get decent riding clothes and boots for women was impossible. There was the foo foo biker chick profiling on the back of the bike clothes but not much for riders. Things are progressing and I love it.

Hi Ladybug,

I'm about 20 miles or so North of Albuquerque, New Mexico. I'm amazed and pleased at how many women I see riding now. Although I admit, it was fun being *different* too.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:58 PM   #1431
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Not the Filter...
The lifter is in the engine... Our bikes have high-speed cams and solid lifters.. And have a tendency to tick ... But they have 6 pistons and carbs also...

Your bike is New they shouldn't be charging you for a dang thing.. IMHO...

And adjusting Valves isn't that hard once ya learn how...

Hey if I can do it anyone can...

I love a good shop Service Manual Great read I have learned alot..
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:29 PM   #1432
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If the bike is being run in as it is, it could be the timing chain/tappets as mentioned already, which are loosening up and if so, will be sorted during your first service. (Sad to hear the dealer is so unhelpful, that is always so frustrating).

The only other thing we can think of without seeing the bike that it might might possibly be means you have to check the header mounting bolts on the cylinder - just a thought.

I hope some of this turns out to be helpful.

Although, idiotic dealers is a whole new thread on its own - how many times have any of us women gone into a bike shop and being looked at as if "what the hell are you doing here?" Maybe you guys don't get it as much as we do here, but wow, I hate it !!!!
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:41 PM   #1433
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Laugh Thank you!

Lady Draco and Extreme Velcro....

I'll check on all your ideas. I'm also thinking about going to the women's only motorcycle maintenance workshop that I heard about on another forum here. It is at the Sandia BMW shop on Sept 23rd at 6:30 p.m.. I know if I run it to Albuquerque, it will be "tinking." And they might give me some ideas there.

You don't have to have a BMW, so who knows? It probably couldn't hurt.I'm also going to call the Dealer in Colorado and see what they say. If I have to give the Yamaha Dealer on Juan Tabo he** - I will. I'm no pushover.

I'm having trouble finding the right maintenance manual. The best I've come up with is an XT manual - which is not specifically the Yamaha XT250. But I'll keep looking .

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Old 09-16-2008, 10:58 PM   #1434
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Ladies - I came across this on another forum and I just had to share it with you; I snorted coffee out my nose I laughed so much.....

At first I was afraid, I was petrified.
When you said you had 10 inches, Lord I almost died!
But I'd spent so many years just waiting for a man that long, that
I grew strong, and I knew that I could take you on...
But there you are, another lie,
I was ready for a Big Mac and you've brought me a French fry!
I should have known that it was bulls***t, just a sad pathetic dream
Should have known there was no Anaconda lurking in those
Jeans!

Go on now - go! , Walk out the door,
Don't you promise me 10 inches, then turn up with only 4!
Weren't you a brat to think I wouldn't find you out!?
Don't you know we're only joking when we say size don't count??!!

[Chorus]

I will survive! I will survive!
Cuz as long as I have batteries,
My sex life's gonna thrive!
I will always have good sex,
With a handful of latex!
I will survive! I will survive! Hey! Hey!

It took all my self control not to laugh out loud,
When I saw your little weiner standing tall and proud!
But to hell with your ego and to hell with all your needs,
Now I'm saving all my lovin' for a cordless multispeed!

[Chorus]

I will survive! I will survive!
Cuz as long as I have batteries,
My sex life's gonna thrive!
I will always have good sex,
With a handful of latex!
I will survive! I will survive! Hey! Hey!


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Old 09-17-2008, 01:34 PM   #1435
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Thanks EV....
That made my afternoon....
I needed that

Been canning sauce all day ...And I'm weary...

Tomorrow I get to check out my bike for the trip to Indy..
Going to see a few covered Bridges..
And pool party with a few friends...
I'll post a ride report ....
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:23 PM   #1436
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SunnySideUp, good ride report I'm following it. Love all the pictures especially that water crossing. Good Job!!
Thanks Ladybug!
Yep, it was a total hoot!! The first half of the OBDR was definitely way more challenging, in total, than the second half, but the second half still had its sections and moments!!

I like fording rivers !!
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:26 PM   #1437
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Nice ride report & pics Sunnysideup. I just read the whole thing....pretty funny! Way to represent for all us girls.

I finished my little n@@b report about Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384951

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Old 09-18-2008, 06:02 PM   #1438
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Hi ladies. Just joined ADV in hopes of going on a Ontario ride next month.
Been riding for over 2o years. My most recent bike is a Suzuki VStrom DL650, bought 1 1/2 years ago.
I also have a 86 HD Softail that I've ridden all over NAmerica on many solo trips. She's kind of retired now with close to 170,000 miles on her.
I recently started a new job as a gas fitter so no long trips this year but I still managed to spend a week riding in WV and another in PA. And the seasons not over yet....! I got heated gear for my birthday.

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Old 09-19-2008, 08:14 AM   #1439
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Hey ladies,
Great to find this thread and this site. Finally got the license this year and just got an F650ST. Makes my hour commute to work in VT a lot more fun and I'm hoping to plan a solo ride next year and to look into some more off road tires. For now I'm just trying to see how far I can extend the riding season here. We just got our first frost of the season last night- loving those heated grips!
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:07 PM   #1440
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Thanks Kelamity!! It was a total riot!!
I loved your report too!! Nova Scotia is a place I would love to visit and ride some day!!
Keep ridin', Sister!!


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Nice ride report & pics Sunnysideup. I just read the whole thing....pretty funny! Way to represent for all us girls.

I finished my little n@@b report about Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384951
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