Any women riders?

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  1. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Fellow (sister?) lady checking in.
    I'd be interested in a female subforum. Most motorcycle forums I go on have one. I'm happy to ask whoever is in charge of such things.
  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    I did ask, and the mods (female and male) did not see any value in a female subforum, and they think it would just attract trolls (that's the just of the pm I got about it).

    That's why I started the fb group - it's for women only.. aka "troll" free :lol3
  3. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    The only way I can see a sub forum..
    With out trolls is in the basement...
    YOU have to log in to get to the basement:wink:

    Now there is another place .. Is Molly's forum.. We have a motoforum there as well...
    You fill out the free sigh up .. NO one from the outside can see anything..
    Unless you log in.. Very safe place...:deal:clap

    And Molly who goes by TuffStuff here :D
  4. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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  6. Hewby

    Hewby Been here awhile

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    Brilliant. It Worked. Thanks!
  7. CaptnSlo

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    Trolls on ADV? GTFO :rofl
    I joined it, thanks!

    I'll take a look for that forum - thanks for the suggestion.
  8. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Hi Ladies,

    I've been looking for a non-PU coated, 3/4-length, female-cut textile jacket that vents well for Summer, and thought I'd let you know what I found.

    A BMW Santiago, which they stopped making years ago, but Max BMW's Amazon store still has some. I believe these were originally $575, and mine was $300 on Amazon. That's for the jacket shell only, though BMW does make an optional $260 Goretex liner. I did see a few closed sales on eBay for way less than $300.

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    The Santiago has really long sleeve vents, 2 chest, and 2 back vents. You can supposedly wear it in 100* temps and be reasonably comfortable. On the flip side, I hear it sucks as a winter jacket unless you really layer up. I decided I wanted to use a jacket made of PrimaLoft One for a liner. Primaloft is naturally water & wind resistant, is equivalent in warmth to about a 550-fill down but with less bulk, and it retains its warmth when wet, unlike down. Cabela's has their ladies' Mackenzie Range PrimaLoft jacket on sale for $60. It has 100g of PrimaLoft One insulation.

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    Fit notes for both items: I'm a size 8 with fairly wide shoulders. 36A or sometimes B if I've been eating good or it's that time of the month. Santiago: I tried sizes 38 (8) and 40 (10) in it. I liked the shoulder room the best with the 40, but the rest of the jacket was just too big. I won't be able to use as many layers with the 38, but it fit a lot better from the bust downward, so I went with that one. The 40 was going to be really big on me in the Summer without a liner. If you are busty or have even slightly fleshy upper arms, I'd recommend going up a size over your normal dress size. If you're not busty, have narrower shoulders, etc., I'd say it fits true to size. Cabela's Mackenzie Range PrimaLoft jacket: I ordered a Medium and Large and of course am exactly in between the two sizes. I'd say these run a little bit small. I went with the Large so I could wear a fleece vest underneath. The "smoke" color above is actually lighter than how it appears in the photo, and it's a beautiful jacket. It does not nip in at the waist, though, as it appears in the photo. I wish it did, and may try to put some elastic on the inside to make it do that, as I plan on wearing it a good bit as a regular jacket.

    If anyone is interested, I'll come back with an update after riding with this combo. With the crazy weather we're having, our highs might be in the 40's one day and the 70's the next. I'll have to wait a bit for highs in the 100's, though. :D
  9. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Sorry to have killed this thread; I seem to be good at that. :shog I just got excited and wanted to share, after ordering and returning 4 jackets and 2 liners, to have found something that might work for me as a 4-season jacket.
  10. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA AllTalkNoAction

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    I appreciate your taking the time to let us know about it - you didn't kill any thread! (I'm much more of a lurker than a poster.)
  11. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    You didn't kill the thread..
    I peek in ...
    But I have so many thread that I play in on ..
    Sometimes I don't post in this one a lot...
    But I have updated my thread :ricky
  12. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Whew, thanks for the responses!

    I've got an all-day ride planned tomorrow and will get to test my new jacket/liner combo.
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Cool I hope your new jacket works out for ya...
  14. Ladybug0048

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    Tell us about the ride, pictures if you get them and let us know how the jacket/liner works out for you.

    I like reading about what others are doing.
  15. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    OK!

    A friend and I rode about 200 miles today on county dirt roads, dirt & gravel National Forest roads, and some 2-lane blacktop in the central to Western parts of SC. I was on my DR650SE and he was on a DR-Z400. It was a beautiful sunny day, with temps ranging from the high 40's to the low 60's Farenheit.

    I really liked the Santiago jacket. The armor was not noticeable and the jacket was very comfy. The two-way main zipper is a neat feature. The yellow & khaki color looked pretty good with my dark gray (which are actually dark green and black) Klim Dakar pants. I can tell that it will be an awesome summer jacket due to the amount of air it flows. The PrimaLoft jacket as a liner was fine, though next time if it will be below 50 or 55 degrees, I'll add a thin windblock liner from another jacket over the PrimaLoft. I wasn't painfully cold below those temps today, but felt the need for a little more wind blocking. I don't like dealing with two liners, but will either do that with this one or else just wear my Teknic Sequoia, which has a coated shell and is quite toasty. I took the liner out of the Santiago today when the temps got above 60. My next experiment with it will be a long ride when the temps range from the high 30's to the mid 50's, adding a windblock layer over the PrimaLoft as mentioned above. (I don't have any heated gear). So the verdict right now is Spring/Summer/Fall jacket? - "yes!"; Winter jacket? - "we'll see".

    The first four photos are the only ones I took today, when we stopped to dislodge some gummy clay from the bikes. :eek1 We both had knobbies under there, I promise! I was just going too slow through that muck. Thankfully we had some 60 mph dirt roads earlier in the day to balance out the 30 minutes or so it took to deal with that clay. The other photos are from previous rides on some of these same roads.

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  16. DrLewall

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    Awesome! :thumb

    where are the pix of your new coat? :dunno
  17. Ladybug0048

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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing your ride and telling us about the coat. :clap
  18. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    On the cute, young, little BMW model a few posts back. :rofl

    OK, here are a few:

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  19. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    color is good! :thumb

    my guys are always giving me shit for my hi viz jacket and helmet..but the whiney little twunts admit that it's easy to follow me thru the woods! :rofl

    I likes color! :D
  20. Valkiera

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    Thanks for sharing your trip, and the jacket review. I'm always looking for the next thing "I need" :rofl