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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by giddyupgirl, Jun 12, 2005.
Looks like a nice jacket
Thanks for sharing your trip! That is some amazing clay gunk. Back when I would drive my little baja through Texas mud I had a special screwdriver dedicated to prying out the clay from the tires, wheel wells, etc.
Nice looking jacket too - that 4th season in a jacket is hard to get just right.
I put together a little video of some ride highlights between Oct. 2011 and Oct. 2012. It was a big year for moto travel covering three countries, eight states, 18K+ miles, and more wonderful friends, adventures, and SMiles than I can count. It's a bit on the long side but has some great music behind it... so get yourself a beverage, kick back, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together... some of the images evoked lots of other memories on various trips which may not show up in the video but they are forever etched upon my heart and mind... hope you enjoy it!
I enjoyed your video; that was an awesome 12 months of riding!
I rode about 6 hours this past weekend with the Santiago, with temps in low- to mid-40's F. This time I added a wind/water layer in addition to the Primaloft. Not gonna try that again! The only way this jacket would work for me for winter, sans an electric liner, would be for me to have bought the bigger size in order to have room for thick-enough layers. Then I would've needed to wear it over a pressure suit in summer to take up some of the room. So I'm going to stick with my Teknic Sequoia for winter and save the Santiago for warm weather riding.
Hi Ladies - have been lurking whilst shopping, thought I belonged on the Versys Owners Forum - but *just* drove home yesterday with a new trailer, and a purty blue 2007 BMW F650GS to fill it. So I guess I'm not a Versys Owner at this time. But I AM a chick, so I guess this thread is where I belong! Um, one question - clicking the 'insert image' icon brings up box, asks for URL of pic - do I have to join Flickr or one of those? Is there a way to paste or bring up a photo from my Photo Library? Info or directions to info much appreciated.
Welcome samk ....
Hi all! I've lurked enough and finally joined. One more female rider here (even if I do only have one ride and it's a scooter). Don't worry, as soon as I can I plan to be adding another bike...just not sure what it will be yet. Glad to meet everyone!
Hey windage is windage ...
Nice to have you join us. Riding season is starting and it will be nice reading about what others are up to.
Count "ShowMeGirl" from Missouri in on the thread. My husband and I have rode dirt bikes for years but just recently bought duel sport Yamaha 250 to be "legal" when we went out on the back roads. Several people we knew got caught and had to pay some hefty fines... So we thought we would bite the bullet and go legal ( u can call us Bonnie and Clyde).
It sounds like this thread has people from all over with all kinds of different bikes but I'm looking forward to hearing other woman's perspective about riding bikes.
Hi Showmegirl, welcome to the fun.
Hi Dothemountain and ShowMeGirl - welcome!
You know that excited/nervous drone that you feel in your gut when you're about to do something you haven't done before? I've got it...
This weekend my son has a scouts camping trip out of town, and MMM is going on in Tellico Plains, TN. Since he won't be home I've decided to make the rally: I've only been to Biketoberfest in Daytona once, about 15 years ago and that was with my then-boyfriend.
I'll be travelling solo, so I had secured an enclosed trailer to haul my bike down there and potentially sleep in, but I went today and got a heated jacket liner, dug out the Wolfman bags and have begun to pack the bike. To hell with the truck and trailer, I'm only taking me and the bike. Mapquest has the trip calculated as almost 6 hours, travelling interstate. I plan to wander a bit since I won't be in any hurry and am looking forward to the solitude only my bike can bring.
Does anyone else get excited over new stuff???
Don't worry about it. I've got 3 and all of them are scooters a Vespa GTS 250, Scarabeo 500 and BV 500. Last year I logged over 15,000 miles and rode in 35 different states on roads ranging from dirt to interstates. A scooter is just a step through frame motorcycle. I've considered buying a standard motorcycle but with a bad hip sometimes swinging a leg order doesn't work as well as I'd like. :eek1 Plus I missed out the really good deal on an Aprilia I had in mind plus we are out of room when you add in the Buddy 125 (high school student's daily rider), Sports City 250 (college student's daily rider) and the other BV 500 (my husband's).
I just went out and picked up my son's Sports City from California - 1702 miles in 4 days on a 250cc that is 2" too short for me between handlebars and seat but what the heck, it was an adventure. Though I did find that the rev limiter kicks in around 90mph and strong cross winds knock its top speed down by 20mph.
Oh yes all the time
You'll love the heat ... I know I do...
LD, how long did it take yours to heat? I put it on and cranked the bike but didn't want to do too much at just idle RPMs. I don't think I felt much heat even after about 5 mins.
My gerbings heat up real fast..
But don't run them at an Idle..
Not good for your bike
Do you have an in line fuse ?? Check it; It might have blown..
Yes on the inline fuse - the dealer put the 15amp one in there yesterday before I left the store. It was windy outside and I probably didn't give it much time to heat up since I was only idling so it may have gotten warm but I was too chilly to notice! I only had on a SS t-shirt underneath and nothing on top of it. I'll try it in the morning, it's supposed to be 20*!!! I won't leave until it warms up a bit but still - anything less than 70 makes me think COLD! Thanks LD!
I ride all winter .. As long as NO ice on the roads...
And I love my gerbings..
The coldest I'll ride in is -6....Any colder then that the tires really feel strange...
I tried on the heated liner with my new Olympia jacket. I felt and looked like a hi-viz michelin man. No hope for the frumpy, not in winter at least!