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by Wolfey
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Which, how, and when do you cover your levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 6416

TexasPhotographer wrote:There is absolutely no consensus on this. I will not offer an opinion as everyone has their mind already made up.
Aw, c'mon. Just cuz everybody has a preference doesn't mean that your opinion doesn't count! I'm curious.
by Wolfey
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Which, how, and when do you cover your levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 6416

My rear brake is very touchy. Twice I've locked it up without meaning to, luckily both times I came through it okay. But it wasn't fun at all. I can't reach the front brake with any less than all four fingers extended. And the clutch lever is hard to pull, so that requires all four as well. So now, ...
by Wolfey
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you still "talk the basics" to yourself?
Replies: 26
Views: 11743

Haha..after reading the above replies, I realize we all say the same things :bounce2: ... The stuff about the mics in the helmet :laughing: those recordings could probably be packaged and sold! We'd all get a kick out of it, well at least I know I would. If you make it happen, lemme know. I'd love ...
by Wolfey
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What's the weirdest thing you've encountered on a bike trip?
Replies: 37
Views: 19584

I was in Sturgis and there was this guy pulling his trailer with his bike..ok lots of people do that, however it was what was on the trailer that surprised me. It was an old paralyzed lady tied down in her wheelchair her head was bent over and she was drooling, I was in total shock so was my husban...
by Wolfey
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: A "First Ride" I'll Never Forget
Replies: 11
Views: 4418

storysunfolding wrote:I can guarantee it'll be harder to find a worse riding day in Hampton Roads. So if you had fun, it only gets better! :wink:

Coleman bridge in yorktown/glouster?
Yep, the Coleman. Well done, detective :) Falls Church is where you are, huh? You got a favorite riding route up there?
by Wolfey
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Half way through the MSF course!!
Replies: 22
Views: 6317

The 500r is a perfect beginner bike. +1 +2 That's a great bike to start on. +3 Mine's an 1100. I thought it might be too much to start with too, until I worked with it a few times. I'm loving it, and I'm an average-sized, middle-aged female. Just practice what they teach you in the MSF. It will hel...
by Wolfey
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: I had my bike for 1 month and already dropped it.
Replies: 42
Views: 14076

I dropped my bike about 10 min. after I hopped on it for the first time :laughing: Of course, those were the pre-MSF days when you taught yourself how to ride (the hard way). :laughing: I dropped it the first time I rode it, at a crowned part in the road. Went to put my left foot down, and didn't r...
by Wolfey
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: A "First Ride" I'll Never Forget
Replies: 11
Views: 4418

A "First Ride" I'll Never Forget

Hey, All :-) Happy New Year. Yesterday, I went on what I consider to be my "first real ride". That is, it was longer than 15 minutes in one direction and farther away than 10 miles from my home. I rode into work in the morning and back home again that night. I work about 32 miles one way from my hom...
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: New rider first bike turn signal issues
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

Maybe the fuse for the turn signal circuit?
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My son was in a motorcycle accident today
Replies: 25
Views: 6111

Sorry but my parents did the same thing to me. signed my permit took me to the SOS office with my paperwork got my liscence. NOT ONCE did I drive with them. I have NEVER been in a collision accident. Have never got into any accident on ice. never gotten a wreckless driving of any kind.... So [faili...
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New V-Star rider from Northern Calif.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3072

Re: New V-Star rider from Northern Calif.....

Hi all, I took the MSF course in July and just picked up my first motorcycle today. ...I had a great (But scary) ride home from the dealer, but I made it without dropping the bike or causing a wreck! Hey at least you rode your own first bike home when you bought it! Mine is an 1100cc V-Star Classic...
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My son was in a motorcycle accident today
Replies: 25
Views: 6111

I want to say as a mom with a 17 y.o. son, I am so glad yours is okay. He's getting to that age where stuff's gonna happen, and I'd rather see a loved one learn a valuable -- albeit painful -- lesson and keep on digging living than to stay inside, afraid of taking any chances at all. My son lives wi...
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Have you named your bike?
Replies: 106
Views: 97476

I have a Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic, red-on-black. I just bought it a week ago while on Christmas break from work. Before I left work, I posted a color picture of a pretty red V-Star Classic up on my workbench, and wrote in big red letters, "Santa Baby..." (from the song.) Now, when I go back to wor...
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Have you named your bike?
Replies: 106
Views: 97476

Shorts wrote:lol Maybe I should name mine "Mr" :mrgreen:


"I'm gonna go ride my Mr."

Hahahahaha! Love it!
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Women's first bike choice
Replies: 207
Views: 192518

My first bike, novice rider

I chose a Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic. She's heavy, but very smooth and stable. For me and this bike, it's all about control and awareness, and practice. Just like it would be on any other bike, I guess.
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you name your bike(s)?
Replies: 13
Views: 7407

Do you name your bike(s)?

Does it have a gender? If you do give your ride a name, is it the same gender as yourself, or the opposite gender? Is it a mythical name, a character from your favorite movie, did your friend/loved one name him/her for you? I'd love it if you'd reply with why/how/when and If you chose a name for you...
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 775
Views: 360106

CURRENT BIKE:

2002 Yamaha XVS1100A V-Star Classic



PREVIOUS BIKES:

None
by Wolfey
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone, I'm Wolfey :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Hello everyone, I'm Wolfey :)

Hi, all! My name is Wolfey. I'm a 46-year-old woman in Virginia, working full-time and going to school for an Engineering Tech degree at night. I've been reading and surfing TMW for a couple of weeks. I'm very pleased that it's such a diverse site with so much information about motorcycles, bikers, ...