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by mj5898
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Thoughts on the Suzuki boulavard S-40 as a starter bike
Replies: 14
Views: 7774

How is the S40 working out for you???

Hi there. I was just wondering if you went with the S40 and if so, how you like it. My friend is looking into learning to ride - I highly recommended the MSF before she even buys a bike. Anyway, she is very petite, so I thought this bike wiht its light weight might be a good starter when she is read...
by mj5898
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: MSF class and question on first bike
Replies: 14
Views: 7903

My new V star 650

Well, we went to check out the bike today - 150 miles away. It was everything I had hoped - beautiful paint job and sounded great. After paying, I had Hilarye ride her the first 90 or so miles home. She is accustomed to her 750 Shadow Spirit, so it was like second nature to her. I, of course, used t...
by mj5898
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: MSF class and question on first bike
Replies: 14
Views: 7903

1st bike...kinda

Good morning ladies!!! I too am considering a V Star 650 Custom. I have found a great deal on an '06 with only 75 miles on it. The seller is having it serviced today so that it will be road ready right away. Anyway, I am wondering if it might be too much bike for me. I started out in 2004 on a 150 c...
by mj5898
Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Please help me with braking/dumping
Replies: 41
Views: 24151

I guess it is not so much that the bike wants to lean exactly. It's more that (being a short rider) that is the side I catch her on when she does that front end dive thing from a pretty strong brake. I have read about the 250s having that dive - guess it is normal - but when I stop like that, it loo...
by mj5898
Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Have you named your bike?
Replies: 106
Views: 97949

I just named mine 2 weeks ago...

...Red Devil - she is an '06 Ninja 250 - red of course. :mrgreen:
by mj5898
Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: Please help me with braking/dumping
Replies: 41
Views: 24151

Speaking of "Sticking" the landing...I have a ques

I just purchased an '06 Ninja 250 2 weeks ago and have ridden it in real traffic only twice - it had 370 miles when I bought it, put on 140 and now cannot ride it again until Monday when I take her in for her 500 mile service. Anyhow, on those two occasions, I have had a little trouble with the land...
by mj5898
Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: It's a new year, ladies
Replies: 18
Views: 12868

I am so looking forward to the riding season here in KY. Particularly since I am planning to purchase an '07 Suzuki S50 as soon as the weather clears for good :mrgreen: - just can't stand the thoughts of having a great new bike sitting in the garage waiting to be ridden. Our WOW Chapter is very acti...
by mj5898
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Has anyone here gotten their license via road test?
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

I took my road "test" in Frankfort, KY. All I had to do was ride the bike down a quiet street, turn around and come back to the testor. He signed a piece of paper and told me to go get my license!!! Honestly, while I am glad I received my license, I am concerned about the inadequacy of testing. It m...
by mj5898
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - What are you riding?
Replies: 36
Views: 25378

I'm new here too and to riding a manual transmission machine, so I just bought a '96 Rebel on Tuesday. Still trying to get really comfortable with getting moving with throttle and clutch in first, but am sure the MSF course next week will help with that. I have my eye on a Shadow Aero 750 too. I sat...
by mj5898
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - First Bike for a chubby gal????
Replies: 21
Views: 13426

I posted these in the New Rider Forum, but in case some of you do not get over there, I wanted to add them here as well. What cha' think about her? :D

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by mj5898
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Pics of my first ride...
Replies: 11
Views: 3477

Pics of my first ride...

Hi all, I am new to the forum and wanted to post pics of the 1996 Honda Rebel 250 that I just purchased yesterday. Here ya go...



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by mj5898
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just buying first bike today in Lexington, Ky
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

Update - Pics of my "New" Rebel

Here she is...my first "real" bike. Whaddya think?


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by mj5898
Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - First Bike for a chubby gal????
Replies: 21
Views: 13426

Thanks for all the advice and well-wishes with the weight loss. I actually am buying a 96 Honda Rebel this afternoon. It has 6k miles and is in great shape for its age. I am paying only $1400 for it including new tires, add-on windshield, service manual and delivery to my house :mrgreen: I know it w...
by mj5898
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: new to the forums and 1st bike purchase! ('07 M50)
Replies: 11
Views: 2730

AWESOME BIKE!!! That blue is absolutely gorgeous!!! I really like the looks of Suzuki cruisers - one of their C series will likely be my next bike.

Enjoy!!!
by mj5898
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just buying first bike today in Lexington, Ky
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

Just buying first bike today in Lexington, Ky

Hi all, I am MJ from KY. I stumbled on this awesome forum last week, and knew I had to join. Although I have submitted a couple of posts in the Ladies' Lounge, I thought I should pop over here to introduce myself. I currently own a Suzuki AN400K5 - a Burgman 400. Although classified by the county cl...
by mj5898
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Getting my first ride today...
Replies: 4
Views: 4272

LADIES - Getting my first ride today...

Well, after much reading on-line (including this forum) and scouring the local classified ads for used machines, I finally settled on a bike last night!!! It is a 1996 Honda Rebel 250 - the paint is in great shape, new tires, runs great and only 6K miles on her!!! I am meeting the owner at the court...
by mj5898
Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - First Bike for a chubby gal????
Replies: 21
Views: 13426

Yes, I figured a cruiser would be best for my height - vertically challenged and all. The 400 (actually 385cc) does not have any problems with my weight. And hopefully that will continue to go down (I have lost 72# so far with Weight Watchers). Thanks again!
by mj5898
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - First Bike for a chubby gal????
Replies: 21
Views: 13426

LADIES - First Bike for a chubby gal????

Hi, I am new to this forum but have enjoyed reading the posts tremendously. I am a "big girl" (at least in weight - nearly 300#), but only 5'1 3/4" (yes that 3/4" counts :mrgreen: ). Anyway, I have been riding a Suzuki Burgman 400 scooter for the past year and am ready to try a manual transmission. ...