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by ShadowGrrl
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: I Bought A Bike! Updated with Pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 4477

Congrats on the new ride!! I just got a Ninja 250 in June and I'm loving the heck out of it!! (My Shadow is getting a little jealous) Have fun!! :D
by ShadowGrrl
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Almost a new rider, have some questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5387

You still owe tax on it even if it's used (in most states anyway). Yup. Oops forgot to mention that. :oops: I payed about $240-something on mine when I transferred the ownership. Granted, I didn't spend on the initial service, so I used the money I would have spent on another pair of boots. :D Hope...
by ShadowGrrl
Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Almost a new rider, have some questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5387

Hi BloodSentinel! Another Seattleite!! :D I too, think its great that you're saving up your own money for your bike. These days, whenever I hear a teen/young adult say "I'm gonna get a <insert object here>".....it usually means that they expect their parents to buy it for them. I wish I could have a...
by ShadowGrrl
Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First road trip, have some questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Yes, "tender tailbones" are common unless you have a cushy seat. I have a Shadow VLX too, and I took a weekend trip that was around 300 miles round trip. All of us (me and two friends on Buells) had to pull over at a rest stop or gas station every hour or so, to stretch and gas up. By the time we go...
by ShadowGrrl
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: You're first time on the highway - What was it like?
Replies: 17
Views: 4179

I like the freeways better on my Shadow....my windscreen is bigger! :lol: I took the lil' Ninja on I-5 today to work, and it seemed windier than usual...I was being blown around a bit. The West Seattle bridge sometimes has big wind gusts that come over it, and that's kind of a pain in the arse. But ...
by ShadowGrrl
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: SUPERSTITIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 4622

3. Gremlin bells. The biggest question I have about the bell is, If there are NOT any other riders in your area, just how are you supposed to get the bell because it HAS to be given to you, you cannot just go and buy one. (Although www.gremlinbells.com says that you can BUT IT DOUBLES THE MAGICAL P...
by ShadowGrrl
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider... Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 2278

Hiya, Mike! Welcome! I'm new to this forum as well. I took a 10 year hiatus from riding, so I feel very much like a newbie on my bikes! Learn lots at the MSF course, and we hope to see some pics of your ride! :D

Keep your bike away from anything that landscapers use..... :wink:
by ShadowGrrl
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: molten shoe heel on muffler... please help
Replies: 22
Views: 5837

Great thread! I have some boot junk on my pipes, and I'm now going to get some goo gone. The black boot scuffs are driving me batty.

Or better yet, maybe I'll get some olive oil....then I could have some caprese afterwards! :lol: :wink:
by ShadowGrrl
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Upcoming Rider -- Question about bike.
Replies: 8
Views: 3155

I had a Rebel before I got my Shadow VLX, and the differerence (to me, anyway) is like night and day. The Rebel was great for around town, but on the freeway it felt kind of squirrely and it was like pulling teeth to get it to go over 60. My Shadow, on the other hand will cruise the freeway just fin...
by ShadowGrrl
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider Question about dumping bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 8033

Do people's legs get pinned under their bike sometimes when they dump it? When I dumped my Ninja in my garage (oops, there's a sidestand??), I tipped with it, onto my left side. It was no problem to get my leg out from underneath after the initial "I'm a friggin' idiot" thought, and it was relative...
by ShadowGrrl
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider Question about dumping bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 8033

I caught a little bit of the new Progressive commercials...pretty funny!

Its more believable to tell the wife that your sidestand was stolen by road gremlins than expecting her to believe the alien bit. :wink: :laughing:
by ShadowGrrl
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider Question about dumping bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 8033

Brackstone wrote: I dunno if she'll buy "aliens" though so that might go lower on the list :)
"Gremlins".....make sure you use the "gremlins" excuse! :wink:
by ShadowGrrl
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Have you named your bike?
Replies: 106
Views: 97945

Hi all! Another newbie to the ladies lounge! My Shadow VLX is named "Akane"....Japanese for "brilliant red". I have a red Ninja 250 also....and at a loss for a good name.
by ShadowGrrl
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider Question about dumping bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 8033

Coming out of a driveway after just it stopped raining after long hot spell, crossing to the other side of the road, and punching it just as your rear tyre hits the double yellow while your are still in your turn.............and end up landing flat on your back........guilty. Ah yes! The "Wet road ...
by ShadowGrrl
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider Question about dumping bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 8033

Some common causes for dumping a bike... 1) Forgetting to put sidestand down (done that!) 2) Stopping with the bars turned (done that at the BRC during the box exercise....oops) 3) gravel/sand/etc on road on a turn, making the rear wheel skid out a little 4) stalling the bike and freaking out 5) cro...
by ShadowGrrl
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Kawasaki Ninja 250
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Its been a long while since I've been here too... :) How tall are you? I have a 2006 Ninja 250, and I'm 5'1. I can "ball of foot" the bike, and it took me a couple of weeks to get used to my heel not touching the ground (I can flatfoot my Shadow VLX though). I try to make sure that I park so I can j...
by ShadowGrrl
Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Latte Land! (Seattle)
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

Greetings from Latte Land! (Seattle)

A big Hello from Seattle! :wave: I just got back into riding this past August, after 10+ years of not doing so. I used to ride a Honda Rebel, sold it, but the bike-itch kept nagging at me all those years. So I bought a 2007 Honda Shadow VLX in August, took the MSR course again, and I'm having a grea...