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by Thumper
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Voted: Cool
Replies: 14
Views: 15815

Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

I would love to have one of these in my garage. So what if it's as wide as a car and doesn't lean? It looks like it would be a blast to ride, and for those who can no longer manage two wheels, or just don't want two wheels, this is an awesome riding alternative. And if I still wanted to lean hard, I...
by Thumper
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: WHAT!!! just checked out the suzuki website.
Replies: 14
Views: 4256

Re: WHAT!!! just checked out the suzuki website.

Yep...the first time I saw a picture of the TU250 I wanted to at least test ride one, but CA doesn't get a lot of bikes now. If it's a really good beginner bike, chance are CA will never see it :/
by Thumper
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2012 Suzuki Boulevard S40 - Voted: Cool
Replies: 9
Views: 12297

Re: This Week's Bike: 2012 Suzuki Boulevard S40 - Vote & Dis

They're decent first bikes, but unless they've changed how lean they run, they backfire like crazy. Cool bike, but not awesome just for that...
by Thumper
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Has your spring riding seaon started?
Replies: 30
Views: 8449

Re: Has your spring riding seaon started?

California...it's riding season year round :)
by Thumper
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Yamaha TMAX Scooter
Replies: 5
Views: 12750

Re: Yamaha TMAX Scooter

I must admit, were I looking for a scooter, the TMax would be at the top of the list. I just wish the US could get the ABS model... If we could, I have a Gladius I'd trade for one...
by Thumper
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: We need more action in the Ladies Lounge
Replies: 17
Views: 10926

Re: So, nobody's posted here since November?

sapaul wrote: @ Thumper, anything I bake is good and yummy, be adventerous man
:::checks shorts:::

Nope, still haven't grown a pencil. :lol:
by Thumper
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: We need more action in the Ladies Lounge
Replies: 17
Views: 10926

Re: So, nobody's posted here since November?

I might like it...if I knew what it was!
by Thumper
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Need help on narrowing down decision (Rebel or Shadow)
Replies: 5
Views: 4089

Re: Need help on narrowing down decision (Rebel or Shadow)

I rode a Rebel for a year and a half; it'll do 80 on the Interstate all day long with no issues. You just have to learn how to wind it up before shifting gears. And I'm not a light person... It's a fun little bike, very forgiving, very good as a first bike. The engine is tough and built to take the ...
by Thumper
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: We need more action in the Ladies Lounge
Replies: 17
Views: 10926

Re: So, nobody's posted here since November?

Wait...there was cake?
by Thumper
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Need Advice on Which Bike to Get
Replies: 9
Views: 6842

Re: Need Advice on Which Bike to Get

I think I am looking for something a bit less sport bike oriented. I've heard the vulcan 800 has good ground clearance for a cruiser. Opinions on that? I love the look of the triumph bonneville and thruxton though. I've ridden around a 500cc Buell Blast and it was fun, but at times felt a little un...
by Thumper
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2011 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS - VOTED: COOL
Replies: 13
Views: 12208

Re: This Week: 2011 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS - VOTE NOW

I wouldn't buy one, but I'd be quite happy if one suddenly showed up in my garage with my name on the title...
by Thumper
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: This VERSUS That...input on my new purchase
Replies: 3
Views: 3455

Re: This VERSUS That...input on my new purchase

If you're only keeping it for a couple of years, save the money and buy the less expensive bike. Set the difference aside to defray the cost of your future bike...or use it to buy quality gear if you don't already have some.
by Thumper
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2012 Suzuki TU250X - VOTED: COOL
Replies: 27
Views: 19802

Re: This Week: 2012 Suzuki TU250X - VOTE NOW

I voted "cool." If the price was more reasonable, it would be awesome...
by Thumper
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Touring purchase advice, 250 horror, and more!
Replies: 18
Views: 10278

Re: Touring purchase advice, 250 horror, and more!

On this note, what's your opinion on a boulevard c50 for this application? (2 up, long trips, 80mph for hours at a time with minimal stopping) The Spouse Thingy has one; he'd have no issues with using it for long trips and it'll do 80 all day long. I'm not sure it would be the best choice for 2 up ...
by Thumper
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2011 Triumph Bonneville T100 - VOTED: AWESOME
Replies: 21
Views: 16356

Re: This Week: 2011 Triumph Bonneville T100 - VOTE NOW

Awesome. Very awesome. The only reason I don't have one in my garage right now is that I wanted mag wheels instead of spoke, so I opted for the base Bonneville. Fun to ride, tons of aftermarket stuff available...
by Thumper
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Please help us in choosing bike
Replies: 4
Views: 3120

Re: Please help us in choosing bike

Mr. Stubborn :roll: here insists he can handle a Kawasaki Vulcan 800cc or a Honda Shadow 750cc Either of those is not an unreasonable first bike...both fit into the general under 800cc rule of thumb for first cruisers. BUT He should probably have about 6 months-1 year experience before taking a pas...
by Thumper
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First weekend riding by myself.
Replies: 3
Views: 3115

Re: First weekend riding by myself.

Sometimes the cops are right where you need 'em. I'm glad you're all right, but kinda LOLing at the driver getting nailed... :lol:
by Thumper
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Upper body armor? Necessary or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 3861

Re: Upper body armor? Necessary or not?

I believe in gear, but not overkill...I think the armor already in good m/c jackets is enough. Anything more and you'd be tempted to just not bother, or you'd wind up so hot you'd have other issues. The best gear is the gear you'll actually wear...
by Thumper
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Freeway riding: Right or Left lane?
Replies: 11
Views: 5758

Re: Freeway riding: Right or Left lane?

Fast lane in general I find safer...but when traffic is moving at 85+ in that lane, I get over. Whether I go into the center lane or slow lane depends on how much traffic, time of day, how close together onramps and exits are...
by Thumper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Help a fellow rider win a contest! Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: Help a fellow rider win a contest! Please

:lol: Mine was the rider in pink--pink tights, pink cape...

Yes, it's me.
No, I don't ride like that normally.
It was certainly refreshing, though, in spite of the laughter I could hear all around me...