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Forum: Vendors 07-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 87,201
Posted By Roadstergal
I'm interested in any additional reports of...

I'm interested in any additional reports of long-term longevity with the 351 kit, particularly with the stock re-jetted carb.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,513
Posted By Roadstergal
Best pic I have with a bike and a rainbow. ...

Best pic I have with a bike and a rainbow.



http://i43.tinypic.com/2586tzo.jpg


Non-bike:

http://www.roadstergal.info/12_24_07/7067.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,178,254
Posted By Roadstergal
My lovely husband chasing me down. ...

My lovely husband chasing me down.

http://raphaelray.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/SM-School-June-10-2011/i-Qx4v8RD/0/M/looney4-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 148,841
Posted By Roadstergal
Oh, Suzukis! I've had rather a lot of those. ...

Oh, Suzukis! I've had rather a lot of those.

My first bike.

http://i25.tinypic.com/swy2bm.jpg


Savage.

http://i42.tinypic.com/io3pev.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,649
Views: 1,477,415
Posted By Roadstergal
So you took care of it right there, in Brainerd? ...

So you took care of it right there, in Brainerd?

http://i34.tinypic.com/2vhzz1t.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,977
Posted By Roadstergal
Yep. I had a Ninja 650 and recently replaced it...

Yep. I had a Ninja 650 and recently replaced it with a Versys, but I still have a Ninja 650 trackbike. I'd try both and see a-which one you like and b-which one you can get a deal on. I rode...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By Roadstergal
Of the bikes you listed, Versys. I've had a...

Of the bikes you listed, Versys.

I've had a lot of thumpers, though, and I've never been so rattled as the two times I test-rode Blasts (two different ones). I wouldn't let the Blast experience...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,649
Views: 1,477,415
Posted By Roadstergal
You're everywhere! :) Blue wasn't my first...

You're everywhere! :)

Blue wasn't my first choice, but it was the right price. Hubby might actually be away working over Labor Day weekend, and I was thinking about taking it for a multi-day...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6,649
Views: 1,477,415
Posted By Roadstergal
I've had both. Not even close, Versys is way...

I've had both. Not even close, Versys is way smoother. If a more modern parallel twin didn't vibrate less than an old-school thumper, something would be very wrong. :)

That being said, I took...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,057
Posted By Roadstergal
5'1" Versys. I liked the comfort when I...

5'1"

Versys. I liked the comfort when I stole my hubby's VStrom, but liked the engine of my Ninja - the Versys was a no-brainer. :)
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6,649
Views: 1,477,415
Posted By Roadstergal
Yo. http://i37.tinypic.com/6qzkev.jpg

Yo.

http://i37.tinypic.com/6qzkev.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
Posted By Roadstergal
So - are the factory side cases the same as the...

So - are the factory side cases the same as the Givi PLX?
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,748
Posted By Roadstergal
I got a Ninja 650R for a great price, took it to...

I got a Ninja 650R for a great price, took it to Yosemite, and loved it to bits. I turned it into a track bike, and still love it to bits. Now I want a Versys to replace it. I blame my hubby's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Roadstergal
For my Vapor, I plugged right into the coil...

For my Vapor, I plugged right into the coil (DRZ250, no OE tach) instead of wrapping around the plug wire. It works perfectly, no jumping around. FWIW.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,293
Posted By Roadstergal
Yes, or DRZ250. :)

Yes, or DRZ250. :)
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By Roadstergal
Very nice! What luggage is that?

Very nice!

What luggage is that?
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,799
Views: 321,820
Posted By Roadstergal
I recently picked up a CA-plated DRZ250. ...

I recently picked up a CA-plated DRZ250.

I'm 5'1", but the bike is so light and narrow that it's no problem riding it at the stock height.

I did order the Thumper Racing big bore - I'm going...
Forum: Australia 05-11-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,278
Posted By Roadstergal
Does the DR650 gel seat fit the DR-Z250? Do any...

Does the DR650 gel seat fit the DR-Z250? Do any of the Suzuki gel seats fit?

(Necrobump!)
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Roadstergal
How does the fit compare to your Arai? I...

How does the fit compare to your Arai?

I found the Shoei RF1000 to be too round - my head is a little oval front to back, and the RF1000 had pressure points in the back of my head that didn't...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By Roadstergal
Mmm - resurrection. I am looking for...

Mmm - resurrection.

I am looking for feedback from someone who has the Sidi Stingers.

Reason - I've been very disappointed with the boot options for gals. My hubby has the Flexforce for dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 35,905
Posted By Roadstergal
I put the closest to 50/50 tires I could come up...

I put the closest to 50/50 tires I could come up with on my Wrecks - rain race tire front, Gripster rear. I'm going dualsporting with my hubby next weekend (work has been killin' me), so I'll see how...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,538
Posted By Roadstergal
That thar is a purty bike, and a purty trip. ...

That thar is a purty bike, and a purty trip. Snow rocks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,133,946
Posted By Roadstergal
As mentioned, you can have two sets of wheels. S...

As mentioned, you can have two sets of wheels. S wheels will fit an SM - but you'll need to have the rotors from the SM, as the calipers aren't the same. You'll also need the speedo drive from the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,528
Posted By Roadstergal
I had a GS500E and a GS500F. Loved 'em to bits. ...

I had a GS500E and a GS500F. Loved 'em to bits. Dead reliable, great mileage, easy to work on. Not fast in the bike world, but still faster than just about anything on four wheels; comfy seating,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,558
Posted By Roadstergal
Yep - sunsets involve shooting into bright sun,...

Yep - sunsets involve shooting into bright sun, and it tends to be at a time when your bike has pretty much no lighting on it. You can either give in and shoot silhouette, or get some light on your...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,907
Posted By Roadstergal
Ja - I put an aftermarket tank on my DR650, and I...

Ja - I put an aftermarket tank on my DR650, and I was surprised by how heavy that metal monstrosity of a stock tank was.

I agree with the above - any mileage gain due to a couple of pounds off of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,922
Posted By Roadstergal
I have the IMS 4 gallon on my S. It's most...

I have the IMS 4 gallon on my S. It's most definitely wider than stock, and you need to do some shoving to get the rear bolts in place. It has molded-in shrouds, rather than using the stock ones.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,327
Posted By Roadstergal
Lovely pics! Do you have a wide-angle lens going...

Lovely pics! Do you have a wide-angle lens going on some of those?
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,514
Posted By Roadstergal
Stunning pics! :clap What a gorgeous ride - I...

Stunning pics! :clap What a gorgeous ride - I envy you for the experience!

Well, not the experience of a hornet in your jacket. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,371
Posted By Roadstergal
Terrific adventure, beautiful pics, and most...

Terrific adventure, beautiful pics, and most importantly, to me, fantastic writeup. You speaka da English very well. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,933
Posted By Roadstergal
Awww... :( But this pic - I don't know why...

Awww... :(

But this pic - I don't know why - just kills me. :D

http://digilander.libero.it/gianlukx/foto/dakar/DSCN0983.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,133,946
Posted By Roadstergal
Pics of the '03 S on a ride yesterday. This is...

Pics of the '03 S on a ride yesterday. This is its current state...

-17" rims.
-Gel seat.
-Renthal bars.
-Ginormous IMS tank.
-TT case guards.
-UFO taillight.
-FMF Q2 exhaust.
-3x3.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,960
Posted By Roadstergal
I believe it depends on what you're doing. I had...

I believe it depends on what you're doing. I had an '05 DR650, and now have a convertible '03 DRZ400S/SM. The DR650 was better on the freeway by far. It was more stable (the DR-Z has some crazy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-10-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,558
Posted By Roadstergal
Sunset. ...

Sunset.

http://www.roadstergal.info/10_8_07/115.jpg

Rise. Sssh.

http://www.roadstergal.info/12_8_07/606.jpg

http://www.roadstergal.info/9_21_07/574.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-08-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 1,658,202
Posted By Roadstergal
http://www.roadstergal.info/10_15_07/544.jpg ...

http://www.roadstergal.info/10_15_07/544.jpg

http://www.roadstergal.info/11_11_07/801.jpg

http://www.roadstergal.info/11_12_07/51.jpg

http://www.roadstergal.info/11_18_06/60.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By Roadstergal
5'4"? 5'7"? :p I'm 5'1", and used to ride...

5'4"? 5'7"? :p

I'm 5'1", and used to ride a DR650. I have a DR-Z400S now. Dirt bikes are light - you don't need both feet on the ground. One foot with the bike tipped is fine; keep the right...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By Roadstergal
This was the 31st... does it count? ...

This was the 31st... does it count?

http://www.roadstergal.info/12_31_07/n207.jpg

http://www.roadstergal.info/12_31_07/n214.jpg

http://www.roadstergal.info/12_31_07/270.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 25,452
Posted By Roadstergal
'07 FZ6 (daily rider). '03 DRZ400S/SM. '03...

'07 FZ6 (daily rider).
'03 DRZ400S/SM.
'03 TTR125L dirt/SM.
One-half of a GS500 race bike.

That's not counting my fiance's bikes and my brother's Ducati (living in our garage until we sell it)....
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Roadstergal
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/news/ghost-ri...

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/news/ghost-rider/1-large.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,017
Posted By Roadstergal
Thanks! Every time I hit dirt, I get faster. I...

Thanks! Every time I hit dirt, I get faster. I can't wait to do some real adventure riding.



He went a little too big on a jump (the one to the far right); the bike got vertical, and he...
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