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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 06:03 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 19,206
Posted By GypsyWriter
Man, if that rally was in spring or fall I'd be...

Man, if that rally was in spring or fall I'd be ALL over it. Sadly, I'm a big wuss and it'll be too hot out there. :)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 287,067
Posted By GypsyWriter
:clap Went in to the dealership this morning and...

:clap Went in to the dealership this morning and put a deposit down for a Classic. It's not fully built yet and we're leaving tomorrow for July 4th stuff so I won't be able to pick it up until next...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 01:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,238
Posted By GypsyWriter
My thought is to start with the Classic because I...

My thought is to start with the Classic because I want spoke rims and that larger rear fender (bet the two combined is more than the $1500 difference aftermarket), then adding farkles as I see fit....
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 305,041
Posted By GypsyWriter
Really loving my DRZ400SM seat! A...

Really loving my DRZ400SM seat! A million-billionty times better than the stocker, or the Moose Racing Low seat I had. :D

So, when are you guys going to have one for the Ducati Scrambler? :ear...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 92,582
Posted By GypsyWriter
Actually they came this way special order from...

Actually they came this way special order from Micatech. :clap Great bags, got me cross country and hold everything you can think of (including some kitchen sinks! :lol3 ).
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 287,067
Posted By GypsyWriter
The way I think about it, I'll have my road bike...

The way I think about it, I'll have my road bike in the light Scrambler, and my off-road bike in the DRZ.

If one or the other crosses purposes, all the more fun. :thumb
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 287,067
Posted By GypsyWriter
You know, for me I think they'll both work. The...

You know, for me I think they'll both work. The DRZ is definitely made for dirt; I tried my darndest to get it street-worthy for my area, but there are just too many highways around here. The SM will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 19,206
Posted By GypsyWriter
What's the range for this little group? How far...

What's the range for this little group? How far north and how far south? I'm assuming to Bakersfield, but are we trying to include more northerly counties than just Fresberg? :ear
Forum: Photos 06-29-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8,547
Views: 8,457,822
Posted By GypsyWriter
LMAO so you're cursing those damned salt shakers...

LMAO so you're cursing those damned salt shakers too? :rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-29-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 287,067
Posted By GypsyWriter
Actually, I'm keeping the DRZ-SM and trading in...

Actually, I'm keeping the DRZ-SM and trading in the 1200GS for this bike. (Or selling the GS outright to fund more farkles, still debating that one) I'm tired of the heavy, tall and complex German;...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-29-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 287,067
Posted By GypsyWriter
Boy, after all the clamoring and excitement of a...

Boy, after all the clamoring and excitement of a few short months ago, I'm amazed this thread has gone two whole days without a post!! Everybody just out riding?

The money I had transferred to pay...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 72,420
Posted By GypsyWriter
My second bike was a 2008 V-Strom 650. God how I...

My second bike was a 2008 V-Strom 650. God how I wanted to love that bike but, gah, it was snooze-worthy. It had ENOUGH of everything, except fun. :cry

Made the mistake of test riding a BMW GS1200...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 59,750
Posted By GypsyWriter
Lol I'm assuming (having never done this trip...

Lol I'm assuming (having never done this trip myself) that this portion of the TAT is pretty desolate/back country, so no wifi and/or cell reception? Guess that just means you'll have a lot of report...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 1,463,520
Posted By GypsyWriter
How far did you have to lower it for her? It does...

How far did you have to lower it for her? It does look pretty low to the ground in comparison to your KTM right next to it. :lol3 :ear
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 287,067
Posted By GypsyWriter
So I've been doing research all night (no joke,...

So I've been doing research all night (no joke, reading/watching everything I could about the Scrambler - I'm so hooked LOL) and while I found links to how to change the oil, I haven't found anything...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,513
Posted By GypsyWriter
We went from central California all the way to...

We went from central California all the way to North Carolina in October/November 2012 on a 1200GS (my bike) and an 1100RT/1200GSA (the Dude's bike). Bought the GSA new in Charleston after the 1100RT...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,439
Posted By GypsyWriter
Go'damn heat effing sucks. We get it like crazy...

Go'damn heat effing sucks. We get it like crazy here in the central valley, and from about late May to mid-September it SUUUUUUUUUUCKS so hardcore. Weekend rides consist of heading east for the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 53,446
Posted By GypsyWriter
Oh, you are SO not helping my attempts at...

Oh, you are SO not helping my attempts at patience! :lol3 :clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,137
Posted By GypsyWriter
Wise words. :clap :lurk :lurk :lurk

Wise words. :clap

:lurk :lurk :lurk
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 53,446
Posted By GypsyWriter
:clap Just found this RR and loved it as per...

:clap Just found this RR and loved it as per usual AH stuff. I'm about 90% sure a Scrambler is going to be my next bike, just need to find one in my general vicinity that hasn't been sold yet. :lol3...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-26-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 287,067
Posted By GypsyWriter
Well! I think I've found my next bike!! :clap ...

Well! I think I've found my next bike!! :clap

Test rode a red Icon today and, holy shit, I'm in love. The seat (SC should be coming out with a replacement), front suspension (heavier fork oil?),...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,224
Posted By GypsyWriter
Got the chance today to test ride a Ducati...

Got the chance today to test ride a Ducati Scrambler "Icon" and, ooh, I loved it. It had more than enough get-up-and-go even on the highway, and was much lighter-feeling than my taller GS. The ergos...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,224
Posted By GypsyWriter
Honestly, most of the bikes I'm looking for would...

Honestly, most of the bikes I'm looking for would be paid off even if I did the GS as a trade-in, so that's not my biggest consideration. What I really want is something that's lighter, that I can...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By GypsyWriter
Motorcycle boots with added lift

I've been in the market for a boot with a good heel now for a while, but have yet to find anything that'll fit me. :cry For a long time all I saw was the Daytona M/Lady-Stars, but those only go up to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,629
Posted By GypsyWriter
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 164,449
Posted By GypsyWriter
Precisely, those bags are the only ones I've seen...

Precisely, those bags are the only ones I've seen that transfer any weight forward of the axle, but they do put the weight up higher than regular saddlebags. I'm not sure what can be done if you want...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,927
Posted By GypsyWriter
As a woman rider, if someone on another bike is...

As a woman rider, if someone on another bike is tailing me, following me everywhere but not initiating any conversation, I get worried. I'm normally gregarious but don't like being followed without...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10,541
Views: 2,291,143
Posted By GypsyWriter
"So, where's your husband?" - when I'm alone...

"So, where's your husband?" - when I'm alone gassing up my bike.

:huh :huh :huh
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,224
Posted By GypsyWriter
You know, I've thought about getting a Sportster...

You know, I've thought about getting a Sportster before but just couldn't get past the Harley logo or the seat posture. The one you posted however had the pegs below you, not forward controls, which...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,826
Posted By GypsyWriter
I'll be honest and say that, while that 150 looks...

I'll be honest and say that, while that 150 looks good, I'd only be interested in a 350/400cc or above Chinese bike (aside from the 250 RS-3). Do you know if Zongshen or another reputable Asian bike...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 164,449
Posted By GypsyWriter
You have a good point, most of the pictures I've...

You have a good point, most of the pictures I've seen of even the Giantloop saddlebags or bracket has it right over the rear axle. Pics I've seen of the bags themselves (not many yet, and the ones...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 59,750
Posted By GypsyWriter
:lol3 Admit it, you just couldn't reach the sign....

:lol3 Admit it, you just couldn't reach the sign.

:lurk :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 19,206
Posted By GypsyWriter
Had fun meeting all you guys and gals who came!...

Had fun meeting all you guys and gals who came! :clap Hope to see you all at more bike nights and on the (off)road!! :thumb
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,224
Posted By GypsyWriter
Road bike for dual sport rider?

(This post got longer than I'd hoped, so TL;DR: Looking for a lighter-weight road bike with roomy ergos that can tour and canyon carve. Suggestions?)

I'm in the market for a road bike, and don't...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,137
Posted By GypsyWriter
:clap :clap

:clap :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 19,206
Posted By GypsyWriter
Sounds like a plan. :thumb The Dude and I will be...

Sounds like a plan. :thumb The Dude and I will be at Brewbaker's (??) around 6-6:30 tomorrow, look forward to meeting you all!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 1,463,520
Posted By GypsyWriter
I've found no place in my immediate area that has...

I've found no place in my immediate area that has the CB500X but one place does have the NC700X which I went and sat on today (I'll test ride when I have cash in hand). While I plan to expand my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 19,206
Posted By GypsyWriter
We doing it this Wednesday? Brewbakers in...

We doing it this Wednesday? Brewbakers in Visalia, or elsewhere? :ear
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 59,750
Posted By GypsyWriter
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 59,750
Posted By GypsyWriter
:clap Totally in for this one!!! :lurk I'm...

:clap Totally in for this one!!! :lurk

I'm thinking about the CB500X as my next bike, want to take a test ride of one semi-local. If I did jump at it, I'd be all over that RR upgrade. :thumb Looks...
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