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Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
I have a 27" inseam, so the first two mods to my...

I have a 27" inseam, so the first two mods to my DRZ 400 were: 1.5" lower seat from Fisher's (using the existing stock seat pan with different/better foam on the seat), and a set of lowering links...
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 29,210
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
What are the sizing measurements for the suits...

What are the sizing measurements for the suits from the new supplier? And if you could source female chests protectors, I don't mind waiting 4-6 weeks.
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 29,210
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
I am also interested, if we could talk fit and...

I am also interested, if we could talk fit and sizing for women.
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 74,339
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Stunning pictures! Love all of those stars!

Stunning pictures! Love all of those stars!
Forum: Vendors 06-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 29,210
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
If your new supplier works out, I'm interested in...

If your new supplier works out, I'm interested in pre-ordering, and it's ok if it takes 4-6 weeks for delivery. If the gear fits right, it's worth it.
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 29,210
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Just curious... How does your existing protective...

Just curious... How does your existing protective gear fit girls? Any plans to make gear specifically for girl riders' figures?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,940
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
I'm going, but since I live in Chicago, and have...

I'm going, but since I live in Chicago, and have little vacation time on my new job, I'll be flying into Flagstaff and meeting up with friends who are riding in.

This is my second year at OX and I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Inside the cooling fan coupler are two spade...

Inside the cooling fan coupler are two spade connectors. I didn't have the correct connectors to get a solid connection to test using a battery.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Thank you, George! I appreciate the thought. I...

Thank you, George! I appreciate the thought. I was trying to do exactly what you suggested, but I got a little nervous about the two-pin connectors inside the fan coupler and I wasn't sure which was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Yeah, the shop I go to is a small shop, not a...

Yeah, the shop I go to is a small shop, not a dealership. They're really good. I just don't want to hand them money every time something needs attention. I want to use them for the big things that I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Boy, I just need to make friends with more people...

Boy, I just need to make friends with more people who do their own wrenching, I guess, so I can learn to do this stuff for myself. I'm pretty new to riding (3 years now) and I've only really done...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
I just finished looking at the bike again. Fan...

I just finished looking at the bike again. Fan doesn't come on at all (I let the yellow light come on, which switched on at 213 F). If I let it go on too long, I simply sit and watch the temp gauge...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Yep, the overheating light comes on.

Yep, the overheating light comes on.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
I bought this adventure cradle from GPS City...

I bought this adventure cradle from GPS City (http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-garmin-montana-powered-rugged-cradle-motorcycle-mount-steel.html) (nice Inmate discount), it does include a fuse circuit...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
New to wrenching and need help...

Hey, guys. Ok. I'm very new to wrenching on my DRZ. Not much mechanical experience at all, actually.

I just hard wired a Garmin Montana 600 to the battery. The first time I rode the bike after...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11,066
Views: 1,180,061
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
My pleasure, mtncrawler. I like the extra bit of...

My pleasure, mtncrawler. I like the extra bit of insurance, too.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-12-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,066
Views: 1,180,061
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Took the Garmin Plunge

I found a factory refurbished Garmin Montana 600 for $369 on GPS Nation. The price includes the original 1 year factory warranty and an additional warranty for another year, but no maps or mount...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11,066
Views: 1,180,061
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Oh, yeah... REI sells them. And I have $63...

Oh, yeah... REI sells them. And I have $63 dollars in REI dividends to spend. Hmmmm.... :wink:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11,066
Views: 1,180,061
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
I do already have a small point and shoot camera...

I do already have a small point and shoot camera that is waterproof and shock proof (made for underwater photography). I have it on a lanyard and it's easy to get to. The price point difference that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11,066
Views: 1,180,061
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Oh, yeah... that would be a PITA to remove the...

Oh, yeah... that would be a PITA to remove the unit and put it back on. Ok, so camera question answered as a "no" for me. Thanks, guys!

For the refurbed units and warranty questions: any feedback...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11,066
Views: 1,180,061
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
600 vs. 650 vs. 650t

Having just received my hard-earned tax dollars back from Uncle Sam, I can now buy a GPS for my DRZ400. Need to do all the fun things with tracks and waypoints, etc, for both on-road and off-road...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,211,432
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
So glad the trip went well, Francine! Can't wait...

So glad the trip went well, Francine! Can't wait to see the pictures and hear the stories!

:lurk
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Very interested! PM sent.... :clap

Very interested! PM sent....

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Thanks, guys! @DR650Eddy, I just ordered new...

Thanks, guys!

@DR650Eddy, I just ordered new 15/44 gearing and a new chain. If I decide I'm doing more offroading than originally planned, I'll look at the 15/47 gearing.

@150ron, I will be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,961,139
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Tires And Stalling Questions

I've been lurking in this forum for a while now, and I've employed several of the quick fixes suggested, in some threads, to address a stalling problem.
I have a "new to me" 2002 DRZ 400 S that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,381
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Definitely agree with the advice to take a class....

Definitely agree with the advice to take a class. Instructors are trained to give feedback, that will help you improve. As wonderful as your boyfriend probably is, learning from a significant other...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,339
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Mr. Dave, your photos have created a huge desire...

Mr. Dave, your photos have created a huge desire in me to learn HDR photography. I just got a Sony SLT-A57, this spring. It has an auto DHR setting on it. I need to check and see how many exposures...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,599
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Soooo jealous of you guys who live in the PNW....

Soooo jealous of you guys who live in the PNW. Living in flatland Illinois means no amazing vistas like you have!

I'll make it out there, some day, to ride!

Well done, Linds... great report and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-17-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,366
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
What a gas!

Loving the pictures, ladies! What a great trip!
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,211,432
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
So glad you're recovering!

LDF, as a female rider, you continue to be an inspiration to me. Like everyone else, I have been watching this thread, holding my breath, and sending good thoughts, prayers, and healing juju your...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,445
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
What Bomber said. And, don't forget some focus on...

What Bomber said. And, don't forget some focus on the women riders. We go on adventures, too! And, EVERY woman is 'hot' in her own way, simply for the confidence of riding her own ride in the first...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Head sizes: Circumference and Shape

I feel your pain, girl. I have an XS head, and it took me quite a while to find a helmet that fits. If the International Motorcycle Show is in your area, soon, it's a great place to try on lots of...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Depending on the price point you're looking at,...

Depending on the price point you're looking at, Dainese also has well fitting gear for ladies' figures, even small sizes. I have a mesh, armored jacket of theirs and have gotten compliments on it. I...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,575
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Next year, perhaps...

I'd love to do this! First, I need to take dirt bike classes (still a noob)... and finish grad school (August).

What rider skill level do you think would best be suited for this trip?

What a...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Trip to South America sounds fun!

Have a great, safe trip!

As others have said, the Olympia brand is wonderful quality. I have the women's Olympia Airglide pants and jackets, and love them. The removable liners are nice, and the...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 163,960
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
I entered through FB. I have a bunch of female...

I entered through FB. I have a bunch of female riding friends, so I'll promote this over on our web forum, www.twowheelfemales.com, too!
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Thanks, Lorne!

Thanks, Lorne!
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10,649
Views: 2,275,919
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Cool... thanks, Scrambledon. I'm creating a...

Cool... thanks, Scrambledon. I'm creating a little list of resources to consider, as I bike shop and consider the mods needed to make a bike comfy for me. This will be on the list. Thanks!

And, I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10,649
Views: 2,275,919
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Thanks so much, Scrambleon! That would be great....

Thanks so much, Scrambleon! That would be great. Customizing the seat would probably be required, too.

RobG, TNC, & SamM:
I don't actually own this bike, yet... this is research to see if this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,775
Posted By PhoenixGirl63
Sounds like Lindsay is having a great time with...

Sounds like Lindsay is having a great time with the bike! :D I'll continue my research over the non-riding season, and see what I come up with. Can't wait to see more of your ride reports!

BTW,...
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