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Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,016
Posted By Janet
That's good news. See you soon Lee :thumbup

That's good news. See you soon Lee :thumbup
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
It's early days and I'm still running the...

It's early days and I'm still running the Scrambler in, but I'm seeing about 120 miles from full to fuel light. I've not experimented for more than about five miles after the fuel light has come on,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
Our household is now pretty similar. I got my...

Our household is now pretty similar. I got my Scrambler on the 11th of March (traded in an FZ1-N for it) and then my husband responded by trading his Sprint GT for a Bonneville T100 Black nine days...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
That doesn't seem to accord with my experience....

That doesn't seem to accord with my experience. I'm running in right now, which means no more than 6000 rpm. That's only giving me about 80 mph in top.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
I noticed today that there is a side stand...

I noticed today that there is a side stand warning there too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
There are quite a few bits missing if you examine...

There are quite a few bits missing if you examine it too closely. I don't see a battery or ECU for starters.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
The picture is from the Scrambler Ducati page on...

The picture is from the Scrambler Ducati page on Facebook. There are loads of photos there, some more useful than others.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
When it stops raining I'll go out for another...

When it stops raining I'll go out for another ride!!

I'm unlikely to take the tank off myself, but I don't know whether this picture of Scrambler components helps:
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
Talking The day has arrived

I picked up "Daffy" today and rode the 20 miles home from the dealer on A roads. I just about got home before it started to rain, so it's parked up in the garage now. It was just as I remembered from...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 618,563
Posted By Janet
First night in Normandy, France last September....

First night in Normandy, France last September. Time to chill out and enjoy the view :1drink

...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-08-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
I've been on this forum for quite a long time,...

I've been on this forum for quite a long time, but for some reason haven't really posted on it recently (as in for over six years!). I note that my custom user title is still "I like yellow bikes!"....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,240
Posted By Janet
That was probably me! It is an issue, though my...

That was probably me! It is an issue, though my 2010 FZ1 wasn't much better. Mine will arrive at the dealer next Monday (9/03) and I should be able to pick it up on Wednesday (11/03). Can't wait :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,152
Posted By Janet
Talking UK Bike Show

On Friday we went to the main UK bike show. We've always gone at the weekend in the past, but we'll remember to take a day off in the week for it in future, as it's so much quieter, which means that...
Forum: Europe 11-26-2008, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Janet
Couldn't agree more. It's quite close to...

Couldn't agree more. It's quite close to Stonebridge Park Underground Station on the Bakerloo line.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,052
Posted By Janet
Thumb Skippii makes a valid point here. It's not the...

Skippii makes a valid point here. It's not the capacity you should be worried about, but the power. I wouldn't necessarily go along with him specifically about the Buell, though I'm not dismissing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,052
Posted By Janet
Cool2 How about a Hornet 600?

I got myself a new Hornet 600 earlier this year. It has an upright riding position and is a hoot to ride (my other ride is a 2006 R1). Although it's a bit heavier than some of the bikes you've been...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2008, 05:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,318
Posted By Janet
Thumb Made it there

We were staying at Lake Lure earlier this month and, having heard about Wheels Through Time from this forum, we decided to pay a visit. Rather naively we just headed for Maggie Valley (in a loan car...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,478
Posted By Janet
It is a 2008 Honda Hornet 600. You got earlier...

It is a 2008 Honda Hornet 600. You got earlier versions of the Hornet 600, called the 599, in the States, but you don't get this 2007-2008 model (as of yet anyway). It has the motor (in a different...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,478
Posted By Janet
I think some people have misinterpreted my...

I think some people have misinterpreted my comments about luggage on the CB1000R. I realise that there will be some sort of straps or hooks under the seat - my R1 has straps too - but I wouldn't feel...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2008, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,808
Posted By Janet
Wink Here in rainy England ...

I have Pilot Powers on my 2006 R1 and my 2008 Honda Hornet 600. I find them great, wet or dry. I've ridden the R1 in some monsoon-like conditions and couldn't fault the tyres.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 98,139
Posted By Janet
Eek Stinky!

I had a Hornet 900 for nearly five years and 13,500 miles. And I have to say that I loved it.

However, I'm one of the owners who had a really serious problem with the stink. When I first got it I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By Janet
Good for you (both of you). Sounds like she's...

Good for you (both of you). Sounds like she's going to love it.

Back at Christmas '97 my husband gave me that bit of extra encouragement it took to decide I really DID want to trade my FZR600...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,478
Posted By Janet
Talking Demo rides on Honda's 2008 litre bikes

I've just written up my impressions of the 2008 Fireblade and the CB1000R (which you don't get in the States). My write-up can be found at: Janet Rides Honda's 2008 Litre Bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By Janet
Thumb Yep

It's ride to work day here in the UK too, and I've come in on my "little" bike - my new 2008 Hornet 600 ABS (my R1 is at home in our garage):

http://www.torquemonsters.co.uk/newh6.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 1,014,617
Posted By Janet
I'm probably also biased in that I like yellow...

I'm probably also biased in that I like yellow bikes. I've just bought a new 600 Hornet (you don't get this in the USA). It's in a colour called "Pearl Amber Yellow", though my other half and various...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 1,014,617
Posted By Janet
I'm also biased, but I think the 50th anniversary...

I'm also biased, but I think the 50th anniversary edition R1 looks even better:

http://www.torquemonsters.co.uk/new-r5.jpg
Forum: Europe 01-23-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Janet
Hmmm ...

I understand your quandry. However, I think that you're legally obliged to register the bike in France if you're going to be there for a year or more anyway, and no doubt the French licencing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 296,457
Posted By Janet
Thumbs down Sorry guys

We really wanted to turn up, but in the end we never made it to Lake Lure.

I said in an earlier post that Andy had been having serious issues with his coccyx, which had forced him to buy a sports...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2007, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 296,457
Posted By Janet
Thanks for the offer :thumb - I suspect we'll go...

Thanks for the offer :thumb - I suspect we'll go there directly from wherever we spend the day though.

We're not on bikes on this trip, we've got a nice little hire car ... a Mercury Grand...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4,330
Views: 296,457
Posted By Janet
Might be there

We're going to be staying at Lake Lure on the 8th, so we might just show up ... if we can find it!
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2007, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By Janet
Oh, all right ... sorry ... :confused Let me...

Oh, all right ... sorry ... :confused

Let me rephrase it: sit up and beg bikes give him a pain in the bum!:kat

There, is that better? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By Janet
Talking A nice pair!

In an unusual quirk of fate, my other half has found that he can only ride sportsbikes - sit up and beg or, even worse, cruisers, cause him unacceptable levels of pain in his coccyx. So, I pursuaded...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2007, 05:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,613
Posted By Janet
While any of the fours should be reliable, I...

While any of the fours should be reliable, I wouldn't have thought that any of them was that easy to maintain yourself. I immediately thought Bonneville myself, though I've never ridden one. For the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,667
Posted By Janet
Errr .... sorry! :rofl:rofl:rofl

Errr .... sorry! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,667
Posted By Janet
Well my earlier posting on this thread was about...

Well my earlier posting on this thread was about R1s, but actually I got rid of a Hornet 900 (919 to you) about a year ago, when I got my current R1.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,667
Posted By Janet
I've gone the race replica route most of the time...

I've gone the race replica route most of the time - I'm 5'6" so I prefer a bike that's light and compact for the performance it offers. I also happen to be a big R1 fan. I'm on my third one now:
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,025
Posted By Janet
I wish I thought you were right, but they are...

I wish I thought you were right, but they are fully on sale here in the UK, albeit there's a six week waiting list, so the one I rode shouldn't have been pre-production. That's not to say that they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,025
Posted By Janet
Interesting that you also found the fuelling to...

Interesting that you also found the fuelling to be a bit of an issue. I wasn't all that happy with it either, see my earlier post:

It stayed with the Bandit surprisingly easily, and appeared to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,263
Posted By Janet
Talking Ridden it!

I had a demo ride on one in the UK recently, see http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5233487&postcount=21

Incidentally, the husband has just traded his Daytona 955i for a "Final Edition"...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 376,129
Posted By Janet
Eek I'm on number 13

I got my first bike, a CG125, back in 1982, shortly before my 20th birthday. My fiancé had the bike "going spare" so he gave it to me. I wasn't too keen when he offered it, but it only took me...
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