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Old 04-07-2008, 06:11 PM   #106
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Have some questions

I have just began riding and my first bike is the F650GS. Like VR, I was told when I bought mine in Jan of this year that this is the last of this model. It was because BMW was introducing the new F800.

Anyway I really have enjoyed this thread and I can tell there are several experienced women riders out there. My husband and I will be going to WESTFEST 2008 in August. I know it will be extremely hot and I have been looking on these threads for the best type of pants that will the best for this type of riding? (Summer riding/warm weather riding.) I did not know if there were any mesh pants that still had the protection of the triumph pants. Even though these are men's pants they actually fit like they should. Not some like they Pilsbury Dough Boy pants. I appreciate any advice. I do not know very much about motorcycles and the gear yet but I an learning.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:30 PM   #107
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Well I'm a little bummed...
Mate just told me he thinks that AK.
This year is out... He doesn't want to be away from home that long...
At this point in time...
Oh well maybe next year..
We where going to camp most of the way ..

Something that we have gotten away from the last few years...

I have used DR. B ... soap years ago... Didn't know they still made it ... Cool....

Also .. A cool pix with TP !!!
I aways have it in my bike...
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:54 AM   #108
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F650GS Seems to be a EU model for now....
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:39 PM   #109
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F650GS Seems to be a EU model for now....
My local BMW dealer says they will be coming to the U.S. toward the end of this year.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:06 AM   #110
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My local BMW dealer says they will be coming to the U.S. toward the end of this year.
I was just told this same thing yesterday too. He said they will get in the 650 before the 800?

I will believe it when I see it...
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:32 AM   #111
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VR,
Great info for all. Several good things that aren't gender specific. Many thanks. For those looking for good all day shorts, try http://www.ldcomfort.com/. I find them much better than bike shorts, as they don't have the shammy liner, which I find too bulky.
It's great to see so many ladies doing adv touring. Good luck to all in your travels!
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:31 PM   #112
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VR,
Great info for all. Several good things that aren't gender specific. Many thanks. For those looking for good all day shorts, try http://www.ldcomfort.com/. I find them much better than bike shorts, as they don't have the shammy liner, which I find too bulky.
It's great to see so many ladies doing adv touring. Good luck to all in your travels!
I received a pair of those for review but haven't had a chance to use them, yet. Looking forward to it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:43 AM   #113
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Cipro's probably going to get a black box warning about the possibility of tendon rupture. Don't know how long or how much you'd have to take but I'm avoiding it. Spose I should toss the pills I got in 1999.

Microfiber is your friend. I have travel undies that wick and when washed in the sink are dry by morning. Microfiber socks and undershirts are great.

Thongs? No thanks, it's bad enuff that my pants ride up on a 800 mile day. I have to stand on the pegs to shake 'em down.

Makeup? I don't do it at home.

If I'm riding to a destination the only things that get changed day to day are socks and underwear. I can wear the same clothes for days on end. My Dad always said a skunk can't smell itself!

I'm headed to the local hippie pharmacy for the all purpose soap.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:39 PM   #114
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I'm headed to the local hippie pharmacy for the all purpose soap.
You won't be sorry.


Thanks for the heads up on the Cipro.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:27 PM   #115
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Cipro's probably going to get a black box warning about the possibility of tendon rupture. Don't know how long or how much you'd have to take but I'm avoiding it. Spose I should toss the pills I got in 1999.
Yep and it sucks too! Ripped the tendons between my ribs...

Took 14 days of it. The warning said the ruptures can happen for up to a YEAR after taking it! My rupture happened 2 months after stopping the drug.

I wish I had known beforehand. I would have taken something else...
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:54 PM   #116
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Cipro's probably going to get a black box warning about the possibility of tendon rupture. Don't know how long or how much you'd have to take but I'm avoiding it. Spose I should toss the pills I got in 1999.
FWIW: Antibiotics can be lethal beyond their expiration. You should definitely throw them out. I always carry Cipro and Docs usually have no problem giving you a script on a regular basis if you travel a lot (like I do). I have never used it in years of carrying it. But I want to know I have it just in case I have a problem.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:51 AM   #117
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Thumb Picking up a bike

Ladies, just had fits picking up my 950 ADV out of a creek in Colorado. Got to thinking about it, here is what I came up with:

Bring along a pair of soft hooks (nylon straps)

Attach 1 by feeding it thru itself to the handle bars.

Attach 1 to the luggage bracket at the rear of the bike

turn your back to the bike, squat, using your rear end against the seat.

place your hands thru the straps, keeping your arms straight lift with your legs.

Now you do not have to grip the bike, the straps hold on to it for you.

Hope it helps someone, sometimes the simple solutions are the hard ones.

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Old 09-09-2008, 07:00 PM   #118
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Hello Ladies! (and boy lurkers!)
I just got back from an AMAZING adventure! 2 and a half months on the road...Solo!

Monster +1 for the Dr. Bronners (washed me, and sometimes my Bodz undergarments...about 6 oz. lasted the whole trip!)

And a huge +1 for Lush brand bar shampoo, a small disc lasted the whole trip, packed waaaaay better than bottles of shampoo.



Cheers Girls!

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Old 09-11-2008, 12:29 PM   #119
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Might have been mentioned earlier in thie thread, but....
Vagasil is supposed to be good for "monkeybutt". Probably other stuff about which you know more than I.

It was mentioned in a Rides thread last year, and was difficult to forget.
:-)

I want to add - as a male, a lot of this info carries over. Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:04 PM   #120
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Based on something you wrote in the first thread about Ex-officio stuff drying within hours of washing; Here is a clothing item that you may want to consider using.
LD Comfort (google it), is clothing designed for motorcyclists that wick moisture (sweat) away, helps keep you cool when its hot and warm when its cold - with out changing garments.
The other nice thing about them is that they dry very very quickly - nearly instantly!.
It is high quality stuff available in shorts, long (leotard) pants, short sleev and long sleeve and a turtle neck.
I personally wear the long pant and turtle neck - year round. I have the shorts but have never worn them.
Check it out - you may really like it.

By the way - it was a good article with good info - real men will admit they probably learned something reading it - while others?????

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