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heybone111 in Michigan is doing 41 things including…

Get more Women to own , and ride, "their own Motorcycle"

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heybone111 has written 6 entries about this goal

Bike pictured - My Kawasaki Versys.

(Joke)

What is the difference between a Harley and a Hoover ?
The position of the dirt bag.

Why is divorce so expensive?
Because it’s worth it.

What do lawyers use for birth control?
Their personality’s

What’s the difference between a girlfriend and wife?
20 Pounds.

Why is it so hard for women to find men that are sensitive, caring, and good-looking?
Because those men already have boyfriends.

What’s the difference between a new husband and a new dog?
After a year, the dog is still glad to see you when you walk in the door..

What makes men chase women they have no intention of marrying?
The same urge that makes dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving.

What’s the difference between a porcupine and a police car?
A porcupine has it’s pricks on the outside.

Why do men find it difficult to make eye contact?
Breasts don’t have eyes.

What would you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the other?
A speech impediment.

What’s the difference between an Australian zoo and an English zoo?
An Australian zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the cage along with a recipe.

How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the F.. Word?
Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell BINGO!

What’s the difference between a northern USA fairytale and a southern USA fairytale?
A Northern fairytale begins ‘Once upon a time…’
A southern fairytale begins ‘Y’all ain’t gonna believe this.’



1st ride of the 08 season! "Woo hoo"

The temperature was barely 50, but with the right gear, very do ’able! It felt great to get back out there on the bike, and the new gear is working out perfectly.
Riding gear:
I highly recommend “all women rider’s” go to the BMW dealer, and try on their riding pants. Their paints don’t make you look like you have an additional 10 pounds of padding on your hips. They are a little more expensive, but they have the “best fitting” riding pants around! (“All their gear is excellent”)
I have the Bates boot’s. (A UPS worker recommended them to me) You can find them at a uniform shop.
Gear for bike:
Gevi luggage:
I’m really happy with my Gevi luggage. I like how it looks on my bike, and it’s nice to have a place to store things.
larger windshield: I’m really glad I got it, and it’s much more helpful, especially at highway speeds.
Gel seat (2” lower): I am satisfied with it, “but”, it’s not as comfy on a all day ride as my original seat. The height of the bike wasn’t really a problem for me, so I ended putting my original seat back on, and in the end, “I sold it on ebay”. So I wouldn’t recommend the lower seat unless “you really need it”.
Over all rating… “I love my Versys”, and I recommend any woman interested in riding, “go test ride one”!!



My Husband chose the Ducati Multistrda for himself

A 2006 Ducati Multistrda 620. with only 1,900 miles on it. We picked it up last night. The Ducati Multistrada is capable of spanking even the most specialized of sport bikes. The Ducati concept combines two completely different types of motorcycles. The “big dual sports”, with a pure sport bike. The revolutionary Ducati Multistrada incorporates the key characteristics of both, the comfort and versatility of the dual sports plus the precise handling and engine power of the sport bikes, combined uniquely by Ducati. “Zoom, zoom zoom”!!!



I chose this 2008 Kawasaki Versys 650 for me

Description
New for 2008, the Versys made its debut to rave reviews by the motocycle press. It is a 649cc, four-stroke, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 6-speed, chain driven motorcycle with a seat height of 33.1 inches. Admittedly, Kawasaki says it’s style and positioning is hard to define. Sporbike? Commuter? Tourer? It can be all of them. The Versys is a naked street fighter with engine characteristics and styling designed to appeal to the most advanced riders, yet the bike is predictable enough to inspire confidence in less-experienced motorcyclists.

Big Comfort, Long Travel Suspension, and Innovative Styling: Means, One Versatile, Fun, Street-Savvy Motorcycle.

This bike carves up mountain passes like a race bike, but is still comfortable for hours of touring.
It is capable of tackling all types of roads, while combining all-day comfort with sports performance.

The new 2008 Kawasaki Versys is a machine which occupies a hard to define sweet spot in the motorcycling universe. This agile commando, with it’s nimble design, wide handlebars, six-spoke super bike inspired wheels, adjustable height windscreen, and a comfortable cockpit were combined to create a motorcycle that just begs to be ridden wherever the pavement might lead.

Modified exclusively for the Versys motorcycle. The compact liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, 8-valve, 649 cc parallel twin engine, delivers smooth power that’s well suited for “off the line” acceleration, While the new cams haven’t turned the Versys into a veritable torque monster, acceleration feels more responsive than the Ninja 650 R, whether zipping through traffic or carving up a tight, bumpy canyon road.

It’s suspension offers the next level in sophistication: an advanced Showa rear shock featuring a free piston and two-stage damping valves for progressive compression damping which firms significantly as the shock moves through its stroke. This allows a longer wheel travel with a feel that is initially soft like a dual sport, but firms to near sport bike levels as suspension loads escalate. Of course, this advanced shock is fully adjustable and connected to a beautiful aluminum (gull wing) swing arm, that is longer than average, thanks to a short/compact engine and chassis.

Up front, the Versys suspension continues the high tech approach with a fully adjustable 41mm tapered-tube inverted fork that combines the best of off-road and sport bike suspension action for a stiffness balance that is a perfect compliment to the chassis settings. In addition to a more comfortable ride, the long-travel suspension’s soft stroke allows easy control of the chassis running angle by shifting the rider’s weight.

Complimenting the able suspension is the carefully designed cockpit that features a two-piece seat constructed to provide optimum comfort to both the rider and passenger. An easy to read and informative instrument panel allows riders to quickly scan the gauges and get their eyes back on the road. Capping off the comfort list is an adjustable windscreen that can be raised or lowered to three positions in 20 mm increments.

Although they definitely are two different motorcycles, we can’t help but think that the Versys may end up stealing some showroom sales from the Ninja 650 R. For only $500 more than the Ninja’s $6399 sticker price, you’re getting a lot more versatility and even a bit more performance with the Versys, a combination that’s hard to overlook.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13201#post13201



My Husband and I are considering touring bikes for 2008

“Hey come take a look at what I think our new bikes should be”, as he hands me a Suzuki brochure. I think we should get “his and hers, V-STROM’s”. (We have been looking at bikes for him for a while now, so we have looked at the V-Strom before, but I never considered one for myself) so we may do matching bikes over the winter. A 1000 for him, and a 650/ABS for me.
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/suzuki/suzuki-vstrom-650-17909.html



My Motorcycle ...Yamaha V Star 650 (Sold Sept 2007)

I decided in 2006 to get a street bike that was heavy, and comfortable. Comfort was a big thing with me, So I bought a 2005 Yamaha V Star 650.
“GIRL’S LET ME TELL YA”!! “DON”T BE DECIEVED BY THE SIZE”!! when they first rolled it out for me, I said “I don’t think so” …. even though I knew how to ride… I took a smaller bike out for a test ride first,~thinking it would be better suited for me size wise, but I found out very quickly it only “exaggerated every crack in the road”. I got on the V Star and I was amazed how easy to handle it was. “It was love at first ride”. (A year later, the only thing I would change is, I would get the 1100)
I would recommend the V Star to any woman who is considering buying a bike!! You will not be disappointed! It is low, and balanced, smooth and easy to handle! My husband and I have been on many ride’s since then, and I am having a ball! Let’s get more women in on this “blast of a thing to do”, what do you say?



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