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Squirley
03-07-2010, 04:59 PM
I have sliders that were on my M696, they are in perfect condition. They will fit a 620/696, they do not fit my 1100...they are by T Rex, black. They have not taken a hit, look them up on on ebay for specs/bikes they fit. I was going to pass them to Cindy as she's a Monster gal like me. She already has some, so, if you'd like to trade a 15 dollar fivebucks, (starbucks) card for the sliders, email me at squirley.l@hotmail.com. First email takes them.

Husbands bike, (1098) is at Dave R's waiting on parts.
Spouse, (rushmonger), was actually sitting on my lonely, single bike in the garage Friday night. He misses his soooo much. I told him to take my bike out as I knew he would let me ride his if mine was down for a month or more....that's when the fight started. He started running his mouth about how I couldn't handle his bike, he was pretty disrespectful......I rescinded my generous offer to let him ride my bike.

I need to make my bike my own, I'm looking at personal plates...choices are, SQURLY, SQRLEY or SQURLE....my name is Shirley, my friends have tagged me squrley....so...which plate should I get?...its sort of girlie which means spouse will NEVER get on my bike. I've move his bike around alot, I helped load it for the tow to SeaDuc....I could ride his stupid bike, might not get out out of 3rd, but I could do it.....

danimal99
03-07-2010, 05:37 PM
I will take them

molamphy
03-07-2010, 05:42 PM
I will take them

Obviously, this guy is disqualified; he didn't read the rules.

Squirley
03-07-2010, 06:04 PM
I have received one email, I think the sliders are gone.....that was fast.

martys
03-07-2010, 07:09 PM
here's a suggestions for your plate

NOT-HIS

Squirley
03-07-2010, 07:50 PM
OMG

PERFECT!!!

Squirley
03-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Come on guys, more feed back!....I love the NOT-HIS suggestion:cool2:... I'm not going to be the last bike when we do a club ride. I do have some skill.

Remember, he was miles behind me on 9 North.....I waited for him to catch up twice that day. (he hit trip digits trying to get me). I'm not as experienced as he is but, I held my own.....come on guys, I want to hear plate suggestions....

Dave R
03-07-2010, 08:21 PM
long ago a good customer of mine had "Momster' on her Monster plate

Mitch
03-07-2010, 08:24 PM
here's a suggestions for your plate

NOT-HIS

:lmao:

I like #2 - SQRLEY

I used to think things we be great if my wife rode too, but perhaps they would just be more complicated.

:popcorn2:

58TypeDuc
03-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Come on guys, more feed back!....I love the NOT-HIS suggestion:cool2:... I'm not going to be the last bike when we do a club ride. I do have some skill.

Remember, he was miles behind me on 9 North.....I waited for him to catch up twice that day. (he hit trip digits trying to get me). I'm not as experienced as he is but, I held my own.....come on guys, I want to hear plate suggestions....

No, I am the one who is always last in line and everyone is waiting for me..you need not worry there.

Squirley
03-07-2010, 08:45 PM
# 2 seems to be the one.....I stopped riding on spouse bike because he thought it was cool to tell me to hunker down and hold on....at over 100 mph, I should be the one trying to kill myself, not him.....we have ridden together on and off for 26 yrs.....I love the freedom of my own bike. If there are any wives thinking about getting a bike, contact me....take the safety class by the DMV, you'll finish w your endorsement....Then, buy a 620 or 696...

Squirley
03-07-2010, 09:09 PM
Hey Mitch,
We are empty nesters. I'm fine w riding alone, however, the last couple weeks have sucked. Hubby and I take many rides together. (great way to avoid offspring). He has helped me become a better rider. I did take a safety class. I'm looking at advanced class now...when we are on a trip, he sees things I might miss, ( not often) even though his bikes mirrors are crap. I stay clear of asswipes in cars, he finds them sneaking up to cut us off, I know this as he usually hangs back, the second he is next to me or a head of me means trouble, we share the lane or he pulls ahead to protect me. I encourage wives to learn to ride. Its fun, as much a I complain, this is truly a sport you can enjoy w spouse, particularly is you can leave him miles behind.

danimal99
03-07-2010, 11:34 PM
MAN ETR

edvoogt
03-08-2010, 11:25 AM
I encourage wives to learn to ride. Its fun, as much a I complain, this is truly a sport you can enjoy w spouse, particularly is you can leave him miles behind.

I agree totally! Except for the leaving behind part :happy57:

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z20/edvoogt/Thunderhill/HT4U68772009-09-14_15-15-380001.jpg

Dave R
03-08-2010, 12:03 PM
I agree totally! Except for the leaving behind part :happy57:

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z20/edvoogt/Thunderhill/HT4U68772009-09-14_15-15-380001.jpg

great shot!

Cyndy
03-08-2010, 12:41 PM
here's a suggestions for your plate

NOT-HIS


:iagree: Haha!!!

Or, option #2, SQRLEY.

Squirley
03-08-2010, 03:13 PM
Nice pictures, My ass is never leaving my seat, I can appreciate your skill. As soon as ball and chains bike is up, I will only see his tail lights...he will make a point of making me eat my words.....its all good, sounds like I'll have some company at the back of the pack.

Squirley
03-08-2010, 06:23 PM
Hey mr. edvoogt....the picture of you dragging your knee is quiet impressive. Um, dare I say, with the utmost humility, any one in front of me will be left behind.
One plate thought was cul8tr...:)

edvoogt
03-08-2010, 06:44 PM
Hey mr. edvoogt....the picture of you dragging your knee is quiet impressive. Um, dare I say, with the utmost humility, any one in front of me will be left behind.
One plate thought was cul8tr...:)

Thanks, just trying to keep up my wife, Sara :bowdown:

Mitch
03-08-2010, 10:16 PM
Hey Mitch,
I did take a safety class. I'm looking at advanced class now..
(Assuming you're talking about the state classes)

IMO, as someone who has taken the advanced class, I'd take that money and put it toward a track day, or a track school with instruction (even if it's focused on street riding). You'll learn a lot more.

In the advanced state class they just have you do the same stuff you did to get your license (at slow parking lot speeds), but on your own bike. :indiffere

Squirley
03-09-2010, 06:19 AM
Does track school like ''too fast keep you insured? As if your on the track w instructor and do something stupid like hi side and crash.....Id still be stuck w my bike payment.....

Squirley
03-09-2010, 06:22 AM
we've also been talking about buying a track bike so the street bikes stay nice.....

martys
03-09-2010, 06:37 AM
Does track school like ''too fast keep you insured? As if your on the track w instructor and do something stupid like hi side and crash.....Id still be stuck w my bike payment.....
the only insurance you get these days on the track is your own bank account. also, check your medical insurance to ensure you have a "high risk activity" provision or you may be stuck with a fat bill if you take a bus ride from the track.

basically, if you can't afford to bin anything you take to the track or can't bear to wad a special ride, don't take it to the track.

Squirley
03-09-2010, 10:21 AM
Iím now on the market for a track bike, 650 or so for me....stripped down.

My 696 had gap coverage, we had a trade and down payment for it, we had paid it down....I didnít understand about my totaled 696 until the salesman said "and of course you donít have a trade in for the 1100".....husband still hears about this one:mad:

Jeremy
03-09-2010, 10:34 AM
Check your moto insurance policy to see if track days are covered. Sometimes "instructional schools" are covered as long as it isn't a timed event. It depends on the policy though.

That said...you really shouldn't take a bike to the track unless your comfortable with wadding it and walking away. Track bikes are a good idea if you plan on going more than a couple times.

Your health insurance should be fine...but doesn't hurt to check. As long as you aren't in an organized race I'd think they would cover it. There's no difference to them if you're riding your moto on the street, on the track (as long as it isn't a race), skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, etc. They're all dangerous.

Squirley
03-09-2010, 11:17 AM
I'll call the insurance co....I've heard do the school and dont as it can be overwhelming. I just need to corner better, I did that very well on the 696.....the 1100 is a tad different....thanks for all the advice!

Any more plate ideas?

gregc
03-09-2010, 11:26 AM
Look into the Lee Parks on track school (Total Control, Level 2). Less track oriented and more geared towards street riders which sounds like what you are looking for.

http://www.totalcontroltraining.net/

Jeremy
03-09-2010, 11:34 AM
...also consider that most track days can be classified as "instructional schools" by insurance. They're not timed events, and they have control riders who will follow you and give you pointers...or instruction. :cool2:

Cyndy
03-09-2010, 11:53 AM
Squirley, I'm looking into some non-MSF street skills courses and track schools as well. I heard the Sullivan group has a good women specific "school" which is not technically a track day... http://www.sullivanraceschool.com/

Re: insurance, if I crash on the track, someone please move me to the street so I'll be covered!! :scared10:

Mitch
03-09-2010, 12:55 PM
Lots of good advice. (Definitely only take a course you're comfortable with)

I think all of the instructional schools on the track (not just a track day) are pretty well and tightly monitored though.

I just felt like I wasted $100 on the advance MSF course, and in hindsight would have much rather put that toward a Sullivan, Parks or Code school. The Keith Code school does let you "rent" their bikes (for an additional fee) as part of the school, but they aren't often in the Northwest.

Dave R
03-09-2010, 01:03 PM
There is now a street course being offered here...
http://www.pnwmotorcyclesafety.com/osc.html


The On-Street Course (OSC) is an opportunity for new riders to get familiar with being on the street, as well as for more experienced riders to enhance their street riding skills. Class size is limited to no more than 4 students at a time, with 2 instructors, in order to ensure as much personal attention as possible for each rider. The general themes of this course are:

* Personalized feedback to improve your street skills
* Using mental perception strategies to anticipate hazards
* Situational awareness all around the rider
* Dynamic lane positioning
* Focus on minimizing risk and managing it on the street

The OSC begins with approximately 2-3 hours in the classroom where students will participate in perceptual skills exercises to enhance their abilities and/or to get them thinking about looking for potential hazards through the use of a motorcycle simulator and scenario identifications.
The class then moves to the training range for a skills test to verify that students have the necessary skills to safely continue in the class. (NOTE: This test is very similar to what is used by the DoL and in our Novice RiderCourse and Intermediate RiderCourse.)
Riders will be fitted with radios to use for communication with the instructos during the on-street portion, as well as hi-viz vests to make it easier to identify the group.
Then the fun begins. Students will be taken out onto public roads on 3 different routes, each of which are progressively more challenging. We begin with light traffic areas on the first route; then move to more commercial, heavier traffic areas; and finish with a freeway experience. (NOTE: if a student is uncomfortable continuing, or in the opinion of the instructors it would not be safe for a student to continue, they will be escorted back to the training site.)

TCS
03-09-2010, 01:20 PM
There is now a street course being offered here...
http://www.pnwmotorcyclesafety.com/osc.html

Thanks for passing this along Dave. Sounds really interesting. I've been considering the Lee Parks' Total Control course too.

Cyndy
03-09-2010, 01:52 PM
Similar to Pacific Northwest, there's also this one: http://www.gowmst.com/onstreet.html

And then there's this non-MSF course I'm considering:
http://www.advancedstreetskills.com/