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  Topic: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
siobhan

Replies: 18
Views: 3664

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:42 pm   Subject: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
JHScoot, THANK YOU http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/clap.gif The finish looks really nice. I hope I don't fall in love with the baby Duke.
  Topic: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
siobhan

Replies: 18
Views: 3664

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:52 pm   Subject: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
Hey Siobhan, if you're going to the Saturday show in NY, pass by the Yammy exhibit and keep an eye out for a 6-foot nun with a mustache and size 11 engineer boots. I'm working the guilt-trip angle to ...
  Topic: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
siobhan

Replies: 27
Views: 3780

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:58 pm   Subject: traction lines in cement roads= me shitting myself
I just wanted to share this picture from my 4 days of riding a rented Weestrom out in Oregon (which is the most unbelievable riding place I think I've been in the US so far).

How a sadist designs a ...
  Topic: New Honda adventure bike revealed at EICMA. It's automatic!
siobhan

Replies: 7
Views: 3304

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:27 pm   Subject: New Honda adventure bike revealed at EICMA. It's automatic!
I had to ride a friend's Husaberg with a Rekluse when he crashed into a tree and was taken to hospital. Took some getting used to.

The next big step are the electric bikes. All torque, no shifting, ...
  Topic: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
siobhan

Replies: 18
Views: 3664

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:13 pm   Subject: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
http://scramblerducati.com/en

Click on the orange box with three lines in the upper left corner to see each model in detail. That's the Full Throttle you posted. LOOK at that exhaust. Swoon. Access ...
  Topic: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
siobhan

Replies: 18
Views: 3664

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:50 pm   Subject: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
Syd, thanks dude!

The Ducati Scramblers are all the same platform (803cc air-cooled Monster engine). There are four versions with tweaks (different seats, different pipes like the Termignoni on the ...
  Topic: New Honda adventure bike revealed at EICMA. It's automatic!
siobhan

Replies: 7
Views: 3304

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:44 pm   Subject: New Honda adventure bike revealed at EICMA. It's automatic!
Is there anyone in the ADV community salivating for an automatic Question

Honda leaked the remake of the Africa Twin a while ago. Will it make it to the States? I think yes as right now, Honda has noth ...
  Topic: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
siobhan

Replies: 18
Views: 3664

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:42 pm   Subject: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
Thanks JHScoot!

I'm just being antsy as the NYC show isn't until mid-December. But if Ducati has all four models of the Scrambler at San Mateo, they will most likely have them in New York. And the ...
  Topic: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
siobhan

Replies: 18
Views: 3664

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:40 pm   Subject: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
Nobody going to San Mateo or Long Beach?
  Topic: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
siobhan

Replies: 18
Views: 3664

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:20 pm   Subject: International Motorcycle Shows -- west coasters going?
Hey guys, any of you going to San Mateo, Phoenix, Long Beach or Seattle shows? If so, can you please post up what versions of the KTM took too long to release the baby Duke, and my eyes have wandered. ...
  Topic: Got new battery. Buddy still won't start. Just clicks.
siobhan

Replies: 10
Views: 1454

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:48 pm   Subject: Got new battery. Buddy still won't start. Just clicks.
If it's the starter, try this before replacing.
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic27970.html
My Buddy has been starting with no issues since I sandpapered the starter.
  Topic: Buddy 150 dead starter -- how to save some dough
siobhan

Replies: 2
Views: 885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:22 pm   Subject: Buddy 150 dead starter -- how to save some dough
Baby Duke is still not yet available in the US. Latest I heard was April/May 2015 with no price. I'm currently thinking, pick up a used Husqvarna TE310 (because I blew up yet another Suzuki, this time ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 dead starter -- how to save some dough
siobhan

Replies: 2
Views: 885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:04 pm   Subject: Buddy 150 dead starter -- how to save some dough
I don't treat my 2008 St. Tropez Buddy 150 very well. It's abused, ridden hard, forced to go out in the snow and blazing heat, and basically, looks like shite. But it tends to always start.

Last we ...
  Topic: Choosing the right helmet: half, 3/4 or full face?
siobhan

Replies: 17
Views: 4574

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:18 pm   Subject: Choosing the right helmet: half, 3/4 or full face?
For the complete nerds, the Brits have a website that reviews helmet safety: SHARP
http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/

As for modulars, I've converted and will never go back. I'm in love with my Caberg Du ...
  Topic: Choosing the right helmet: half, 3/4 or full face?
siobhan

Replies: 17
Views: 4574

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:17 pm   Subject: Choosing the right helmet: half, 3/4 or full face?
I'm an MSF instructor in my state as well as a full-face helmet wearer, so take this with a grain of salt. You can wear whatever you like, but it's good to have facts upon which to base your decision. ...
  Topic: siobhan, need another Rabbit?
siobhan

Replies: 2
Views: 735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:56 pm   Subject: siobhan, need another Rabbit?
Haha, thanks Syd. That's an original, non-US color. Pretty hawt in the purple.

It's not easy to register a bike from Canada in the US. I would love to have a DR Big (Suzuki DR750), but have yet to ...
  Topic: Ski Jacket good for winter riding?
siobhan

Replies: 24
Views: 4213

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:24 pm   Subject: Ski Jacket good for winter riding?
I'm just down the street from you in Providence, ride all year, and have a similar commute to yours (4 miles, city traffic). I wear a Patagonia Nano Puff jacket (Primaloft insulation, wind resistant) ...
  Topic: snow riding
siobhan

Replies: 12
Views: 1572

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:01 pm   Subject: snow riding
I ride all year, including in the snow, in New England. It can be done, all you naysayers Smile

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2873/12210988155_198cfdc9a9_c.jpg

You're in Maryland; you don't get a ...
  Topic: Just bought a 2009 Buddy 125. Have some questions...
siobhan

Replies: 12
Views: 1672

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:05 pm   Subject: Just bought a 2009 Buddy 125. Have some questions...
Tires -- save yourself some dough

Can't go wrong with Michelin S1 or Continental Zippy. About $10-15 cheaper per tire than the Heidenau, and they last longer due to harder compound. I prefer the S1 ...
  Topic: Riding pants that I can wear to work
siobhan

Replies: 5
Views: 1082

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:57 pm   Subject: Riding pants that I can wear to work
As a daily, all-year commuter, I highly recommend overpants. Easy on, easy off, wear whatever you want underneath (pants, dress, skirt, shorts, leggings, maybe even nothing at all!).

I don't get wh ...
  Topic: Official windshield discussion: Spew your opinions here!
siobhan

Replies: 24
Views: 1333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:21 pm   Subject: Official windshield discussion: Spew your opinions here!
I ride with a large windshield in the winter because it's so much warmer than without (it gets cold in New England). It's very tall as I have to look through it, which I don't like, especially when it ...
  Topic: Summer Riding Gear
siobhan

Replies: 19
Views: 1720

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:04 am   Subject: Summer Riding Gear
SUM BANG! What siobhan said (Key West to RI without mesh? I'm so sorry).
It made sense in the mountains of NC, my beloved WV, and PA, NY, CT and RI. Coooool and rainy.

Water water water water water wa ...
  Topic: Summer Riding Gear
siobhan

Replies: 19
Views: 1720

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:44 pm   Subject: Summer Riding Gear
Mesh gear and hydration.

I still wear a jacket and pants (Olympia Airglide), motorcycle boots (BMW Air), gloves (A* mesh) and a helmet in the summer (just south of you). Keep moving. Soak a bandana ...
  Topic: Scooter Insurance (boston)
siobhan

Replies: 11
Views: 1580

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:44 pm   Subject: Scooter Insurance (boston)
My Progressive policy is quite reasonable (they do limit the total number so I have two policies), and includes full theft coverage. I live in the crappiest neighborhood in Providence (insurance goes ...
  Topic: (NBR) I Succumbed to the Scooter Succubus
siobhan

Replies: 14
Views: 1445

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:41 am   Subject: (NBR) I Succumbed to the Scooter Succubus
Lammy Jammy is this July in Boston!

http://www.lambrettaclubusa.net/index.php?/topic/726-2014-lcusa-lambretta-jamboree-boston-complete-info/

And welcome to the club. Get ready to push it like yo ...
  Topic: Egg crate-how to mount
siobhan

Replies: 12
Views: 1373

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:37 am   Subject: Egg crate-how to mount
Here's my write-up from a long time ago: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8197081447_90552b2f95_c.jpg

Right now I have nothing on the back, no rack, no crate. It feels so naked but I have to wel ...
  Topic: Add armor to parka?
siobhan

Replies: 3
Views: 668

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:49 pm   Subject: Add armor to parka?
There are all kinds of different armor, so pick the coverage you like. I personally like the Rukka air stuff because it's super-lightweight. I'm unconvinced on the D3O stuff because it's stiff when it ...
  Topic: Do you fly a flag on your scooter? Why or why not?
siobhan

Replies: 8
Views: 1123

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:16 pm   Subject: Do you fly a flag on your scooter? Why or why not?
ADV represent!
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/12296045735_d42e804b87_c.jpg

and on Paddy's Day, I always ride with a tricolour
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3752/13228940924_f3d3b73586_c.jpg
  Topic: I'm Out of the Cannonball
siobhan

Replies: 24
Views: 2062

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:01 am   Subject: I'm Out of the Cannonball
For an adventure similar to that kind of money (after flights), I suggest the Postie Bike Challenge!

http://www.postiebikechallenge.org/index.htm
  Topic: Summoning some MB mojo
siobhan

Replies: 21
Views: 1394

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:20 pm   Subject: Summoning some MB mojo
Hey charlie, I taught 3 ranges this weekend, and every part of my body aches.

I've had students who are doing ok all day long, but as soon as the clipboard comes out, they forget everything they've ...
  Topic: [NSR] Travelling to Boston
siobhan

Replies: 12
Views: 1268

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:24 pm   Subject: [NSR] Travelling to Boston
Yeah, we are definitely wanting to drive up the coast to Portland. We plan on spending a whole day on our trip there starting early, so the more scenic the drive, the better.
Try to stop in Portsmout ...
  Topic: [NSR] Travelling to Boston
siobhan

Replies: 12
Views: 1268

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:02 am   Subject: [NSR] Travelling to Boston
If you like architecture, you may want to consider a drive down to Providence or Newport. The [url=http://www.newportmansions.org/]mansions in Newport will blow your mind (really, 12 fireplaces and th ...
  Topic: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
siobhan

Replies: 26
Views: 2708

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:16 pm   Subject: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
OK, bought a Hondamatic this weekend. $1350.

Here it is as advertised with the world's ugliest fairing.
No shit, that's awesome! And I gotta say, that fairing is also pure awesome in an "onl ...
  Topic: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
siobhan

Replies: 26
Views: 2708

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:08 am   Subject: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
Boy, that's over 30 years old...
yeah, but it's cheap. So the money you save, you hand over to a grizzled old mechanic to take care of it. Seriously, it's EASY to take care of, and any decent moto me ...
  Topic: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
siobhan

Replies: 26
Views: 2708

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:35 pm   Subject: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
Have you considered a Honda CM400A, the 80's automatic? They're cheap because a lot of people don't want 'em (they want to clutch). Don't be afraid of old as they're easy to keep running.

http://gr ...
  Topic: Girls don't like my shad
siobhan

Replies: 20
Views: 1735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:51 pm   Subject: Girls don't like my shad
My boss mentioned I'll need a place for the ladies to put their purse, so I think the front black metal basket is going on for that function alone. Maybe a cargo net over the top. Yeah!
A cargo net ...
  Topic: My new (not quite) Unicorn Cruiser! Edit-with Ride Report
siobhan

Replies: 73
Views: 4771

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:13 pm   Subject: My new (not quite) Unicorn Cruiser! Edit-with Ride Report
Congrats and welcome to the house of Honda! I cannot believe that mileage...so sad. Let wild horses run!

I think the Helix and the Elite 250 have the same tire sizes (4.00-10). If so, there's only ...
  Topic: Two New Honda Scoots =]
siobhan

Replies: 55
Views: 7327

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:25 am   Subject: Two New Honda Scoots =]
I give up... OP is an a$$
  Topic: Two New Honda Scoots =]
siobhan

Replies: 55
Views: 7327

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:01 pm   Subject: Two New Honda Scoots =]
I was a conference yesterday, and upon walking through the door late last night after a long day of talking with strangers about work crap, the boyfriend walks up to me with the iPad open to a picture ...
  Topic: need some scooter camping advice
siobhan

Replies: 8
Views: 927

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:05 am   Subject: need some scooter camping advice
easy, I see you got a sleeping pad already. I hope it's comfortable. I'm of the school of buy the nicest, most comfy, most compact pad you can, and you'll sleep like a baby regardless of your sleeping ...
  Topic: Beyond the Ninjette: More small motorcycles
siobhan

Replies: 140
Views: 16169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:57 pm   Subject: Beyond the Ninjette: More small motorcycles

So, the 390 Duke is coming to the USA!
I've been talking with the KTM contact at my local shop about the 390, trying to get a release date. He still has no news...he was thinking in July they'd ha ...
  Topic: [NBR] Mysterious abandoned vintage Lambretta. What to do?
siobhan

Replies: 27
Views: 2830

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:38 am   Subject: [NBR] Mysterious abandoned vintage Lambretta. What to do?
if trying to register in CA, you have to pay back reg. Register it in Vermont and then roll it over to CA, solution solved (perhaps, check with your local DMV). Just make sure the VIN checks out as no ...
  Topic: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
siobhan

Replies: 51
Views: 4233

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:39 pm   Subject: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
Please take pictures! I'd love to see the look on her face...I think you're awesome! How thoughtful.
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
siobhan

Replies: 1751
Views: 144612

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:53 pm   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Tape the little toe to its neighbor for a few days.

I broke my left pinky toe when I was running upstairs to use the bathroom during the 2007 Rugby World Cup (rugby doesn't have breaks except at ha ...
  Topic: Rear view mirrors
siobhan

Replies: 2
Views: 695

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:14 pm   Subject: Rear view mirrors
there are a ton of mirror threads...here's mine when I was looking to change to non-stock (some pics as well).

www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20463
  Topic: Finally nice weather coming to Chicago area- how about by U?
siobhan

Replies: 19
Views: 1570

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:26 am   Subject: Finally nice weather coming to Chicago area- how about by U?
warm weathah is here! Camp & Ride this weekend...looks like it's gonna be a huge crowd...bring it!
  Topic: Recommendation for really tough riding pants?
siobhan

Replies: 34
Views: 5322

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:52 pm   Subject: Recommendation for really tough riding pants?
hey peabody, I did a review a little while ago on the Rukka Focus pants.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869475
They do not have venting and may be hot in stop & go summer traffic. I ...
  Topic: Is the Stella the Mini Cooper of Scooters? Buddy the Mazda3?
siobhan

Replies: 33
Views: 2764

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:33 pm   Subject: Is the Stella the Mini Cooper of Scooters? Buddy the Mazda3?
Vespa P = Volvo 240

I laughed out loud at the Buddy/Fit correlation. For once in my life I'm not an outlier Smile
  Topic: Sell or Keep?
siobhan

Replies: 13
Views: 1686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:57 pm   Subject: Sell or Keep?
Firstly, congrats on going to Cal for grad school. That's no mean feat to attend such a prestigious university.

My two cents is to sell the 50cc. The weather is so freakin' nice out there, and grad ...
  Topic: Stolen: White Buddy 125cc San Francisco
siobhan

Replies: 18
Views: 2499

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:48 am   Subject: Stolen: White Buddy 125cc San Francisco
Update!

Just wanted to let everyone know that my scooter was recovered on 4/13/13!

No idea what to do next. The insurance company has already paid me for the scooter and now I have papers asking ...
 
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