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About elizabethf

  • Birthday 22/01/1989

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    Yamaha MT 09
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    Other than bikes? Powerlifting/ general fitness, good coffee.

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  1. I like the look of the thou.... a riding friend had the z900 though and loves it! Doesnt have a bad think to say about it yet!
  2. Buy a cheaper/used bike for your first bike. You are going to learn some valuable lessons on that thing which will involve it getting some battle wounds! Dont put yourself under pressure to be amazing at all things riding straight off the bat. Trust the process and take your time, seek ways to advance your skills too.
  3. Sorry but even if the victim was a complete to**er and would up his neighbours, bringing a giant knife out and stabbing some MULTIPLE times, and then having a go on some bystanders as well, still makes you the real to**er.
  4. I went for a ride and the bike got a bit dirty! Nice castle....
  5. Hopefully the above is useful for non-troll shorties too!!
  6. Hello! Shorty here too (5'3). They are talking shite - they basically mean 'we haven't lowered any of our MOD bikes to suit smaller riders and can't be bothered to'. So firstly, find another school. Secondly, there are a few tricks up your sleeve if lowering a bike OR shaving the seat is out of the question when getting your big bike! Look for riding boots with a good heel, that extra inch makes all the difference (he he) Check out bikes with a more tapered seat, this will mean less straddling needed, and therefore more foot on the ground. If the height is a confidence barrier, pick a more lightweight model - first bikes are rarely forever, so you can always 'move up' as confidence and skill grows Plan your stops! Look ahead at the road in front - if it slopes, can you put the opposite foot down? Can you make use of a kerb? Should you park in a way that means you can get on and ride out, rather than walking it backwards as you went into the space front end first? When parking up etc. Dont feel like you HAVE to do move it around still on the bike. Get off and walk it if it is easier. Better to safely move it around then try and look cool and drop it. Use this website if you know your inside leg! It will help narrow down your bike search Go to showrooms and sit on loads of bikes! Just because you are 5 foot doesnt mean your inside leg is petite. I'm considered petite but my inside leg is 30", so Im just short in the body really and petite trousers are too short normally! You could go out on those green laning/motocross etc courses - those bikes are TALL but there's loads of handy skills to be learnt, from how to pick up heavy bikes through to controlling a bike at a stop when you can barely touch the floor. If i think of anything else i'll add it, but I've only ever flat footed my 125 (just), everything else Im confident enough on the balls of my feet now.
  7. Yeah that's where I've been lucky i guess. Both me and the OH ride but I usually take more interest in the spec as bikes are more my thing, he still prefers cars. So it's usually me asking the questions. I only bring him along if I think I might miss a deal as he has no shame about haggling to the point of insulting the seller haha.
  8. So far the gravel I can cope with, it's the step that's the issue. Riding it up/down is the best bet but if it gets stuck in the middle then I can't reach the floor to balance and try again. If I walk it down then that's fine, but it always tries to tip the other way where there is no side stand...... Creating a ramp situ at present until we re-do the driveway. Even without bikes, I think gravel drives are shite.
  9. I hate cleaning too! Well, the thought of doing it. Once I start Im happy enough. I currently hate getting it out of the garden and driveway. House is on a slight hill. Driveway is a step down onto (deep) gravel. Cursed.
  10. Today was assembling bits for the garden (recently moved) to make it great for the spring/summer. Tomorrow the bike is coming out and a nice long ride!!
  11. To be fair I don't get it too often, but that means it catches me off guard a bit when it does! Also I dont have any garage or showroom horror stories, they're always treated me well!
  12. Asked a couple of times at bike meets when I mention I came with my partner 'oh right you're a pillion' or words to that effect. erm....no.....? I am from Lincolnshire though which isn't the most forward thinking place in the world!!
  13. Hear that a lot about my model, to the point i nearly believed it and didnt buy! Now I own one I realise they are simply s
  14. Sounds like something on or to do with the road surface, and just so happened you hit it accelerating out. It happens though and you learnt! So dont beat yourself up
  15. I embrace the idea of electric! But i'll be waiting for the prices to drop to normal levels (I imagine the prices will be a bit of a joke off the bat) or the second hand market looks up. Also its the kind of thing where i wouldnt want to be the early adopter and wait for it to be a more polished product.
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