Posts Tagged ‘faq’

Advertising on your blog. Get in touch.

Thanks for writing! Unfortunately since the platform I’m currently using kind of sucks for contact stuff, I don’t have any way to get in touch with you.  Anyone who is interested in advertising or gear testing etc, feel free to email me at alicia (at) themotolady.com!

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help help !!!so just brought a ducati monster 600 (2001) and im in the process of fixing her up , but ive just realised !!!! argh where do i put my paniers and tent when i go camping and rallys ????? any ideas ???? the soft luggage ive got drops on to the exhaust so is no good ,please dont say a top box as i really dont like them ! have you got any suggestions

Hahaha. I’m sorry, I can’t help but laugh at the panic in which you asked this. Take a breath. Ducati Monsters aren’t rally or camping bikes in my minds eye, but I’m sure there are options. Firstly, without information about where your exhaust sits (high, low mount) and such, I don’t really know what to tell you! Look into getting hard case side mount saddle bags that have a bracket. This might be hard to find for older Monsters, but I’m sure you can peruse ebay and the Ducati Monster Forums for… Continue Reading »

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Question: Protective Denim

Question from Rob Brooks- Any recommendations on protective Denim for women? Wanting to get my girlfriend some, but no one seems to make any that would fit to a woman’s body. Kevlar doesn’t flex. Figured you would be the one to point me in the right direction. This is a question I’ve been asked a few times, so I’m going to address it here. First, my disclaimer: For full protection you should ride in fully protective motorcycle pants with hip, knee and shin protection. Leather or abrasion resistant textile designed for protecting… Continue Reading »

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What are some of your favorite blogs?

Hi anonymous! I actually follow more individuals than I do blogs these days. I mean, I have my rounds that I do… but when it comes to what I PERSONALLY follow, it’s more instagrams, personal facebook feeds, etc. That being said, check these out…  BikeEXIF (bikeexif.com) The Selvedge Yard (theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com) Pipeburn (pipeburn.com) Cafe Racer XXX (caferacerxxx.com) The MotArt Journal (themotartjournal.com) Deus ex Machina USA (facebook.com/deuscustomsusa) Deus ex Machina Bali (facebook.com/deusbali) Wheels & Waves (wheelsandwavesdaily.tumblr.com) Ornamental Conifer (ornamentalconifer.blogspot.com) Godspeed 45/06 (godspeed4506.com) Biltwell (facebook.com/biltwell, biltwellok.blogspot.com) StuntBums (stuntbums.com) Silodrome (silodrome.com) Return of the Cafe Racers (returnofthecaferacers.com) Dave… Continue Reading »

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Reader Question: Knee Armor

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A reader asked about the knee armor I wear- here’s the answer!

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so im thinking of buying a use 2005 Buell Blast for my first bike, im 5’2 and 100 lbs thoughts?

Since I don’t personally know much about this bike, I can only go off what I read in the specs I found online (such as on bikez.com). It’s a petite and light weight bike- 360 lbs dry (without fluids and gas) and has a low seat height of 27.5 inches… with an optional low profile seat that takes it down another two or so. These two things are going to make it a comfortable bike for someone with a shorter inseam, and also light enough that it won’t feel too cumbersome to… Continue Reading »

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Hii I’m in need of your assistance!!! My name is Leah, and I am thinking about purchasing a ninja kawasaki for myself but i dont know if it’ll be too big for me. its a 2004 and i am around 5’4 and weight around 120-125 lbs. would this be a smart buy for a petite girl like me? hope to hear from ya. thx!!

Firstly, what is your prior motorcycling experience? What engine displacement / size are we talking… 250cc? A lot of it depends on your skill level and comfort level. Hannah Johnson (~5’3”) rides a Hypermotard with an exceptionally high seat height (33.3”). She literally jumps onto the bike as it takes off. For her, size has little to do with it. You can make changes in the bike (seat, suspension, etc) to bring it down a little bit so you can put your feet more firmly on the ground. Ninja’s are pretty light… Continue Reading »

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Hey, cool lady biker :) i too live to ride and spanner, i would love one of your t-shirts but live across the pond, will you ship ? how much ? May the wind behind you always be your own xx

Howdy there! Yes, I can ship overseas. Leave a comment on this post with your contact, or send me an email at alicia@themotolady.com so we can get it worked out! Thanks for writing.  

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What cans are you planning to put on your monster?

No specific brand of cans, custom undertail exhaust with beautiful GP welds to be done by Heath Knapp of Heathenwerks. Only the best for the Monster Project.

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Any tips on how to mount a camera to your motorcycle to take pictures while riding?

If you don’t want to buy a GoPro (made for this purpose, incredibly useful in that they are durable and good quality) then I would suggest the Capture Camera Clip System. I have it, I kickstarted it back when it was just in fledgling form. It works great. They have an alternative base that allows clipping on to all sorts of things like handlebars, luggage racks, etc. Capture Camera Clip System for sale on Amazon $79.99

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