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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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
Have You Had Your Bike Stolen?
My friend Bryan from Spectre Apparel had his CBR stolen in LA on May 14th of 2012. After much research, he found out it had been sold through the website autobidmaster.com after it was retitled to Oklahoma as a salvage and the VIN was slightly altered. It was sold on May 29th, just over two weeks after it was jacked. The reason I’m posting this is not only to give you some tips on how to find your stolen motorcycle via searching the internet, but also warn others in the Los Angeles… Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
New Rider Tips: Your First Motorcycle
Choosing your first motorcycle? Here’s some tips from Stacie B London, LeahStunts, and MotoLady.
Get to Know your MotoLadies: LeahStunts Petersen
Leah Petersen (aka Leah Stunts) is a stuntin’ motolady with heaps of talent and an equal amount of follow through. Not only does she wrench on her own bikes and manage her own social media, but she’s also the creative director and co-owner at Stuntbums. Hell, she even rides for Icon, and looks pretty amazing while doing it.
you’re suggesting i4 sportsbikes for people new to motorcycles? regardless of sex that, IN MY OPINION is not the wisest move, why not suggest some parralel twins? v-twins? gsxr’s, cbr-rr’s, zxr’s and yzf-r’s aren’t ment for new people. they are not positioned that way, they are not geared that way, their power curve is not friendly, nothing is friendly about them. why not suggest the sports bike learner models, most companies offer them. closest you got there was the monster.
Yes, I am suggesting them. Firstly, she said starter sportbike not starter motorcycle, so I didn’t want to asssume. But regardless, as someone who has ridden all of the bikes I mentioned, I actually have my own opinion on what is easier to ride. A Monster for instance has a very torquey in lower RPM’s and it can be really uncomfortable at slow speeds. They are kind of top heavy and don’t have the best turning radius, so they can be daunting for a new rider when parked. A CBR is extremely… Continue Reading »
Royal Enfields? ever been on one? I’m gonna guess they are cheap pieces of Indian crap, but there is something about them that just looks super cool. Whay say the Motolady?
I love Royal Enfields. I’ve heard that they’re really fun in other countries on all kinds of back roads, for put-putting around the city here, etc. The first time I heard about these bikes was before I rode, a friend told me about a Diesel motorcycle in Portland someone had converted to bio-diesel. I was immediately in love. Back to the classic gas consuming little retro styled motorcycles. Again, I love them. I can’t speak for their reliability, overall ability to be worked on, etc… but I’ve known quite a few people… Continue Reading »
Hello, I’d like to give a little bit of background… Although I have my drivers license, I have horrible anxiety getting behind the wheel of a car. I refuse to drive. But for some reason the idea of being on a motorcycle does not scare me. I feel like if I can learn to ride one, it maybe be liberating for me. I have gotten the first part of my motorcycle license, but have yet to actually get on top of one! Do you have any advice for first timers, especially if they may be nervous? Thank you!
Greetings! I know a few people who hate driving but love being on a bike. Motorcyclists often refer to cars as “cagers” and once you ride a bike you really can feel trapped as if you were locked up in a cage. Especially when you’re stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. That being said, I love driving or riding anything that’s got power, for the most part. I love horses, cars, go-karts, motorcycles… so I actually don’t think I’m the best person to ask about this. However, I would always suggest signing up… Continue Reading »
Some extra information for the motorcycle question: The MT350 is a good motorcycle, but it was produced in limited numbers, and has a huge following. Not only is it an expensive bike, but parts are near unobtainable. Between the three, it’s comes down to the R71 or Speed Triple. The choice is based on one question: How comfortable are you working on a bike? All bikes are finicky at times, and older bikes more so. There’s a constant ever growing, ever changing list of repairs and procedures and problems. And they can be sadistic; typically choosing the point furthest from a garage or parts store to break down, and often the most expensive parts break repeatedly. Of course, it will run like a dream in front of a mechanic. If you’re not afraid to pick up a wrench a repair manual, and head into unknown motoring territory: Buy the BMW. If you’re not comfortable with the above: Buy the triple The Speed Triple is newer, meaning less work between rides. Both look cool, and both from my understanding, are incredible rides.
Thanks for the extra info and opinions- surely ‘Anonymous’ from this post will appreciate it. (I enjoyed reading it, as well.)