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post #11 of 40 Old 04-19-2008, 10:53 PM
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Keep this for the ladies!!!!

I will simply ask for all the guys to try and stay out of here. This forum is run by Janice for the ladies, so lets all try to not post here.

Janice....feel free to use your MOD power to delete as you wish, you run the show.

Stay out guys, show some respect!!!!!!!!!!

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I've cleaned up the thread. Let's see what happens now...

Hi there.

First, I'd like to thank the guys who have expressed their support for this forum. It is truly appreciated. There aren't many of us girls here, and it'll be nice to have a small place where we can communicate.

I've deleted some of the messages left here by some of the guys that I felt were a bit out of place.

Guys, sorry I had to nuke some messages, but it's a womens forum, ya' know?

Hopefully no one whose message(s) got removed will feel offended, but it was done for a good reason. Nothing personal, ok?




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post #13 of 40 Old 04-20-2008, 12:36 AM
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As has been noted, the v-strom is a relatively tall bike, which makes it less attractive as a bike choice for women who ride. So, fellow stromeras/stromettes/strom sisters, how tall are you and what bike and seat combo are you using?

I am 5'5 and have the stock seat on the wee. I am considering seat mods, but am unsure if I will need to go this route.

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As one of the few eligible to post, I have a few thoughts.

If it really is a forum for women only, why can't the other posts be ignored/deleted?

Since this is a web forum, and we do not have dna testing, anyone can pose as a woman.

I support the idea of this forum, but do not feel that we need to defend or explain it, and with respect, find the `male supporters` patronizing.

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I firmly believe you will find most of the male riders very supportive. I am sure a woman's issue with a bike might be explained to some men which they in turn could relay to their SO. This might be of great help to get more women on their own bike or just make them a more comfortable passenger. I am looking forward to lurking here if allowed and might have an honest question or 2 in the future. Ride Safe Ladies.

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post #15 of 40 Old 04-20-2008, 04:37 AM
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I am a smidgen under 5'5. My bike is lowered and I have the stock seat with a sheep skin cover.

Motera since we are about the same height how are you with the bufferting? I have tried a number of things and am still having trouble. Im pretty close to giving up.

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I'm 5ft 5 and had the seat modified for myself and it has worked a treat
I use to have lowering links with the front forks lowered as well
but found I was banging the bash plate all the time.

I have since got the Rossi boots as well which adds height and with the modified seat it works a treat and I can almost flat feet with both feet.

Also Bec are you using the Madstad brackets??
I would set it in a certain spot, then go for a ride out on the highway, then come back and try again if it wasnt working, until I got it right.

The only time the buffering gets me now is when it is really windy, apart from that its fine.

Yayy to the Ladies forum

heres a pic Kiwi took of me and my constant pillion, my son Joshua, on the April 6 ride

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Tracey's: 07 DL650 with Pat Walsh bars and bash plate, Givi top box and side panniers, Madstad backet, Autocom comms, bagster tank cover and tank bag

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heres a pic Kiwi took of me and my constant pillion, my son Joshua, on the April 6 ride
And I'm a male just to make sure we are all on the same page.

Good luck with this section I hope that it thrives although it always intrigues me why there needs to be women only things but if anybody tries a men only equivalent they are accused of everything from simply being sexist through to being the architect of all that is evil in the world.
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And I'm a male just to make sure we are all on the same page.

Good luck with this section I hope that it thrives although it always intrigues me why there needs to be women only things but if anybody tries a men only equivalent they are accused of everything from simply being sexist through to being the architect of all that is evil in the world.

Oh come on Kiwi, not all of us girls are like that
I was the only female truck driver amongst 72 males
that wasnt counting the workshop boys either
and some of those pinups on the workshop wall were put there by me too


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I love you Janice, and I'm very glad you're a part of Stromtroopers.

Congratulations on the "Ladies Forum"!!!

I'll leave it alone, it's for the girls...but I still expect you to spend some time in Spank every now and then.

I'm just sayin...

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I am a smidgen under 5'5. My bike is lowered and I have the stock seat with a sheep skin cover.

Motera since we are about the same height how are you with the bufferting? I have tried a number of things and am still having trouble. Im pretty close to giving up.
I have the madstad bracket and the cee bailey windscreen, which seem to have solved the buffeting but the windscreen is too high. I am going to cut it down, but have not got to it yet. Do not give up, there are people who have solved the problem, it just will take some (or maybe a lot!) experimenting.

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