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Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   09-09-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By willfly4food
So long and thanks for all the fish

Friends, it's with great sadness that I have to give up riding motorcycles (at least for now.) For various reasons that I won't delve too deeply into here (financial, risk assessment, family, etc) I...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   07-27-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 33,827
Posted By willfly4food
Red ceebee, wearing a backpack, heading east on...

Red ceebee, wearing a backpack, heading east on Mira Mesa blvd and passing through black mountain rd intersection. Heading into what I call the merge-hell zone where everyone is trying to shuffle...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   07-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By willfly4food
Welcome to the fray! Is your insurance sorted...

Welcome to the fray! Is your insurance sorted out, and are you all geared up? You're going to love your new bike, just make sure you have all the right accessories: helmet, gloves, jacket, and boots...
Forum: CBR250 Videos   07-21-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By willfly4food
Well now I feel like a completely incompetent...

Well now I feel like a completely incompetent rider, ehehehe...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   07-21-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,311
Posted By willfly4food
I voted for Aufitt, that really is a great shot,...

I voted for Aufitt, that really is a great shot, well done!

I have to admit that I was tempted to vote for 'HAHA NO!,' though. That user name cracks me up. lol...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   07-21-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 148,223
Posted By willfly4food
I had a fun day of almost embarrassing myself. My...

I had a fun day of almost embarrassing myself. My transgressions:

Strike 1) Decided to do some parking lot practice. Came really close to dropping the bike while doing some super slow figure 8s....
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   07-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,019
Posted By willfly4food
I bought my 2012 tri-color with ABS brand new in...

I bought my 2012 tri-color with ABS brand new in November 2012, paid $5100 out the door. That was including all taxes, dealership fees, and included delivery to my house (probably 10 miles away from...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   07-16-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By willfly4food
That would be fitting, hahaha... It is a...

That would be fitting, hahaha... It is a tri-color. When I got it, it was the only one the dealer had with ABS, and I had my heart set on that option. I liked the look of black, but wanted something...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   07-11-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By willfly4food
I named mine Murica. Kinda gotta say it right,...

I named mine Murica. Kinda gotta say it right, though: 'MURICA!!!
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   04-19-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,139
Posted By willfly4food
I agree it seems like madness to buy a new bike...

I agree it seems like madness to buy a new bike when almost guaranteed to drop it as a beginner. Unfortunately, I felt like there wasn't an alternative: I had my heart set on a smaller bike with ABS,...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   04-17-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,139
Posted By willfly4food
I'm another biker girl checking in: this was my...

I'm another biker girl checking in: this was my first bike, and first time with a manual transmission, and I am loving it. Almost at 1000 miles on my bike, and I smile every time I ride it. The ABS...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   03-25-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By willfly4food
Since this thread has turned into a confessional...

Since this thread has turned into a confessional for stories of dropping our bikes in parking lots, I would like to confess. I dropped my bike while parking it at work. I got off, both feet on the...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   03-20-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,329
Posted By willfly4food
Sorry to hear you've had bad experiences with...

Sorry to hear you've had bad experiences with Bilt stuff. I think as a general rule I will stick with the reliable brands for my major safety gear, but the Bilt brand came in handy once: they make...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel   03-20-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By willfly4food
Thanks for the warning about night riding...

Thanks for the warning about night riding distortion. This is one of the reasons I wanted the clear shield and dark lens: I can remove the lens and stow it in my backpack if I find myself riding at...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel   03-20-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By willfly4food
Thanks for the offer Luke, and the clarification....

Thanks for the offer Luke, and the clarification. If my helmet would accept the CX-1 shield, I would've jumped at that. Hopefully someone else here can use it!

Also, you might want to state what...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   03-18-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,823
Posted By willfly4food
I'm in California, and I can confirm that filling...

I'm in California, and I can confirm that filling up the tank is a pain. The nozzles have a hose that slides down the nozzle and deal around the fuel inlet while you fill the tank. The idea is that...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel   03-18-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By willfly4food
Looking for advice on pinlock lens

Hi everyone, I could use some advice about a pinlock face shield: I've ordered a clear pinlock shield to fit my Shoei Qwest helmet, and would like to get a dark smoke pinlock lens to fit it. I know...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel   03-05-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,783
Posted By willfly4food
I gotta jump into this: I had a horrible time...

I gotta jump into this: I had a horrible time finding riding jeans that fit. Turns out Cycle Gear's store brand (Bilt) has a pair of womens riding jeans. They come in normal blue or black, and are...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   03-04-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By willfly4food
Glad to hear it worked out for you, and that it's...

Glad to hear it worked out for you, and that it's an easy ride to get there. Take a picture of this for the rest of us! :)
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   03-04-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By willfly4food
I admire your 'I can carry anything on a bike...

I admire your 'I can carry anything on a bike spirit,' it's a lovely tradition which has generated many hysterical photos. I hope to contribute some myself one day. However, this is one I would...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   03-03-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,456
Posted By willfly4food
Not only do I hold the clutch in, but I usually...

Not only do I hold the clutch in, but I usually also keep some throttle on. Honestly, that's mostly because getting going from stopped into first still freaks me out a bit, so I get ready for it in...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   02-28-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By willfly4food
You can ride in the bus lanes? What about the...

You can ride in the bus lanes? What about the Limited Traffic Zones, like the ones in the middle of London? Do you get to go there for free? How hard/expensive is it to park your bike? I'm curious to...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   02-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,477
Posted By willfly4food
I imagine that the smaller circles are 'safe...

I imagine that the smaller circles are 'safe zones' that you dart to while trying not to die. Sit in the middle of the safety circle awhile, work up some courage, then make a terrifying leap to the...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   02-27-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By willfly4food
Thanks for the suggestions. I took the MSF course...

Thanks for the suggestions. I took the MSF course already, it was a great way to start learning and I'm glad I did it. I'm looking for something now that I'm at the next level, so to speak: I am...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   02-26-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By willfly4food
Riding Instructors in San Diego, CA?

I know there are a few other San Diegans on this forum, so maybe someone can give me some recommendations for a riding instructor in the area. I can google and come up with some options, but would be...
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