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Old 07-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #11
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Default Power mirrors??

LOL,
Nice scooter pic! Its shiny but it reminds me of a barcalounger... kinda like the big touring bikes that my retired parent's friends ride around on... Oh, comfy, like an Impala with 2 wheels.
Why does a scooter need power mirrors?

And if you're a 'Lululemon__soccer mom' then I'm sure you look fantastic on a Vespa. Cute in fact.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:28 AM   #12
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Michelle,

Find a good used Suzuki SV-650 (Not the 'S' version).

It is a very user-friendly bike, has comfy ergoes, looks cool, and will do anything you ask it to do, up to and including racing. If yo don't like it, you'll be able to sell it for what you paid, or more.

Put a small windshield and some throw-over bags on it, and you're golden!
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:27 AM   #13
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How about a Kawasaki Vulcan 500? It doesn't say soccer mom and has the same engine as the Ninja 500, which I see was already suggested. I'm a new rider and have found this baby Vulcan does well even on the highway without getting blown around. My husband and I both use it...I'm 5'6" and he's 6'1" so it should be fine for your height. The seating position is very upright and we both find the seat itself very comfortable. Just a thought...
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:31 AM   #14
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Doesnt the vulcan have forward controls? if so when did Foward controls = comfortable?
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:15 PM   #15
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Doesnt the vulcan have forward controls? if so when did Foward controls = comfortable?
I'm afraid I'm too new to bikes to know what "forward controls" are....I just know it's comfortable to me, although my longest ride so far is only two and a half hours...
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:15 PM   #16
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Think "Gynecological Position" and you've got "Forward Controls".
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:41 PM   #17
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Yea, feat in the stirrups pushin out a baby at 65mph. Biggest issue here is that all your weight is on your butt and/or lower back which means your weight is on your spine.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:47 PM   #18
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Okay...I get the picture about forward controls. (Plus I googled it.) And I had to go out to the garage to sit on my bike...and then sit on my husband's and compare. Maybe it's just that my legs are longer, but they can't be bent much more than ninety degrees. To get in "stirrup" position I'd have to have my heels on tne brake and gear shift. To each their own I guess.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:52 PM   #19
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Okay...I get the picture about forward controls. (Plus I googled it.) And I had to go out to the garage to sit on my bike...and then sit on my husband's and compare. Maybe it's just that my legs are longer, but they can't be bent much more than ninety degrees. To get in "stirrup" position I'd have to have my heels on tne brake and gear shift. To each their own I guess.
Obviously, none of us have ever acutally sat in a gyne chair/table.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:18 AM   #20
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Bwa ha ha!
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