Cruisers ahoy

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by bikerbetty, Jun 9, 2011.

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    bikerbetty Guest

    So the latest news from my doc is:

    Yes, my little theory that my lack of hamstring has contributed to the lack
    of healing of the pelvic fracture was quite correct. So... the lazy surgeon
    who told me I didn't really need surgery to repair my hamstring 3 years
    ago - "If you were a Brumby or a Wallaby I'd fix it, but you don't really
    need it. The bit you have left is fine." - was WRONG. Thanks, dickhead. A
    decent hamstring attachment is actually quite important for stability of
    other bits - even for middle-aged female motorcyclists. Never let anyone
    tell you otherwise. Fight for your hamstrings, people!

    So... No idea how effing long this stupid miserable pathetic bone is going
    to take to heal. It could be MONTHS. GP said to get another xray in 'a month
    or two'.

    AND (it gets worse) - for the forseeable future, a sportsbike is a big
    No-no. The riding position sits me right on that pubic ramus, which is
    rather fragile. Unthinkable at the moment, and even when it's healed it's to
    be avoided, apparently. If I want to ride a bike I have to rethink things.
    The doc (who's a rider himself) said the unspeakable...

    'Betty, get a cruiser. Nice and low, and you'd be sitting on your arse
    (that's obviously a medical term), not your pubic ramus'.

    After I stopped sobbing uncontrollably ;-) I chatted with my bike-hating
    daughter, who very sensibly said "Well Mum, you buy a new bike every couple
    of years anyway, so getting a cruiser this year wouldn't mean you'd have to
    keep it forever - and who knows, you might like it..."

    And the more I think about it - while I don't like the idea much - I may
    warm to it if it's the difference between riding a motorcycle or NOT riding

    So (you know what's coming, right?) - while I wait for this effing bone to
    knit, I'm in research mode. And the topic is Cruisers...

    Anybody got any wisdom to share? Tips?

    Will I have to get a matt black helmet? Nooooooooo! I just bought a beaut
    new Arai....

    bikerbetty, Jun 9, 2011
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    bruce Guest

    buy an old SR500 or CX500.
    By the time you throw it down the road, the $1000 you paid for it wont be
    such a loss.
    bruce, Jun 9, 2011
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    atec77 Guest

    So you are going to join the old farts club with a cruiser

    you could just buy a little sports car
    atec77, Jun 9, 2011
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    Moike Guest

    They do have very low seat height.

    The Fraulein who rode the alps with us for a bit in Europe a couple of
    years back had no problem keeping up a cracking pace. I think it was a
    Suzuki of some sort. I'll see if I can find a photo.

    Moike, Jun 9, 2011
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    bikerbetty Guest

    why the **** would I want a "little sports car"? I have a perfectly adequate
    car that does what it's supposed to do - be a back-up for when I don't have
    a bike.

    bikerbetty, Jun 9, 2011
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    bikerbetty Guest

    You're a shit, you know that? :p

    bikerbetty, Jun 9, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    "pubic ramus"


    Those Latin types sure have a way with words... g,d,r.

    "Well Mum, you buy a new bike every couple of years anyway, so
    getting a cruiser this year wouldn't mean you'd have to
    keep it forever - and who knows, you might like it..."

    Your daughter appears to me to be wise beyond her years.

    About _which_ cruiser to get, I will defer to others here.
    Yes, the Arai will have to be wrapped in GladWrap and stored away. A
    matt black helmet, and tatts, and patches and colours, is the ONLY way
    to go now. I know a guy (and his moll) who is a Commanchero. Should
    I put you in touch?

    Good luck. Send pictures soon.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 9, 2011
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    Nev.. Guest

    Does it have to be a "cruiser"? What about something like a Triumph
    Bonneville or Scrambler? Heck.. if you go the "cruiser" route, go the
    Rocket III !!

    Nev.., Jun 9, 2011
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    bikerbetty Guest

    Don't get me started! lol I believe ramus means 'bridge' - and if you google
    'pubic ramus' yoiu will see why it's called that. I guess that's where
    'rampart' comes from as well...
    She sometimes is:) At those times, I take all the credit for having raised
    her, tee hee!
    Erm... not too sure about that ;-) Are they nice people? My last contact
    with an OMCG was with the very kind Fourth Reich man (and his lady pillion)
    who helped me on the dreaded Macquarie Pass.

    bikerbetty, Jun 9, 2011
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    Peter Guest

    I was afraid to ask....
    Sounds like Nev is going to be safe with his hat trick. Your daughter also
    sounds very wise. ;-)

    Have you thought about getting a couple of bikes... a cruiser for your
    longer rides and something else that is smaller for the dirt and buzzing
    about town?
    Peter, Jun 9, 2011
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    Peter Guest

    Of the motorcycle, right? ;-)
    Peter, Jun 9, 2011
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    Nev.. Guest


    Nev.., Jun 9, 2011
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    Peter Guest

    Have you lost the award you received at Funkytown. Can't remember if it was
    Blackbirds or Bluebirds atm. I also thought Betty's SV score is 2 down. :-S

    BTW I am bringing a mag back for you that you may find interesting. Maps
    and pics.
    Peter, Jun 9, 2011
  14. In on Thu, 9 Jun 2011 20:20:21 +1000
    You need a Guzzi you do!

    Specifically a Nevada. Cruiser position, light, nippy, sportbike

    You'd have to sit on one to see if it is the right riding position
    for you, while you are at it try a Classic in case that will work as
    it is a fairly upright position.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jun 9, 2011
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    Lars Chance Guest

    A lot of fun to be had on a Cruiser Betty. Do you want new?
    There used to be a V4 750 Honda that was a friggin' bargain but I think
    it's gone now. There's plenty of V-Twins around though; I dunno' much
    about them but I reckon you know what to look for. (i.e. "real" brakes,
    not too much wanky-chrome, silly upholstery or stupid depictions of
    birds.... [no offence Zebee]).

    Another factor could be tyre/wheel sizes. You wanna' stay in the
    "normal" ranges so you can get good and commonly-available tyres (and
    not be stuck with a 15x6 rear and a 23x1.5 front!!)

    Why not write to AMCN Access, tell them your tale and see what they
    suggest. (you might even win something)
    Lars Chance, Jun 9, 2011
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    Nev.. Guest

    ahh well if you're counting the number of Blackbirds I've sold, then the
    score is 2. :p
    thanks mate. (oh hang on.. I thought they censored the 'maps' in the
    pics over there) :/

    Nev.., Jun 9, 2011
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    Peter Guest

    Sounds like Nev is going to be safe with his hat trick.
    Ooops. My mistake.
    Peter, Jun 9, 2011
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    DM Guest

    I'm waiting for my Honda Shadow to be fixed, and my knee cartilage to
    In the couple of weeks I rode it I had a great time.
    Something to note though, the cruiser position does not allow you to
    use the pegs to take out the jolts when you see a bump coming.
    The smaller trials bike I had years ago let me do this and I never
    thought about it till I got on the Shadow.

    DM, Jun 9, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    If we're being serious, I think I should not discuss it in a public
    forum. I'm not at the moment feeling suicidal.
    Well, perhaps the universe is speaking to you and telling you that you
    should to join the Fourth Reich. g,d,r.

    I saw a swastika on the back window of a car the other day...
    Heil Abbott!


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 9, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    I wouldn't be thinking of anything else...

    Being, as I am, pure as the driven snow...


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 9, 2011
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