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6'2, new rider and looking for great first motorcycle

I just got my Endorsement after taking the Ride Oregon 3 day class and I am itching to get on my own ride and tool around! I am looking mostly at older Hondas (CM4000 specially) as I like their look and they have a reputation for being pretty bulletproof and great first riders. I, as of today, have not sat on any Hondas other than some older dirt bikes when I was younger and a old co-workers 250cc. So what I am asking is, will this bike fit me (6'2, 183lbs, 30' inseam)? If not, any models you can recommend? Since this is my first, I'm not looking to go over 700cc, with a 400-600cc non-cruiser being ideal for my eventual commute on the freeways.
posted by Asbestos McPinto on Jun 11, 2014 - 11 answers

Charming bulletin board for first grade class

My forte as a teacher is not the decorating/bulletin boards/cutesy stuff so I was hoping to solicit input. Tomorrow we have a leadership themed walk through for the parents (it is our year-long equity theme). My class had students write about how they are a leader ("pushing in my chair, helping friends when they fall down on the playground," etc.) We took photographs of them in super hero poses with a super hero cape to go with the blurb they wrote. So they each have a little poster with their photograph as a superhero and the way they are a leader and now we need to put it up in the hall fancily. Now we need a pun or background display for their work. Like the other teachers have things like a big mirror made out of tin foil and it says, "I can see the leader in me." Stuff like that. So, super hero themed + leadership + charming but also doable within a day in terms of the decorative work load and supplies needed. Any ideas?
posted by mermily on Apr 30, 2014 - 4 answers

How do I find a Mortgage Broker?

I live in Vancouver and I'll be looking to buy a condo this year somewhere in Coquitlam or New Westminster. I've never bought a place before and have literally no idea what I'm doing. I'm told a Mortgage Broker is my best bet but how do I choose the right one for me? [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on Jan 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Looking for pc action-adventure game from the 90's

-PC action-adventure game, mostly action, but I do remember simple adventure things like moving blocks or unlocking doors -first person view -can't remember how health stats and weaponry were viewed -Had to rescue a woman (go figure), but not sure if she was royalty or anything, just motivation to do the journey -Started in kobold (or kobolt) caverns, there was a spider cavern section where it was tunnels burrowed by the spiders themselves, a lava cavern/mining level where you had to break down a rock borer (might have been a laser) -mid to late 90's probably because it's graphics were close to Quake 2, just not as smooth [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Nov 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Similiar books like "The first 90 days"

Are there books such as this to help with gaining traction in your career? [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Oct 26, 2013 - 2 answers

It'll be ONE sweet party!

My daughter's first birthday is coming up in two weeks, and we're having a party. The invitations emphasized "one", so that's the theme. What "one"-themed things can I do, for food or decorations? [more inside]
posted by Liesl on Oct 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Novels in 1st and 3rd person

I would like to find novels told from the point of view of at least two characters where one portion is written in the first person and one is in the third.
posted by bananafish on Sep 11, 2013 - 33 answers

What is the meaning behind saying "Hip!" while tossing things?

I saw a clip from the Disney cartoon series "Sofia the First". It's from the episode "Blue Ribbon Bunny". As Soifa tosses blueberries for her rabbit friend Clover to catch, she says "Hip!" during each toss. [more inside]
posted by lankford on Jul 24, 2013 - 11 answers

What do you wish you'd known when choosing your first apartment?

At the end of the summer I'll be selecting and moving into my first apartment after living in a house with roommates for several years, and I'm looking to discover what things I don't know that I don't know. [more inside]
posted by randomnity on Jun 14, 2013 - 79 answers

How to avoid communication with the girl before the first date?

I met a girl at a bar and I want to know how to avoid chatting with her all week before our first date. [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Mar 31, 2013 - 25 answers

Inaugural vs First Annual?

My wife has organized a 5k as a fundraiser for her school. The event website lists it as the "First Annual" race. She got a nitpicky email chastising her her about it, complaining that it should be the "Inaugural" race. What do you think, and how should she respond? [more inside]
posted by RevRob330 on Feb 15, 2013 - 58 answers

Please recommend movies, books and tv to do with the First World War (1914 to 1918)

I'd like some recommendations for high quality movies, books, memoirs, tv shows, etc that cover the First World War (1914 to 1918) and the immediate years before and after. [more inside]
posted by h00py on Nov 25, 2012 - 40 answers

First Lego League?!?

Could someone please help me understand the First Lego League?!? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I win my ex back?

First date with ex-boyfriend went well... what's the next step to eventually winning him back? [more inside]
posted by enantio on Aug 19, 2012 - 35 answers

Help me help my girlfriend have her first orgasm

My 35 y/o girlfriend has never had an orgasm... [NSFW details] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2012 - 32 answers

Tattoo preparation for first-timer

Getting my first tattoo! How should I prepare? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 19, 2012 - 22 answers

Initial wins at a new job

First day/week and month on a new job [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on May 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Should I ask this girl to a date this summer?

Should I ask this girl to a date this summer? If so, how should I ask? [more inside]
posted by Thisispiggy on Mar 31, 2012 - 14 answers

First time buyer. Are foreclosed homes cheaper?

Are foreclosed homes cheaper? And how would you go about buying your very first home? [more inside]
posted by Danah_78 on Jan 14, 2012 - 11 answers

YANA(First Amendment Corporation)L

SOPA/Corporate Advocacy Queation: Reddit is voluntarily going to go offline for half of a day to protest SOPA. Following this, there have been calls for Google, Facebook and other opponents of the proposed law to do the same. Would it be legal for these companies to do this? [more inside]
posted by graphnerd on Jan 12, 2012 - 11 answers

About to buy my first used pickup. I Know very little about prices and mechanics.

Hey! So i am about to buy my very first vehicle and am pretty excited about the whole deal. My budget is no more than 5k and I am looking to get me a used small pickup truck. It seems like my best options are either a T100, Tacoma, frontier or a b2500. Are those considered reliable used pick ups? What kind of year/mileage y'all think 5k could bring? I am thinking a 2000 with about 120000 miles. Does that seems reasonable? The truck should be very reliable and could take some abuse, I don't really care about towing much because it will be used mainly for tools. I know VERY little about cars and mechanics and wouldn't even know the first thing to look out for when looking at a potential truck... I've been told to insist on a clean title, see that the engine and transmission are in good order, and pass it by a reliable mechanic. Anything else? Thank you for your time!
posted by Sentus on Jan 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Strunk and White first edition

I've sniffed around on AbeBooks and a few other sites, but I can't really seem to find anything that's a Strunk and White first edition. Anyone have more ideas about how to find such an animal? [more inside]
posted by el riesgo sempre vive on Nov 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Democracy is messy by design

Does the U.S., by treaty or other law follow the OSCE/ODIHR – Venice Commission Guidelines On Freedom Of Peaceful Assembly in regards to applying the First Amendment right within the Constitution? [more inside]
posted by rich on Nov 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Frito Lexus, please go to the white courtesy phone

Where can I find a list of completely unique (N=1) first names in the USA? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Oct 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy

Bacterial Vaginosis during pregnancy, is Flagyl safe? [more inside]
posted by lwclec072 on Aug 18, 2011 - 6 answers

1st Time Meetup No Clicky! Do I Stay With My Exit Line?

Am I done with her????? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Jul 31, 2011 - 25 answers

Should I ride a tandem bike on the first date?

Is it a bad idea to ride a tandem bike on first date? [more inside]
posted by skybluesky on Jul 28, 2011 - 36 answers

Gotta Run Now!

What's the name of that song that you play on your running playlist that makes you push yourself further? You know the one - you're jogging at a decent, steady pace and then it comes on and mentally you go "Oh, YES!" and suddenly everything seems to get a lot more awesome and you are running full pelt with a huge grin on your face. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Jun 15, 2011 - 104 answers

Can you point me to existing data on Native American health?

For work I am making a complete database of all existing (reasonably current) data on Native American health/risk factors. But I know next to nothing about the area. What are some surveys I should look at? It would be especially helpful if the data were at the tribal level of analysis. I'm at a bit of a loss and I'd appreciate any help you could offer! Thanks in advance.
posted by powerbumpkin on Jun 1, 2011 - 5 answers

RaceWIN! Native American Science Fiction

RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on May 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Displayport Shenanigans

Is it possible to daisy chain these dell display port hubs by getting three of them to run 6x monitors off a single macbook displayport. [more inside]
posted by sourbrew on May 26, 2011 - 3 answers

DEAFENING DRUMBEAT OF LOWERED EXPECTATIONS

Listening to NPR I heard them saying, a little too casually, that "Generation Y is preparing for a future without any Social Security benefits". REALLY?? I did _NOT_ get that memo. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on May 23, 2011 - 38 answers

How much, how long, and just plain how do they blur sensitive things on TV shows?

I watch a lot of non-fiction shows, like Mythbusters and the First 48. Throughout these shows, often things are blurred on purpose. In Mythbusters, they blur brand names. On the First 48, they blur numbers, license plates, faces. I was just curious (A) how much something like that would cost in terms of dollars, (B) how long it would take to do - say an episode, and (C) what computer program they use to do this. Thanks!
posted by Sully on Nov 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class?

What are some engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Want to help me buy my first car?

Help a teenager buy her first car. Knows next to nothing about cars so tell me: where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Saebrial on Oct 10, 2010 - 11 answers

What to get best friend on occasion of first child being born.

What do you get your best friend and his wife on the occasion of their first child being born? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Oct 4, 2010 - 12 answers

What are good places for buying first edition hardcover books?

What are good places for buying first edition hardcover books? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 12, 2010 - 13 answers

First Nations History

I have been trying to find information about a native boy who was converted by the Jesuits in the 18th or 19th century and taken to France to go to school. I believe that it was a post on MetaFilter around two years ago. I've searched but with no luck. Does anyone know about this boy? I think his name began with a P. [more inside]
posted by ofelia on Jun 4, 2010 - 5 answers

This is not the right side of the bed.

What are some good strategies for fixing things when you started out on slightly bad terms? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 31, 2010 - 19 answers

Will a good college take me?

I need to understand where i place among the crowd of college bound kids. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on May 9, 2010 - 28 answers

Help finding a popular digg comment

I remember seeing a popular digg comment where the commenter was writing what appeared to be a first hand account of his tough life but it ended up being the story of Luke Skywalker [more inside]
posted by royalchinook on Apr 5, 2010 - 4 answers

[First Aid] Central America: Came across an unconscious boy on the side of the road - how should I have responded?

You're driving in backwater Central America and find an unconscious, bleeding boy lying on the side of the road - What do you do? (Happened to me yesterday) [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Mar 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Beginner buying a USED motorcycle. Help!?

Hey Mefites! This is my first post and I definitely need help. I have my motorcycle license and took the MSF course. I most certainly will buy good gear to protect myself. I consider myself a safe driver (car so far), no accidents or speeding tickets and generally drive slow. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Mar 12, 2010 - 27 answers

What would you put in a basic 'in case of emergency' info and first aid type of document to be kept on an ipod or cell phone?

What would you put in a basic 'in case of emergency' info and first aid type of document to be kept on an ipod or cell phone? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Feb 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Should we not buy a house right now?

Should we not buy a house right now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 23 answers

What should my son's first computer be?

What should my son's first computer be? [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Nov 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Is he friendly? Interested? Teasing?

Angsty-crush filter: Should I do something like make a move on this guy? If not, how can I get this out of my mind and get back to my own life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 - 25 answers

Low starting salary?

Recent MSc graduate offered low starting salary. Now what? [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Oct 13, 2009 - 17 answers

Tagged out before I get to third.

I can't seem to ever get to the third date. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Sep 11, 2009 - 58 answers

buying home - pay for unused existing fuel?

First time homebuyer - "its customary to purchase the unused fuel from the seller" urf? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jun 22, 2009 - 39 answers

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