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looking for a bike for the lady....

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    The thruth is out there. rui93's Avatar
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    looking for a bike for the lady....


    Hello guys/girls,

    I'm teaching the wife how to ride. Just looking for advice from the ladies on a good starter bike. Well if some of guys know don't hesitate to comment ......

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    ninja 500 hands down is what id recommend for a starter bike. she can move up to a 600 in a couple years. the 500 will do her good for the meantime.

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    reserve an MSF spot for her...
    no disrespect for your teaching skills, but it's a great course.
    and the insurance discount don't hurt none, neither.
    -t

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    The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple.

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    well if he wanted suggestions all around that would have come out too but all he asked for was bike suggetsions lol

    no really though - the msf class is great - i hadnt been on a bike before i took it and had a blast and learned a lot too

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    A good bike for your woman is the one SHE feels comfortable with.

    EX500, Ninja 250, Katana 600, Rebel 250...

    There are many to choose from. Make sure she can touch the ground with her toes whilst sitting on the bike, and can somewhat handle the weight. Adjust the levers to her hand angle.

    Leather jacket, leather gloves, leather boots, and a helmet are a must.

    MSF class: here in NH the advantage to taking the class is you get your license at the conclusion. The alternative is to take the skills test, which is hard for most riders to pass.

    I'm teaching my wife to ride. Her bike is a Katana 750: a little big but free. She will be taking the MSF class this weekend (read: fair warning, off the streets!!!)

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    Yeah....the MSF class is definite. Just wanted to get her on a bike before. I took the class myself and learned a lot.

    come on you two.....

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    no kissing yucka lol

    yeah what dan said lol... take her out let her sit on bikes and see what she likes - she's gotta be happy with it or she wont wanna get on it and ride

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    DreamAngel,
    Thanks for the words of encouragement you sent. I printed them out and handed it to her last night.

    Thanks from Mrs. Crim'.

    See you two this weekend??

    I have it off you know!!!!!

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    i have the whole weekend off so we'll be there

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    Originally posted by DreamAngel
    no kissing yucka lol
    hahahahhahahaaaa
    i didn't think you'd wanna kiss me, but don't you think that reaction's a *little* extreme?
    :-P

    edit: so i'm not accused of being a complete bastardizer... the lack of plastic is often a good thing for a first bike... but i'll echo everyone else who sez "something she likes and feels comfortable with." as long as it's not an R6

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    Last edited by twrayinma; 08-29-02 at 03:09 PM.
    The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple.

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    no not really lol

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    fine, i'll be over here crying my eyes out.
    *whimper*

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    The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple.

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    The Buell Blast is a really great starter bike and looks a hell of a lot better than the Rebel 250...

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    Lata,
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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    1982 CM250C

    My wife still wants to sell it

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    Rui talk to me Sat night about it.. we'll go over good starter bikes... my preferences are

    86-88 FZ600 (light weight easy maintence... ie air cooled)
    ex500's same as above
    depending on her skills perhaps even an early cbr600 (she won't be bored with it in a year)
    gs500's are a good choice if she likes their styling
    along with TONS of other bikes... we'll chat in person Sat.

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    I have the perfect bike for ya, its a 93 Katana 600 only 7100 miles on it, extra set of brand new tires not mounted on it yet, shop manual and extra oil filter. all for $2,000.

    My wife bought it last season, rode it a couple of times 150 miles total, and decided she liked to be a passenger a lot better, we just got dirt bikes and she likes that 100 times better.

    I say it is the perfect beginer bike cause she layed it down twice a 0 mph in a parking lot, then a 7 mph low side into a curb, so it doesn't look real pretty but she won't have to worry about dropping it during the learning process. It runs well, plenty of power, but not too much for the newbie.



    lemme know.......

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    beginner bike

    Speaking of the Buell Blast.....just saw one in the Boston Globe yesterday. Asking price was $3500.

    If I recall the reviews when the bike came out, it is a very "beginner friendly" bike and has a very low seat height.

    Also as others said, the ES/GS 500's would be good. Isn't that what some of the training classes use?

    Steve

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    looking for a bike for the lady....

    The wife is selling her Buell Blast it has ruffly 975 miles, it's the color yellow and can be seen in loudon NH, i posted it in the for sale forum check it out let me know...

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