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Old 07-25-2007, 12:56 PM   #91
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No, no, no. She's too busy with the third handgrip.
A whole bunch a lunkheads are about get moderated if this conversation doesn't get back on track!
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:59 PM   #92
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Most women I see are on Harleys, and they are always on the biggest and heaviest ones that they make. Most look like they can handle it just fine. I didn't know there were so many overmatched riders out there. Maybe that's why there are so many accidents.
..try finding a decent bike for a 5'2" woman like my wife. We sorta gave up. She just rides a 125 or 250 around town and leaves me to handle the longer trips.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:06 PM   #93
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..try finding a decent bike for a 5'2" woman like my wife. We sorta gave up. She just rides a 125 or 250 around town and leaves me to handle the longer trips.
Your wife got something against lowered Sporties?
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:09 PM   #94
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A whole bunch a lunkheads are about get moderated if this conversation doesn't get back on track!
I don't see anything wrong with it so far!
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..try finding a decent bike for a 5'2" woman like my wife. We sorta gave up. She just rides a 125 or 250 around town and leaves me to handle the longer trips.
Seen the Short Bikers Page, Seruzawa?

I'd recommend (new) a Ninja 250 - it's a grownup bike for real. I know guys who've done Iron Butt rides on them, so they can handle highways and distance no problem. If your wife likes Harleys the Sportster can be obtained with a very low seat as another poster mentioned. They are fun bikes if top heavy.

Other than those there are a few others out there in the used market that could fit.
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Just give her a couple of those old Shovelhead tranny sprockets you have laying around. Tossing one of those over her shoulder at 80 or so will discourage even the most determined tailgaiter
Believe it or not, I have a few of those babies lying around!
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I don't see anything wrong with it so far!
You wouldn't!
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:34 PM   #98
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Your wife got something against lowered Sporties?
..she doesn't want to spend more than a couple grand. Me either.

As soon as those Harley prices collapse though.......
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:41 PM   #99
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One of the GS500 Suzukis would be a good bike for a shorter rider, or an EX 500 Kawasaki. Not too spendy either.


Longride, I still have a few myself and I haven't owned a Shovelhead in years. I have a couple of Triumph ones, also a nice Suzuki with rubber cush drive. Excellent for crowd control,. kinda like a 15 tooth Throwing Star that weighs 5 lbs......LOL
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The local Triumph dealer had an interesting comment on motorcycle heat: "If it bothers you, get a car." He let me ride one of the notorious 06 STs in 90 degree heat. It was warm, but no big deal. Likewise with a new 96" HD Road Glide I rode a while back. They're supposed to be really bad, again, I didn't really think it was excessive at all. I guess it's what you're used to.
a freakin' Shovelhead. I remember my '81 FXEF when the temps hit 95 and 60W oil was in use. None of my other bikes have come close except that dammed Magna.... another rear cylinder heat pump.

Lotsa pussies out there I think.
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