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lwatcdr 07-05-2007 02:17 PM

Well skipping the MSF isn't an option. I just worry that they might not take the time to teach her how to shift a bike. When I took mine they expected everybody to know the basics of how to ride. The also kept harping on what would fail you out of the course. Being a young hyper competitive male that didn't bother me at the time. Knowing my wife I think it would bother her.

rkrayton2000 07-05-2007 03:07 PM

ever consider one of the big scooters? I know I know it's not the same as a motorcycle but me and my wife test rode the burgman 400( well i did anyway) and i was quite surprised at the power and handling also her learnig curve was not as steep( no shifting) after about 2 weeks of practice she was ready for the street she now has her "m" class licsense and has since traded up to the burgman 600 and can cruise at 80+ all day long.

kavenger 07-05-2007 05:54 PM

Good suggestion. My wife hates manual transmissions even though she had a old VW bug with a stick when I met her. My dental hygienist got a scooter and her husband rides a cruiser.. She loves it, and she keeps up with her husband easily

sachiwilson 07-06-2007 09:54 AM

One reminder, guys. Let HER make the decision what to get. Put the options in front of her and let her decide what she wants. Don't make the decision for her.

longride 07-06-2007 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by sachiwilson (Post 164514)
One reminder, guys. Let HER make the decision what to get. Put the options in front of her and let her decide what she wants. Don't make the decision for her.

These guys are married. I don't think they need to be reminded who makes all the decisions. 8-)

sachiwilson 07-06-2007 10:02 AM

:lol: Guys tend to forget when it comes to motorcycles, though. :)

Kenneth_Moore 07-06-2007 10:43 AM

When I was married, I used to help get my wife started by handing her a bottle of Stoli and a gram of coke.

Sorry, that joke's been kicking around in my head since this post appeared. I guess it's Friday...

Kreb_Cycle 07-06-2007 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tripleripple (Post 164231)
"the EX250 can do, I think, a max speed of around 110mph"

'I think' huh? How is it that everybody knows exactly how fast an EX250 will go...

It goes 105. I had a 2003, the engine was in perfect condition. It might go 110 downhill with hurricane winds behind you. Everyone knows how fast they go because they're a dime a dozen, and everyone borrows their friends because they look fun, and on the first straight stretch you have to peg it if you're an experienced rider just to see if the little sucker can really do it.

seruzawa 07-06-2007 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Kreb_Cycle (Post 164528)
It goes 105. I had a 2003, the engine was in perfect condition. It might go 110 downhill with hurricane winds behind you. Everyone knows how fast they go because they're a dime a dozen, and everyone borrows their friends because they look fun, and on the first straight stretch you have to peg it if you're an experienced rider just to see if the little sucker can really do it.

And that's not bad at all seeing as the first Honda Hawk 250s did a max of about 85. My '67 Duck 250 Scrambler might hit 75mph on the level. 105mph out of a 250cc street bike is pretty damm good.

rkrayton2000 07-06-2007 05:03 PM

I agree 105 is great out of a 250cc bike I keep wondering how kawi does it I've hit 130mph on my ninja 500r and can keep up with anybody except at those "insane speeds"


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