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Old 09-18-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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Okay so right now i ride on the back of my boyfriends bike and Im in the process of learning to ride myself. Does anyone know of and good bikes that arent that heavy? My boyfriend rides a yzf 600 and its a little heavy for me.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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Not really sure what you mean by "heavy". When the bike is sitting straight up, it doesn't weigh anything (relative to the rider anyway).

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Old 09-18-2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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nope not yet and i found the course at north harris. I mean when i get on the bike straight up it leans I think it might be bc i have to stand on my tippy toes. so maybe its more of a height issue.
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ninja 250 are great bikes for smaller ppl, but as soon as you get used to it, you will want a bigger bike, take MSF first, then decide what you want, you will get a better feel for it
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nope not yet and i found the course at north harris. I mean when i get on the bike straight up it leans I think it might be bc i have to stand on my tippy toes. so maybe its more of a height issue.
Yep, better to be flat footed while you're learning. Personal opinion, take the course asap and you'll feel a lot more comfortable with the bike.
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soemthing to consider fella's alot of fem's have longer legs in perportion to their body, so inseam is a bigger factor then height.
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Get a 250 ; an buy a helmet ,some gloves, and a riding jacket ..
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Start on a 250, that's what I did. It'll build your confidence. I am only 5' nothing; my inseam is 29", and I ride an SV650 now (seat shaved, rear lowered 2", and front lowered about a cm).

My SV is just under 400 lbs- when you're moving you won't notice the weight at all.

And taking MSF will build your confidence, too. Just dew it!
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i would highly suggest taking MSF first before deciding on a bike.

i LOVED my 250, but after 4 weeks of daily riding, i was more than ready to move up! they are great starters tho.

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i would highly suggest taking MSF first before deciding on a bike.

i LOVED my 250, but after 4 weeks of daily riding, i was more than ready to move up! they are great starters tho.

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thats weird, i have an inst. buddy who's been riding 40+ yrs and rode his 250 9000mi last yr, and he has 2 1200cc bikes in the garage. and he's 6'+ and 300lbs +

what does "ready" mean? you didn't ride very long how did you know you were ready? what mad skills did you p/u in 4 weeks, did you ride everyday? how many miles?
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thats weird, i have an inst. buddy who's been riding 40+ yrs and rode his 250 9000mi last yr, and he has 2 1200cc bikes in the garage. and he's 6'+ and 300lbs +

what does "ready" mean? you didn't ride very long how did you know you were ready? what mad skills did you p/u in 4 weeks, did you ride everyday? how many miles?
every day commute miles = 23/day x 5days; weekend miles = 400+

and 'I' felt ready to move up. once i was on the 600 i felt a lot more comfortable being on the freeways of Houston where as on the 250 i was scared as - it didn't have a lot of 'gusto' i guess would be the word i'm looking for. i never said the 250's weren't good learner bikes
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