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Old 09-01-2011, 07:58 AM   #21
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Does She know how to ride?
MSF?
Why a 600?


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Those questions have nothing to do with his questions lol... Im sure he will take care of her.
Let me answer this in detail since I have some time.
first question "does she know how to ride" is relevant because if she really does, it doesn't matter if she tip toes cause she can still control the bike. If she's new, she'll probably rely heavily on being able to walk the bike around. An experienced rider picks up their feet as soon as the bike starts moving and doesn't put them back down unless completely stopped. If you're short, when you stop you lean the bike to one side and hold it up with one foot until you're ready to go again.

second question "msf"
we should know if she's had any training. Her boyfriend, the OP, has already trashed his bike and if he's the only one teaching her then that might be a problem. At MH, we trash talk a lot but the truth is, is that we care about the safety of fellow riders.

third question "why a 600"
Usually when people don't know much about bikes, they'll say things like it has to be over 600cc. When in fact, a 600cc inline-4 is quite different from a 650cc v-twin..which are both insanely different from a 600+ cc cruiser. The OP has a GSX-R so we assume he might be talking a supersport. In that case, we should know why he thinks his girlfriend is ready for what is basically a street legal racebike.
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My girlfriend is about 5'1 and she wants a bike but cant touch on a stock height. How much do I need to lower a bike for her and what bike would be best? It has to be a 600cc, dosnt matter what make, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha whatever. Just the best for her to start and be comfortable.
If she's never ridden before, and you love her, I would not recommend a 600cc supersport. There's a reason Kawi and Honda make 250cc bikes.

If you don't give a about her health/safety/ability to learn how to ride well/etc, by all means, look into a 600cc street-legal race-bike, the suspension and steering geometry all to by lowering it, and get whatever she thinks looks pretty.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #24
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If she's never ridden before, and you love her, I would not recommend a 600cc supersport. There's a reason Kawi and Honda make 250cc bikes.

If you don't give a about her health/safety/ability to learn how to ride well/etc, by all means, look into a 600cc street-legal race-bike, the suspension and steering geometry all to by lowering it, and get whatever she thinks looks pretty.
Good post. Even a ninja 250 or cbr250r might be difficult for her to handle given her height. Find a used 883 or honda shadow so she can learn how to handle a bike with both feet on the ground. Both of you will be thankful when she is ready to move up to a sportbike in a few months or a year.

Most of the supersports will need 4" or more of lowering. That will really mess with the way they ride.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #25
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Yea, go with a 250 sport or a 750 or less cruiser for first bike...
otherwise your girl will probably become mangled at the hands of the Japanese.

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My girl at 5'6" can keep up with us on her 250 with our 600's np at anything that doesn't constitute jail time.

+1 on the 250r.
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My girl at 5'6" can keep up with us on her 250 with our 600's np at anything that doesn't constitute jail time.

+1 on the 250r.
If y'all are going 80mph lol
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Let me answer this in detail since I have some time.
first question "does she know how to ride" is relevant because if she really does, it doesn't matter if she tip toes cause she can still control the bike. If she's new, she'll probably rely heavily on being able to walk the bike around. An experienced rider picks up their feet as soon as the bike starts moving and doesn't put them back down unless completely stopped. If you're short, when you stop you lean the bike to one side and hold it up with one foot until you're ready to go again.

second question "msf"
we should know if she's had any training. Her boyfriend, the OP, has already trashed his bike and if he's the only one teaching her then that might be a problem. At MH, we trash talk a lot but the truth is, is that we care about the safety of fellow riders.

third question "why a 600"
Usually when people don't know much about bikes, they'll say things like it has to be over 600cc. When in fact, a 600cc inline-4 is quite different from a 650cc v-twin..which are both insanely different from a 600+ cc cruiser. The OP has a GSX-R so we assume he might be talking a supersport. In that case, we should know why he thinks his girlfriend is ready for what is basically a street legal racebike.
Thank you! Kept me from typing all that.
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Let me answer this in detail since I have some time.
first question "does she know how to ride" is relevant because if she really does, it doesn't matter if she tip toes cause she can still control the bike. If she's new, she'll probably rely heavily on being able to walk the bike around. An experienced rider picks up their feet as soon as the bike starts moving and doesn't put them back down unless completely stopped. If you're short, when you stop you lean the bike to one side and hold it up with one foot until you're ready to go again.

second question "msf"
we should know if she's had any training. Her boyfriend, the OP, has already trashed his bike and if he's the only one teaching her then that might be a problem. At MH, we trash talk a lot but the truth is, is that we care about the safety of fellow riders.

third question "why a 600"
Usually when people don't know much about bikes, they'll say things like it has to be over 600cc. When in fact, a 600cc inline-4 is quite different from a 650cc v-twin..which are both insanely different from a 600+ cc cruiser. The OP has a GSX-R so we assume he might be talking a supersport. In that case, we should know why he thinks his girlfriend is ready for what is basically a street legal racebike.
This post wins.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:49 PM   #33
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all that noise...

Ger her a busa and slam that ...

Or just pick up a 250...
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Let me answer this in detail since I have some time.
first question "does she know how to ride" is relevant because if she really does, it doesn't matter if she tip toes cause she can still control the bike. If she's new, she'll probably rely heavily on being able to walk the bike around. An experienced rider picks up their feet as soon as the bike starts moving and doesn't put them back down unless completely stopped. If you're short, when you stop you lean the bike to one side and hold it up with one foot until you're ready to go again.

second question "msf"
we should know if she's had any training. Her boyfriend, the OP, has already trashed his bike and if he's the only one teaching her then that might be a problem. At MH, we trash talk a lot but the truth is, is that we care about the safety of fellow riders.

third question "why a 600"
Usually when people don't know much about bikes, they'll say things like it has to be over 600cc. When in fact, a 600cc inline-4 is quite different from a 650cc v-twin..which are both insanely different from a 600+ cc cruiser. The OP has a GSX-R so we assume he might be talking a supersport. In that case, we should know why he thinks his girlfriend is ready for what is basically a street legal racebike.
It's rare to see such a proper "pwning"...Well done.
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I had a GXSR 600 and I got it lowered 1.5 inches, it was very comfortable but I'm 5'4 and I was at the ball of my feet but very comfortable, you have to get use to it! I got use to it! I now have a R6 and on my toes, I feel very comfortable on it! She will eventually mold into the bike as part of her body, but I agree if it's her very first bike 250 is the way to go to get comfortable, then she can grow up to a bigger bike as she gets comfortable riding.
^^^ She should definitely try to get used to it...I think learning how to ride on stock height can give you an advantage, but if its her first time to ride then she should definitely consider something smaller.
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If y'all are going 80mph lol
hahaha right!! Must not be going very fast...
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hahaha right!! Must not be going very fast...
She does over 100 on it easy. All good, crack the jokes, but she rips it up. It's not like its the Honda 250
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She does over 100 on it easy. All good, crack the jokes, but she rips it up. It's not like its the Honda 250
Like 110?? Doesn't it top out at 110?

I think they are great bikes, make good track bikes and a good bike to start off on for a chick that has never rode before.
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Like 110?? Doesn't it top out at 110?
I'll have to ask her what shes seen the highest at. Yea, she doesn't have the torque we have, but, f*ck, its Houston, when are we digging out of a corner, right?
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it Dosnt have to be a 600. I just see the ZX14s and the Busas commonly lowered and being her FIRST bike didnt want to go over a 600cc. She saw a ZX14 that was low enough for her and pointed it out. then she wondered why I laughed.
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Let me answer this in detail since I have some time.
first question "does she know how to ride" is relevant because if she really does, it doesn't matter if she tip toes cause she can still control the bike. If she's new, she'll probably rely heavily on being able to walk the bike around. An experienced rider picks up their feet as soon as the bike starts moving and doesn't put them back down unless completely stopped. If you're short, when you stop you lean the bike to one side and hold it up with one foot until you're ready to go again.

second question "msf"
we should know if she's had any training. Her boyfriend, the OP, has already trashed his bike and if he's the only one teaching her then that might be a problem. At MH, we trash talk a lot but the truth is, is that we care about the safety of fellow riders.

third question "why a 600"
Usually when people don't know much about bikes, they'll say things like it has to be over 600cc. When in fact, a 600cc inline-4 is quite different from a 650cc v-twin..which are both insanely different from a 600+ cc cruiser. The OP has a GSX-R so we assume he might be talking a supersport. In that case, we should know why he thinks his girlfriend is ready for what is basically a street legal racebike.

thanks for clarifying.....




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