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Old 02-23-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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What would a good bike for some one to use to work on shifting and stoping? like for a girl that thinks big bikes are BIG and cant hold it up
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i learned on a 150 honda dirtbike!

i learned in a hurry not to stall her... its a to kick start!
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What would a good bike for some one to use to work on shifting and stoping? like for a girl that thinks big bikes are BIG and cant hold it up
oh and that Aprilia Ride Smart 80 was a dream learning bike. its not ugly like the ninja 250's and it stands pretty tall so you dont feel like a phussy when ur around guys! lol but enough power to ride on the streets... Slowly. LOL
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:15 PM   #7
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anything that is manual and the person can have two feet flat footed. a knock off dirt bike is a great way and only aroun $450 new. i showed my old lady how to ride on that.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:19 PM   #8
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ok so like a 100 - 125
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But seriously, something lightweight. I learned on a Honda CB125 at the MSF classs.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:23 PM   #10
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ok so like a 100 - 125
yeah but there are some fast 100-125cc bikes out there. anything around 110cc and designed for kids is ok.

patience is the key when teaching someone. dont overwhelm her with info and just give her tha basics of first gear and easing off the clutch into the friction zone.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:35 PM   #12
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she knows how to ride but forgets to down shift when stoping and then trys to go and you know bikes dont like that or gives it more gas when she is tring to stop thats funny some times thinks for the input
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she knows how to ride but forgets to down shift when stoping and then trys to go and you know bikes dont like that or gives it more gas when she is tring to stop thats funny some times thinks for the input
That's a pretty common mistake for beginners. Have her pull in the clutch way before she stops so that she'll have time to downshift to first. Keep the clutch in all the way to the stop. Engine braking is too hard at this point.
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I agree on the Busa, its a great starter bike
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