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Old 04-28-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Hello to all!

Hey everyone!

I'm wanting to learn how to ride, but hesitant b/c of my height. I'm only 5'2 and the last time I got on a bike my feet were dangling! :/:

I know there's a msf course I can take, but are there any suggestions you all might have for me? Like what kind of bike would be good to start with etc? I need all the help I can get! and yes I'm a chic. Thanks!!
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Welcome! My gf is 5'0" and she rides. Lowered Ninja 500 FTW!
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My gf has little chort legs, too. She started on a Rebel 250. It's plenty small enough to accomodate you. Good luck and welcome.
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just get a gsxr 600 and lower it . thats a good way
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:47 PM   #11
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the bike i got on is a 600 gsxr and it felt pretty comfy - i can barely tip toe it so im def. gonna have to lower it but when you lower, does it screw up the handling?
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affects lean angle and supposedly throws of center of gravity. but honestly IMO if you need it, you need it. Rather have to go 80 instead of 100 in a curve then not be able to reach and drop it at every stop.
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haha. right on. i'd rather not drop it at every stop.
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Welcome... my gf (chippertipper) just started riding the katana. It's been lowered so she can fit. Yes, she has already dropped it but that's what the bike is for.

What area are you in? Are we gonna see you at Meet and Greets?
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i'm in SW alief - im pretty excited to get out there already, but of course i'm gonna have to take the course first. just trying to get an idea of what's good for me before i jump the gun and eat my sh*t -- did your gf take the course??
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My gf has little chort legs, too. She started on a Rebel 250. It's plenty small enough to accomodate you. Good luck and welcome.
thats just sounds funny "little short legs"

anywho welcome and you found the right place to ask for help. make yourself at home and enjoy your experience goodluck and be safe out there
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i'm in SW alief - im pretty excited to get out there already, but of course i'm gonna have to take the course first. just trying to get an idea of what's good for me before i jump the gun and eat my sh*t -- did your gf take the course??
She will take the course. It is a must for fundimentals. But she is currently riding the bike in the parkinglots. Thank goodness 1) she can't fit on the busa even with it lowered and 2) it scares her unless she's a passenger.

First of all, she has her own gear already since she does do some paced rides with us on the back. Safety is always first.
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She will take the course. It is a must for fundimentals. But she is currently riding the bike in the parkinglots. Thank goodness 1) she can't fit on the busa even with it lowered and 2) it scares her unless she's a passenger.

First of all, she has her own gear already since she does do some paced rides with us on the back. Safety is always first.

agreed. safety is always first. i esp don't understand those who ride without a helmet. but that's another story. ima just sign up for the course and see how it goes from there
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Sounds good.

Patience will pay off in the end. Sounds like you got a good head on your shoulders. Remember on the street its more about being seen and reacting before you need to react to conditions. If you have people you can ride with before you have a bike its great experience.

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