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Old 04-29-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Cool Which bike will work?

Alright, here's the situation... I'm used to riding on the back of my boyfriend's Busa and I'm totally comfortable taking tight turns at 80 and 90 mph while turning around and taking pics, but I'm ready to get a bike of my own. The main issue is that I'm used to a larger bike and I've got short legs. I'm a whopping 5'3" and most of that is torso... What bikes do you think I could ride that would give me enough power to keep up with the rest of the boys, but be able to be low enough for me to stand flat-footed? I'll take any suggestions! Thanks!
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Alright, here's the situation... I'm used to riding on the back of my boyfriend's Busa and I'm totally comfortable taking tight turns at 80 and 90 mph while turning around and taking pics, but I'm ready to get a bike of my own. The main issue is that I'm used to a larger bike and I've got short legs. I'm a whopping 5'3" and most of that is torso... What bikes do you think I could ride that would give me enough power to keep up with the rest of the boys, but be able to be low enough for me to stand flat-footed? I'll take any suggestions! Thanks!
Come ride my bike sweetness! I am 5'4 and flat foot because of my seat. You could ride it easily. It is easy in the curves, and everywhere else.
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Well we bought my gf a Ninja 500 and she could only tip toe it (she is 5'0"). We lowered it 2" from stock with some links online and it works perfect for her now. I would assume a ninja 500 would work perfect for you at stock height or even a ninja 250. Great thing about the 500 is you won't have any issues keeping up. Sure it doesn't have the acceleration of your gixxers, r6's, or zx-6's but it still has some power. I hit 105 on her bike so ya. Just my .02. Hope you find something that works for ya. Oh ya. And if you and Matt wanna make a trip to the south side your more than welcome to come get on the Ninja and see what you think.
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My wife is short as well; she rode a Ninja 250 just fine, but we had to lower the Hyosung 650 so she could touch both feet.

Keep in mind all the sport bikes are fairly tall, and most can't be lowered much due to fork taper.

The older Honda 600's sit lower, the 00-01, maybe 02's.
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Get a Huffy I know you can reach on that
This is where I tell you that you can suck my !

Just kidding... maybe...

I've never owned a Huffy for a reason. When I ride something, it's got quality. Just like my boyfriend! Huffy's aren't good enough for me! When I rode a little bike, back in the day, I rode a Gary Fisher... Come on now!
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This is where I tell you that you can suck my !

Just kidding... maybe...

I've never owned a Huffy for a reason. When I ride something, it's got quality. Just like my boyfriend! Huffy's aren't good enough for me! When I rode a little bike, back in the day, I rode a Gary Fisher... Come on now!
This whole post. Just...WOW!
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Ninja 250r FTW...+1 on not worrying so much about stayin w/the pack.

BTW unless you are trying to stay w/a pack doin 120 you should be alright on the 2fiddy, you just won't be able to get to them highway speeds as quick as your SO, but he should understand and not push you beyond your limits.
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This whole post. Just...WOW!

Haha! I'm just trying to explain the fact that I'm not just kidding. I know I'm vertically challenged, but I'm asking for advice, not stupidity!
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Haha! I'm just trying to explain the fact that I'm not just kidding. I know I'm vertically challenged, but I'm asking for advice, not stupidity!
no i understand. but that post was bout the best comeback i've seen.
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Screw a Gary fisher! and you already know we gotta get your vertically challenged to sit on some bikes to see what your comfortable on. I would take Pam up on her offer though, her bike is super light and pretty low to the ground.
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Haha! I'm just trying to explain the fact that I'm not just kidding. I know I'm vertically challenged, but I'm asking for advice, not stupidity!
a bit of arrogance on your part isn't it??

maybe you should re-evaluate your statements and not be so hard on people.

if you think you can hang with the boys (and you may be able to, i've seen it before) you may become another statistic here on the board.

we've seen several girls who thought they could "hang" but it turns out that they've actually "hung" out in the hospital.

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Go take the safety course and see how comfy you are then go from there. Being a passenger and being a rider are completely different stories. GL and welcome to your greatest addiction!
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Look you guys, I'm not trying to be a in any way, I'm just saying that I'm asking for advice for a reason and not looking for sarcastic answers. I'm not the type of girl who does stuff just for looks. I said that I needed to be able to "keep up" with the rest of the boys. Never said I was trying to "hang" with them, so let's just clarify that. I know my limits so I'm not someone who will push too far just to show off or some like that. We ride with a group and I need to be able to "keep up." Get the picture? I'm not going to make all of the guys slow down because my bike can't keep up...
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Look you guys, I'm not trying to be a in any way, I'm just saying that I'm asking for advice for a reason and not looking for sarcastic answers. I'm not the type of girl who does stuff just for looks. I said that I needed to be able to "keep up" with the rest of the boys. Never said I was trying to "hang" with them, so let's just clarify that. I know my limits so I'm not someone who will push too far just to show off or some like that. We ride with a group and I need to be able to "keep up." Get the picture? I'm not going to make all of the guys slow down because my bike can't keep up...
she is just saying she doesn't wanna be riding a nighthawk 250 maxing out at 85. (sorry brandy, plz don't kill me lol). In all seriousness, come check out the 500. I think it makes an all around perfect learner bike and you can find them fairly cheap too.
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/shrug, sounds like another lost cause.
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just cuz your bike can keep up doesn't mean you can/should.

/shrug, sounds like another lost cause.
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Screw a Gary fisher! and you already know we gotta get your vertically challenged to sit on some bikes to see what your comfortable on. I would take Pam up on her offer though, her bike is super light and pretty low to the ground.

Just figured out who you were, punk! Get back to work! You can suck my later...
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