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Well guys, I am the proud owner of a brand new motor cycle license.:cooldj: I do lack the bike though.:crying:I like to type bigger so I can see it better, but Jim yelled at me about it and said that I was yelling on the chat.:crying:I found a yamaha 250 that is a new bike on the market. It does have the name, but who knows. I looked at a 650 ,but am scared that I won't be able to handle it on turns etc.:baffled:There was 5 women in the class of mine. 4 dropped a bike. :(. NO I didn't drop mine, but got scared at first. Now I am so ready.:grinner:Missy:walker:
 

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Congrats on passing the class and getting your license. Get something your comfortable with to ride. After awhile, as your feel better with your riding abilityyou can always get something bigger.

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I like to type bigger so I can see it better, but Jim yelled at me about it and said that I was yelling on the chat.:crying:
Oh sure make me out to be the bad guy.. all I said was the type was large...gee :baffled:
 

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Congratulations missy! :clapper:

Get a bike you are comfortable on but won't outgrow in a month or two! You can always move up as your skill and confidence go up!:dude:

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Bob,

I think Missy and I will be visiting Yuma here real soon. We have friends moving there at the end of the week. I don't suppose it is freezing there like it is here in KY...GRIN

Jim :12grey:
 

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Jim,

It was in the 90's today! We are actually having the coolest weather I can remember in the 22 years I have lived here! It's an El Nino year though. El Nino years always mess with the weather patterns aroundthe the whole west coast.

If you and Missy do come out this way, look me up! I'll buy you a cup of coffee or something!:waving: Tell your friends to bring LOTS of sun lotion and to give me a call if they need anything.:dude:
 

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Well guys, I am the proud owner of a brand new motor cycle license.:cooldj: I do lack the bike though.:crying: I like to type bigger so I can see it better, but Jim yelled at me about it and said that I was yelling on the chat.:crying:I found a yamaha 250 that is a new bike on the market. It does have the name, but who knows. I looked at a 650 ,but am scared that I won't be able to handle it on turns etc.:baffled: There was 5 women in the class of mine. 4 dropped a bike. :(. NO I didn't drop mine, but got scared at first. Now I am so ready.:grinner: Missy:walker:
Congrats Missy!!! Way to go...

I should get you chatting with my wife. She got her licence two years ago. She had thought about a scooter of sorts. But opted for the Honda Shadow Aero 750. She is only 5'2". She maid her maiden voyage last week without incident. If you're seeking advice? which I think you are. I would suggest find a bike that fits you, or you fit the bike which ever way you want to look at it. If you think the fitted bike is too big, then take it easy until you get comfortable with the bike. My wife thought the Shadow was too big for her, but it is not. Her first day on it, only lasted 8km. Her second ride 80km, with lunch break at the halfway mark.

Good luck finding your bike. When you do, enjoy!!! But most of all SAFE RIDING!!!
 

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missy wrote:
Well guys, I am the proud owner of a brand new motor cycle license.:cooldj: I do lack the bike though.:crying: I like to type bigger so I can see it better, but Jim yelled at me about it and said that I was yelling on the chat.:crying:I found a yamaha 250 that is a new bike on the market. It does have the name, but who knows. I looked at a 650 ,but am scared that I won't be able to handle it on turns etc.:baffled: There was 5 women in the class of mine. 4 dropped a bike. :(. NO I didn't drop mine, but got scared at first. Now I am so ready.:grinner: Missy:walker:
Congrats Missy!!! Way to go...

I should get you chatting with my wife. She got her licence two years ago. She had thought about a scooter of sorts. But opted for the Honda Shadow Aero 750. She is only 5'2". She maid her maiden voyage last week without incident. If you're seeking advice? which I think you are. I would suggest find a bike that fits you, or you fit the bike which ever way you want to look at it. If you think the fitted bike is too big, then take it easy until you get comfortable with the bike. My wife thought the Shadow was too big for her, but it is not. Her first day on it, only lasted 8km. Her second ride 80km, with lunch break at the halfway mark.

Good luck finding your bike. When you do, enjoy!!! But most of all SAFE RIDING!!!
 

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Congrats Missy and I am going to repeat a recommendation to look at Moto Guzzi with a picture.



You will be able to keep up, it is light enough and low enough for you to handle, reasonably comfortable and it is mechanically sound.
 
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Hey missy :waving:Well done and congrats. :clapper:Just as Brojees stated the Moto Guzzi is the bike for you. :jumper:Good luck and have many safe miles. :weightlifter:

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Hey missy :waving:Well done and congrats. :clapper:Just as Brojees stated the Moto Guzzi is the bike for you. :jumper:Good luck and have many safe miles. :weightlifter:
The only snag with the Guzzi is it's relative rarity in many parts of the US, parts and service aren't near as available as they are for the Japanese big 4.
 

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Very true Paul, but I know an excellent shop just south of St Joseph, Mo. that ships all over.

The other positive point is that the Guzzis are every bit as durable as the Wings, so your parts needs are minimal.
 

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Congrats on your course! I was planning on getting my wife a 450cc bike, but it was snagged from under me when I went to buy it. I ended up getting her an old GS750 and was I glad I did. The extra weight allowed her to ride on the freeway with me. I have never owned a bike smaller than a 650 (old Yamaha XS-1), but when riding a friend's on the freeway years back, i realized the wind just blows you all over. I think the size/weight is not asdifficult to handleas where the weight is located. A nice squat bike with the weight low and forward seems to give the best control. Also, shorter wheels make it easier to turn and maneuver. I would recommend a bike ~600 lbs or more for freeway riding. If you have someone who can wrench an older bike, I'd get a late 70s early 80s with crash bars, that way the first time you forget to put the kickstand down, you won't feel so bad.
 
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