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She told me she wanted to get a motorcycle license.:cooler: She said a goldwing is too big to learn on and she was right.:headbanger: I showed her a 650 Suzuki Savage and she said she liked it alot.:action: Then she said we can't afford any type of payment.:headbanger: I think I can still get her on a bike this year, but it'll just take some wheeling and dealing with stuff I already have.:cooler:
 

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Good for both of you...

Get her in for that riding class, in the mean time, if she hasnt already taken it.

Boy, I am jealous... I would love it if Mrs UBW were my riding buddy...
 

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Good for your Mrs. Once mine got her own,she'll never get her on the back of mine again. It is nice to have her as a riding partner instead of a passenger.
 

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Just a little advise that may save you some time and money. My wife also rides. We looked at a new 650 Savage a few years ago. They are a nice looking bike, but the vibration from the single cylinder threw the handle bars is terrible. We shopped around and she road several bikes. We had a Yamaha 535 Virago nice little bike but hard to find. Hasn't been made for several years. She now has a 750 Shadow Aero. It is a very nice bike. I think the shaft drive and water cooled is a major bennifit in one of these bikes.
 

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Mrs. Axisman also likes the 750 shadow spirit. I used to have an 1100 shadow sabre that she loved, but that is a little big too start out on.We'll probly wind up with an old CB 500-650 out of the 70's at first. Not only do they run good, but if they fall over it's no big deal.
 

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Make it simple for her, get her a CB Hondamatic from the late 70's. They came in 750 and 450 models. 3 years production for the 750 and 6 years production in the 450 model. A little heavier than a standard but all the extra weight is down on the bottom, easy to handle. I had a 76 750 model and loved it. Even rode it on a summer trip to Daytona Beach and back from South Carolina, upstate.

It also took me all the way to Ft. Worth, Texas from South Carolina in 3 days riding with no problems at all.
 

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Hondamatic in Prescott

Is this one worth me going to look at?


Might make a nice little bike to throw in the pickup box and still haul my travel trailer.
 

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That is a nice bike Bagmaster, but the whole problem comes down to money. Wisconsin Cycle Salvage in Nenah WI has a 77 750k model for $995, but I still think that may be a little heavy for Mrs. to start out on.
 

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Ghost Rider 2 wrote:
Just a little advise that may save you some time and money. My wife also rides. We looked at a new 650 Savage a few years ago. They are a nice looking bike, but the vibration from the single cylinder threw the handle bars is terrible. We shopped around and she road several bikes. We had a Yamaha 535 Virago nice little bike but hard to find. Hasn't been made for several years. She now has a 750 Shadow Aero. It is a very nice bike. I think the shaft drive and water cooled is a major bennifit in one of these bikes.
And of course it's a Honda:action::action::action::action::action::action::action::action::action:
 

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William_86 wrote:
nice bikes for girls:
hondas shadow, v-stars/viragos, suzuki intruders

all those have low seats.
Hey there William. Watch those " for girl" comments. There are a number of us on these here forums that have wings.:clapper::clapper::clapper::clapper::D:D:D:D:D:D:D:jumper::jumper::jumper::whip::whip::whip::whip:
 

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Hondamatic in Prescott

Is this one worth me going to look at?


Might make a nice little bike to throw in the pickup box and still haul my travel trailer.
Nice!!! If I wanted something to kick around town with I'd go for it. Not that good for 2-up as it's only a 400 but 1-up would be good. I see it's at Cresent Moons so I bet they've already gone over it pretty good.
 

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You guys are so brave. I would love my wife to ride with me but not on her own bike.
I could not ride while in fear that she will run in to me or drop it in front of me.
We can barely drive in a team muc h less ride in a group.
 
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