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Offline Hentie06

Starter Bike for a lady?
« on: December 10, 2014, 10:18:49 am »
Hi Guys,

What do you think about the following bike for a girl to start learning on?

Would like to hear what you think.

Thanks
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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 10:26:38 am »
 :patch:

Is she just a random lady or someone you care about?  :pot:
I'm not saying kill stupid people, I'm saying, remove the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 10:28:08 am »
What size is it?
This was my experience in the last 2 years with my wife.

Rule 1: Their feet must be firm on the ground.
Rule 2: Bike musn't be "butch" it must have a "lady look" to it.

Trust me, when you get to the ATGATT you are going to have fun. Whatever they buy, color and look is the most important.

What is your budget for a bike?
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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 10:29:30 am »
I think that within a very short time that bike will need new fairings.

Rather get something smaller, lighter, and "nakeder". She'll gain more self-confidence a lot quicker, and when she has mastered the art, then get her the crotch rocket  :thumleft:
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Offline Hentie06

Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 10:29:37 am »
:patch:

Is she just a random lady or someone you care about?  :pot:

so a no then?
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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 10:31:52 am »
Got this for free basically and she wants to start learning.

It's a Kawasaki GPX 250cc '85 or '86 I think.

my first thought was a Honda Ace 150 or similar.

maybe just sell this then and get something else.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 10:32:56 am by Hentie06 »
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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 10:35:36 am »
Mr Zog stated what I was thinking. Start her off on a cheaper falling bike and tell her if she is allowed to break it. With something 'pretty' they are to scared to drop it so the bike ends up standing in the garage.
I'm not saying kill stupid people, I'm saying, remove the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2014, 10:37:55 am »
take the fairings off for the 1st 3 months  :ricky:
 

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2014, 10:42:47 am »
take the fairings off for the 1st 3 months  :ricky:

Brilliant idea! Someone is thinking outside the box today  :thumleft:  :ricky:
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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2014, 10:51:06 am »
take the fairings off for the 1st 3 months  :ricky:

Brilliant idea! Someone is thinking outside the box today  :thumleft:  :ricky:

Fit frame sliders.
I think that can be a great beginners bike.
 

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014, 11:07:58 am »
take the fairings off for the 1st 3 months  :ricky:

My first thought as well, can make it into naked bike, just need to be rideable so she can learn the basics. As she is very short, 1.65m her feet touch the ground on it.
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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2014, 12:47:36 pm »
take the fairings off for the 1st 3 months  :ricky:

My first thought as well, can make it into naked bike, just need to be rideable so she can learn the basics. As she is very short, 1.65m her feet touch the ground on it.

Good idea  :thumleft:
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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2014, 08:31:29 am »
My humble suggestion:

Get her a little Honda 125 E storm.  Unsure about the price now ... it will be around 13 / 14 k brand new.  It's light, small, and you will be able to resell it quickly if she want's to upgrade.  That is now if you / she  are not interested in a little DS bike.  You can also pick something like this up on Gumtree for cheaper. 

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2014, 08:35:27 am »
From what I can see...it is to big. If that was given to me...I will not ride it. Sorry...

 

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2014, 08:43:35 am »
Wat van n trapfiets?

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2014, 10:10:26 am »
What size is it?
This was my experience in the last 2 years with my wife.

Rule 1: Their feet must be firm on the ground.
Rule 2: Bike musn't be "butch" it must have a "lady look" to it.

Trust me, when you get to the ATGATT you are going to have fun. Whatever they buy, color and look is the most important.

What is your budget for a bike?

Wow. So much sexism in 1 post.

What exactly is a "lady look"? And seriously, we're more concerned woth colour and look than safety and capability?

Sigh.

Starter bike for a girl = would you use it to start riding if you were 5ft6 (average height) and physically smaller? Only thing you need to think about.

We're juat lighter and smaller than guys. That's all.
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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2014, 11:40:37 am »
What size is it?
This was my experience in the last 2 years with my wife.

Rule 1: Their feet must be firm on the ground.
Rule 2: Bike musn't be "butch" it must have a "lady look" to it.

Trust me, when you get to the ATGATT you are going to have fun. Whatever they buy, color and look is the most important.

What is your budget for a bike?

Wow. So much sexism in 1 post.

What exactly is a "lady look"? And seriously, we're more concerned woth colour and look than safety and capability?

Sigh.

Starter bike for a girl = would you use it to start riding if you were 5ft6 (average height) and physically smaller? Only thing you need to think about.

We're juat lighter and smaller than guys. That's all.

Aagh not you again! Remember our previous chat? I'm not even going to waste my time explaining myself because you simply read what you want to and believe only what you want to.

Now, how about you being more constructive and give us your opinion regarding the "perfect bike" and things to  look out for when buying gear?
 

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2014, 12:33:55 pm »
Ok so best option then to turn this into a plaasbike  :pot: and go and buy a Honda Ace or one of these 3 wheel scooters.

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2014, 12:37:51 pm »
As you said Hentie. You got the bike basically for nothing, stash it in the grudge and teach her how to ride a bike, then move her onto this one.
 

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Re: Starter Bike for a lady?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2014, 02:13:39 pm »
What size is it?
This was my experience in the last 2 years with my wife.

Rule 1: Their feet must be firm on the ground.
Rule 2: Bike musn't be "butch" it must have a "lady look" to it.

Trust me, when you get to the ATGATT you are going to have fun. Whatever they buy, color and look is the most important.

What is your budget for a bike?

Wow. So much sexism in 1 post.

What exactly is a "lady look"? And seriously, we're more concerned woth colour and look than safety and capability?

Sigh.

Starter bike for a girl = would you use it to start riding if you were 5ft6 (average height) and physically smaller? Only thing you need to think about.

We're juat lighter and smaller than guys. That's all.

Nope. You have to sit and weewee ::)
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......