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Old 12-04-2009, 01:54 PM   #127
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Input from female rider . . .

Okay - FWIW - IMHO Harley's are not a beginners bike.

She needs to ride a bike that has a low center of gravity and a shorter wheelbase so she can learn to properly lean the bike and counter-steer.

I also got bored reading the first post - so I don't know what size she is but I would recommend looking for either a Buell Blast or Lighting depending upon her leg length. She can learn to ride either of these bikes properly (leaning, counter-steering, etc.) and then progress to the bike that she wants.

I have known so many women riders that have started on Harley's and developed bad habits, mostly not leaning in the turns and trying to 'steer' the bike like a car. This almost ALWAYS results in a wreck on a curve. I have been riding 3-years and have put down 10k miles. I have ridden Sportsters, Dyna Street Glide, V-Rods, etc. on Harley demo's and would not recommend trying to learn to ride on one.

Just my two cents from my personal experience.
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