You are my hero. Seriously I only read the first 3 pages but give her a break. I mean someone found it important enough to transplant this out of an entirely different forum just for the amusement of the obvious wankers over here, so I guess 'give her a break' is probably out of the question. As someone who just spent the last few months teaching my girlfriend to ride a kz440 (the smallest and lightest bike I could find locally), and yes she also took the MSF course. I'm going to tell you her problems have pretty much nothing todo with the Harley. Not everyone is built with nerves of steel like you hardcore mofo's. My girlfriend is riding awesome now but it took alot of miles for her to get over some of the fear she was having, and to be able to control the bike smoothly.