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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Took my wife to the parking lot tonight to try riding a bit. After stalling it twice she got some forward motion and dropped it on its side. I don't really care about this bike. I got it for a starter bike. She's really discouraged though and wouldnt get back on. BTW the left side foot peg disintigrated so if anyone has an old set they took off or something let me know. The bike isn't too heavy for her. She picked it back up by herself. She just panicked a little and laid it down. I hope she doesn't quit before ever even moving.
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I've got a bunch of passenger pegs sitting around. PM me and we can sort out shipping.

Glad she wasn't hurt. I think the 750 is a tad on the top-heavy side - it's got an early break point and once it starts going, there's no stopping it. As I'm putting McKnight back together, I'm gonna drop the bike about an inch by lowering it on the forks. Word is that'll make a huge difference in manageability. I'll let you (and your wife!) know if it works.

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I applaud your attempt to get her on two but I strongly suggest that you sign her up for a MSF class. If she is like MOST women, they take instruction far better from a stranger than their own husbands.

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I applaud your attempt to get her on two but I strongly suggest that you sign her up for a MSF class. If she is like MOST women, they take instruction far better from a stranger than their own husbands.
I've been suggesting that but she's resisting me on it. Says she's gonna make the same mistakes with a stranger and then fail the class and waste $275. She wants to be able to practice some first.
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I've got a bunch of passenger pegs sitting around. PM me and we can sort out shipping.

Glad she wasn't hurt. I think the 750 is a tad on the top-heavy side - it's got an early break point and once it starts going, there's no stopping it. As I'm putting McKnight back together, I'm gonna drop the bike about an inch by lowering it on the forks. Word is that'll make a huge difference in manageability. I'll let you (and your wife!) know if it works.
I took a passenger peg off and threw it on there to get it home. I actually like those OEM front pegs. Was hoping to get a replacement.
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I've been suggesting that but she's resisting me on it. Says she's gonna make the same mistakes with a stranger and then fail the class and waste $275. She wants to be able to practice some first.
Well...this is what I'd say to my wife then:

"Honey, how can I help teach you then, sense you seem to want to fight me on a suggestion that I've made when every Motorcycle Police Officer in the United States has taken and recommends highly to every new rider? These instructors know what they are doing, did you not take a math class because you feared you would fail? No, you took it knowing your instructor would teach it to you just like these instructors will teach you how to ride a bike safely. Thats what they are paid to do, as I am paid to do (Fill in the blank), they know more than I sense they are professionals as I am a casual rider."

Probably wont work being she is woman and they think their husbands dont know what the hell we are talking about, but I'd feel better with an attempt like that...lol

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The 750 is not a good bike to teach your wife how to ride. Glad she didn't hurt herself.
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The 750 is not a good bike to teach your wife how to ride. Glad she didn't hurt herself.
Why not? Its small and light. She can put her feet flat on the ground while sitting. She picked it back up by herself from its side. I don't follow your reasoning.
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Has your wife ever riddin on any type or size of bike? If not this bike will be too much for first time riders. She will need some thing like a small 200cc bike. Better cruise type than a dirt bike. The cruiser has less take off power than the dirt bike. After she gets used to the conntrols it will make it less intimitading to try a bigger bike. Just my opinion.
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well we dont have the budget for another bike this year. There are a couple deserted parking lots around here we can keep trying in. I dont think shes having any more trouble than it did when i first rode. I started on a dirt bike that was way too big for me when i was 15. If we need another smaller bike in the end thats what we'll do.
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