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Old 11-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I did some work this summer for a lady that rides with her family who all have Harleys. They supposedly all told her that a Sportster was made for her. She wanted to get into riding too so she bought a used Sportster so she could have a Harley like them. She is about the size as the as the above mentioned girlfriend. The Sportster is setting in her shed not being used. She said she couldn't handle it cause it was too heavy for her. Yes she still rides. Her main squeeze now? A Rebel. She says she has no problem keeping up with anyone and handling is a breeze.
My thoughts for someone just getting into riding is that a good rider safety course is money well spent. She can learn the dos and don'ts and she can learn her own style of riding instead of trying to copy some of the not so safe things she may see a few others doing.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Those are nice bikes, but they vibrate like crazy unless you use synthetic in all three.
LMAO!!!!! Careful, you could start another oil thread.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Another vote for the safety course before the bike is even purchased.

Then I would pick according to her ability. If she has to have a harley then a Sportser low or a Dyna low.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Triumph Bonneville... and it has enough panache to be a keeper.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Triumph Bonneville... and it has enough panache to be a keeper.
And a nice nostalgic look to boot. Never have stopped liking them.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #36 (permalink)
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LMAO!!!!! Careful, you could start another oil thread.
One thing we'll never be without is new oil or tire threads.

I gotta say though, the apes on that thing are bitch'n. Well, I guess it's more of a raised beach bar. Either way, sweet ride!
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #37 (permalink)
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My son bought a honda 2007 shadow 600 grat to learn on he's selling it now moved up to a 1200 sportser
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #38 (permalink)
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It's been some time ago my wife thought she might like to have her own sled soooo...My son had a 250 Rebel and it was a great bike so we looked all over trying to find one in decent condition at a reasonable price but had no luck. Had an opportunity to pick up payments on an 883 Sporty so we did and it was the best thing that could have happened. First, she had her own Harley. Second, they are light, extremely well balanced and she could easily keep up with the pack and third, I got it for just a few more bucks than the cost of a "good" Rebel.
P.S. After a couple years on it, we moved her up to a SuperGlide.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #39 (permalink)
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My opinion is let her decide what she wants. But if she needs Help and wants a Harley then suggest a Softail. She will love it more than a sporty and keep it longer... Hope this helps..
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:08 AM   #40 (permalink)
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My opinion is let here decide what she wants. But if she needs Help and wants a Harley then suggest a Softail. She will love it more than a sporty and keep it longer... Hope this helps..
+1 on the softail....preferably a heritage. They are well balanced and easy to handle.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Start of with a cheap used *** bike. Once she's got that down the best fitting bike would be a slammed dyna lowrider, or 883 low or, softail blackline or the softail slim, some of these models come with forward controls. Mid mounted controls can actually make a bike easier to handle and more comfortable in the long run.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #42 (permalink)
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softtail deluxe. has great balance. my old lady in her 60's has no problem handling the bike. plus it's fun to ride when I get a chance.
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