Hi everyone. I bought my HD Low Rider in 01 knowing little about motorcycles. It was delivered in the winter and my husband gave me my first lesson in 20 degree weather. It didn't go very well being so cold my hands and feet were numb and I had no idea that it was soooo heavy. I attempted the friction zone moving an inch at a time but I would freak out thinking it was going to fall over and I couldn't hold it. So come May I bought a Honda 250 to learn on. It was light but had a high seat - 29". (I'm 5'2" 95 lbs with a 25" inseam) Anyway I dumped the Honda everywhere I went trying to learn and then I got into a motorcycle class. I rode the Honda about 100 miles and decided to get a Yamaha Vstar 650 because I still was afraid of the Harley's weight. The Yamaha had a low seat 25" so it was pretty easy to ride. I rode that about 200 miles and my husband was planning on us going to the York, PA Harley open house. I still wasn't on the Harley but didn't want to ride a Yamaha to a Harley function so I decided to have the Harley lowered. Got it back right before the trip and decided to ride it to York. My husband wasn't too sure and decided to bring a trailer with us so I could put it on if I couldn't handle it. I learned to ride the bike on the PA turnpike and rode it all the way there and back. I've had the bike raised back up since then because it was dangerously low - only 1 1/2" clearance to the ground. Beefed up its power twice, put on a bunch of chrome and other cool stuff. By the way, only the honda went down not the Harley. And that's my story.