Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Apopka Florida NW of Orlando near a twist in the road and a hill on the horizon...
Again your putting her in a situation where the rider height (from seat to the ground) is questionable for safe riding
on ANY surface. Then throw in the loose gravel to the mix. These bikes overall are not real heavy but, if you get the
bike leaning too far to one side you can feel it's somewhat top heavy (more so with 5.3 gallons of gas on board).
So riding on loose gravel or sand means without strong footing a loss of balance or control is much more realistic.
Picture the fact if she was riding this bike even slowly on the gravel road and lost control and it fell over trapping her leg.
What ever you decide to do, Keep the safety of you and your wife as the highest priority. At the very least have her get some miles
behind the bars on solid asphalt to get the feel of this bike and how it works when lowered to your liking.
2017 DL 650 , Shad 23 side bags, Givi crash bars, 32 watt LED driving lights ,
Goldwing pegs, silver front fender, Lazer cut aluminum Chain guard, Madstad 20" windshield
light smoke tint , Blu/blk Driven Racing Billet bar ends, Dbl Take adventure mirrors on order,
Stock exhaust for now. Yoshimura 3/4 system cooking in the oven.
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