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|06-26-2012 03:38 PM|
My wife is 5'2" and has been riding 9 years now. She started out for 4 years on a Yammer XT225 and then moved towards the Yammer VStar Custom 650. She is happy on that bike and won't give it up.
I am 5'6" with a 29" inseam. My 2012 Wee had me on tippy toes with the factory seat. I bought a lower 1" Suzuki DL650A seat and now I'm on the balls of my feet. Life is good.
Let's keep our girlfriends and wives on their bikes. May they never meet! Shamelessly taken from the Navy's Toast on Fridays.
|06-25-2012 09:34 AM|
This is my friend Jacqueline. She didn't start riding until she was in her 50's . She's about 5' tall. She has ridden this BMW lowered 650 from Deland Fl. to Alaska all by herself after only a few years of riding. Let your girl friend read this ride report for some inspiration. Hoon on the loose ..... Jacqueline heads to Alaska - BMWSportTouring Forums
|06-25-2012 09:21 AM|
Originally Posted by glasswave View Post
She needs to be realistic about what she will do with this bike. For true adventure riding a 250 dualsport would be nice. Some of them can be found with low seat heights. For something better on the road a tu250, ninja 250 or cbr 250 would all be good. For something that is better for longer distances the gs650 would be a good choice.
Tell her to be realistic about what she wants to do with this bike. There is nothing wrong with learning on one bike and then moving up to another. A 250 would probably be the best choice initially.
|06-23-2012 11:12 PM|
The Suzuki tu250 would be a good choice for a standard. They are cheap and have gorgeous styling.
For something bigger try a lowered dr650 or maybe a bmw g or f650gs.
|06-23-2012 11:00 PM|
My girlfriend is 5' 2 1/2". She just sold her Shadow and bought a new 2012 Kawasaki Versys. She had it lowered 2" with the lowering link from Motowerk.com. She went from tip toeing it to the balls of her feet. She loves it!!!
|06-23-2012 08:19 PM|
Originally Posted by UpToNoGood View Post
lol, I joke my friend. :biggrinjester:
As mentioned in one of the posts before, the SV or Gladius would probably suit her very well. Whack on a adventure tyre and these bikes should have no problem on mild off road. If she's new to riding, I can't see her do difficult off road terrain any time soon.
|06-23-2012 07:49 PM|
no photo for you!
She instructed me to tell you that she is 5' 4'' and 120lbs. and that's all you will get -- no photos for you! Thanks for the tips!
|06-23-2012 12:17 PM|
We need a photo of your Girl Friend so we can recommend the correct bike.
I would do like some others said and get her a TW200 to start with.
|06-23-2012 12:13 PM|
|davenjai||There is no way I would start a newb out on a big bike. She will spend all her time fighting the bike instead of learning skills. A small person with no skills on a GS or DL is scary to me. XT, CRF etc are all much better choices. IMO, an 80 or 100 dirt bike would be perfect.|
|06-23-2012 01:28 AM|
I'm 5'5" and I ride a 2007 650 v-strom. I rode it at stock height for about 6 months, then got a lowering dogbone ( about 3/4 inch lower) I've now done over 10k on the bike with no problems.
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