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Old 05-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #241
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Well, the ultimate shortybike is this:

look! I can flatfoot it! har har har!

but srsly! 2010 gasgas pro 125cc! I LOOOOOOVE this thing! Most fun I've had on a bike thus far! I'm hooked!!



Also, Just got back from the PSSOR All-women's adventure camp up here in washington! what an AMAZING time! I had so much fun and met so many amazing women riders! Totally stellar weekend!
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:42 AM   #242
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2010 gasgas pro 125cc! I LOOOOOOVE this thing! Most fun I've had on a bike thus far! I'm hooked!!



Also, Just got back from the PSSOR All-women's adventure camp up here in washington! what an AMAZING time! I had so much fun and met so many amazing women riders! Totally stellar weekend! [/QUOTE]

OMG, LOVE IT!! nice stable you have going on there!!
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:40 PM   #243
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Bonnie Abbzug can flatfoot her Gas Gas, too!

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Old 05-20-2011, 04:39 PM   #244
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Bonnie Abbzug can flatfoot her Gas Gas, too!

Hey Bonnie! That's a nice lookin bike ya got there!
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:03 PM   #245
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Hey Bonnie! That's a nice lookin bike ya got there!
Why thank you! Yours is pretty darn sweet too!

It's amazing how much fun you can have on a bike without a seat!
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:43 AM   #246
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It looks like there may be a new bike in the market for the shorties...Husqvarna TE 250 Low.

http://www.vitalmx.com/news/press-re...but-USGP,10114

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This event also gave participants the first chance to sample a Husqvarna TE250 Low. A concept developed to offer consumers who want modern engine performance, and quality components with a shorter seat height. According to Eastman, "the goal was to create a motorcycle that fits a wider range of riders without all the compromises found in other products available today." Reaction was positive with the Low bikes seeing constant action throughout the two days. Look for more information on these units soon!
I'm really looking forward to seeing the specs on this one. This could be a great little dual sport for the RFS crowd.

Another hope inspiring quote from Husqvarna...

"We believe that 5.7 million women riders is a great start, but we want more women to Ride More' in the future," adds Eastman. "To make that possible, Husqvarna North America is offering 2.99% APR financing for 2011 machines and .99% for 2010 and earlier models, as well as terms up to 60 months. We also have some low-seat height models and more in the works to eliminate some of the barriers to female motorcycle riders."

full article here.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:46 AM   #247
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OMIGOD WANT!!!!!

Loved my little lowered KTM 250f. Wonder if they'll put a wide ratio transmission in it? Dammit, I had finally made a commitment to my little red KLX and now i'm considering a sexy european...
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:03 PM   #248
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It looks like there may be a new bike in the market for the shorties...Husqvarna TE 250 Low.

http://www.vitalmx.com/news/press-re...but-USGP,10114



I'm really looking forward to seeing the specs on this one. This could be a great little dual sport for the RFS crowd.

Another hope inspiring quote from Husqvarna...

"We believe that 5.7 million women riders is a great start, but we want more women to Ride More' in the future," adds Eastman. "To make that possible, Husqvarna North America is offering 2.99% APR financing for 2011 machines and .99% for 2010 and earlier models, as well as terms up to 60 months. We also have some low-seat height models and more in the works to eliminate some of the barriers to female motorcycle riders."

full article here.

Please let it really be "Low" and not come with a 36.5" seat height!
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:43 PM   #249
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It looks like there may be a new bike in the market for the shorties...Husqvarna TE 250 Low.

full article here.
Well it's about TIME! I sure do like my '07 TE250, but I had to send out the suspension and get it lowered myself. It is a superb single track weapon, plus it is street legal and comes with lights and turn signals stock.

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Please let it really be "Low" and not come with a 36.5" seat height!
Considering the stock seat height on a TE250 is about 38", then 36.5" IS low!

...but yeah, I know what you mean...!
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #250
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Howdy all,

What a great thread, and what a great inspiration!
I'm 5'3'' and have had a hard time finding bikes that fit. My first bike was a 1977 DT100, very small and light. I had so much fun with that bike, gained a lot of confidence and skills! It was gutless, but still very fun!

After not riding for a few years, I recently got inspired again by a dear friend (who is also short!) who got back into riding, herself, and went out and bought a nice new Triumph Bonny recently. After looking around, reading lots of reviews, I finally settled on the lowered 2011 BMW G 650 GS.

I absolutely love it! I haven't had it long, so don't have many pics yet, but will post some soon. Can't wait to fit it out with a few touratech bits and pieces and go on a bit of a mission (husband has a 660 Tenere, and has the opposite problem as me in finding bikes, needs very tall ones!)

Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:26 PM   #251
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Howdy all,

What a great thread, and what a great inspiration!
I'm 5'3'' and have had a hard time finding bikes that fit. My first bike was a 1977 DT100, very small and light. I had so much fun with that bike, gained a lot of confidence and skills! It was gutless, but still very fun!

After not riding for a few years, I recently got inspired again by a dear friend (who is also short!) who got back into riding, herself, and went out and bought a nice new Triumph Bonny recently. After looking around, reading lots of reviews, I finally settled on the lowered 2011 BMW G 650 GS.

I absolutely love it! I haven't had it long, so don't have many pics yet, but will post some soon. Can't wait to fit it out with a few touratech bits and pieces and go on a bit of a mission (husband has a 660 Tenere, and has the opposite problem as me in finding bikes, needs very tall ones!)

Thanks for the inspiration!


Welcome!

If you or any other shorties are near Colorado next weekend you should come check out the 3rd annual Chickfest.

Lots of vertically challenged riders at this event!
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:37 PM   #252
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Welcome!

If you or any other shorties are near Colorado next weekend you should come check out the 3rd annual Chickfest.

Lots of vertically challenged riders at this event!

I was talking to a new acquaintance who rides a Monster. I asked if she were interested in riding dirt. Her reply was "I'm too short"...Ha. I showed her this thread and she started thinking about coming to chickfest.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:56 PM   #253
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Thanks for the invite to chickfest! I hope you have fun!

If I wasn't living all the way over in Australia, and was a bit closer, I'd definitely be there!

I'm loving all the photos on this thread!

Oh, I've attempted to attach a pic of my new bike, first time I've tried, so hope it works...
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:21 AM   #254
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Eh? Riding boots for shorty women?

Hey there girls,

just wondering if anyone could recommend a women's riding boot for me? (Please redirect me to appropriate thread if I'm in the wrong spot).

I'm in a bit of a dilemma, because, I don't know whether to buy a tougher off-road style boot, or a more comfy boot to walk in that I can wear with jeans, when I ride to work.

I've come across a couple of pairs on the web, the Sidi Jasmine rain boot,
http://www.harleyaustraliaaccessorie...ens_P41053.php

and the more chunky women's Sidi Vertigo Lei?
http://www.ducati-motorcycle-parts.c...L-BKBK-37.aspx

Has anyone tried either of these? Or would you recommend something else all together?

I only have a small foot (Euro size 38-39), so that rules out the Sidi Crossfires which I know some of you on this forum have, as I think it only goes down to size 40.

I've tried on some of the kids Alpine Stars motoX style boots, but found them a bit too rigid and uncomfortable, and the shape isn't really made for women.

I guess some of you have a couple of pairs of boots depending on if you're highway or off-roading, huh?

That would be nice, but expensive!

Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks all!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:29 AM   #255
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I have been really happy with a trials boot for several years for my size 39 feet and short legs (29-in inseam).

In fact, it is the only boot I wear now for road, dirt and trials. It may not offer the extreme protection of an mx boot for jumps, etc., but has protected my feet on many biffs on rocks, etc. over the years.

It is also waterproof, comfortable to walk (and push-start bikes with), and also fits around my big calves.





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