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Old 03-18-2011, 07:24 PM   #16
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Great thread Kelly and Tami!! Keep it coming!
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:37 PM   #17
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well done
this gives a lot of ladies hope, but she better buy her own bike
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #18
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I started out in 2006 on a Yamaha DT100, which was about the perfect height and weight for me to learn on, but it was kick start (which I suck at) and would burn up a headlight any time I went over 48 mph.

That picture doesn't show how small that bike really is. This one is better:

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Old 03-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #19
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #20
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Hayduke, that's not a bike next to your KLR. That's just a model...isn't it?
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:28 PM   #21
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Hayduke, that's not a bike next to your KLR. That's just a model...isn't it?
I really wish that they still made a few street legal bikes about that size- it would really be helpful for shorter people that are just getting started. We still have the DT- really a cool little bike.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:29 PM   #22
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #23
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Had a asian lady customer in '79 or '80 that rode one on the street, 4'8" at most. Big deal to her was changing the air in the tires during a service. Never got it, unless it was "Nerve Gas"
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:44 PM   #24
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I just thought that pic helped illustrate what RFS really is. I don't think some people really "get" what they are up against. I've heard alot of "get a lowering link" or "wear kiss boots" or "Gaston Rahier could do it!" There just aren't any bikes made anymore for anyone under about 5'8"- so you have to get creative.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:26 PM   #25
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That picture doesn't show how small that bike really is. This one is better:
If you need a photo that shows how small that bike is . . . . let me know.







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Old 03-18-2011, 09:29 PM   #26
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I feel so left out.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:33 PM   #27
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I feel so left out.
Yeah, it must be awful being able to ride all the bikes those ladies want without having to lower the suspension.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:40 PM   #28
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Yeah, it must be awful being able to ride all the bikes those ladies want without having to lower the suspension.
I still manage to buy bikes that are too tall for me.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:50 PM   #29
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This thread is cool not just for the vertically challenged ladies but also very cool for beginning women riders of all normal sizes too.

I wonder how many of our lady riders started riding due to BF/Husband's riding? I don't think Emily would have ever wanted to had I not introduced her to it.

Tami if you ever break the DT100 out of retirement putting a good battery in it will save headlights. My first bike was a DT400 and I loved that it ran without the battery until I had to change a few headlights. Battery stopped that.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:03 PM   #30
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I still manage to buy bikes that are too tall for me.
Your 640 is too tall for me.
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