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Old 12-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #16
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I really like reading this forum, Um how do you quote/copy someone's post to ask them a question?
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #17
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I really like reading this forum, Um how do you quote/copy someone's post to ask them a question?
Bottom right of the post of your fancy there's a quote button. Click that and it will pull up a reply box with the quote already in it!
Here is a forum strictly for questions & information about how the site operates. Ask Baldy, blame AceRph
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:20 AM   #18
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Sucks to hear about her lowsiding for sure. Worst story I have is the ONE time I tried to get a little extra sporty on a section of twisty road with my wife on the back. She let me know she didn't appreciate it by punching me in the ribs a few times until I stopped so she could let me know she was scared. A helmet communicator would have been a better way to go, but she had no problem getting my attention pretty fast . Perhaps a little pregame huddle would have been a good idea as well, because I think part of her issue was she had no idea we were going to be on that gnarly of a road.
I know that feeling. The problem for me before communicators is I never knew what she wanted. I joke with my wife that we have a car that can be driven from any seat. I think she feels out of control when she isn't the one operating the vehicle. Most of the time it isn't too bad, but every now and then I have to offer to let her drive. :)
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:20 AM   #19
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #20
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In spite of being an avid motorcyclist for over 40 years I never encourage anyone to be a pillion or get their own bike unless they are personally motivated to do so. Over the years I've seen far too many negative consequences when people have been encouraged or even pushed to go 'outside their comfort zone'. Plain and simple...motorcycling isn't for everyone.
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:14 AM   #21
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In spite of being an avid motorcyclist for over 40 years I never encourage anyone to be a pillion or get their own bike unless they are personally motivated to do so. Over the years I've seen far too many negative consequences when people have been encouraged or even pushed to go 'outside their comfort zone'. Plain and simple...motorcycling isn't for everyone.
I agree. That's the reason we sold my wife's Ninja 250. Her nerves just weren't ready for that and I was afraid she was going to get hurt.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:00 PM   #22
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I agree. That's the reason we sold my wife's Ninja 250. Her nerves just weren't ready for that and I was afraid she was going to get hurt.
That's largely the motivation behind my fiance' and I getting a bigger two-up touring bike for longer rides, and keeping a smaller bike she can ride around town. I hope she continues to get more comfortable but this way she can go at her own pace.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:24 PM   #23
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That's largely the motivation behind my fiance' and I getting a bigger two-up touring bike for longer rides, and keeping a smaller bike she can ride around town. I hope she continues to get more comfortable but this way she can go at her own pace.
I am hoping my wife will learn to feel the bike and get comfortable on the FJR and then decide to try riding again. I won't get her another bike until she asks for it though.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:34 PM   #24
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My wife had been riding for about 18 years before we met. In fact, the day after we met, she picked up her new YZF600R. She let me ride it and that got me back into riding and a new VFR800, after a 10 year lay-off.

I remember meeting her from work one night and riding home. As we came to the end of the urban speed limit, a guy in a TVR Cerbera rumbled past and I could see what was coming. He floored it out of the limit and she went after him up the hill. I rolled it off at 120 in the gloom, thinking "I'm not getting into this". At that point, I saw her overtaking him at what must have been 140.

He turned off and took the back road into our town, while she stayed on the main road. I followed him and discovered he lived pretty much the other side of the street from us. When I got home, I typed up and printed out a note that said "To the nice man in the TVR: Please don't encourage my wife to race in the dark, her lights really aren't up to it." I figured he was going to be pissed at having been beaten by a woman. That was getting on for 15 years ago when we were younger and crazier.....
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:39 PM   #25
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My wife had been riding for about 18 years before we met. In fact, the day after we met, she picked up her new YZF600R. She let me ride it and that got me back into riding and a new VFR800, after a 10 year lay-off.

I remember meeting her from work one night and riding home. As we came to the end of the urban speed limit, a guy in a TVR Cerbera rumbled past and I could see what was coming. He floored it out of the limit and she went after him up the hill. I rolled it off at 120 in the gloom, thinking "I'm not getting into this". At that point, I saw her overtaking him at what must have been 140.

He turned off and took the back road into our town, while she stayed on the main road. I followed him and discovered he lived pretty much the other side of the street from us. When I got home, I typed up and printed out a note that said "To the nice man in the TVR: Please don't encourage my wife to race in the dark, her lights really aren't up to it." I figured he was going to be pissed at having been beaten by a woman. That was getting on for 15 years ago when we were younger and crazier.....
That's just awesome!
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #26
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That's just awesome!
This.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:42 PM   #27
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Here's an update for you. We were talking about riding this spring and she said she is looking forward to it
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:44 PM   #28
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I got her back out there a couple of weeks ago! I took a shorter more mellow route and she had a good time. There was minimal anxiety and I think she will warm up to it if I keep that up :)
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:28 PM   #29
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Slow & steady

My wife rides more with me now than when the kids were young.

She was nervous at 1st, so I got a Ft. Rock topcase from Giantloop, she LOVES IT!! On a recent trip to Gettysburg she actually fell asleep! I wasn't going at break neck speeds, it wouldn't have been safe given the elevation changes and the fact that most of the roads we took out were barely 2 lanes w/ 45 mph limit.

It was still a blast, I stayed in 3rd most of the way, no tickets that way, plus I got to listen to the Breva 1100's engine work. It sounds AWESOME! ! It probably pissed some people off, she sounds like you're running a Jake Brake when you shift up or down, I love it!

She was a trooper, the wife, when awake, because despite the speed limit I was doubling the posted corner speeds, she didn't complain a bit.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:14 AM   #30
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So, I got her back out there again! Picked some easier roads and she had a good time. Check it out!

http://www.spiritstrike.com/blog/201...on-rides-again
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