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post #1 of 22 Old May 29th, 2009, 10:43 pm Thread Starter
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New Ride in the garage

The Wife passed her MSF training a few weeks ago and had me bring this home Today.
Bringing it home today was kind of like a bozo the clown for me being 6'8" and 280, But she feels comfortable on it as she is only 5''2' and has been riding it all night around the neighbor hood for about 20 Miles.

Tomorrow we race
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post #2 of 22 Old May 29th, 2009, 10:50 pm Thread Starter
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Re: New Ride in the garage

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Congrates to the Misses! ATGATT
Thanks She has been trianed well as far as ATGATT from riding on the LT.
She was just mugging for the camera. She went and got her gear shortly after the pics and went for a ride arround the neihborhood to show the neighbors.

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The Wife passed her MSF training a few weeks ago and had me bring this home Today.
Bringing it home today was kind of like a bozo the clown for me being 6'8" and 280, But she feels comfortable on it as she is only 5''2' and has been riding it all night around the neighbor hood for about 20 Miles.

Tomorrow we race
I hope she enjoys it for a long time. My wife lasted two weeks on her Rebel, then graduated to a Shadow.

This summer she's on a K1300S.

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I hope she enjoys it for a long time. My wife lasted two weeks on her Rebel, then graduated to a Shadow.

This summer she's on a K1300S.
I am thinking that is going to happen here, Just hope it is longer the a few weeks

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I am thinking that is going to happen here, Just hope it is longer the a few weeks
You just have to encourage her and let her set her own pace. For sure it is fun to experience the joy of her new freedom vicariously.

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Congrats. Right now my wife has a 80 Yamaha 250 SR but wants a Can Am Spyder. Eventually she'll get it. We both would feel safer with her on that.

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I came home from the dealer one day with a new K1200GT for my wife. She looked puzzled and said, "But, I don't even ride!" Oh well, my bad...just have to make the best of it.

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Hey! Way kewl! Similar thing happened here 4 years back. She now rides a Can-Am Spyder, with Russel seat, lots of lights, adjustable windshield, Givi luggage, etc.

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I came home from the dealer one day with a new K1200GT for my wife. She looked puzzled and said, "But, I don't even ride!" Oh well, my bad...just have to make the best of it.
Hmmmm, there's a sermon in there somewhere.... maybe Proverbs 31:10-31?

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I came home from the dealer one day with a new K1200GT for my wife. She looked puzzled and said, "But, I don't even ride!" Oh well, my bad...just have to make the best of it.
You are on to a possible out come here !!
Never crossed my mind to replace the LT with a GT if she does not want to ride two up anymore

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I get so tired of hearing atgatt. If its right for you then by all means. I don't own "atgatt". I do own some of the gear and wear it some of the time. I have been known to run to the store in shorts and a t shirt. If I crash I will have to live with the consequences but it will be my decision.
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I can tell what atgatt means but what does it stand for?

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I get so tired of hearing atgatt. If its right for you then by all means. I don't own "atgatt". I do own some of the gear and wear it some of the time. I have been known to run to the store in shorts and a t shirt. If I crash I will have to live with the consequences but it will be my decision.
And that is your choice (except for the helmet in most states). Hopefully you'll never have to put your convections to the test.
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Congrats on the new rider, but my neck has a kink in it from turning my head sideways.

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I get so tired of hearing atgatt. If its right for you then by all means. I don't own "atgatt". I do own some of the gear and wear it some of the time. I have been known to run to the store in shorts and a t shirt. If I crash I will have to live with the consequences but it will be my decision.
As long as you have a big smile on your face when you ride I don't care what you ride or what you wear and Ill ride with you any time

It should be all about personal preference and responsibility any time the government dictates what I have to do It get pissed off !!!

The one thing that drives me nuts is the crotch kids doing stunt on the freeway because they are too stupid (Darwinism) to go to track day. This prompts most cagers to udder the statement " Motorcycles are dangerous" Should be changed to "Idiots are dangerous"

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Congrats on the new rider, but my neck has a kink in it from turning my head sideways.
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She is adorable on that thing! Congrats!

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Congrats on the new "Bride-ride". The Rebel is a great beginner bike. Perhaps an F800ST with lowered suspension as a follow-on?

FWIW, I choose ATGATT.


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Congratulations to Mrs. Kirker!

Let us know how this develops. Maybe she'll be on her own beemer some day.

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Congrats on the new "Bride-ride". The Rebel is a great beginner bike. Perhaps an F800ST with lowered suspension as a follow-on?

FWIW, I choose ATGATT.
My wife rides the factory lowered F800ST and LOVES it.

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My wife rides the factory lowered F800ST and LOVES it.
She saw one at the show this year and liked it, but wanted to get some saddle time with something smaller.

Hopefully in a year ore two it may be an option.

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