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    Debbie started riding her own bike in 1988 when we decided to go to Alaska and she was not too crazy about sitting on the back on bad roads.
    Her past bikes were a K75T, K75S, K1200RS and her current bike is a K1300S. She has ridden somewhere around 235,000 miles.
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    Past BMW Bikes, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Louise is learning. We have a Yamaha 400 for her to start on. She says she would like a 650 Shadow once she feels confident enough. I am sure that once the time comes, she will make a better choice
    02' K12LT ~ 83K '97 F650GS ~ 32K' 81 XS400 ~ 9K
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    My wife Roberta has a honda shadow 750 ace that she likes but maybe next year we can find a BMW for her.

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    And I ride my 99LT

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    I was living in Marathon, Florida Keys back in 1981 as a member of the US Coast Guard. 21 years old, shacked up with a 19 year old hottie (my wife now). We headed to a beach down the street on my almost brand new CB750F, me wearing only a bathing suit (no shoes even!) and her in a bikini. Well, as I turn into the beach road I hit a smalll patch of sand at no more than 10 miles an hour and lay down the bike.

    So here we are, barely dressed and bleeding on half our bodies; the only way to get to the ER is to pick up the bike and ride. I'm sure we were quite the sight to motorist....two almost naked people bleeding all over ourselves riding a motorcycle. She ended up getting about 6 stiches in her knee and still has the scar.

    And that was the last time she got on a motorcycle. I even ask her a couple of weeks ago if she wanted to ride up to get a bite about a mile down the road on my big, safe BMW and her response was, "no way, not with you".

    So no, my wife doesn't ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by der verge View Post
    Louise is learning. We have a Yamaha 400 for her to start on. She says she would like a 650 Shadow once she feels confident enough. I am sure that once the time comes, she will make a better choice
    As noted, she may want a "comfortable" bike. That's BMW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by der verge View Post
    Louise is learning. We have a Yamaha 400 for her to start on. She says she would like a 650 Shadow once she feels confident enough. I am sure that once the time comes, she will make a better choice
    My wife likes the feel of a cruiser. The 650 Shadow is a great choice, and of course with Honda reliability. If she likes cruisers, that's perfect.

    I tried to get my wife to go with the shadow, but it was too big for her. She cruises around on her 250cc Virago which is all she needs.

    She had a hip replaced, hasn't ridden since then, and may not again (due to fear of hip injury). So there is a very nice, clean, low miles Virago here if anyone is looking!
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by 83014 View Post
    Sorry. I thought this was a misplaced "For Sale" ad. Carry on.
    Hey that was funny.
    I might toss mine into the deal on the Virago.
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
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    My wife and I are heading out Sunday on our first major riding vacation. We are going to Texas to visit her brother.

    She will be on her 650 Ninja and I on my 1150RT.

    She prefers the look of a sport bike but the 800ST has her interest. Hopefully I can convert her after this trip.
    Jim McGill
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    My wife likes the feel of a cruiser. The 650 Shadow is a great choice, and of course with Honda reliability. If she likes cruisers, that's perfect.

    I tried to get my wife to go with the shadow, but it was too big for her. She cruises around on her 250cc Virago which is all she needs.

    She had a hip replaced, hasn't ridden since then, and may not again (due to fear of hip injury). So there is a very nice, clean, low miles Virago here if anyone is looking!
    As all people are built a bit different, honestly I told my wife I would be happy to buy her any quality bike she likes and finds to be comfortable. Though I would prefer a BMW, if she isn't happy.........
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    Guys, Be glad your woman rides. Don't impose your will on her. If she wants to ride a Sportser, let her. You don't realize how lucky you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    You don't realize how lucky you are.
    Very true. Almost 5 years ago Annie quite unexpectedly told me she was done being a pillion and wanted her own bike. Those were the greatest and most expensive words she's uttered since she said "I do". We ended up retiring early, moving from Alaska and restructuring our lives around riding motorcycles. She has taken to riding like a duck to water. The expensive part??? Three new BMWs in as many years, but she's worth it and I stole one from her.
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    BexBmr rides a '77 R80. We've taken a few longer trips together.
    She rides well, and enjoys it. Only on the back of mine for dinner stops.
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    I do feel lucky that my wife rides. Her friends are in shock that she will go on a 200. Mile ride on our bikes in one day. Her next bike will be something more comfortable thats built for long rides (more than 200 miles) The question is what bike will fit her well. She is 5'5" with a end seam of 29" . She wants the heated seat and grips, radio cruise control etc. I thought about a r1150rt low seat low low frame but we will see maybe next year.

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    You buncha lucky dogs - they got any sisters?

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