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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2015, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about a new rider

Well I'm pretty much convinced I want to purchase a bike it's been a long time dream of mine... but being a girl and a little on the shorter side, I have some concerns. I am 5'2 so I'm curious as to how hard it will be for me to keep the bike up if I'm on my toes. Ive been around riders my entire life (my dad, my uncle, my cousin etc!) but I'd definitely be new to riding on my own and I'd have to learn on my own as well. Im located in the Fresno area... Any one know of any classes? Any tips or suggestions? Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2015, 01:36 PM
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You "might" be able to tippy-toe to keep the bike upright. Many people around your height practice and become good at keeping the bike upright while only having one foot on the ground.

Also, most bikes have lowering links that you can bike that you can buy to lower the height of the motorcycle to meet your needs.

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It all depends on your inseam, practice enough and you will have no issue. One leg is all you need to keep the bike up. Try some thick sole shoes it will help a bit. I was on my tippy toes riding an R1 today. It was a fun bike but a bit high oh well.

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You'll be fine with the stock height, just have to get use to it, the 250, is a light weight bike, so no worries there.

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1.Get trained and licensed MSF Courses

2.ALWAYS Wear protective gear -- ATGATT All The Gear, All The Time -- including a helmet manufactured to the standards set by a government agency.

3.ALWAYS Ride unimpaired by alcohol or other drugs

4.ALWAYS Ride within your own skill limits

5.Be a lifelong learner by taking refresher rider courses, and advanced rider course A.R.C.

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