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Whos Partner rides?

Discussion in 'General' started by Anonymous, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    Hey peeps, who has a vertically challenged missus like mine, she is 5'1 in socks. she wants to get a bike but cant reach the ground on most sportsbike 600, She only has cbt at the minute, so is looking for a 125. Any suggestions as to a fairly decent bike, I would prefer not to be 2 stroke??

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Rowly

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  3. my lady wants the baby r125 but the baby blade is a nice little thing too,
     
  4. my girlfriend rides a cbr 600f and got it lowered
     
  5. henrymc

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    my girlfriend rider a CBR600fx no prob for her as she is 5' 8"
    but my mates missus is doing her test shortley and is getting a SVs 650
    she is only 5' 2"
    i am not sure if she is getting it lowered but think she will have to,
    I think the best way to get a bike lowered is to get a custom shock built,
    but other people may have first hand experance of this and know better than i do,
     
  6. D41

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    My wife is 5'4". I dropped the fork stanchions on her Speed-Four by about 5/8 of an inch & then set the rear shock at it's softest setting - she had dropped the bike 4-5 times prior to that ( at lights & such)....no problems since.
     
  7. my girlfriend got a special lowering kit which replaces the rear shock
     
  8. D41

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    Just have her wear platform heels, Gsi!!
     
  9. Edski675

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    The hired help hates my bike. In fact we have more rows over it than anything else. In fact I reckon that if someone nicked it, I think she'd dance naked in the street to celebrate :lol:

    No chance of her ever getting a bike licence :(
     
  10. D41

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    LMFAO!!! - Awesome!! :lol: :lol:
     
  11. Rowly

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    What's your Address Ed? some of us will gladly come round and nick your pride & joy just to
    put your theory to the test :lol:
     
  12. SteveH

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    Ridiculously as my other halfs Grandad, and Dad are ex TT-racers, and her brother raced on track, all her cousins (male ones) all race and her unle was more than once crowned UK enduro cross champion, she has never been on a bike and has absolutely no interest in them at all!

    Takes all sorts I guess, and does mean there's a tad more spare cash to soend on mine ;) and I only have 1 bike to clean and maintain lol Well until I convince her I need another bike in the garage. Currently working on getting a street trip R :p

    Steve
     
  13. My boyfriend rides my old zxr400, I got the Dayton coz I could touch the ground unlike the Honda 600rr. the Dayton is small and light, total girls bike!
     
  14. SteveH

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    That would be down to the fact your a cylinder down so the bike is a bit narrower than a lardy flat 4. Going on this fact if that makes narrow bikes girls bikes then every v-twin ever made is a girls bike, including some very exclusive and aggressive bikes courtesy of Ducati :S

    Strange outlook on the world I must say. I mean girls preferring to have their legs closer together to ride?!?! Thats a new concept to me. I'd better go get the manual out again LMAO ;)

    I am of course joking, before anyone takes offence ;)

    Steve
     
  15. paws

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    My 675 is lowered by 30mm so i can reach the floor and my fella rides a srad gsxr 600
     
  16. D41

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    How did you have it lowered, paws??
     
  17. Anonymous

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    Some good feedback, thanks peeps. Hopefully she'll be able to do direct access on school bike if they aren't to high
     
  18. paws

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    [flux] off the triumph675.net made up some lowering links for us guys, straight replacemnet for the standard ones, dropped mine by 30mm
     
  19. D41

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    Do Triumph not make lowering links??? - Only reason I ask is that I'd heard they did.
     
  20. henrymc

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    dont know, I have never seen a mention on their assesories list but they have restrictor kits on there,
     

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