Hi ladies, well i started out at 8 yrs old riding a honda c70 on our local fields, then did moto x riding then after so many bikes and years later im now riding a 1983 gsx1100 a suzuki dr650, a 1986 honda gl1000,a honda gl 1500se kawasaki zzr1100 and a kawasaki VN1500 vulcan....
cant get enough on the look out for ny next toy now so i have one bike for each day i ride.
Bulgaria is a great place maybe a little Balkan 250 or a 650 ural
I started with a Honda 50 some 50 years ago. I traded it in for a Honda 305 the following year. 30 years ago I moved to a Harley FLH. Had to sell it when money got tight and didn't get back into it until last year. I bought another Honda 50, then a Honda 750, and a month later I sold the 750 and bought a Harley FXD
I've been a Honda girl from day one. My first bike was a 1986 Honda Rebel, 250cc. I put over 35,000 miles a year on that little bike, and rode 12 months/year on the east coast, in rain, snow, sleet.....you name it! I jumped from the 250 to a Suzuki GS1000 that I traded for the summer with a guy I was dating in Philly.
My second bike was a 450 Rebel, on which I put 50,000+ a year when I moved out here to CA. I rode that baby everywhere, from Long Beach to Santa Barbara, did the Love Ride several times, hit Cook's Corner pretty often, and Mother's in Seal Beach...the usual SoCal hangs.
Once I got my first dog and started surfing, I didn't ride for a few years, but then was given a beautiful Honda Shadow 600VLX. I put some miles on that baby, too, and only stopped riding after a work-related accident a few years ago, where I landed on my head at 50mph, after being launched 25 ft in the air. whoops. Because of my neck injury, I only rode my bike short distances, and then ended up selling it to pay some bills.
I'm in the market now for another bike; looking for another Shadow, but this one will be an 1100 for sure! The bike in the photo is my cherished VLX.
My ex left after he abbused me for 3 years after I broke my back at work and had to have 2 surgerys. I was the one who wanted us to get a bike and after he got it he made me go to work to pay for it while he was out riding... I really resented the bike and even hated riding with him. But after I broke my back and he moved out I started to think I really would love to ride my own. I went to the dealer and bought a 1200 sportster low and I loved my little bike. I put 500 miles on that bike in 3 weeks and while riding to the dealer to buy chaps I thiught to myself "this bike beats the hell out of my back" I was wondering if the dealer would trade my sportster for something more comfortable. When I got there they were more than happy to have me up grade my bike to the most beautiful bike on the showroom floor a 2009 Street Glide it was the same color as the sportster and it had everything i needed bags to carry all my stuff a sound system and it was comfy to boot I did have so modifications to make it low enough to put my feet on the ground but now after 15 months and 13000 Ican ride with the "Big Dogs" and keep up.
Great info...thanks yall. I'm takimg my riders course in June, then deciding on a bike. I didn't grow up riding dirt bikes or anything...it's all new to me to be in the driver'seat. But I am so excited!
I think it is important to know what/where you are gonna ride.
I ride mostly hiways, so I knew I needed something bigger. My 'friends' told me to stay under 500cc but I went with a 82 Honda Magna v 45 750cc LOVED HER!
I now ride a BMW and a good friend bought my old bike...
Let me share her story...
she kept dropping her husband's big cruiser.... I encouraged her to 'sit' on my bike.... the first words out of her mouth...I can RIDE THIS!!!
It was priceless!
my first bike was 1200 XL custom sportster, only put 3000 miles on that which I love and just bought my 2009 softail dulex love love love it, now i just need a man to go with it. not to sure what men are looking for these days out there on the road. Do all men really need that barbie doll??? Ride safe ladies....
I've only got a season under my tires. I started with Sassy - she's an 82 honda magna 750. She's a lot like me...a little older, low mileage, not real pretty but she's got a lot of get up & go! We've become great friends.
We just had our 1st ride of the season today. It almost felt warm (it hit the 40's in Michigan.)
Everyone starts with something different. I was told not to go 500cc or less on a starter bike. Gotta go with what feels good and affordable
My first (only) bike is a Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic and I think it's a great starter bike. My friend who has been rider longer than I've been alive tried to talk me into something with a larger cc saying that I will outgrow this in no time and will want more power sooner than later. Being that I had never ridden before (except for the class I took) had me convinced this was a good starter size. I still love it to pieces. When I get more experience I may upsize, but it's all good for now.
Very informative. I am a motorcyle virgin as LeatherLilly puts it. I just received my license last year and looking to buy this sping. I want to buy a HD one day but can't afford one right now. I was looking into a used 05 yamaha Vstar 650 for now do yall think this is a good starter bike?
Hey ..fairly new to the Site never posted ..anyways I was reading this post and loved the comments by "FLSTFgal" I so agree with everything said "dont let anyone push you" ..I am a Newbie ..I bought my Harley 2009 Dyna last summer had it delivered Aug/08 ...took me over a month just to get the courage to ride it and that only came when a buddy of mine came over and took my Bike out to the Parking Lot and got me up and ridin her ..I took the M2 course and i highly recommend that to any new rider ..I evenually got out of the P-LOTS and rode on secondary Rds with my Buddy and got the riding bug and started riding by myself short distences ..I just love my Bike and the feeling it gives me such Freedom ..My Bike is in Storage for the Winter and I am counting the days to riding season to begin and put in the ridin time to gain that experince i need to feel comfortable ..And i joined a Bike Club to meet other Riders ..When i made the descion to buy my Bike i researched it and visited 5-6 dealerships sat on afew different Bikes and when i sat on the Dyna i just knew it was the Bike for me ..I'm short 5'3 but my feet touched the ground and i felt comfortable on it ..never felt like i made the wrong choice ever..the Bike is only as powerful as I need it to be ..So "just do it" Buy it and you will never Look Back ..And the Biker Men are awsome and mostly Hot ...thats the Bonus !!
Hey, I started out on a 1200 Sportster. got it cheep and to get my confidence up and now I ride a Dyna Low Rider and love every minute. I got a divorce and he kept the bike. Decided I didn't need him to ride and don't!! You go girl!!!
Went through the class in Feb. My old man bought me a 87 Suzuki Savage 650cc.Perfect size bike for me.I'm 5'4' and it wasn't too heavy,but girls,I decided I had more fun riding on the back.He said I didn't give it enough time,but,too much concentration for me and not enough enjoyment.But you go for it girl!!
I ride a 91 FLTP, and old police bike that is a work in progress. I've had my license since '94 though, and worked my way up to this. Started out riding mini and dirt bikes as a kid, my pops '74 honda 450, then a '80 sportster (was a daily driver for 11 years). Just make sure you are comfy with whatever you get. You can always upgrade.
Hello..I'm a new member to BikersKiss--decided to check out this forum. I'm a former "passenger only" on a HD. I lost the passion for the guy, but not the ridin'. So, apparently like so many others gals, I decided to take charge of my own destiny. I'm 57, and only 5'---I signed up for a Riding class thru the local HD dealer. It was a class of 12 women only. And yes, I highly recommend it for beginner "wanna be's". The only way to go as far as I'm concerned.
I have my license now. And am in the process of buying my own. My kids are like "Way to go mom", my co-workers are totally amazed (and I finally broke down and told my mom what I was doing!).
Anyway---I just want to thank all of you who added tips and comments to this forum--both long time riders and newbees like me. I found the comments to be VERY HELPFUL ---and for me, I will probably start out with a small Yamaha or Honda (250)to start with, but now I realize that is OK! I can always trade up as I get better.
I'm so excited about this new passion and I hope to meet alot of great new friends along the way. I have already "met" Kathy on this website--and she is at the same point with all of this as I am--we understand each other and encourage each other--she's East Coast & I'm West Coast, but we're havin' a great time.
THANKS AGAIN ALL OF YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE YOUR OPINIONS---you've helped me alot!
growing up we alwaty had dirtbikes and quads, but i could not afford the bike i wanted and felt comfortable with until '02 when I got an '03 Superglide. currently i ride an '07 night train. it is not the bike you ride, it's the bike you feel comfortable on and can handle, so it does not control you! when you go to look, sit on many, lean, straighten them up, etc...good luck!