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We went to see the Kaw 250 and the Buell Blast this saturday. She likes the Kawasaki :banban:

As for me... just as i'm about to become debt free, i have another 3k to think about. I'm happy that she wants to ride, sad that my wish of becoming debt free has been postponed.

I can see it now... she will move up to an F4i, and will want it painted pink, like the S2000 in movie 2 fast 2 furious. :elefant:
 
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Well, $3000 is not much debt at all so dont worry about that. What you should worry about is painting the bike pink. DO NOT LET HER DO THAT! It will be nice to have her riding with you...SOMETIMES!
 

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stay away from the Buell - stay far away from the Buell. I know, I owned a S3T - stay away from the Buell, it will not be a pleasant ownership experience. Was I unclear about staying away from the Buell? I gotta tell you, stay away from the Buell. Can you hear me?? Huh?? :D
 
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stay away from the Buell - stay far away from the Buell. I know, I owned a S3T - stay away from the Buell, it will not be a pleasant ownership experience. Was I unclear about staying away from the Buell? I gotta tell you, stay away from the Buell. Can you hear me?? Huh?? :D
Going to get any more specific than that?
 

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sure, stay REALLY far away from the Buell.

a turd is a turd, it doesn't need more description than that.


I could go off on a whole litany of reasons but then someone would want to debate me and blah blah blah so the bottom line is just trust me and stay away from the Buell - otherwise I get to laugh at you later on and say I told you so's until I get bored with saying it.
 

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You mean stay away from the Buell Blast?
Or from Buell in general?
 

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Hey, the Kaw250 is a great bike to learn on. Wifey used that last summer and really got the hang of it and rode with all of us (on much bigger bikes) and she kept up with us. She did say at about 90 MPH it gets a bit buzy though but for crusing she liked it. That was until she got on my F4i, she rode it and never looked back....so she is getting my RR soon, two weeks and counting.....

I would DEFINITLY advise taking the MSD course. My wife barely knew how to ride a bike and after tha class, she knew and was confident riding the bike. They use 125's so the 250 was a natual step up.

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Just got off the phone with the wife... she backed out. I would have really like to suprise her wtih the 250 (read: i would have had a great time riding it home)

I guess in a year or so. I'm happy she at leat has an interest. It's just a matter of time i guess.

Thanks all for all the help.
 

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I will put it this way. MY wife knew how to ride a bike somewhat (they have a bike there and they ask you to ride it in a circle for about 10-15 seconds). She did that but had to that point never been on a motorcycle. After the 1.5 days, she was riding, rowing thru the gears and everything. They assume you know NOTHING on a bike.

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does the msf teach someone from the ground up how to ride? assuming someone has 0 on bike time but has read a book on it
Yep, they teach everything.

Difference btwn clutch and brake, gear shift pattern, fuel cutoff switch, use the kill switch to turn off the bike - not the key, how to balance, how to take curves, breaking, stoppies, and burnouts.

Well, maybe not the last 2. :mrgreen:
 

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Too bad you're not on the West Coast. I took my wife for a spin around the mountains and she never wants to ride again. :yikes: She was a little curious on driving it but she was turned off to it after that day.

So my recommendation is if you don't want your wife in this hobby/sport take her on a ride she'll never forget. :lol2:

I did want to get a her a 250 so she could learn but now there's no way she'll ever agree. She will still go for short commutes but nothing exciting. Frankly, I like being alone to ride the twisties and not have to worry about my wife on another bike behind me.
 

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Yep, the curriculuum assumes zero experience. I always have people that have ridden years ago or think they know it all come to me afterward and say stuff like 'I learned so much, i would have never thought of yada yada yada... THANKS!"

Iys cool to teach people something you get so much fun from, even if it is on such a basic level, thats why I like balancing that out with coaching at the track too! The best is when I see someone at the track that took a MSF class from me :bounce:
 

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Suprise her with the MSF class. From there I think she will really like it. Probably just a little intimidated right now.
 
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