Sportster for Xmas!

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Cruiser4, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Cruiser4

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    Well me and the Mrs have been dreaming about her taking her bike test and riding her own Harley across to France and spain maybe in the near future, we usually talk like this after we've sunk a bottle of red wine or two? So knowing that most dreams don't actually come true, I thought i'd kick start this one so that there's little chance of us putting it off until the time was right, or maybe the next solar eclipse or something?? So I bought her this sportster for Xmas, and she totally loves it! Do you guys think she'll be alright, this being her first ever bike?
     

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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Sure, add a safety course or advanced rider course and enjoy the ride
     
  3. Drumrguy

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    2nd the safety course. Congrats to you and her!
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Are all bikes allowed in the house or only the wifes
    just remember from now on any money you spend on bikes will be for the wifes bike ( well thats what she gets told ) and you always get away with the spend
    My wife rode a sportster for her first big bike for a couple of years she now ribes a wide glide
    after first passing her cbt she rode a honda 125 under my supervision for a few months prior to doing more training then on second attempt passed her test
    But having a bike there ready for her is a big motivator (didnt let wife touch her sportster till she had passed her test)
    Hope all goes well for her

    Brian
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Brian beat me to it, gotta love the gal parking the bike in the house...certainly worthwhile exchange for take'in out the trash...that gal is a keeper no? :rofl
     
  6. Cruiser4

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    Thanks Guys, we both appreciate your feedback (very reassuring)and the safety course sounds a great idea. The bike was in the kitchen to increase the surprise factor Christmas morning and because it was -2 degrees Celsius next to my Fatboy in the garage, but we’re both getting to like the look of the kitchen with the Sportster in it.
     
  7. HarryB737

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    Wow, What a GREAT Christmas present, I'm sure she is thrilled, The Safety course should be a must... If available try to enroll in one where they provide training bikes. Usually these are lighter & will help her get use to the feel. I wish for you many happy & safe miles riding together.
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, what does a person have to do to get on your Christmas list???:D

    Awesome gift - should've posted a pic of the moment your wife saw the bike.
     
  9. jaceddie

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    Congrats to the wife for the new ride. A safe riders class might be advised.
     
  10. r44s

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    As stated previously a safety course would be recommended. My gal got an 883 this past June, and it lasted a couple of months until she felt a 1200 would be better so she now rides an '07 1200 and loves it.