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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question for the girls.

My girlfriend loves riding with me on my bike, I however don't like her back there, I just don't like doubling for many reasons. I want to tell her this and get her interested in learning to ride herself, but i don't know how to do it without her getting mad.
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theres nothing hotter than riding beside that special someone!

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First step. throw her off the back at 50 mph...


next step, take her to the dealer.
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hahahahahhahaahahhahha: yeah that would probly do it
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try teaching her to ride your bike. if it doesn't interest her, then you're stuck. but if it does, she'll be hooked in no time.

or get a solo cowl and tell her you lowered the suspension for a better footing and you can't haul anyone anymore. my lowering links prevent me from hauling people. she's a girl, chances are she'll fall for it and you are off the hook. girls know nothing about that kinda stuff...with the exception of me.

when you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?



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First step. throw her off the back at 50 mph...


next step, take her to the dealer.
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try teaching her to ride your bike. if it doesn't interest her, then you're stuck. but if it does, she'll be hooked in no time.

or get a solo cowl and tell her you lowered the suspension for a better footing and you can't haul anyone anymore. my lowering links prevent me from hauling people. she's a girl, chances are she'll fall for it and you are off the hook. girls know nothing about that kinda stuff...with the exception of me.
Thats what I tell girls at the school I go to. also I never carry a spare. show her threads of other girls that ride. when you see other girls that ride point it out and go, "thats cool a chicks riding" talk about girls riding. before you know she will want one for compatiotion sake
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my wife said she was tired of not being able to see over my head.....and not being able to ride when she wants to...


it was easy for me...



I wasn't much help....

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You could always tell her that you are trying to hone your skills and with her on the back you cannot push your limits... Then tell her it would be cool if you had a riding partner and talk about getting her a bike...

Or I guess you could just tell her you are the man, punch her in the face, and tell her to have dinner ready when you get back from riding.

My vote is option 2.
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Send her to take the MSF class, and see if riding interests her (I don't recommend anyone trying to teach their S.O. to ride, for a variety of reasons, and if she DOES develop an interest in riding on her own, MSF instructors will prefer she come to class with no "bad habits.")

Sigh her up for the class, buy her some basic gear (if you haven't already), i.e. helmet, jacket and gloves (and proper footwear would be good as well), pick up "Proficient Motorcycling" for her (an excellent read) and see how she likes it.

Be warned, however, riding isn't for everyone, and if she's scared, pressured or simply not interested, you can't MAKE her ride, and you might just have to take her along as a passenger every now and then to make her happy (which, really, is that SO bad? )
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Send her to take the MSF class, and see if riding interests her (I don't recommend anyone trying to teach their S.O. to ride, for a variety of reasons, and if she DOES develop an interest in riding on her own, MSF instructors will prefer she come to class with no "bad habits.")

Sigh her up for the class, buy her some basic gear (if you haven't already), i.e. helmet, jacket and gloves (and proper footwear would be good as well), pick up "Proficient Motorcycling" for her (an excellent read) and see how she likes it.

Be warned, however, riding isn't for everyone, and if she's scared, pressured or simply not interested, you can't MAKE her ride, and you might just have to take her along as a passenger every now and then to make her happy (which, really, is that SO bad? )
I disagree... You can make her ride...
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Send her to take the MSF class, and see if riding interests her (I don't recommend anyone trying to teach their S.O. to ride, for a variety of reasons, and if she DOES develop an interest in riding on her own, MSF instructors will prefer she come to class with no "bad habits.")

Sigh her up for the class, buy her some basic gear (if you haven't already), i.e. helmet, jacket and gloves (and proper footwear would be good as well), pick up "Proficient Motorcycling" for her (an excellent read) and see how she likes it.

Be warned, however, riding isn't for everyone, and if she's scared, pressured or simply not interested, you can't MAKE her ride, and you might just have to take her along as a passenger every now and then to make her happy (which, really, is that SO bad? )
I was going to say the same thing, get her the MSF course as a gift and say you want her to share your interests. They seem to want to do that with us all the time and think it is an acceptable gift.

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my wife said she was tired of not being able to see over my head.....and not being able to ride when she wants to...


it was easy for me...



I wasn't much help....


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You could always tell her that you are trying to hone your skills and with her on the back you cannot push your limits... Then tell her it would be cool if you had a riding partner and talk about getting her a bike...

Or I guess you could just tell her you are the man, punch her in the face, and tell her to have dinner ready when you get back from riding.

My vote is option 2.
My gf wanted to get a bike as soon as I came home with mine. So it was easy for me as well. But like they said, get her in to MSF (mine was signed up before I even got a bike) and look around for a good starter bike with her.
Tell her you'd rather she get the equal enjoyment of riding her own bike next to you, rather than behind you. Also that you feel more comfortable riding alone so that you can better yourself.

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I was going to say the same thing, get her the MSF course as a gift and say you want her to share your interests. They seem to want to do that with us all the time and think it is an acceptable gift.
Yup, I received almost exactly what I listed above (gloves, proficient motorcycling and a certificate to take the MSF class... got the helmet a few months later for my Bday) our first Christmas together. (Granted, I had expressed that I WANTED to take it, but still, it shows he not only wants her to share in his passion, but to do so safely )
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i brang my bike home.. then my g/f said she wanted one.. she likes to ride on the back.. she hates the "tire warmup" you know.. going back `n forth in the lane.. i just tell her im gona go do some mntin riding. and she wont get on.. lol!
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I agree with the people who say she should take the msf course. If she's going to ride that will get her hooked and from there it will be easy to get her a bike. Hell, you could even take it with her for moral support.

I don't let people on the back of my bike, ever. Not even my SO. So I don't have to worry about this.

Or go with OSP's idea.

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I don't let people on the back of my bike, ever. Not even my SO. So I don't have to worry about this.


In the nearly three years we've been together, we've never once ridden two up (in fact, neither of us even has passenger pegs anymore)... no need when you're a two-bike family.
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I agree with the people who say she should take the msf course. ... Hell, you could even take it with her for moral support.
Actually, that's probably not the greatest idea because she may feel pressured to do better with him there, then end up doing worse. Probably best if he's NOT there at all.

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Actually, that's probably not the greatest idea because she may feel pressured to do better with him there, then end up doing worse. Probably best if he's NOT there at all.

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