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Posted on Mon, Apr 07, 2008 16:05

I bought a new Harley Fat boy in NOV last year ...took my bike safety course in Feb but still not good at riding. I have asked several people at dealerships if there is a one on one course but all say No. I would be will to pay for someone to spend some one on one time with me and help me learn. I am a bull head at times and refuse to quit, Galveston Tx area. Please help!


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Posted on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 15:13

Ok, lesson one went well. I took her out of her comfort zone around curves and over big bridges. Places that she wouldn't have gone by herself. I'll say this, she is determined to ride and she is really a great lady. I didn't charge her anything, of course, but she did buy me a really good seafood dinner afterward.


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Posted on Wed, Apr 16, 2008 16:10

Quoting: Originally posted by maneater LOL....Love the new twist to my name...no longer "maneater"...I am "maneated".....lol....can't stop smiling now!!

OOOPPSSSSS........Sorry Maneater...I must have been in a hurry please forgive me......... :)


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Posted on Sat, Apr 12, 2008 05:38

Quoting: Originally posted by GodsGrace I bought a fat boy cause she is very pretty !!! I had it lowered 3 inch's front and back and had a custom seat made so I can touch the ground flat footed...I am small but a very strong lady I own a roofing comp and carry shingle's up sometimes 3 stories. My problem is turning I have drag bars and I just cant seem to get it!

Dang! I wish I had your seat!!! Uh - I mean - you know what I mean. Lowering was the extent of my advice - except to practice on a small bike. But don't practice turning SLOWLY on a small bike because you can't transfer that to the big one. Get accustomed to a little bike and then use a wide-open space to simulate the conditions that give you trouble on the Harley. And don't get hurt any more!!! DT


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Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 09:28

Quoting: Originally posted by BranwenCarryl Check an see if there are any 'Motor Cycle Safety Foundation' classes in your area. An 'excellent' way to "learn" the proper ways to ride and learn all the safety tips.WELL WORTH the cost also. Both the guys on your last blog are very experienced, but I have to slightly agree (what I was taught in class myself) with the last blog, I forget his screen name, but he has the right idea for ya. You really should check into those classes though. EXCELLENT for those of us just starting out and real green.... I LOVED MINE, passed with flying colors. However, I've not gotten my own bike 'as yet' and am practicing on a friends smaller one. GOOD LUCK GIRL, keep the 'rubber side' DOWN now and be safe.... LOL's LOL's Bran/Suzanne~;)

BranwenCarryl, Thank you for the advise I did take my safty course back in Feb this yr. I am just scared of the turns...and the rest of it Trust me I respect very much. God Bless you !


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Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 09:24

Quoting: Originally posted by cruisineasy1 That looks like a roadglide though that you are sitting against.

It Is..... My bike was in the shop and I wanted to ride with a friend of mine who is in the same ladys bike group with me she took the pic's....My Bike is a 05 fatboy pearl white...I am not good with computers either...lol so every time I try to uplaod new pic's it tells me my htts and pts or something like that are not able to communacate ...but I have a computer repair man comming next week...lol....guess I need help there too... Thank you cruisingeasy for being so nice to me!


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Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 09:01

Thank you Maneated I gave emailed him my phone # he said he will help me...Thank you again and Blessing to you!


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Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 05:15

Maneater, sure! since I know your down here with me!! lol Demo..bite harder, it will feel good I promise! : P


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Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 03:47

My advice to you would be get a dirt bike and practice off-road somewhere. The last thing you need is to find yourself in an emergency situation having to think about what to do. If you're having to think about it, it's too late. I have zero faith in the Rider Safety Course. It provides just enough knowledge and exposure to place you in harm's way. In any event I truly wish you safe and enjoyable riding for many, many years.


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Posted on Wed, Apr 09, 2008 18:37

hell im sure time will be the best teacher. if you only ride on weekends for 50 miles, its gonna take forever. good luck


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Posted on Wed, Apr 09, 2008 18:33

Quoting: Originally posted by HDsweetcheeks Hell I'd pay for some one on one too..are we still talking bikes here?? lol

ohhh im so biting my tongue now...lol


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Posted on Tue, Apr 08, 2008 14:00

lose the drag bars and go for some buckhorns. they'll give you better leverage w/ a little bit wider stance. good luck and keep trying....


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Posted on Tue, Apr 08, 2008 13:02

I bought a fat boy cause she is very pretty !!! I had it lowered 3 inch's front and back and had a custom seat made so I can touch the ground flat footed...I am small but a very strong lady I own a roofing comp and carry shingle's up sometimes 3 stories. My problem is turning I have drag bars and I just cant seem to get it!


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Posted on Tue, Apr 08, 2008 05:10

Hell I'd pay for some one on one too..are we still talking bikes here?? lol


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Posted on Mon, Apr 07, 2008 20:13

Ok now I see you DID take the class. If you passed it then maybe your bike is too big for a beginner? Just curious since I am 5'3" and almost bought a Fat Boy and realized it was too much bike for me to stand up, much less handle. I did buy one with alot of power but it's low to the ground and I feel more in control. LOL


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Posted on Mon, Apr 07, 2008 19:29

Check an see if there are any 'Motor Cycle Safety Foundation' classes in your area. An 'excellent' way to "learn" the proper ways to ride and learn all the safety tips.WELL WORTH the cost also. Both the guys on your last blog are very experienced, but I have to slightly agree (what I was taught in class myself) with the last blog, I forget his screen name, but he has the right idea for ya. You really should check into those classes though. EXCELLENT for those of us just starting out and real green.... I LOVED MINE, passed with flying colors. However, I've not gotten my own bike 'as yet' and am practicing on a friends smaller one. GOOD LUCK GIRL, keep the 'rubber side' DOWN now and be safe.... LOL's LOL's Bran/Suzanne~;)


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