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loopylou898

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loopylou898 says:

1st Bigger bike

Hi, im looking to doing direct access and need advice on 1st bigger bike. As im female i need to consider height and weight. Im 5'5 and smallish, whatever smallish means haha. Thanks

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cairnsie13

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cairnsie13 says:

Hornets

and sv650s are quite low saying that my 5ft4" girlfriend can just tip to to touch the ground on my hornet but could probs lower seat to sort that.

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loopylou898

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loopylou898 says:

thanks

they are both bikes i have considered.

my sister in law has Hornet and she same size as me :smile

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

loopylou

My first big bike was a cbr600fx its a really forgiving bike easy to ride and very comfy.Also if you can get the money together for a pair of Daytona lady star gtx bike boots.the give you about a 3inch lift,i wish id have bought some years ago.they are expensive but sooooo worth it.:smiley:

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Dabbsy

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Dabbsy says:

bigger bike

Hi there,

What sort of budget have you got to play with?

Chris

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loopylou898

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loopylou898 says:

havent thought about that

I have not thought abou pricet but im not rich so prob not much more than 5-6 grand.

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svgirly

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svgirly says:

sell you my sv

for £1200 ono....:biggrin:

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loopylou898

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loopylou898 says:

svgirl

Have you got pic of it?

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John2811

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John2811 says:

SV

Hi Lou,
Thumbs up for the SV650, they are the best bikes for newbies.  The V-twin engine is mounted inside of the frame so the weight of the engine is carried low compared to in line 4s, like CBRs/Fazer/Bandits. V twins don't need to be revved to move along at a fair lick.
I would suggest starting with a naked version as they have a more upright riding position, plus bikes from 03 (known as pointy) they have swap out plug and play factory 33bhp ECUs.  You're looking at £2000 for an 2003/2004 model, in fact I just sld both mine and my wife's (5'-7' newbie who passed her Direct Access, didn't get on with her lowered CBR but loved her SV.

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