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magzelliott48

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Born Again Rider??

I am a 64 yr old female and I had a few bikes in my youth. I then met my husband, he hated them, hence not been on one for over 40 years. Until, that is, last week.In a car park on a Honda 125 with an instructor. I have a full licence. I am hoping to go out with the guy a couple more times but all I want to do is get myself a bike and get back out there. I do know the dangers.I have looked at insurance from a Silverwing to a Bonneville and all the prices appear OK to me. My problem is, I just do not know what to get. I only have 30" inside leg but can manage the Honda Ok. Please could somebody suggest something for me?? I ALWAYS wanted a Bonneville but think perhaps it may be more sensible to start with something smaller? I dunno? But What?? Cheers. All replies welcomed.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

What budget have you got?

And what do you plan to use it for? (Commuting / touring / weekend blast?)

Have you a particular style of bike in mind?

Lots of bikes have lowering kits available, so leg length shouldn't be too much of a hindrance.



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kcmc

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kcmc says:

It's

hard to pick a bike for someone else,not knowing then or there circumstances,have you looked at bikes like the Yamaha 535 Virago?    ''anyway''

Hi Magzelliott48 and welcome to the site:smile

KCMC:tongue:

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magzelliott48

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Which Bike

Hi Adie
Thanks for your reply.
Firstly, I will only be a fair weather rider, not going out in the pouring rain or snow. And as for style? well, I do not want a Sports type. More traditional I think, which is why I still like the look of the Bonneville (Type) as that is what I rode in the past. With SOooo many options available these days it really is, I feel, quite difficult?
Cheers



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magzelliott48

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Which Bike?

Morning, thanks for your welcome.
I have not looked at the Virago, but will.
Since my husband died, he was only 67, money is now not an issue. I am going to spend my childrens inheritance before I too 'go' - not prematurely you understand (Hopefully).
Cheers

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

which bike

Why not buy a £3 (USED BIKE GUIDE),it gives reports/rated on present bikes and previous,your talking naked/roadster bikes.

It also states seat heights.

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Good

advise from Jaffa90:smilethink i would go with that:roll eyes:

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magzelliott48

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Which bike??

Hi

Thanks for the info. I shall seek out a copy of the mag forthwith. 
Cheers. 



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magzelliott48

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Which bike

Thanks for your input. Ditto the above. I willbe in touch in due course. 

It is lovely to be able to chat about my wishes without everybody coming down on me like a ton of bricks!!!
Cheers

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

born again

Welcome back to biking Magz, I take my hat off to you coming back after being off so long, have always said once you ride it stays in your blood forever. If you really want a Bonneville go for it, but just ride it within your limits and be careful, why not pop along to a local dealer and get a test ride or even just sit on one first to see if you feel comfortable on it.

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magzelliott48

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Bonneville??


Hi bryfor59
Thanks for your post. Once I am sorted I will post back with my news. Thanks to all who responded to my question.
Cheers
:smile

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