I have been riding with my husband for a while and I eventually decided I wanted my own bike so we got me a Harley 1200xl Custom. It is a beautiful bike.
I took the class, passed, and got my license. We used Honda 250s in the class so the first time I drove my bike I was scared to death to pick my feet up....but once I did I loved it. I seem to be having a problem balancing the bike though.
I have dropped it 3x when stopping (Although 1x I dropped it because I forgot to pull in the clutch when stopping and the bike started bucking and I dropped it....in the middle if the street with all to see. OUCH, my ego was hurt!). I finally figured out that the bike just doesn't fit me right. I was on my tip toes and also "reaching" for the handlebars. My husband lowered it to the light rider setting and that helped a lot but i still think it needs to be about another inch lower so we are about to buy the kit to lower it more. He changed out my handlebars yesterday and he noticed that my throttle and release wasn't working right so he fixed it.
I haven't had a chance to ride it but he said it was riding much better. I sure hope this does the trick because I was almost to the point to thinking that that I am better off on the back of a bike....BUT I don't want to give up! Reading all the stories of other people with the same experiences is very uplifting and helps me realize that all this is part of learning. I will do this!
I am wondering, though, if I should wait until he lowers it again before I ride it again.....