2012 Softail Deluxe

by T

I am a new rider and everyone kept telling me to start off small... Well I am 5' 3" and did not want a "baby" bike. I wanted something my heart could feel free on. I wanted a bike that I could do some riding on and not spend all my time at the gas station. When I walked into my local HD store to buy a friend some boots for a b-day My bike found me. (I was not even looking) I walked over sat on it and had the papers signed within minutes. Now please know I did not have a m license and had never road a big bike in my life. It was always just a dream that I thought I would never fulfill. Well went home told the hubby (glad I lived through that..LOL) and 3 weeks later I was on the road. I love my "lady" would not trade her in for nothing.. Have done a few small trips (under 200 miles) solo and have a few big rides planned for the summer.. (Sturgis is one of them) The ride is perfect and I was able to reach without making any mod.. I have added some extras like bags, windshield, radio, new pipes, and some chrome.
My HD salesman calls me all the time to talk to some of his lady customers that are on the fence about which size bike to go with. So I rush right over show them mine and tell them that they should get what they want, be happy and ride. If you can handle the smaller bikes you can handle the bigger ones too. Just make the changes that you need to fit you hop on and ride baby ride. This was one of my dreams for as long as I can remember (my mom says 4, I am 38 now) and I could not be happier that I get to live it from here on out. It is one of the most amazing things in the world, to be your own bike heading down the road with nowhere to go and no time limit on when you have to be there. The freedom is inspiring.....
To my fellow lady riders, keep doing you and for those that have the dream to do this amazing thing, JUST DO IT!!!!! You will be joining a new family that you have not even met yet, but when you do arms will open and stories will be told, one thing we all have in common is the love for the ride and that in its self with always keep us bonded!!!!

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Mar 15, 2016
Heritage Softail NEW
by: Barb

I Have been riding for 3 years now, just sold my 2012 72 sportster because it is just too small, and not the nicest bike to ride for 14 hours a day on long trips. I bought a 2016 heritage softail classic. Its still winter here, snowed today, so I have a couple more months until I will be able to ride. but, I have been super nervous that I may have bought a bike too big for me and am scared of dropping it. Your post made me feel a bit more comfortable I am quite small framed so it is a bit intimidating right now. I am looking forward to riding season and putting all my nerves behind me.

Feb 04, 2013
for the ride
by: T

She is a 103..
And that is where I am at right now. I found a great group of women riders here in Chicago. I am the same way will go out alone or with a group as long as I get to ride I really do not care. will be glad when she comes out next month (winter storage).. I am itching to ride soooo bad...
And I love my softail. Fab ride. My baby found me that is for sure....
Be safe out there and enjoy every momment...

Feb 03, 2013
by: Jill

Awesome!!! keep riding.. i too am just riding this yr.lots of road trips, with some groups i found. some all womyn, some mixed. motormaids is one im going to join here in Toronto,Canada...and im planning to go camping again, last yr i did 1000 kilometers one way. new m2 rider. May i got my M2.i'll go with someone or alone.. doesnt matter. im in no hurry to come back to the city...
ride safely!!! have fun go at your own pace...."
p.s softtail is a wicked ride. whats your motor size!!!

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