Brand New Rider - '05 1200cc Sporty
V and Her Spike
My husband and I had been making our big plans to get motorcycles. He's ridden on two wheels before four. Me, never touched a bike before! At 5'2" I was always told I was way too short to ride.
Walked into the Harley dealership inquiring about lessons for me - were had a long day planned of grocery shopping and catching a movie.
Walked out with a 2005 1200c Sportster.
We got a great deal and the previous owner really put a lot of love into it. It's a beautiful bike - dripping with chrome and sounding like a beast with Vance & Hines exhaust system.
Had to switch from the forward controls it had originally to mid controls (my legs just barely touch the forward ones, mid is more comfortable for me).
I'm just between being flat-footed and on the balls of my feet - my next adjustment may be a seat to help give me a little bit more leg room.
So, I took the riders edge Harley class and am slowly (but surely) learning to ride and be at home on my new sporty.
The deal is once I get to the point where I'm riding the sporty like I was born to my husband gets to get himself a bike too.
My pet name for him (the sporty, not the husband) is Potato because that was one of my first lessons from the salesman = "Push the choke in slowly as it warms up until you hear it say potato" but really his name is Spike. (I found out all Harley's say potato)