Buying my first motorcycle

by Linda
(ColorDo springs)

I am 54 years old, 5'3" and 130 pounda. My husband and I are looking at buying 2 motorcycles. I fell in love with a Harley,Dyna, super Glide Custom. I sit on it nicely but wonder if it would be too heavy for me. I am athletically inclined and rode small motorcycles as a kid but it has been 40 years since I rode one. Will the Super Glide be OK for me?

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Apr 26, 2012
Didn't work for me
by: Erika A

After passing my motorcycle riders class, I bought a Super Glide Custom too, absolutely love her. But I have temporarily swapped with a buddy to practice on a Sporty instead - after I crashed, I realized that is was not reasonable for me to be ready for the bigger, heavier bike when I was still just learning. Best to you!

Apr 19, 2012
some of you may be biting off more then you relize
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure if I'm hearing straight, a few buying big bikes after years of not riding...this is near suicide, takes just a slip of the wheel to crash, most of the hard part of riding is slow speeds, do you really think you can control a big bike at slow speed?

All the best but todays bike are much more powerfull then the put put we had at highschool.

Accidents will happen notif or when, stick to smaller
bikes if a newby don't tempt the obvious..

any how enjoy your bike

Apr 12, 2012
Not a problem!
by: Jerseygirl

I'm 5'1" and I just bought a Dyna Street Bob. I have not problem with it! I say go for it!

Apr 02, 2012
Awesome bike
by: Janet

It would be a great bike for you! A friend of mine just bought one and he loves it. It feels light, as it has a low center of gravity. I have a Dyna Super Glide that I learned on, and it is a joy to ride. I am also 54, 5'4 and weigh 142. I'm not that atheletic, but I can still handle the weight of the bike. The main thing is that you feel comfortable on the bike.

Apr 02, 2012
new rider
by: Deeann

Take a riders class first. It will help you regain your skills from years ago. I hadn't been on a bike in 35 years and it wasn't as easy to ride again as I thought it would be. That's a big bike. Most people say to start out smaller for a year or so, but some people start on bigger bikes. What are you comfortable with? Knowing what I know now, I would say to start smaller but you may be able to handle a bigger bike sooner.

Apr 02, 2012
by: Dawn

I'm 41, and 5'4"... I ride a stratoliner deluxe 1900. I think that in time u would be great on that bike, however if u haven't ridden in 40 years, I would highly recommend u start on something MUCH smaller. Maybe something between a 500 and a 750. Work ur way into something heavy...

Whatever u choose, good luck and keep the shiny side up!

Apr 02, 2012
What feels right.
by: Shadow Rider

I am 5'4 @ 125 lbs and of all motorcycles I row I found the Shadow 750 was best for me. Thing is though even if it falls I can't pick it up. highway bars are the first must have .

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