Got My Licence and Learned to Ride at 48

by Margie Harmon
(Sarver, Pa USA)

650 Yamaha Silverado

650 Yamaha Silverado

This is my third bike and the biggest. At 5'1", I'm a bit vertically challenged so the height of this bike works well. It's a 650 Yamaha Silverado and most of the bling came standard. I did upgrade the crash bars, handlebar risers and switched to louder pipes so you can definitely hear me coming.

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May 06, 2010
Alot of Us 5'1" r's Around
by: Sassy2731

I'm also 5'1" and I have a Fatboy which was lowered and now a Roadking that has been lowered. I have to wear thick soled boots to ride the Roadking, but the Fatboy I'm flatfooted on. I ride it when I ride alone, but I try to make sure someone else is riding with me on the Roadking. It is nicer on the highway for long distance riding, but I'm more comfortable on the Fatboy around town. I am getting more and more comfortable on the Roadking though. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't ride a bigger bike because I'm proof positive that it can be done as long as you can touch the ground. Just take your time and you can do anything. I didn't get my license until I was 46 and I'm getting ready to turn 50 in a few months. I told the hubby that there is a Women's Rally in Van Buren, Arkansas the last weekend of August and that is what I'm doing for my birthday this year with or without him. The rally is for women, but the hubby's and companions are welcome. I like it because no drugs and no alcohol allowed. YEAH finally something for us women. The Sister's in Spirit are putting this rally on. I'll try to fine the info and get it posted up for everyone. It really sounds like fun and there are a lot of nice roads in that area to ride. Good for all of you for getting out and learning. I feel like if I can, anybody can.

May 06, 2010
V Star
by: robin

Really nice looking bike...I am 5'1" too and opted for a Ridley Auto Glide. It has a seat height of 24 and 1/2 inches so can put my feet flat on the ground. I am 53 yo and never rode before and I am really getting in to it...I need highway bars but on my wish list. I didn't realize all the extras that came with buying a bike. Duh!

Anyway good to hear vertically challenged women share!!


May 06, 2010
by: Robin

Yeh!! We love the V-Star's. I'm taller at 5'-8" but I still like the low slung of the V-star, so stable. And I got my license at 47 years of age, never rode a bike before, not even on the back of anyone's. Now it's my obsession!!

May 06, 2010
by: Lynn - SW FL

I'm about 5'-1" also and ride the 1100 VStar. I love it! Also, I call them "engine guards". I was told never to call them crash bars so as not to jinx yourself. Nice bike!!

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