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Old 06-11-2018, 03:42 AM   #21
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Re: Bike for my Daughter?

I don't think the Honda X-ADV (DCT) is coming to our country yet but it might be the holy grail for your daughter. Then again maybe not. I report, you decide.

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Old 06-11-2018, 02:31 PM   #22
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I love the windshield adjustment and storage. That Adventure X is a cool bike. Lots of storage.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:40 PM   #23
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That does seem like a cool bike. Wonder if its here or not, never seen one.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:43 PM   #24
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Wee Strom ...

Good starter bike
Cheap to purchase and operate
Lots of options
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If it get wadded up, not a lot of investment.
The same....but different....

Kawasaki Versys 650.... Lower seat & lighter than the Strom 650

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Old 06-11-2018, 03:50 PM   #25
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Bear in mind, this is her first bike but not her first foray into two wheels or power sports. Like me, she has been riding bicycles for a bit and has done 40+ mile rides on them. She also used to race closed course on 1200-1300cc jet skis that were 250+ hp that out turned and out accelerated my Africa Twin.

Not to mention, she's been riding, breaking and competing on performance horses at the highest levels since she was 5.
Based upon that, I bet she wouldn't notice the weight or placement.

Of course, I've never been a female. So it is pure speculation on my part.
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #26
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I just worry about her feet touching the ground when she stops.
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:26 PM   #27
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I don't think the Honda X-ADV (DCT) is coming to our country yet but it might be the holy grail for your daughter. Then again maybe not. I report, you decide.

Honda X ADV Review │First Ride │ Don't call it Scooter │ Cracking Mechanics - YouTube
I almost posted that but I don't think you can get them here. Everything I have been able to find on it shows them being all over Europe and elsewhere, but not here yet and nothing indicating it might come here anytime soon.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:13 PM   #28
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My understanding is the Honda X-ADV is basically a reconfigured NC 700X/NC 750 X.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:38 PM   #29
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Today, I adjusted my Africa Twin seat to the low setting which is 33.5 in.

My daughter sat on it and could touch the balls of her feet to the ground on both sides while wearing sandals. I assume she could get more foot down if wearing motorcycle boots.

So I guess anything with a seat height off 33 inches or less would work?
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:41 PM   #30
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So I guess anything with a seat height off 33 inches or less would work?
Absolutely! Just as long as the seat is the exactly the same shape or narrower and the bike sags the same amount or more. So the answer really is sometimes.

Just like two people the same overall length but different inseams' might use two different bicycle frames or at least different set ups.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:16 AM   #31
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Thanks for all the help.

I got this 2012 NC700X DCT ABS yesterday for her to ride:



It's a fun little bike. Very nimble and easy to move around at low speeds. Hopefully a good starter bike for her.

Now I need to find her some riding gear. She's an adult small in shirts, I believe. If you have anything you'd like to path with, please let me know. Thanks
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:22 AM   #32
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Buy her the 2012 400 Suzuki Burgman scooter that's listed in the for sale section. I have two 650 Burgman and I like them so much I might buy that 400 just because I like Burgman sooooo much.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:25 PM   #33
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jarrett...blue and silver, boy, thats pretty
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Very nice!
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Good choice.
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Very nice! I hope she really likes it!

There is a guy selling a Size 8 jacket on the forum right now.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117670
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:43 PM   #37
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Thanks for all the help.

I got this 2012 NC700X DCT ABS yesterday for her to ride:



It's a fun little bike. Very nimble and easy to move around at low speeds. Hopefully a good starter bike for her.

Now I need to find her some riding gear. She's an adult small in shirts, I believe. If you have anything you'd like to path with, please let me know. Thanks
My suggestion on gear is purchase new, and either let her try it on or order from someplace with a good return policy. Gear manufacturers have gotten better with designing their women's gear, but not all of them are quite there. Also, as I'm sure is the case with men's jackets, different brands fit different people differently. Let her try on some jackets and pants and see which fit her right, so you can both rest assured they're not just comfortable, but protecting her well, because the armor is in the right place for her body. I've had to return jackets before, because I ordered them strictly by size, and they just weren't right despite, technically, being my size. I now know which brands fit me best.
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:43 PM   #38
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You are very nice to buy your 23yo daughter a bike on Father's day.
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