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When I was deliberating on which bike to buy a couple of months ago, I teased my wife that she didn't need to worry about the passenger seat comfort if she would learn to ride and get her own bike. Well, she decided to give that some serious thought and signed up for the MSF course. I decided to take it with her as a refresher, and to keep an eye on her progress and skill level.

I was really amazed at how well she handled the motorcycle provided in the program. She had no problem at all passing the written test or riding course test, and genuinely enjoyed the experience. After each day of the riding class she wanted to go look at bikes.

After looking at and sitting on many bikes, she decided that the 900LT was what she liked the best. With her birthday approaching it was nearly a mandate that I get it for her. She is now the proud owner of a 2008 White/Metallic Titanium 900LT. :smile:

In order to have safe practice she has been riding it in a rural neighborhood just a couple miles from our house. The 900LT is larger than the MSF course bikes and she used several of the course techniques to become accustomed to the bike. We are still in the neighborhood working on sharp turns from stop signs, quick stops, etc. but I can tell she is becoming pretty comfortable with the bike and should be ready to move on soon.

I'll have to post more later as the progress continues. I am really looking forward to our first joint ride. I've ordered helmet-to-helmet intercom so we can talk as we travel.

Maybe I can get her to post some of her experience too.

Pulling way from right turn at stop sign.



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Thats so cool ! Great looking bike, looks like it fits her well, she looks at home on it, like they belong together. Congratulations ! Hope you two have many safe miles together. Sounds like a great choice on both accounts !
 

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MSF + New Ride

Congratulations to your wife. She picked the perfect ride.
 

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Congrats to the wife, great job!
I want her bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE the new white/titanium.
after seeing a couple pics of the V2K's with that color scheme, im considering
having mine painted. heck, im halfway there!

oh, get her outta them tennies!!! lol
 

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Congrats to both of you. What a great riding partner.
The bike is beautiful.
You folks ride safe.
 

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Congrats to you too (already congratulated her on her post).
Hope you two have many miles of great rides ahead of you!!
 

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I saw her post, and she's doing GREAT!

It's great to have a wife ride her own bike and become as involved in our hobby as we are.

My wife and I have the same story you do, she bought the same bike, 2006 900 LT, just 6 weeks after her MSF class. Followed her in the car for a while, and now 1 1/2 years later she's doing very well.

Congrats, and enjoy. :smile:
 

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Congratulations. Nice looking ride. She seems to fit it very well.
 

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Congratulations!!!!
There is nothing like a husband and wife team sharing the highways together!!!! I am SO happy for you both!!!!
I ride the 900LT and LOVE IT!!!!!! :biggrin:
 

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Wow, what can I say - you are one lucky man!
 

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:biggrin: Congrats!!! Seems there are more and more gals riden now than ever before and thats a good thing.....My wife passed her test this past summer and loves it:mrgreen:
 

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Congratulations!
 

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She sure got a beautiful bike. Let us know how the helmet to helmet intercom works...hubby and I are looking for one.

I have the 2007 900LT and have been having great fun blinging it up!!
 

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Hey Ezzie...your bike looks great. Was gonna jump in about the communications. We bought the Scala Rider FM from JC at Meancycles. It works through the bluetooth connection in our cell phones. With us being on separate bikes, it helps when we get separated. Really works good and most people can't tell we are on bikes when talking to them. The best part is, that if work calls when riding, I can ignore them when the voice recognition calls out the name of the caller.
 

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beautiful bike. great decision...i might be biased though since i choose the same color scheme in a vn2000 classic lt. could that be just a hint of a big grin reflected in the mirror? congrats:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
 
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