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PostSubject: Hello from New Jersey   Sun 09 Oct 2016, 17:50

Hello from NJ. My name is Jim and I ride a gl1800 Roadsmith Trike. The reason for joining is my wife wants to get her license and we are thinking Honda Silverwing. My want to find a Trike.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Sun 09 Oct 2016, 21:28

The Swing 600 maybe too heavy and powerful for a beginner. Start her out on a 250-300 cc scooter. She could move up to the Swing later when she is ready. Even a trike may be dangerous on a down hill curve as you probably already know. Don't put her on a bike that she may fear and/or dislike.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Sun 09 Oct 2016, 21:43

Thanks for your input and concern Easyrider. I will keep that in mind. I myself was thinking a Suzuki Berman Trike. She needs automatic so opions are few.
Jim

PS What size is the Maxi Scooter
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Sun 09 Oct 2016, 23:13

poppajim wrote:
<>PS. What size is the Maxi Scooter

Welcome to the forum,  Jim

Not sure of your question, but the "first" maxi scooter was the Honda Helix. With 250ccs a great starter maxi scoot and an absolute joy to ride but, with a top speed of ~72mph, comes up a bit wanting when it comes to freeway speeds. Still lots of them around. 

Other starter maxi scoots with better freeway speeds might be a Honda Reflex (250cc), Honda Forza (300cc), Yamaha Majesty (400cc) and a Suzuki Burgman 400.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Mon 10 Oct 2016, 19:20

Hello from Nova Scotia Jim !

If your wife is a strong lady with good strength in the legs, a Silverwing should not be a great problem for her to handle.  If not sure of balance and therefore the thoughts of a trike .... stop there. A trike can be quite unstable.  (The Can Am Spyders with the single wheel in the rear, are more stable than the trike arrangement.)  But take a close look at the Silverwing.  Many feel it is too powerful and too heavy as the first bike.  For me, it is my first bike and before "the course" I had never been on anything with 2 wheels other than a bicycle.  I started on my 3 years ago and have loved every minute riding it.  Sure there is a learning curve but just take it easy ... no rush ... and in a year or two she will have confidence and skill.  Most important thing is that she wants to go with a Silverwing. If she wants something smaller ... then that is where to start.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Mon 10 Oct 2016, 20:55

Hello and welcome from o-HI-o. I've seen a S'Wing trike and if that's what it takes to ride I say go for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Mon 10 Oct 2016, 21:24




welcome welcome welcome


I know we have some trike owners on here.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Tue 11 Oct 2016, 05:18

Hello Jim and welcome to the forum.
Whatever you and your good lady decide I hope you both enjoy it.
Should your wife get a Silverwing, she'll probably have to guard against you keeping pinching it!

Have fun and stay safe.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Tue 11 Oct 2016, 18:07

Hello. From Allentown PA.
Learning curve is steep for new riders. Check with local dealers or NJ DOT for motorcycle training places, many times its free. Here in PA. it is. Best to take a new rider safety class, then your wife can decide if shes ready. Best to get a basic understanding of safety and controls first.
I bought a small scooter for my wife, tried to teach her myself. She did OK at first but crashed and didn"t want to try it again.
Trike can't fall but it can still ?????
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Tue 11 Oct 2016, 18:43

I wouldn't feel happy on a trike unless it was a "reverse" trike (two wheels at the front).

Try braking and turning on a normal trike!

And consider the back wheels push it straight while the unloaded/light front tries to turn it.

Didn't anyone see the episode of Top Gear where Jezza turns over a Reliant trike?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Wed 12 Oct 2016, 21:05

Thank you all for the input , we know there is a learning curve . It took me quite a while to get used to my GL1800 Roadsmith Trike and she was on the back during this process. Will keep that in mind. Thats what great about forums people are friendly and have much knowledge to pass forward. Ride Safe all.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Thu 13 Oct 2016, 00:17

Hello from Seattle.

A 600cc Silverwing has plenty of power to use as a trike. I have seen one from time to time.

I ride an 1800 as well. 2002 ABS.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Thu 13 Oct 2016, 15:08

poppajim,
Please let the forum know what your wife gets. Have her take the learners class before getting a bike. She may learn that she doesn't want a bike after all.


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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Jersey   Fri 14 Oct 2016, 10:18

Welcome aboard the board Jim. Have your wife take a good riding course, start small (250 cc+) and work her way up. She just may fins that something like the Suzuki Burgman 400 or the Yamaha Majesty 400 is just right for her.
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