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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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The Girley Bike

Attached is a stock photo of my first bike. We call it the "Girley Bike". As soon as I get a decent updated photo I will post it. 2004 600 Shadow VLX Deluxe got it new with only 1100 miles.

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 06:45 PM
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Never understood the "girley bike" mentality with regards to size. I could understand if it were hot pink with faux fur grips and chenille seat cushions but not just because it's doesn't have the latest 12 cylinder billion cc engine.

Depending on rider size and weight, a small bike may be ideal especially for some road conditions. Easier to control with less weight being slung around but still has enough pep to get to cruizing speeds. Smaller motor with fewer parts to maintain, etc...

Wait, your 600 isn't hot pink is it?

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A bike's a bike. Congratulations, and welcome.

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No shame. 600 is cool and rides nice. 1st bike is a great and exciting day. Congrats and welcome to the jungle!

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What 'girley bike'? It looks like a pretty nice ride to me. You know what they say about guys who drive big, expensive, high-end sports cars, don't you? Who needs all that engine when the speed limit is going to top out at 65-70mph?


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Do all these guys calling your bike "girley" have bikes themselves? If they actually do, then just chalk it off to friendly ribbing. There is NO need to keep up with the braggers, or to impress the guys that are trying to get their jollies from your pocket book. It's YOUR ride, just enjoy it.

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Nope...not a girlie bike! I have a right side panel in that color if you want it. Click image for larger version

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I remember in the earlier days, (guess I'm getting old) when a 600 thru 750 was a big bike, in my early teens I rode a yamaha Rd 350, never felt that to be a girly bike either , got me around rather well, and suprised some larger bikes what a twin cylinder two stroke , six speed bike could do

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Never understood the "girley bike" mentality with regards to size. I could understand if it were hot pink with faux fur grips and chenille seat cushions but not just because it's doesn't have the latest 12 cylinder billion cc engine.

Depending on rider size and weight, a small bike may be ideal especially for some road conditions. Easier to control with less weight being slung around but still has enough pep to get to cruizing speeds. Smaller motor with fewer parts to maintain, etc...

Wait, your 600 isn't hot pink is it?

Love this comment "12 cylinder billiion cc engine"!!! I agree with the rest. It's on two wheels and that's what matters.
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I remember in the earlier days, (guess I'm getting old) when a 600 thru 750 was a big bike, in my early teens I rode a yamaha Rd 350, never felt that to be a girly bike either , got me around rather well, and suprised some larger bikes what a twin cylinder two stroke , six speed bike could do
Lol, I too remember when a 750 was a big bike and a when the 1000cc bikes came out that was HUGE!"

I also remember the RD350. I only got to test ride one, but that was one very sweet handling little bike. Quick and nimble it almost seemed to move to your thoughts instead of having to move it manually.

I do recall seeing a video where a gal moved up from her 250 to a Shadow 750 and said, "I got a big girl's bike!" LOL. As she said, "After feeling "Violated" by the Harley Dealer. Ah, here it is.




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