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Approach the wife first. Let her be the go between, between you and her husband. If she is included, it might be a lot easier for everyone.
Well yeah if someone's been riding for a while they should be able to pull in and out of a driveway but Mils has no riding experience. It's a bit too much to expect a brand new rider to have no apprehension about riding in and out of a driveway with an incline. I don't know of anyone who mastered clutch control before they even learned to ride. We all have to start somewhere.If you can't ride it up a steep driveway, you really shouldn't ride at all...no command of the clutch and braking are just a recipe for disaster.
The last cycle I bought, from a lady, had a moon shot driveway into the garage. She was moving the bike in the garage, got the rear tire over the edge and the bike rolled out and into her husbands $70,000 Audi damaging both of them...that's why the bike was for sale...way out of her league....she said her husband had to ride it into the garage for her...oh my and she's out on the road?
I test road it, rolled into the driveway with speed that it made it half way up with no throttle, then just a bit of juice in first and rolled into the garage at 2mph...perfect landing...if you can't do that...you're really risking your life on the streets.  lol...she was worried about me pulling it out and back into the garage...which is why she brought up letting her husband do it...I handed her my insurance card and told her if I scratch it, I'll pay for it.
Search Craigslist/Facebook marketplaces...so many nearly new bikes with sub 1000 miles..people buy them and then figure out they really don't know how to ride them.
Sorry to be blunt and discouraging, but I'm not going to encourage people to injure themselves.
Thanks. Only problem is, even after the MSF course, I’m not going to be ready to test drive anybody’s bike or have enough riding experience to know what feels right snd what doesn’t.6 years old is fine. General rule of thumb is 10 years or younger. If you like tinkering, you can go even older. I'm not sure if I've given you this video before and I apologize if I have. If not, it can help you navigate the used bike minefield with some knowledge that even seasoned riders don't have. <img src="http://www.motorcycleforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
This one is also good
That said, should you decide to continue with getting a new bike, that's fine too. I dream of the day I can get a new one!!!