Christina Godfretsen· Registered
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Hey y'all, I have been riding on and off for most of my life. I had to take two years off for medical reasons, but I'm finally ready to get back in the saddle!! I own a 2003 Harley Sportster Sport 1200 which I've had for about 10 years. It sat for 2 years and cost more to repair than to replace. I opted to go shopping and finally decided on a larger bike ( I wanted something more comfortable). I bought the 2017 Harley Heritage Softail Classic. I am able to pick her up and barely flat foot while holding her. I tried to take her for a ride, but was so nervous I could barely power walk her. While doing that, my boot slipped on some gravel and I realized she's alot heavier than I thought and my feet don't reach as well as they should. I was afraid that if I took off and tried to stop that I wouldn't be able to stop her from tipping I had the salesman that was assisting me take me back to the dealer ( I was overwhelmed with emotions - mad, embarrassed, upset and scared ). The service tech that had done the walk around with me brought out a drop kit simulator that gave me an inch. Once that happened I was able to maneuver the bike side to side and front to back with a little more confidence. So, needless to say, my new bike is in the shop getting lowered. I am 5'3", 130 Lbs. I did sign up for the rider edge course, but they don't have any openings until end of June. I am in need of advice for a couple of things. Are there boots out there to help with my reach (or other suggestions), and are their tips for getting back on a bike after a few years break. I appreciate any and all comments, I really need to build my confidence back up!