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I am a 5'6 110 pound girl. Something that I have always wanted to accomplish is learning to ride. I've been a passenger on bikes before and absolutely loved it. I can only imagine how much better it is being the driver. My friend tried to teach me on his CBR 3 years ago. That bike was huge and intimidating. It was so intimidating that I fell off of it when it was only going 1mph lol (it started to lean and I got scared. I think it stalled and jerked me off) I tried taking the basic rider course after that, but on riding day (day 2) it was raining and cold and I was really scared. I ended up leaving soon after trying to ride. It was just too scary for me and I kept getting the feeling that I'm going to fall again. My friend recently told me about the Grom, and after reading about it, it seems like my dream of riding again may come true after all. For people that own a Grom, is this a good first bike to learn on? It seems to be light and small and would be perfect for me. Thoughts?
 

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Yup... Sounds like it would fit the bill.. Some others ladies on the site seem too.


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I'm 5'6.5 but weigh 145. Height wise I can easily put both feet fully planted on the ground.


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yah.. i think the grom would make a great learners bike and you can grow on it as well.. baby steps.. my wife wants me to teach her how to ride this spring on my grom.. she is 5'1" so i think it would be the perfect starter bike.. im just afraid once i teach her she will want to ride it more then me and i will have to buy her one :p

good luck and welcome to the forums :)
 

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Take your wife to an MSF class and save your marriage


And same advice to the OP, take an MSF class
 

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I'm 4"11 and the grom is my first bike, I'd say for us smaller girls it's pretty easy to learn on. I did take the MSF course and the grom is ways nicer than those rebels you have to ride in the course. I do tip toe on the grom but it's soo light that soo far it really hasn't been an issue and I figure any bike I get is gonna be big so learn now to deal with that.
 

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What you will learn on the Grom is the basic of riding with out being worried on the wt of the motorcycle. You will learn basic maintenance, safety check of tires, brakes, cables etc.

Do your own maintenance that way you'll learn a lot about your motorcycle just in case you get into some kind of mechanical problem or electrical problem at lease you'll know where the battery is and how to check the voltage and charging system. You'll get to know where the fuse are just in case one of them blow. You get to check the cables that are used for clutch and also for acceleration.

Yes and do take the safey motorcycle course, in our state Calif if you pass the MSFC and get your certificate all you have to do is go down to the DMV and take the written test and you get your motorcycle license and you do not have to take the driving test going thru cones and doing a figure 8 and all that other stuff.

California Motorcyclist Safety Program

Good luck on your riding and stay safe
 

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in our state Calif if you pass the MSFC and get your certificate all you have to do is go down to the DMV and take the written test and you get your motorcycle license
That's what I did and it was kind of scary that I could just hit the streets on any bike with no riding experience. Fortunately I found a great affordable riding coach and took about 12 hours of private lessons on a Rebel. Enough time to know I did not want a cruiser! Looking forward to working my way up the maintenance ladder, at first was intimidated about asking newbie questions here but have dipped a toe in the water and found it wasn't too bad.

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I've been riding my Grom for about a year. It is my first bike also. I'm 4'10 and weigh about 95 lbs. I put a Corbin seat on it to give me just the right amount of "height advantage" on the Grom than the original did.
It is a great first bike. I just put a deposit on a Ducati Scrambler as my second bike. I figure by the time it comes in, my Grom will have given me enough experience.
 

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I also got a Corbin seat (loving it) and at 5'3" I could flat-foot with the stock seat but not the Corbin. Like you, the Grom is a learning bike for me. It came out at just the right time. There was no other bike I could start with, given hilly terrain and wicked traffic. I wish we had a community workshop like the ones in SF (About Piston & Chain | Piston & Chain) so I could get some help learning maintenance. The Ducati Scrambler is a cool looking bike. I am going to put that on my "to consider" list.
 

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I'm 5'4" 115 pds, and this bike is perfect for my size.
 

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I dunno. Feels about the same as the Honda Goldwing Aspencade I took my endorsement test on at the DMV 29 years ago. The real difference is, I can pick this bike up and walk around the garage with it. My "comfort" level is about the same.
 

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I am a 5'6 110 pound girl. Something that I have always wanted to accomplish is learning to ride. I've been a passenger on bikes before and absolutely loved it. I can only imagine how much better it is being the driver. My friend tried to teach me on his CBR 3 years ago. That bike was huge and intimidating. It was so intimidating that I fell off of it when it was only going 1mph lol (it started to lean and I got scared. I think it stalled and jerked me off) I tried taking the basic rider course after that, but on riding day (day 2) it was raining and cold and I was really scared. I ended up leaving soon after trying to ride. It was just too scary for me and I kept getting the feeling that I'm going to fall again. My friend recently told me about the Grom, and after reading about it, it seems like my dream of riding again may come true after all. For people that own a Grom, is this a good first bike to learn on? It seems to be light and small and would be perfect for me. Thoughts?
 

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Hey, I’m relatively new to this site and to riding also. I just saw that this is an old thread, but I was just curious if you ever got yourself a Grom? I feel like it is a great beginners bike because of its size. I have my license now and am trying to build up confidence to go out into traffic, but I still stall sometimes when trying to get out of first. I was wondering what your experience has been like- one girl to another!!!!
 
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