Too old, too fat!?

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  1. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    Hi all you experienced bikers, I’m a middle aged, short plump lass who last went on the back of a bike in the 80’s.... (it was a Kawasaki Z1100 and the bloke riding it kept falling asleep on our way back from the pub.....) I’m a nervous passenger..

    Mr Mousy has just taken early retirement and we’ve been having a ball in Portugal for 2 months, we have electric cycles and I’m happy on a bike although my balance isn’t 100% due to my M S.

    We are now thinking of getting a small bike to enable us to explore further afield. ...

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    Am I too fat/old to sit on the back of one of these?

    Any advice or are we being silly?
     
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  2. DavidG58

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    probably yes, yes and yes (y)

    but why not try it and find out, it might be just the right thing for you :)
     
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  3. Coastal Cruiser.

    Coastal Cruiser. Funster

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    Define fat,
    Seen some women that would make that bike disappear if they sat on it:)
     
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  4. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    :eek: I’m built for comfort not speed!

    5’5” and the just the wrong side of 12 stone. :(
     
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  5. LesW

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    Pah! a lightweight, go for it.

    PS... You do look very comfortable..(y)
     
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  6. Coastal Cruiser.

    Coastal Cruiser. Funster

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    Not fat then just a ‘comfortable size’(y)

    Don’t know how much power a little monkey bike like that would have two up?
    Would think a scooter would be better for pottering around.
     
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  7. Silver-Fox

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    And you think that’s fat :eek:

    Get yourself some black one piece leathers they’re sliming to the eye.
    Well that’s what I tell myself :)

    Seriously get yourself on the back and enjoy, fat you are not (y)
     
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  8. Vansflyer

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    No, no and no :)
    I am 50+ and North of 17 stone, Mrs Vans is a slim lady and less than 7 stone. We fit on a Honda Grom just fine, had the seat bolstered up a bit for more comfort and looking at the pic of the monkey bike our seat is longer.. go for it matey. We have just come back from a ride around the Cornish coast and parked in places where no car could. Can't beat a bike.
     
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  9. Nasher

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    It might be worth looking at the Honda MSX125 (Known as the Grom)

    A little bigger & possibly more comfortable
     
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  10. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    I beat you in both counts - shorter and heavier and we manage nicely on our 125cc PCX. I would suggest a scooter being an 'easier to get on with option' if Martin is not a past biker.

    You can have a go on ours at Lymington if you want and try it in the garage for size.
     
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  11. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We once burnt out the engine on a scooter we hired in Crete . We were both a lot younger and slimmer , than we are now 27 , years ago.
    We blamed it on the hills and heat and going long journeys on it.
    I’d say go for it . But I’d make sure that it’s powerful enough . The scooter we went twos up on couldn’t cope going up hill any distance.
     
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  12. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Well yes it does need a bit of grunt. Ours has take us up Mount Vesuvius, the top of the Espuna, a tour of Meteoron in Greece and many other mountains I cannot remember.
     
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    What about a scooter like Paul and Angela Pam the Yam . @Badknee ?
     
  14. Enword

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    Does it come with rear peg's?
     
  15. RogerThat

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    I think might be my eyes, but I can only see one seat on that bike?
     
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    Looks like it's a solo bike I'm afraid :(

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    One of the cutest bikes on the planet and practical.
     
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  18. Enword

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    As @Nasher said Grom well worth a look(y) (rear peg's)
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    I would suggest Honda Scooter , depending on room good choice. but SH300 very popular for 2 up comfort . I have a Burgman 400 but that's getting too big for garage carry .
     
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  20. Armytwowheels

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    Does Martin have a full bike licence?
     

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