This is pretty fun! My wife decided she wants to learn to ride, so we begin looking for a bike she can ride. Since she is only 5 foot nothing, it's gotta be small. Then I remembered that her older brother had a bike, and it's sitting in a shed in MO.
Well, long story short, we got the bike here to Colorado, and it's in better shape than I thought. It's a 1978 Yamaha DT100 Enduro- a tiny little two-stroke steet legal Dual Sport. It's perfect- she can flat foot it, and pick it up!
I've been working on it- it hadn't been started since 1983! carb rebuild, points, tires, chain, etc... It runs great now. Perfect for learning- soft low end power, geared low, lightweight.
Today we went to a parking lot and spent about an hour and a half learning. She is HOOKED! I had to come to work, but she didn't want to quit. We're off together on Tuesday, so we'll do more. Today, she got up to third gear, learned about braking, practiced figure 8's . She's picking it up quick.
Check out this video!-