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I know they make them for youth dirt bikes..

please dont laugh at the idea i know it might look silly but it is for my safety until I can feel good enough to ride without them.

if they exist i can purchase a r3 if not i will be buying a sport quad
 

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My best guess is no. In this day and age if a one minute search on google doesn't give you results, then chances are slim. The only remote thing close to it are those harley/cruising assist wheels for handicapped riders. They only make them for cruisers though.
 

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yea ive gone thru pages of searching thru google and only come up with them for youth dirt bikes
 

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May be able to get a local welding place to fabricate something for you.
 

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When I watched the Twist of the Wrist video. During the training in turns segment, the bikes were equipped with some sort of stabilizer; looked like training wheels. It prevented the rider from falling in turns.

Hope this puts you on the right path....
 

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I know they make them for youth dirt bikes..

please dont laugh at the idea i know it might look silly but it is for my safety until I can feel good enough to ride without them.

if they exist i can purchase a r3 if not i will be buying a sport quad


the one thing about google search, or any others, is always the terms used.


I did a search with this phrase and I got plenty of results:
motorcycle balance assist


also, these are only pics, but you can visit the site and see how they did them or where they bought them from:
https://www.google.com/search?q=mot...&ei=PjRjVYT3L4T8oAS444GYCQ&ved=0CB0QsAQ#imgrc=_


one thing you're going to need to know however, "training wheels" would have to be very strong to support the weight of the bike. This is going to be a hard find....and even if you do find them, they limit, greatly, you're learning how to ride. I truly don't see how they'd work anyway, they'd have to be mid-bike position, for sure.


if it's balance you're seeking for low speed stuff, spend the $200 + you'd spend on training wheels and buy a cheap mountain bike. All the same rules apply, minus the clutch/engine. Learn there, apply on a motorcycle later on.


If you can't stay steady on two basic wheels (a bicycle), then you probably should not get a motorcycle....just saying. (unless of course it's a disability issue, then more power to you not letting that slow you down :) )
 

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I know they make them for youth dirt bikes..

please dont laugh at the idea i know it might look silly but it is for my safety until I can feel good enough to ride without them.

if they exist i can purchase a r3 if not i will be buying a sport quad
i would go with what @t-rav_12 said. its worth the money. i was pretty scared at first but its not as bad as you think it is. after the first day of riding in class i just kept wanting to ride more and get better
 

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buy a bicycle and build you confidence in balance and leaning that way. Training wheels will make you dependant on the training wheels IMO. Besides with a bit of gas the bikes wheels want to balance themselves anyway. Something about gyroscopic motion or something...
 

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well i know how to ride a regular BMX bike (is their any difference in mountain and bmx?) and i dont believe balance is really an issue.

im 6,2 so my feet are planted on the ground when i sit on the bike but I had the sales guy hold the bike as i lifted my feet off the ground i...

DID NOT LIKE THE FEELING ONE BIT felt really weird maybe because I wasnt moving and standing still but I just dont want to wreck the bike
 

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In short no they are not a thing.

But in regards to you experience sitting on the bike, the reason you didn't like the feeling was because you were stationary, once a bike is moving you have centrifugal force which keeps you up and just feels natural. Best advice is to just find a bike you can have a go on and you'll see what i'm on about
 

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A few things.

You are 6'2" so one of your biggest chances of dropping the bike is not a factor. The other big chance is slow speed maneuvers and bad use of front brakes.

As said, someone holding the bike while you put you feet up- that will feel strange no matter what. You feel very unstable doing that. Once you are going 10mph+, the bike wants to stay up and it feels good. If you have a bicycle around, when you ride it, you feel normal/natural right? Then get a buddy to hold it up steady for you while you put your feet on the pedals. It will feel freaky just like when you did it on the motorcycle.

If you live someplace which offers motorcycle safety courses, you should just sign up and do it, you'll see how much better it is when you ride.
 

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Do the motorcycle safety course. I took it before I ever rode a motorcycle. Made me way more confident and knowledgeable. And I have had a dealer do that for me also hold the bike up. Definitly scary, didnt feel right and not the same as the bike in motion. And an added bounus for taking the class is alot of insurances give discounts for taking the class. and also stores like Cyclegear give a one time discount for people who took it.
Taking that class was the best money I ever spend. This is my first bike also so I know what you mean about not wanting to mess it up.
 

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Dvelope, I'm in south Florida as well. I took the safety course at the Miami Dade Kendall campus.
It was well worth the $300 and you learn how to ride and make friends with everyone.
I'm 5'11" and so uncoordinated that I dropped the class bike in the first 10 minutes.
I too plan on getting a r3 sometime in July, so take the course, get your bike, and we'll ride.
Where did you go to get the $5600 otd price? Maybe we can plan something together and get better discount buying two bikes at the same time.
 

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well i know how to ride a regular BMX bike...

..DID NOT LIKE THE FEELING ONE BIT felt really weird maybe because I wasnt moving and standing still but I just dont want to wreck the bike

Try getting someone to hold up your BMX bike while you put both feet up on it. I bet you it will feel even worse than when doing it on the motorcycle. I think you're over thinking it. You're a big guy and this is a small bike. I'm sure you'll be fine.
 

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seriously the bike wants to go byitself once it has a little gas. an MSF will allow you to learn that low sped stuff, good brake technique etc. without risking your own bike...
 

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My wife took the MSF course up here in Palm Beach. She'd never ridden anything with a clutch. 3 wheelers as kid and a Yamaha pit bike around the yard a couple years ago (no clutch). She's doing fine on her R3 and this is a 40 year old woman.

Suck it up and take the MSF course. Then go buy your own bike lol
 

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+1 on taking the MSF course. +1 on practicing on smaller and cheaper 2-wheelers. The unit you saw on the Keith Code video was not for street use. The "outrigger" device was for building confidence in the ability of the bike to hold the road in hard braking situations. If you had something like that on an mc, you would be a nine-foot-wide road hazard. As was already mentioned, you could not learn properly with training wheels. Remember at the beginning of the video how the little girl crashed her bicycle as soon as the training wheels were removed? She learned to turn right by steering to the right (just like on her tricycle). The whole concept of counter steering and leaning was foreign to her. Like trying to steer a boat with a tiller outboard motor--its all backwards until you learn the correct way, but water is more forgiving than pavement.
 
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