In no particular order...
1. Since I had friends riding her bike more than she did, it really wasn't worth keeping it. We did jointly agree to off it. I was basicly sinking a g a year into it when you add every thing up. Over 2+ years she road it about 6 times max. I think it worked out to $400 a ride. That was a little pricy.
2. If we did get a new bike for her, I think I'd be back in the same situation where it will just sit in the garage and rot.
3. She doesn't like cruisers and that whole scene. She thinks HDs are for loosers. (I can pick them!
No offence to my sportbike challenged brothers.
) On the other hand she isn't totally sold on needing a true sportbike. Maybe a SV650 or another UJM is a much better choice. Aside from the inseam issue, I don't understand why so many think girls would be better off on or want a cruiser. Plus Grace has a 30" inseam so this isn't an issue for her.
4. Frankly, she has ridden with me, knows my general attitude, abilities and knows how I ride. Only one time down on the street in almost 30 years. Of course, as my shoulder knows it only takes once and a single easy low side in the grass on the track isn't a bad record. Frankly, I may be done with the track as part of my overall risk management. She is worried less about me getting hurt than I am. Furthmore, she and her family believe that when your time is up it's up. There really isn't a big issue from her side about me riding. Quit often if it's nice out and I'm home she is asking me why I'm not out riding. Heck, we met racing sailboats and the day we met was the closest I ever came to being on a boat where someone almost got killed. I was really rahter dramatic and she came back to race with us the next week. This is my issue, not her's. Further, if it was just Grace and me I'd be much better about it. It's our 4 year old daughter. The 2 of them are the closest mom/daughter combo I've ever seen. If anything happened to her mom, she would be devistated. I'm not a good replacement.
5. She isn't really interested in the track. This is just something to do. If I didn't ride she admitted that she would have no interest. Personally, I don't think that is a good reason to ride, but it's not my choice.
For now, I'll just play it by ear. If she pushes, I'll cross my fingers and let her tool around on the 929 with strong words of advise and caution about it being able to bite you in an eyeblink. I really don't want to buy another bike for occational use. If she starts riding on a more regular basis, I'll consider getting a used midsized something.