Ok, I have a 1998 shadow ace 750. When I first started practicing I too was a bit fearful, mostly for my bike lol
But I had not help getting to a parking lot to practice so here is what I did. I got a little 50 cc custom tank bike. they cost about $1,000. I found it on the internet. I bought it and it was delivered to me. Here in las vegas any bike under 50 cc which this is really a 47.9 cc you don't have to have a license ,insurance or registration to ride it. Only a norm drivers license.
I have practiced on this for 7 months . Now I am ready for my shadow.
The adjustment is just a matter of weight, balance and power.
I would suggest a smaller bike. If you don't have someone to ride with you with a permit or license then my way is the way to go. It is the best investment I made for myself.
Good luck and it a all come. Takes time and practice.
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