i see this party started without me. i am her bf and i would like to start at the beginning of this whole deal because you have only gotten one side of the story. in the beggining i encouraged her to go to the abate class just like i did. during her class she put one of thier bikes down by grabbing a handful of front brake which is a very easy thing to do i understand it happens when you truely have no expierence. she passed the class and said she needed a bike so i found and old pos yam 700 for her to learn to ride on if she wrecked it no big deal, she took it out to ride in a parking lot next door and put it down some how i dunno i wasnt home so i cant say for sure, she had to have someone help her pick it up it wieghed a ton anyway. im still supportive at the point. then she tells me the bike is the problem and she needs something nice and she needs it now, so i look hi and i look low and find a totalled 06 gsxr 600 and start rebuilding it which is how i do all my bikes, no sense in buying a bike the way someone else wants it then spending way more money to make it the way you want it! i got it running and riding a few weeks later and said hey lets go over to the parking lot so you can ride this. as she was riding, she pulled the clutch in and the bike began to rev slightly at that point she paniced and crammed the front brake once again, the front wheel locked up and she almost put it down and thats when it all came to me what she was doing and the problem. she has an inset panic reaction to grab the front brake so i over reacted im sure and i finished the bike up and we sold it i wasnt going to be responsible for her getting hurt or killed because i didnt do somthing about this when the problem came up to begin with. months go by and she keeps saying she still needs a bike obviously not seeing the problem from the first expierence. she begged and begged and finally i said ok i found the perfect bike for you 07 zx6 about 100 miles away for 3500$ and this one was all in one piece. we went and i did all the talking got the guy down to 3300 and she bought it. i then rode the bike home freezing my ass off the whole way it was about 45 out and i was dressed for 60 my mistake but the whole way i keep thinking if this is going to make her happy then its what its going to take. winter comes the bike goes IN MY HOUSE FOR ME TO DO THE WORK ON IT i didnt complain i did everything she has listed the halos were her christmas present! i asked her if she wanted to do anything and she said no i told her i would help her learn and she said no i even told her nothing more was going to happen unless she did the work and i helped her through, still no.... finally spring and she wants to ride so we go out and practice again in the parking lot and after she rode around in circles for a few hours with no problems it was time for a slow country ride. she did very good i thought right up to the part where she ran off the road and almost put it down in the ditch but she didnt panic and kept it upright and rode it out with my heart in my throat we stopped and talked about it and then decided to go on. ten more miles go back and in behind her at this point to see if i can offer any help, we come up to a 90 degree left corner and for whatever reason she panics about halfway through and bam grabs and handful of front brake and lowsides right in front of me! at this point i watched her die im sure of it but she starts yelling and gets up then tries to pick the bike up which doesnt happen so i have to pick the bike up and somehow get it home the whole time im kicking myself for finding the bike because now she has done what i thought was going to happen in the beginning. its time to sell the bike once again in my mind because she hasnt learned seperation of braking and cornering even though thats what she learned in the class but you cant change a panic reacttion or at least i havnt figured out how. a few months go by and again i do all the work to fix it the whole time going on her word to sell it when its back together, she insists on riding it and i dont want anything to do with it but then i remember one of my friends that has taught many women to ride. so i think maybe he can help. so after a few weeks of him teaching her i ride with her again and what a change! sometimes it just takes the right teacher i guess! then a few weeks ago we are riding i am in front and i look in my rearview only to see her and the bike sliding across the road behind me once again after riding all summer and being taught by alot of ppl she did the exact same thing went into the corner and paniced then railled the front brake lever. so we are caught up now i still want her to sell the bike because now im just waiting for the big one she doesnt walk away from.... i have supported her this far but i just cant anylonger so doeas that really make me an asshole like so many have said or is it because i love her and dont want to see her die? and the 2nd gear roll on was just a joke she came all racing up beside me on the highway and wanted to go fast so thats what she did not because i pushed her too, but because she wanted to! i started out on a 600 katana in 2006 and have owned a zx12,gsxr1000 and now im on an 07 zx10 i have about 50000 miles worth of seat time i know she isnt there and thats fine one day if she lives long enough i hope she is a much better rider than i am but seat time doesnt mean everything you have to have the mentallity and confidence to do it also.