My husband and I have been looking at some bikes for me next year but I keep having the same problem, my hands cannot reach the brake and clutch! He has tried to teach me how to ride on his DRZ 400 SM but I havn't been able to learn because of this. My concerns are if I go to a riding school I will have this problem with the bikes there as well. My other concern is I don't want to be stuck only ever being able to ride a smaller bike because of this. Does anyone else have this problem, and is there a way to customize them so I can reach? Thanks for any help!