Thank you all for the input. This morning was the first time we were able to go check out some bike shops etc. So my plan up to this morning was, as follows..........
Honda Centurion came to the party and agreed to give us 2k for the Airblade as is. We would then obviously buy a new Honda Elite from them. However, after seeing the Elite this morning, I'm NOT impressed. The Airblade is a much nicer bike in styling and spec. The Elite doesn't come with a side stand, which doth SUCK! So the level of keen-ness was not all that high.
So before we went to Honda, we went to Kawasaki Centurion to check out the SYM's. Because thanks to Mighty Mouse, she's gone and planted the "bigger bike" seed, and I was curious to see if my Goose could handle it. Unfortunately, they didn't have a 300 EVO there, but the sales guy hinted that Holeshot in Boksburg had an old 300 they use for demo-ing.
We then headed off to the Suzuki Toy Shop in Hennops Park, and they had a brand new shiny one in the showroom. The Goose was a little apprehensive at first, but when she got on, was suprised that the seat was as low as it was. Both tippi toes can touch the ground. She can get it up onto the center stand if necessary, and maneuver it backwards. Although the backwards thing is going to take a little practice. Unfortunately though, they didn't have a rideable demo.
I really wanted to know how she would do riding it, because it really makes sense. It opens more doors with ref to where she can go, and she won't get pushed around by the cars as much. So we decided to drive down to Holeshot in Boksburg, where they have a relatively old beat up machine with 20k on it. The owner was only too pleased to show off his runaround to the goose. She then had a go of her own. Obviously quite nervous on a much bigger bike, but couldn't stop praising the handling and how steady it felt as a platform. We are pretty sold on the idea, but ran into a roadblock of note. We need to finance it, and I don't have a bike license, and the Goose is between learners licences and only writes again mid may. So we were depressed.
But thinking about it afterwards, we still think its a better buy in the long run. So the plan as of now, is to fix the Airblade, and I'm just going to have to suck it up playing taxi until mid May, with the help of Uber. As soon as she gets the learners back, we gonna get that EVO! (Thanks MM) :p
Thanks for your input. Thanks to stanthescooterman for researching the pump, and thanks mighty mouse for putting me into debt again
Will keep this updated as to how things turn out.
Oh and PS, if anyone thinks i'm being an idiot...... please tell me so.