MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 02-28-2011, 03:10 PM   #21
omer
SMR
 
omer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: THE S.W.A.T
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,379

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
whatever is at the shop at the time ;)
2010 r1
2009 CBR1000RR
2006 GSXR600
2008 ZX10R



Quote:
Originally Posted by Twenty Six View Post
Thankfully you only ended up with a minor injury. Gotta keep practicing though. Don't get discouraged, and stick with it.
this
__________________
omer is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So much fail..... clayp General Discussion (Moto Related) 8 03-12-2014 11:04 AM
More FAIL tonyt915 Off Topic 7 09-11-2010 10:33 AM
Fail Friday "suicide fail' tonyt915 Off Topic 25 09-03-2010 04:33 PM
Fail lightlord Off Topic 18 07-11-2010 04:09 PM
FAIL C.Hern5972 Off Topic 26 07-07-2010 10:53 PM
Advertisement
Old 02-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #22
Rael
Communist Plant
 
Rael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Boerne
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,235

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'12 Griso 8v
'13 Wr250r








Positioning can make a big difference at stop signs! For right turns I like to stop on the left side of the lane, and usually angle the front tire so the turn starts immediately. I like to think of it as being practical, not lazy.
Rael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 09:37 PM   #23
Perf_White_GT
Probably Supported Obama
 
Perf_White_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,414

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 3











Quote:
Originally Posted by Bevo View Post
1960 YIKES! The only part of 1960 I ride is from Ella to Motorcycles Unlimited and back, ever!
Yea, if i get on 1960 it is only if I HAVE to, if I can avoid it I will.
__________________
"HATERS GON HATE" - FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
Perf_White_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 09:40 PM   #24
th1rt3en
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NW Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 15

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2010 Yamaha YZF-R6









Thanks Rael, I will definitely give that a try tomorrow!
th1rt3en is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 10:01 PM   #25
walturd
Member
 
walturd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 44

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Yamaha V-Star 1300T
2009 Virago 250 w/cupholder





No, 3 kinds.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Azeract View Post
The main thing is that your okay....... Remember, there's only two kinds of riders, those that have and those that WILL go down ..... Welcome to the club
The ones who have fallen, the ones who will fall, and the ones that lie about it.
walturd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 10:09 PM   #26
Azeract
Senior Member
 
Azeract's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 339

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2007 Ducati 1098s
2003 Honda CRF 450R



Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Azeract
Those that try to lie about it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by walturd View Post
The ones who have fallen, the ones who will fall, and the ones that lie about it.
Azeract is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 11:41 PM   #27
Bart
Thread killer
 
Bart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 756

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
2005 R6
'06 Suzuki Katana 750 (destroyed)








Title of this thread is misnamed; it's not a fail, it's a lesson, and also a bit of an initiation.

I did pretty well in the MSF class; those light little bikes were easy to control and I had the luxury of letting 15 mph feel like 100 in the parking lot. I got my bike and... ok I admit it was intimidating. Spent the first several rides just looping around through an apt parking lot. Got out into quiet neighborhood streets after about a week. On the 2nd time "out" - dropped it. Didn't give it enough gas turning right at a stop sign. I was already starting to lean and it bounced backwards when it stalled, so I had to hop off and roll to keep from having it drop on my leg. The embarassment was brutal but I can (almost) laugh about it now. So, welcome to the club.

I also advise to make sure that you're going slightly uphill, or are perfectly flat, when parking. Even slightly downhill and it rolls forward, right off the kickstand and down it goes. Don't park on or near lumpity pavement or gravel. Yes I did just say lumpity. Responsible for drop #2.

I've had another (3rd) drop too... fortunately none while really moving. Point is, it's normal. Congrats on your initiation, hope your future riding brings some good stories.
__________________
The meaning of life is that life is meant to be lived
Bart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 05:21 AM   #28
f8al
Member
 
f8al's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Med Center
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 32

Experience: 9-12 months

Bike(s):
2001 cbr600f4i




Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to f8al Send a message via Skype™ to f8al
the only time I've gone down at a stop, was when my pantleg got caught on the fin on my rearset, and I couldn't get my leg down in time to stop the bike from toppling on me.

be careful if you have loose cuffed pants on. i've had it happen twice with boot cut jeans. its not fun :(
__________________
01 RED|WHITE F4i

you gotta remember after the tire smoke clears the only person you ride for is your self
f8al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 05:58 AM   #29
Helios
Back again again...
 
Helios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Houston
Feedback Rating: (9)
Posts: 12,674

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
06 Silver Gixxer




Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by f8al View Post
the only time I've gone down at a stop, was when my pantleg got caught on the fin on my rearset, and I couldn't get my leg down in time to stop the bike from toppling on me.

be careful if you have loose cuffed pants on. i've had it happen twice with boot cut jeans. its not fun :(
Good advice, that's happened to me before.

Also.... I had done some work on my bike and was taking it from my covered parking spot to the garage and was only wearing Nike Shox. The sole of the shoe is spongy and has cutouts in it. When I went to put the kickstand down, it snagged in one of the holes and when I tried to put my foot down, it almost took the whole bike down with the kickstand halfway out.

As far as the right turns, try to turn the wheel, slowly accelerate then "counter steer" your weight away from the turn.

(Image on right hand side.)
countersteering censored by msf and thp


Good luck, glad you're not hurt!
Helios is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy