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Old 11-24-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
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Good news is I can pick up my bike...

Bad news is I dropped it again.

I was coming around the exit arm to leave the parking garage downtown and a car didn't wait for me and raised the arm and I got nervous. I was going too slow, and when I tried to make the turn the bike fell over. Then the lady in the car felt really bad- as well she should .

Anyway, about five cars and a bystander saw me, so I think it was the embarrassment that made me able to lift the bike like it was nothing. I didn't even strain- just grabbed the handle bars and picked it straight up, hopped on and rode off.

The problem is now I'm really nervous about going down again at that stupid arm. There is a steep downhill slope and then a sharp right hand turn. I just keep hoping there aren't any cars around when I leave. I really need to practice sharp turns and riding really slow. Do they teach that in the advanced riders class?
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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Ouch. Yes the adrenalin and embarrassment will let you lift heavy things like nothing.
Try practicing in an empty parking lot doing lock to lock figure 8's. It really helped me sense the bikes weight.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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Bad news is I dropped it again.

I was coming around the exit arm to leave the parking garage downtown and a car didn't wait for me and raised the arm and I got nervous. I was going too slow, and when I tried to make the turn the bike fell over. Then the lady in the car felt really bad- as well she should .

Anyway, about five cars and a bystander saw me, so I think it was the embarrassment that made me able to lift the bike like it was nothing. I didn't even strain- just grabbed the handle bars and picked it straight up, hopped on and rode off.

The problem is now I'm really nervous about going down again at that stupid arm. There is a steep downhill slope and then a sharp right hand turn. I just keep hoping there aren't any cars around when I leave. I really need to practice sharp turns and riding really slow. Do they teach that in the advanced riders class?
counter lean!

and they do teach something like that, if you remember the BOX... lmao where you had to do the figuare 8 inside the box then ride out
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:25 AM   #5
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Yep, practice "the box" like you did in the BRC.
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they taught a little of that in the MSF advanced course - but not enough practice there to get really good...

...constant engine speed, counter-steer and feather clutch, right?

But don't they have a m/c area in parking garages so you can avoid dealing with ramps?? If not - I vote to make that a requirement for ALL parking garage design! - accommodate 2-wheelers - ground-level please!
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Ouch. Yes the adrenalin and embarrassment will let you lift heavy things like nothing.
Try practicing in an empty parking lot doing lock to lock figure 8's. It really helped me sense the bikes weight.
You'll be fine... Practining will be good. I have a church around the corner from my house and I go over there at least 2 a month to practice.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:30 AM   #8
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Don't worry about the arms in the garages, if they're anything like the one's at my job, they don't drop back down until the vehicle has passed. And even if they fail and come down on the car, they are usually padded and are only held on by spring tensioners so they flop and bounce around.

Sorry to hear you dropped your SV again...

Remember most ppl are intimidated by bikers, so don't rush, esp if you have the right of way!
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Don't worry about the arms in the garages, if they're anything like the one's at my job, they don't drop back down until the vehicle has passed. And even if they fail and come down on the car, they are usually padded and are only held on by spring tensioners so they flop and bounce around.

Sorry to hear you dropped your SV again...

Remember most ppl are intimidated by bikers, so don't rush, esp if you have the right of way!
true for guys, but midgets on super big bikes? not so much hahaha jk brandy
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:32 AM   #10
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True, the arms are very light. There is not much pressure that goes into them.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:48 AM   #12
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Yes. All my classes are there.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:49 AM   #13
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counter lean, rear brake, throttle and slip clutch in friction zone
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About a year and a half ago. Are you saying I should take it again? That's why I asked about the advanced course. Do they teach the same things?
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:03 PM   #17
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No, but the first drop in my driveway I give a 3- it was clumsy and nobody saw it, so maybe it didn't even happen.

The garage drop at school was an 8- VERY embarrassing and it bent my brake lever. That's fun; rate my drop!
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:09 PM   #19
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go to tumble weed and practice in that box...
How big is this box? I could prob paint one on Meaner's driveway and practice... with chalk, of course.
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