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Old 04-01-2011, 12:10 AM   #41
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DO NOT INVEST IN NEW PLASTICS YET! Buy the rest of your gear FIRST. You need proper gear. Listen to what your bloodied knees are telling you. Fix your signals and mirrors. Cheap aftermarket only [NOT OEM]. Get your jacket on and be ready to drop that sucker a few more times. You need to "learn" to fall properly. Worrying about the plastic hinders your ability to drop the bike safely. Sometimes you just have to let-it-fall. I feel that most people hurt themselves trying to save the bike. I know that sounds weird but it makes complete sense in my head.

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:30 AM   #42
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Glad you're ok. I took my wife riding for the first time to a school parking lot. She did good until she had to stop, so don't feel bad. We did a few mods on the bike: the seat handle bars and shifter and that solved the problem. She's 4' 10'' and rides a Buell Blast. We usually go to practice to a business center by 249 and bw8 on sunday morning. We practice U-turn, left and righ turns( flat and up hill) etc...
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:54 AM   #43
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Sometimes you just have to let-it-fall. I feel that most people hurt themselves trying to save the bike. I know that sounds weird but it makes complete sense in my head.


I hurt my shoulder trying not to drop my bike and it was hurt for like 3 days but i didnt drop my bike

oh and I forgot to tell you I have a spare set of aftermarket turn signals if you want them.. txt me if you want them or something lol
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man just got my bike last week and crashed it already on my second day of riding. its all my fault shouldnt have rode by myself as a new rider, i just thought i was ready to practice by myself, turned too wide about 15-20 mph into a neighborhood and crashed into the curb and flew off the bike but im ok, just scrapped up underneath and bled a little.

and yes i had my gear on helmet and gloves no motorcycle jacket yet but i wore a regular jacket and jeans. helmet saved my face. actually im more hurt about my bike then myself

i havent even got to take pics of it before i messed it up! the nice guys that stopped to help me pick up my bike bended out all the parts for me and said it was ridable, just cosmetically damaged. like the front part and the right fairings are broken, blinkers, and so is the windshield, and im wondering how much will it probably cost to replace all of that?

and if anyone lives by 249 and spring cypress (5 min from willowbrook mall) let me know if u would like to help me practice in a neighborhood tomorrow during the day and give me some tips about riding. i took the basic rider course at awesome cycles about 4 months ago, so im basically new again
Best place to practices is the hill country
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #45
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hey sorry to hear,.. and like baditalian said everyone goes down sometimes more than once so dont worry about it.. and keep on keeping on lol
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:46 PM   #46
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At least you made it past the first day. It is interesting when I hear about people not even making it out of the dealer lots. WOW!
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, people...it's right there in the OP.
Lol my thoughts exactly. Reading ftmfw, huh?
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:35 PM   #48
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at least it wasnt on the duc. how come the owner of the duc wont teach you?
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Lol my thoughts exactly. Reading ftmfw, huh?
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On topic- have you done some practicing today?
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i practiced riding again today and noticed my front lights are out, its not broken, when the guy that helped me picked up my bike he connected it back somehow and it turned on again. when i got home i tried to bend back out all the plastics and i think i moved the wires and the lights doesnt even turn on anymore. im not trying to fix anything yet im gonna practice some more with my bike like this before i get it fixed in case i drop it again. can anybody help me just connect the lights back on?
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:24 AM   #51
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The leg humping in this thread w/o a picture is astounding. Help her if you want but come on... seriously guys? Can you not find a date?
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:34 AM   #52
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The leg humping in this thread w/o a picture is astounding. Help her if you want but come on... seriously guys? Can you not find a date?
You, sir, of anyone ever on the internet, have no room to talk with the way you acted towards Bill and his daughter.
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i practiced riding again today and noticed my front lights are out, its not broken, when the guy that helped me picked up my bike he connected it back somehow and it turned on again. when i got home i tried to bend back out all the plastics and i think i moved the wires and the lights doesnt even turn on anymore. im not trying to fix anything yet im gonna practice some more with my bike like this before i get it fixed in case i drop it again. can anybody help me just connect the lights back on?
I'm free thursday's and friday's. I can take a look at it. I can also help you learn if you like as I'm usually on that side of town those days. lmk.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:25 AM   #54
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Glad your not hurt
Don't get discouraged.
Theres two bikers those that have gone down and those that have not yet gone down y
Maybe you just got it out of the way early.
Try going back to the scene and practice it maybe you will figure out what went wrong.
Slow speed practice less than 25 mph is fine except bikes react different over about 30mph thats when the counter steering begins to take affect.

Double check the damage and tire pressure too.
Wear the gear keep leaning and learning.
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DO NOT INVEST IN NEW PLASTICS YET! Buy the rest of your gear FIRST. You need proper gear. Listen to what your bloodied knees are telling you. Fix your signals and mirrors. Cheap aftermarket only [NOT OEM]. Get your jacket on and be ready to drop that sucker a few more times. You need to "learn" to fall properly. Worrying about the plastic hinders your ability to drop the bike safely. Sometimes you just have to let-it-fall. I feel that most people hurt themselves trying to save the bike. I know that sounds weird but it makes complete sense in my head.
Let the bike be ugly because you may drop it again soon. Get a real jacket ASAP. Your bloodied knees tell you just how much jeans protect you at low speed, so if you can, get some real riding pants as well.

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Old 04-02-2011, 09:19 AM   #57
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The leg humping in this thread w/o a picture is astounding. Help her if you want but come on... seriously guys? Can you not find a date?
Who the is leg humping??? Aside from maybe 1 person making a comment about "little " No ONE has said anything inappropriate to her... I guess you just expect that since it's a female member post that it automatically will be a leg humping thing. I just read people being concern and trying to help a fellow member out...

Pretty stupid comment, but then again, this was your other contribution.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:15 AM   #58
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Who the is leg humping??? Aside from maybe 1 person making a comment about "little " ...
"little " is in the title of this thread, trollrider
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"little " is in the title of this thread, trollrider
Yeah, no ...I said no one was led humping, except for that comment (which could be taking for leg humping) but it really wasnt leg humping, just replying to someone else.
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Aside from maybe 1 person making a comment about "little " No ONE has said anything inappropriate to her...Pretty stupid comment, but then again, this was your other contribution.
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"little " is in the title of this thread, trollrider
or is that another word like the "N. word", some can use it, others can't?
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