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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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First solo ride mishap

So after taking the MSF course and learning from my husband the basics of how to ride a bike I decided I was confident enough to ride to work for the first time by myself. All went well until I made a quick stop at the post office on my way to work. It was a little cold out so by the time I was getting close to work I figured we needed stamps and it was a great opportunity to warm up. I pull into a parking spot at the post office and count the steps in my head.....clutch in, breaks, feet down, turn key, kill switch, turn handle bars and ......yeah the kickstand. I go to dismount and there she goes down onto me. A post man saw me go down and offered to help but I was able to lift it back up on my own.

It's one thing to leave your key on for a few minutes but to forget your kickstand....oopps That's why it was a $500 bike because if I drop it it's not a big deal.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 06:42 AM
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Welcome to the club! Now you are a real rider. Seriously, this kind of thing happens to everyone. I try to chalk such things up to experience. You won't forget the stand again anytime soon.
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Good thing the mirror or turn signal didn't bust glad every one tried to help you out cheers to them.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah so I have new plastics (waiting for me) not to drop it for a while. Right now the gas tank is red (which matches the bike) but a raddle can job so no gloss because my original tank had a leak, that was an interesting experience which i will have to post.....and there is a a black and blue side pannel and the rest of the original bike is red with purple pin stripes. The mirror turned in but it was fine and the reason the blinkers didn't break is because when I bought the bike one was broken so they were replaced with LED stick ons that are on the side of my headlight....
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You could always make it into one of these. No plastic to crack when you drop it:
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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You know my husband has a 500 with a faring and mine is naked. I have to say the naked look is kinda sexy! How is it on the highway at speed though? Mine is very windy!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 11:03 PM
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Sucks to hear what happened. Things like that happen to everyone.. I layed mine down second day i had it!
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