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Old 12-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Popped my cherry. Wish my sliders arrived last week!

Well that didn't take to long (2 weeks to be exact). Dropped my bike. Gently. But enough to scratch the crank case. I went to an empty parking lot to practice emergency braking. I was so focused on stopping quickly that I forgot to put my feet down when the bike stopped!!!! Man those bikes are heavy when the start tipping over.

Ordering those sliders was a great idea. Too bad they haven't arrived yet.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Aren't you glad you got that out of the way?
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:21 PM   #3
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Don't feel bad. Last March I rode over a thousand miles in a week, got home, pulled in the garage, and forgot to put the kickstand down. Thud. I was thinking about unpacking and not parking.
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Happens to us all! Don't sweat it, just learn from it.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:39 AM   #5
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Don't feel bad. Last March I rode over a thousand miles in a week, got home, pulled in the garage, and forgot to put the kickstand down. Thud. I was thinking about unpacking and not parking.
LMAO. That did make me feel better.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:43 AM   #6
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Acecyclins: Your signature; ["Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to prosper." -Ben Franklin] reminds me of one of my favorite quotes;

"Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money" - Robin Williams
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:35 AM   #7
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Mac- you're gona get along just fine around here. We tend to F with oe another as much as possible. It makes for a fun board, but newbies get scared and run off. Thanks for joining the club. Don't worry about the bike too much. We've all dropped a bike. Some worse than others.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:27 PM   #8
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Sliders arrived today. Only 3 days too late.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:47 PM   #9
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Sliders arrived today. Only 3 days too late.
Nah, just in time. Now I dont have to offer my free key'n service I offer everyone I know with a new ride. Once that first scratch is on it, you can relax and enjoy it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:04 AM   #10
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Chalk it up as a learning experience. Way I see it if you learn from it, it never happens again which means your on your way to becoming a better rider.
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