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    Almost a drop

    Coming into our hotel parking lot at too slow a speed, turning right into the parkade.
    Started to tip too far to the right. Stuck my right foot out and levered it up with almighty strength. Two up less.
    Phew dodged a drop!


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    Re: Almost a drop

    Yes... there's that moment of panic.... will I... will I not.... ???

    Phew!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Almost a drop

    I really don't want to drop it only 10 days in owning her!


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    Re: Almost a drop

    Good catch!
    The harder I work, the luckier I get.

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    Re: Almost a drop

    Well caught, you've obviously got the reactions of a cat.
    A quick dab can save the day.
    Enjoy.
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    Re: Almost a drop

    Good catch! Just be careful next time. This is a great way to wrench your back. Don't ask how I know.

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    Re: Almost a drop

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSW View Post
    Good catch! Just be careful next time. This is a great way to wrench your back. Don't ask how I know.
    This is good advice. Sure, catch it if you can, but be prepared to bail when the bike reaches that point of inevitable tip over. Once it reaches that point, I don't bother trying to resist a 750 lb bike from tipping over; I simply want to exit safely without getting pinned. My back and limbs are more valuable to me than any motorcycle.

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    Re: Almost a drop

    Even if you did drop it, it is eady to pickup. Usually no damage at all, the tip over wings is well designed. A different story if you were at a stop sign on a step hill. I dropped it in July and had to replace the left mirror ( $120 cdn). Luckily I was able to polish out the scratch on the turn signal housing. I left the group ride and went home, too shaken up. I was angry at myself for not being more careful.
    Kenny

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    Re: Almost a drop

    Quote Originally Posted by STripper View Post
    This is good advice. Sure, catch it if you can, but be prepared to bail when the bike reaches that point of inevitable tip over. Once it reaches that point, I don't bother trying to resist a 750 lb bike from tipping over; I simply want to exit safely without getting pinned. My back and limbs are more valuable to me than any motorcycle.
    Yes my sweetheart asked the same if me. The bike can be picked up and fixed if needed. No need to potentially hurt myself.


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    Re: Almost a drop

    Back a few years ago on the first ride of a new ST with less than 5 mikes on it I almost dropped it. What a great ride I had just completed. I came to the last stop sign before turning on my street. The night before coming home with the bike on a trailer it had rained and at this stop sign there is always sand left on the street after a big rain. I looked down as I approached the stop sign to see if the sand was there, but I could not see any sand. As I put my feet down I could feel the sand that was not there. My right foot move out about 18 inches or so. I fought the bike and managed to up right it. If my foot had slide any farther or had continued to slide, the bike would have gone down and probably all the way into the ditch. I killed the bike, dropped the side stand and got off to let my heart slow down. That was a wake up call. Right off the bat I gain tremendous respect of the weight of the ST.
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