Cindy from Long Island

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Re: Cindy from Long Island

Postby TreeFey » Tue May 20, 2014 4:54 am

Just wanted to check in - did a 360 mile round trip from Long Island to Woodstock, NY !! Cool, calm and collected and a THRILL a minute. Then yesterday on my way home from work dropped the bike turning into my driveway - go figure - and I am not sure what happened - turning, braking, gravel ???
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Re: Cindy from Long Island

Postby Ametha Elf » Tue May 20, 2014 3:02 pm

Sorry to hear you dropped your bike. Usually when parking its because you may be coming in at a wrong angle and turned the front tyre too much, or it may be something totally different. Slow and steady is the way to go, Im sure next time you will get it spot on and have no problems from then on in. Glad you enjoyed the ride, keep up the good work!
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Re: Cindy from Long Island

Postby Aussie » Tue May 20, 2014 4:14 pm

Hi Cindy, hope you are OK after your tumble. Wow, 360 miles is a pretty big trip, bet you were buggered when you got home?
The most common time for dropping a bike is during those slow manouvres, especially when you are a little tired (after work) it is easy to just loose that bit of concerntration.
Just remember, for SLOW manouvering, keep your eyes UP, clutch to friction zone (where it is just engaged) and REAR brake (gently applied). Next time you pass a big car park drop in and throw a few left/right slow turns, remember to LOOK where you want to go :shock:
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Re: Cindy from Long Island

Postby BtWoman » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:32 pm

Did you go into your driveway at an angle? Is there a bit of a ridge in the pavement that you have to go up onto at the base of your driveway? Maybe try going as straight into your driveway as possible, roll on the throttle just a wee bit to ride with ease over the bumps/ridges then brake when you are on the smooth pavement of your driveway.
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