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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-12-2018, 03:50 PM
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I reckon these tump-overs come with the program when we ride a vehicle whose natural state at rest is on its side unless supported... and the resting V900 gets heavy fast once tipped past its comfort zone.

If you are astride it with the bar in hand you can break its fall but you can also wank your back doing it. And if you don't break the fall it's gonna be expensive.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-12-2018, 07:30 PM
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I guess the main thing with a no-speed tip over is, try to hold onto the bike and ease it down. Just stop it from hitting the ground accelerating because if it does, it is heavy enough to have a lot of momentum when it hits.
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Not too long after starting to ride again I dropped my 1500 Classic about 10 feet from my driveway after hitting a patch of winter sand that blended well with the concrete. Only going about 5 mph. My foot was pinned under the bike and took a few minutes to get it out. Learned a few good lessons; don't relax until the kick stand is down and the engine is off (almost home), be aware of road conditions, wear the right gear (had on complete set including a good pair of military boots), don't touch the front brake at low speeds, and know how to pick up a heavy bike before you ride one (watched a good UTube video when I bought the bike). In the end just had a few scratches on the crash bars and a bruised ego. Learned a lot from a simple mistake.
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