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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 03:39 AM
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yup, when getting hurt didn't hurt that bad.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-18-2009, 07:35 PM
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Definitely the worst part when I started was just turning the bike. Leaning over and "pressing" the bars seemed to go against the nature of things. I had someone ride my bike home fromt he dealer, so the first time I got on it I made the mistake of going around a cul de sac. 600+ pound bikes don't like to turn when going that slow.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 11:03 PM
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I was very nervous on my first few slow turns with my first bike. I just knew I was gonna go down. Took just a bit to get comfy on them

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Yes David, we think about you slowing down too.
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what ever do you mean Jeff.....

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How many miles do you think you have logged David, I am sure it is staggering.
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I dont remember my first bike it was 46 years ago. But as far as getting to know your bike. Its the same with a new car or boat or etc.. I once read that when you get a new car it takes about 500 miles to really get comfortable with it. If you average 50 mph thats 10 hrs. of driving. I not sure if its the same for bikes, boats etc. but its understandable. Thats one good reason not to let other people try your bike. The mistakes are less forgiving than in a car.
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