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Crash Course: How To Safely Fall Off A Motorcycle
I bought a Sportster 883 a few months back as my first bike, and I can’t say anything else other than I love it. It is heavy, but you just have to have confidence. I got it just about immediately after completing the MSF course, so I applied the techniques taught to us at the riding grounds to how I learned the Sportster, and within 2 hours I was up and riding around my neighborhood, and 2 days later, I was on the road. With traffic. Doing 45mph tops. Because it wasn’t broken in yet.
I would say go for it if you want to, BUT REMEMBER that it’s a very torquey engine in a very heavy bike. Just go easy at first and you will become proficient at riding it in no time.
I’ve always paid special attention to the road when I’m driving anywhere. When I talk to my friends in the car I keep losing my place and only speak a few words at a time because my mind is on driving, not what I’m saying. When I’m riding my bike I notice even more… I notice how every little obstruction in the road feels, the uneven paving (thank you PennDOT), people driving around me, I pay more attention to my speed… even though when I ride I’m just cruising at whatever feels comfortable, which at my experience level is usually 45-50mph.
But yes, I do feel that riding a motorcycle has improved my cage driving as well.
The title is misleading, it should have been “When a Ford meets a Harley”
I know *tremendous ego boost*
The story seems put together from bits and pieces to me, so I would take all the details with a grain of salt. I have a few buddies who are firefighters and all of their stories differ from the “official” news report.
I’m surprised they didn’t start mocking your bike.
YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems to me that most beginners bikes are considered “girls bikes.”
Gotta love the sexism.
Know what I did?
“Hey mom, I’m getting my motorcycle permit today. Then I’m going to get a sport bike after I pass the safety course.”
“Okay, but no sport bike.”
“Sweet, and yes sport bike.”
.. and I walked out the door.
9) They all do the same basic job, protecting your feet (head)
10 “Will these match my outfit (gear)?
an inline-4 600cc bike has a LOT more power than a 600cc parallel twin, which makes most people say bikes like the GSXR series or NX Ninja bikes aren’t good for beginners, but hey, if you feel confident in your abilities enough, then I would say go for it. Personally I’m going to get a Ninja 500R for my first bike.
I have Erie insurance, not sure if they’re available where you are, but they’ve been the cheapest I’ve ever found, and they have an office literally on the block next to my house
Yeah. I’ve thought about getting a 250R recently though, more than I have before, just so I’m less likely to kill myself on it.. plus I’ve heard it’s better for a commuter. I’ve still got a lot to learn though, and I start the MSF course in a week
Next time, fall on the ground and start screaming as loud as you can with fake tears, so when they think you’re in pain and come running over, you can be the one that laughs this timeAuthorPostsViewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)