xoomerite Posted February 12, 2007 Share Posted February 12, 2007 I believe that all this reading and practicing must be paying off. That is, the part about not going into a panic when something unusual happens. Yesterday, I was turning off the 5 lane main street onto the two lane residential street that eventually leads to my house. The residential street has a pronounced crown to it. I think this is called an "off camber" road. Anyway, I slowed, leaned into the turn, and started to roll on the throttle as I have done so many times before. As I was about in the middle of the turn, I felt some shaking through the bike along with a loud scraping noise, as if I had hit something solid. I recall thinking - just keep riding. The road was clear of debris when I started the turn. I just carried on and went down the street to the house to check the bike which felt fine. What I learned surprised me. I found that I had dragged the side stand, center stand, and the belly pan when I made that turn. Except for the scrape marks, it appears that nothing else is damaged. Looking back, it feels strange. Link to comment
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