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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-12-2017, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Marvin: Notice the IDMWT# in most of our signatures? It stands for "I dropped my wing today". It is a proud membership of fellow riders. :-)

I find the most important thing is pointing my front tire straight forward when stopping. Almost all of my drops (yes there have been more than one) have happened because I turned my front wheel toward a turn then stopped. If my wife leans just a little in that direction at the same time, down we go.

Good news is no injuries or damage have every occurred. Once that beast starts going down you will not be able to stop it. Just get off, use the technique shown in the video above, pick her up (the bike), dust off your pride and travel on.

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That is so funny, because 30 minutes ago IDMWT. Riding her around town instead of my Shadow to get used to her. Pulled in a blind parking spot at an angle and a car was coming from other side. Still havent shook my bad instinct to hit the front break so down she went. Cant believe how gentley she laid herself down . And like all the videos I watched still sitting at 45 and yes the co-rider seat is still so high I wouldnt be concerned about the wife. Mine however does not lie on her front engine guard but on the highway pad - but it seems robust enough to take it. Two guys came running over to help but I asked them to hold off and let me try it by myself. Sure enough I got it up (thats what he said) with no problem. I was lucky to lie it on the right so putting the kickstand down first helped, but i controlled it enough to turn around and face her and could have put the stand down if it was the other side. Feel much better about things now. Maybe I subconciousley wanted to lay her down (Yea right). I dont know if i mentioned it before but i did drop her in the yard already and needed the wife to help me get it up (thats what she said) but that was bfore watching the videos.

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Copy and Paste the story to this thread and you will be issued a IDMWT number by one of our keepers of the numbers @Two Wheel Wing or @crownfire


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Al, where did you put the kitchen sink? Was it hidden in the trunk?
Of course, you know me, where else would it be?????

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Copy and Paste the story to this thread and you will be issued a IDMWT number by one of our keepers of the numbers @Two Wheel Wing or @crownfire


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Oh, So wayfarer's IDMWT#85 doesnt mean he dropped it 85 times, oops.
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Heck, I dropped my 1200 the day I bought it. I also dropped it one time on my foot. That time wasn't any fun at all. Hurt like hell when I had to pull my foot out of the boot that was caught under the bike and left most of my skin in the boot.

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Heck, I dropped my 1200 the day I bought it. I also dropped it one time on my foot. That time wasn't any fun at all. Hurt like hell when I had to pull my foot out of the boot that was caught under the bike and left most of my skin in the boot.
Been there, done that . On my VT1100 Shadow Spirit two months ago pulling into the breakdown lane and hitting the rumble strips. landed hard on my back cracked 3 ribs and was stuck under the bike with my boot. Cycle Gear let me return the boot with the heel pulled off . Maybe i can blame my 2 drops of the wing in 4 days on my ribs. (nah they are pretty much healed)

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Practice slow speed turns in parking lots help. Just don't get in a hurry to put her on the center stand like I did. My foot slipped off and over she leaned.

I answered you on the IDMWT thread, go back and lay claim to #90.
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Nothing really substitutes for practice, especially at the things that cause us trouble or trepidation. A lot, I find, depends on the passenger. If they stay with the bike, keep their back planted against the lean back no matter what, then you are only working to balance one thing. If they keep moving, then you are constantly fighting to balance 2 things. My girls are all in their 30s, I forget the youngest and oldest are even riding with me, easy breezy. The middle daughter is exhausting.
She is terrified she is going to fall off, so she always leans the wrong way. I have threatened to tie her down to ride. A well planned ride can avoid lots of uncomfortable situations. Stop, let them off, then make the slow maneuver, then let them back on, works in parking lots anyways.
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Practice slow speed turns in parking lots help. Just don't get in a hurry to put her on the center stand like I did. My foot slipped off and over she leaned.

I answered you on the IDMWT thread, go back and lay claim to #90.
I havent even attempted that yet. Waiting for wife to get back Sunday to spot me. I did cut a piece of plywood for the back wheel like someone suggested but will wait - unless i want more practice getting her back up hmm!

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I havent even attempted that yet. Waiting for wife to get back Sunday to spot me. I did cut a piece of plywood for the back wheel like someone suggested but will wait - unless i want more practice getting her back up hmm!
There is no need to be wary of the center stand, just stay focused on what you are doing. Make sure you are wearing good shoes/boots with a solid sole or it will be hard on your feet. While putting moderate downward pressure with your foot (some prefer one or the other) while lifting the bike to vertical, you will feel both feet of the center stand contact the ground when she reaches vertical. That is the time to put your full weight on the center stand and let the bike ride up on it. If the bike is not vertical, it will be extremely difficult to get it onto the stand.

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