Re: [Suzuki_Burgman] Re: Tip over protection RICHARD KNOUSE Fri Feb 03 10:06:08 2012
I think all of us have pulled something bonehead that seemed a good idea at the time. I was always taught to think ahead when operating anything, but that does't mean I always think of everything that could happen. Just like the berm giving way, under my foot. You can bet I always think of that now when I come to a stop and keep my feet on the pavement. When my wife told my niece and her man I laid down our bike their first question was how fast were we going. It was embarrassing to admit we were sitting still. But their story of riding with a group and stopping for gas, when one of the riders simply forgot to put his feet down when he stopped, made me feel a lot better. If I ever forget that, not only would my wife not get on with me, but she'd hide the keys till the bike was sold! I've learned a lot over the years, and a lot from the people on this site. Even when I don't agree I still look at things differently from hearing what they have to share! Trailblazer ________________________________ From: gary smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:22 PM Subject: [Suzuki_Burgman] Re: Tip over protection My two cents: I bought my 07' Exec. from a couple when the wife laid the bike over while learning how to ride it. She felt it was too heavy for her. I don't know how fast she was moving at the time, but the only evidence of the lay over was a slight scrape where the plastic meets the floor board on the right side of the bike and a little scuff on the muffler shield. That's it. As others have said, the bike tends to want to rest on the plastic under the floorboards, so no serious damage is done. That said, if you have it on the kick stand and the stand isn't down right, the bike would probably keep going over to the side and do more damage. Same would go for anything more than a fairly gentle drop. Personally, I never dropped my bike or had any issues keeping it upright. The closest I ever came to dropping it was when I first got it, pulled into my driveway, and used the front brake to stop. Wrong! The front wheel was turned a little to the left and I found out very quickly that using the front brake alone will tend to make the bike want to go down in the direction you're turning VERY quickly. I learned then and there ALWAYS to use the rear brake in slow speed maneuvering!
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