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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 12:52 PM
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I hope that she heals up quickly!

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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 11:22 AM
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Can you share with us what happened? Did someone cut her off or was it just a noob mistake? As my wife is learning, knowing what other people had issues with might help me make sure she has the skills before setting her loose on the streets.
Hopefully she'll have a quick recovery.
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No she is learning to ride did not lean far enough in the turn an hit the curb she kinda embarrassed about it

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No she is learning to ride did not lean far enough in the turn an hit the curb she kinda embarrassed about it

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Is she familiar with the 'counter' steering concept? I knew a guy who I was in the Air Force with who bought a new bike and laid it down on the way home from the dealer because he didn't know how to reel it in on turns by pushing the bars.

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I am sending her to rider safety course at the local harley dealer

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I think the leaning kinda freaks her out kinda like the feeling your bike wants to go off the cliff if there are any trail riders on here they will know what I'm talking about

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Bikes are replaceable... people aren't. Glad she's ok!

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She might try some low speed maneuvers on a bicycle in the yard. Leaning, steering, counter steering, counter balancing. That helped me some when I was nervous about low speed RIGHT hand U turns, etc.

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