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Unhappy Well That Sucked - May 18, 2008, 07:26 PM

I went ridin again in my neighborhood as im just learning how to ride. I got pretty far from my house and knew i had to start headin back so i did. I couldnt find any caldisacs so i decided to make a u-turn in the street. when i went to take the u-turn i noticed i took it TOO wide and was goin to end up on the side of the road. i turned the wheel and went straight to the ground.

sucks but gues it was a learning experience....
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May 18, 2008, 07:28 PM

At least you are humble about it...look through the u-turn. I hate u-turns even still honestly.

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May 18, 2008, 07:29 PM

U-turns gets most people. You won't make the same mistake again, you'll see.
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May 18, 2008, 07:30 PM

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At least you are humble about it...look through the u-turn. I hate u-turns even still honestly.

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got frame sliders so not too bad...just scratched up on left side near headlight and tail
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May 18, 2008, 07:31 PM

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U-turns gets most people. You won't make the same mistake again, you'll see.
i hope not cause that killed my bad...just went straight home afte that
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May 18, 2008, 07:35 PM

Sorry to hear about this but glad you're ok and the bike is ok. Don't let it get to you. Many people have a similar story to tell.


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May 18, 2008, 07:39 PM

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May 18, 2008, 07:43 PM

Damage doesn't look to bad. U-turns do suck. Listen to Boom, look through your turns and it makes it easier.


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May 18, 2008, 07:44 PM

yea thankfully...thanks for the advice...what else should i have done...talkd to a couple people and they say its cause i was already leaning and then turnd the wheel
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May 18, 2008, 07:54 PM

Ouch. So you had some forward motion to have rashed like that. Tell you what, there's no shame in taking u-turns really slow with both feet out just above the ground. Nobody in their right mind is going to give you a hard time about it but if some dimwit does, just ignore it or tell them that it's a lot better than laying it over.

Oh, and a huge +1 to what the ladies said. Looking to where you want to go and not at what you want to avoid is the single most important thing you can do on a motorcycle. Really exaggerate your head turns to look as far left or right as physically possible, and you'll be amazed how tight your slow speed turns are.


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May 18, 2008, 08:14 PM

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At least you are humble about it...look through the u-turn. I hate u-turns even still honestly.

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Exactly, now you know how not to do it! I hate U turns as well, I've been riding for a long time and am still shakey on them. Some things I guess I'll never get used to.


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May 18, 2008, 08:31 PM

thanks for all the advice to everybody. im taking ever step i can and know that this is just a process. cant wait to get back out there tomm and learn more..might stay away from the u-turns for now though LOL
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May 18, 2008, 08:45 PM

don't shy away from them, just get yourself a wide parking lot to learn to do them confidently. You can use the marks on the lot to guage how wide your turns are, then make it smaller knowing you can go wide without hitting anything or anyone.

When in doubt, stick your legs out and walk it around.


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May 18, 2008, 10:03 PM

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