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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Thruxtonbill View Post
Nothing to ad here other then glad you're ok.
Did you bend the rear brake lever or the front? I have a spare OEM front lever if you need, just PM me where to send it.

Wow! Thanks Thruxtonbill. I sent you a PM with all of my info.
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 12:56 PM
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AMC, glad you're pretty much unhurt. It does happen to everyone, especially at slow speed. The only way to learn to ride though gravel is to do it. Great advice from other posters on not using the front brake when in the stuff but to concentrate on the rear.

You can safely navigate though it, look where you want to go, but also keep the bike as up right as possible. Try to angle yourself to take as straight as a line as possible though the gravel. If that is not possible, keep your movements and bar inputs as smooth and deliberate as possible.
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Originally Posted by AMC View Post
Now a question for all of you experienced riders out there. What should I have done differently, and what things should I check on my bike after a fall like this? The bike seems relatively unscathed. The only damage was the brake lever and the turn signal. Other than that, I didn’t even see any scratches on it.

Thanks and ride safe!
1. check the whole bike closely. If you are unsure consult your mechanic.
2. invest in an engine guard. (dresser bars)
3. re-evaluate your riding gear.
4. ride on.
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