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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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well i just sat outside for the last 20 minutes or so, putting in and out the stand. can't say that it's easy, as honestly my foot can barely grab that little ball, but it felt good to be able to do it without looking. hopefully it'll help prevent future droppings.

btw i have a new lever and mirror coming from my local triumph dealer for a good price actually. so hopefully the bike will be back up to snuff by thursday which is fine as we'll have rain til then.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 05:51 PM
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Make sure you keep your hand on the front brake when you're backing up. You start losing it you grab the brake. It stops the bike moving. Which means you only have to contend with your balance and not the bike moving as well.
Also when you're parked/parking on an incline park so you back out. In other words don't face forward down the incline. Front of the bike is on the upside.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 03:04 AM
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i dropped my America once when I thought i had put the side stand down, It must have only moved half way then sprang back.
You could imagine my surprise when i thought "wow this stands a bit shorter than yesterday "then progressing to "oh **** no!" and quickly on to "##** its heavy on this angle and i think i should stop twisting the throttle and place the bike as gently onto the gravel as i can "
now i look before i lean the bike over

i have now a pair of OEM mirrors for sale one with a tiny gravel scar

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 06:50 AM
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Yamaha V Max mirrors fit and can be found pretty cheap on eBay.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 05:53 PM
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mirrors shmeeerors! Just throw a bar end on there and make sure you're going fast enough that nobody passes you

also, another word of advice....never take advice from me. oohhhhhh paradox!
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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You'll get used to it - at least it's at a standstill and not moving. My son got his first bike a year ago - the first week he had it - we pulled into a service station to gas up - he thought he had to the kickstand down and starting getting off - I have no idea how we did it, but we both reacted at the same time and saved the fall. Now I rib him about it so much that I doubt he'll ever do it again.

Back to the topic - you might want to check Fast Eddie's website - he has an adapter that lets you use all the Harley mirrors and that goes for the non Harley brand ones as well. I've got those on my short list to get at some point !

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 11:15 PM
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Unfortunately, everyone seems to learn the hard way.
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