+1 on no front brake. Not long after I got my Shark I was in a parking lot doing some low speed drills and lost my mind for about half a second.
I had the bars cranked over to the left doing next to nothing speed wise and tapped the front brake. Like magic the ground became a Shark magnet.
Needless to say, as my finger was going towards the brake lever, my brain was yellin NOOOOOOOOOO. Oppppps, too late, over she goes. I had not put the bag bars on yet due to them being backordered, so of course, snap went the ball of the clutch lever and a slight bit of rash on the left bag and a bit of wounded ego.
I stepped out of the now down bike, chuckling to myself, BIKE DOWN,BIKE DOWN! I mean at that point, getting mad would have done no good, hell it was my own dumb fault.
After looking at my baby lying there for a minute or so, I thought I was going to cry! WHAHHH, my 30k mistress is down!!! WHAHHHHH.
Instead I backed up to her, grabbed the left grip and the frame near the shock and walked her up, put the jiffy stand down and then cried at the sight of the bag. LOL
Moral of the story? DONT TOUCH THE FRONT FUCKIN BRAKE WHEN DOING LOW SPEED MANUVERS!!!
I look at the rash on the bag as a poignant reminder of something I learned years ago, and forgot for a fleeting moment. And that friends is why it is so important to practice these things often. I hope that I never need to use these things in an emergency, but I sure want to know how if I find myself in an ugly situation.
BTW, nice job by Motorman to do the dead stop in about 16 feet. Wheeling that Shark like a BOSS!
15 RGS Vivid Black. Lots of Black stuff cause we all know Black is the fastest color. Custom Dynamics turn signals and PlasmaRods.
A.C.E. powerflex headpipes, and a better than stock stereo.
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