Rubber Hose. Cut it to length, split it lengthwise and slide it over the crash bars front and rear. Doesn't take much to cover up the bars and it does not have to wrap all the way around. Preventative measures.
That way only your pride takes the scratches.
It sucks to go down on one of these courses but I think the skills gained are so well worth it. Low speed fall overs will happen to all of us at one time or another, it is not a matter of if it is a matter of when.
Had my first one on a 1978 KZ400 with a plexis glass windshield. Gave it a little gas when the rear wheel was on a wet manhole cover and voila I was looking at sky with only half a windshield.
Second time was on a 759 Kaw, this one is very funny. Just left the breakfast place on a Sunday morning riding with a bunch of guys on big Yammy and Honda touring bikes. Pulled up to the fourway stop, was jabbering away about something and forgot to put my feet down, did a slow mo tipover to the right side.
I can't count the times I (and everyone else) went down in motor school. Annual re-certs are coming up in a couple weeks. Pass with a 70% or better, go or park the motor, and get the keys for a Crown Vic. Pretty big incentive to get it right...
My first one was the day my best friend picked up his first MC. We went to the church parking lot, he was worried about the low speed stuff. I was trying to reassure him, and thought I could show him how it was no big deal, even on a big bike. Tried to do a u turn inside two parking spots, not enough momentum and over I went.
The second was the first weekend the wife and I were out on the new to us RGU. Enjoying the curvy two lanes in southern Indiana, one of my boys tried calling so I went to pull over at the first safe place. Didn't pay attention to the slope of the parking lot, or the loose dirt and gravel, was more interested in the other bikers that were stopped. Went to put my foot down and at first there was nothing solid, then it hit and started to slide, the wife puts her leg down to try to stop it from going over and we went down in super slow motion. Luckily it was more of a set down than fall over so no damage to the bike, and we were both kind of straddling the bike so we didn't hit the ground.
My neighbor tells me all the time that you will do it with every bike you own, it's just a matter of time.
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