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Here's my experience...

I just got my bike, hadn't been on it very long. I really didn't know what I was doing, but I felt like I did. My riding gear consisted of a denim jacket, motocross gloves and a helmet.

I was leaving a parking lot at a slow rate of speed, came to a turn and... BOOM! The parking lot had a reflector glued to the surface to indicate a fire hydrant (for the fire dept). I saw it, but didn't think anything of it. I was going too slow and leaned too much, my front wheel hit the reflector and slid out from under me.

Afterward my jean jacket had a hole, after a 5mph wreck. :mad: I soon bought some real gear after that.

Here's the worst part. It was still running, laying on the pavement. I go to pick it up from the grips and, like a newbie, give it gas. :eek: The thing spins around, further f'ing up my bodywork and infuriating me more than I already was. :shutme

A few lessons learned:
1) Don't show off and lean into a turn at 5mph.
2) Denim won't help you unless you fall off while not moving.
3) Kill the engine before picking up the bike.
4) Watch out for reflectors, rocks, debris in the road
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