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Took delivery on Tuesday just over a week ago after going through the safety course and getting my license.
Spent last weekend practicing and already dropped it twice. Well, kind of twice. The thing I had the most problem with in class was tight/slow U-Turns, so I was practicing them in an empty parking lot. I finally got the hang of it and started doing figure eights just for the hell of it. Well I got too close to a curb, freaked, and dropped to the left on my leg. I wasn't injured physically, but my pride was since I dropped at such a low speed with people able to see the incident as they drove by on a nearby road.
So of course I was angry with myself and lifted the bike up quickly. That was my real mistake. You see, the initial fall was slow enough (as I was lowering the bike as it fell) that almost no damage was done. But I lifted it so forcefully that it flipped onto its other side. Hard. :cursin:
So now the pipes are scratched. That didn't take long. :lol: