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You can in fact wheelie this bike something fierce! The girl I've been seeing showed me on her first try riding! :eek:

Thankfully she was ok and did the standard new driver gun it and pop the clutch so she didn't go very far.

On the unfortunate side she busted off a foot peg, for the record speedys lowering kit is strong than the bikes native bracket. ;) She also bent the brake pedal up and the handle bars.

It was a bit of fun getting it the 1km home with only one peg on my gravel driveway but it was interesting. I think she was surprised I wasn't mad and freaking out, but I mean, that's why I bought this bike, cause I knew it was going to be crashed.

As it is I now have a winter project to go on top of my other projects for this bike.
 

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You can in fact wheelie this bike something fierce! The girl I've been seeing showed me on her first try riding! :eek:

Thankfully she was ok and did the standard new driver gun it and pop the clutch so she didn't go very far.

On the unfortunate side she busted off a foot peg, for the record speedys lowering kit is strong than the bikes native bracket. ;) She also bent the brake pedal up and the handle bars.

It was a bit of fun getting it the 1km home with only one peg on my gravel driveway but it was interesting. I think she was surprised I wasn't mad and freaking out, but I mean, that's why I bought this bike, cause I knew it was going to be crashed.

As it is I now have a winter project to go on top of my other projects for this bike.

Winter project, order parts and be riding by the weekend!!! :D

This is some of the best weather to ride in.

Todd
 

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Hey, even with the 44T I took off real hard at an intersection out in the sticks and the front end surprisingly came straight up, I just held the throttle open pulled in the clutch and hit second gear wheeling across the intersection, it was awesome!
 

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You can in fact wheelie this bike something fierce! The girl I've been seeing showed me on her first try riding! :eek:

Thankfully she was ok and did the standard new driver gun it and pop the clutch so she didn't go very far.

On the unfortunate side she busted off a foot peg, for the record speedys lowering kit is strong than the bikes native bracket. ;) She also bent the brake pedal up and the handle bars.

It was a bit of fun getting it the 1km home with only one peg on my gravel driveway but it was interesting. I think she was surprised I wasn't mad and freaking out, but I mean, that's why I bought this bike, cause I knew it was going to be crashed.

As it is I now have a winter project to go on top of my other projects for this bike.
Glad she's alright. That's a pretty classic move for a first timer. happened to a girl I was teaching to ride when I was about 15. After that I started teaching people how to stop the bike before riding the bike and have been successful every time. I will look for a slope and have them cost and break a bunch before we ever get to starting the bike. Have to really drill in to them the braking and stopping of the motorcycle. before the take off.
 

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Have to really drill in to them the braking and stopping of the motorcycle. before the take off.
that and clutch control. this can also be taught with the motor off, then reinforced with the motor idling. of course, some of us should not be teaching.:D
 

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I think she was surprised I wasn't mad and freaking out, but I mean, that's why I bought this bike, cause I knew it was going to be crashed.
:eek: If anything you should be mad at yourself. Heres what you do, put your open hand out in front of your face so you can see your palm. Now rapidly move the ball of your wrist to contact your forehead and say DOPE, That was Stupid of me! Then repeat as necessary. :D
 

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A statistic I picked up in a book. People that learn to ride from a friend are more likely to take a fall or crash within the first year of riding than a person that takes a course from a professional instructor. Do your friend a favor and send her to a formal training class.
 

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A statistic I picked up in a book. People that learn to ride from a friend are more likely to take a fall or crash within the first year of riding than a person that takes a course from a professional instructor. Do your friend a favor and send her to a formal training class.

Oh this was in no way a formal instruction or anything, it was merely a "Do you want to try it?" at the time spur of the moment thing. And when you've been doing something for long enough you forget that what seems to be so simple isn't necessarily. Way I figure it is she still wants to learn so I'll find her some training courses for the spring and she'll be a bit more aware of how things can go wrong, and I'm more aware that I am a lousy teacher. ;) A few hundred dollars in repairs teaches me a lesson in hubris as well.

Plus it's damned cold up here in Northern Alberta already, though I probably could get out if I got my ass in the saddle and got parts.
 

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Well considering she stuck around a couple weeks ago when my father was killed and all that mess for the entire weekend and helped out I think that treating her like she's awesome is the least I can do.
 

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Well considering she stuck around a couple weeks ago when my father was killed and all that mess for the entire weekend and helped out I think that treating her like she's awesome is the least I can do.
sheesh :( very sorry for your loss -


yea, she's beyond awesomeness for sure :thumb:
 

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She definitely is. My father wasn't a good person so I'm not exactly heartbroken about that. There are some serious legal issues happening in my family because of it that I can't talk about but mourning isn't really an issue.
 

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She definitely is. My father wasn't a good person so I'm not exactly heartbroken about that. There are some serious legal issues happening in my family because of it that I can't talk about but mourning isn't really an issue.

well, wow. - i guess like the thread says "i learned something new today" ;)

hope everything turns out right for you :thumb:
 

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Sorry for your loss and hope things can get back to normal for you soon!
 

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Sounds to me like you found a keeper girl there for sure.

Sorry for the loss of your dad.

The broken peg stay is a 5 minute order online and about 10 minutes to swap out with the old one. Been there, done that. Just be sure that the various springs and whatnot are still hanging around and didn't drop off. It blows to order all the parts and then find out that the return spring for the brake lever has gone AWOL and then having to pay shipping on a $1 spring. :(
 

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Makes total sense. The actual bracket on the cast aluminum piece is what broke for the foot peg and it looks like I need to replace the entire piece rather than just the stay but I'll do some poking around.

She is pretty cool, I will say that yeah. ;) I've been enjoying being single so it's the worst possible time to meet an awesome chick.
 
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