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post #1 of 9 Old 12-16-2013, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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I finally broke 100 miles!

Every bike I've bought has been dropped in my garage or backyard within a 100 miles of first startup. This new Glee I just bought beat that. I was at 110 miles when I knocked it over!!!

@#$%^&!!!!

I was hoping I could keep it upright until my new guards came in, but missed it by a day!

So now I've got the guards. And I've ordered a set of brand-new front turn lights (a pair of them is cheaper than one OEM!) and I think I'll keep the shorty brake lever I now have--just have to dress it up a bit.

On the funny side of it, the neighbors should have gotten a good laugh, since I did it trying to get my toe over the mile-high seat. Got all tangled up on the bottom side of a heap on the asphalt. The bike didn't say a word; it was silent. I wasn't!

On my next new bike, if I live that long, I'm shooting for 115 miles before I knock it over into my wife's picket fence or rose bush or something!!!!
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Oddly enough, unless you dismount the bike in a unintended manner when the engine is running it will remain silent. Perhaps you'd be better off on a smaller more controllable device.
Maybe a Yugo???
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stand on the left peg and mount it like a horse. unless you're ks is not fully engaged or you're setting in mud....

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-17-2013, 04:28 PM
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Somewhere in this forum (use the search function) a wise person said that you can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results.
You may want to study your habits to see what you are doing that may be causing this.
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the first time is always a little rough

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Welcome to the forum, Vangky.

With respect, it seems that you could improve your methods with motorcycles that might otherwise be a bit too high for you.
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maybe some lowering links?
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Every bike I've bought has been dropped in my garage or backyard within a 100 miles of first startup. This new Glee I just bought beat that. I was at 110 miles when I knocked it over!!!

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I wonder if you're related to my wife?

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