I put it down
Not certain if this counts as "putting it down" or "dropping" or if those terms are synonymous...
Got up and went exploring this morning (I am now 100% convinced I am getting an MX helmet, my scorpion is too hot off road). Went through a few old forest roads looking for a certain route for a project I am putting together.
Anyway, I was going through some real soupy mud and the back end kicked out from underneath my. My panniers (ammo cans) absorbed a geat deal of the fall and probably kept me from losing my left turn signal.
So standing there in the mud puddle, the engine dies just before I could hit the kill switch. I grabbed it and pulled to the sky and somehow managed not strain anything in the process.
Tried to start it, but the Fault Indicator light came on and my oh shit red light was flashing at me. The bike would not start! I turned the key off and on a few times and it fired up again. I have heard of this from a few people who have put it down and it sounds like not a big deal.
Soaked head to toe I found a suitable place to turn around and took a completely different route through that mud pit without issue.
The question in this matter isn't regarding my riding ability, my off road skills are categorized as "Pre-Beginner" with zero instruction other than youtube, so we can all assume I suck. The question in the matter is why these stock tires suck so bad in the mud, and what suitable replacements for them with a 5/95 use profile that won't break the bank are. I have also decided that importance of new gear is- MX boots, MX helmet, goggles. Skidplate is a near necessity with our oil filters positioned where they are. That will make it's way next.
Attached picture is of minutes before I put it down.
Now I am off to wash it off and check for any damage.
[SIZE="2"]Meat is Murder.[/SIZE]
[SIZE="1"]Tasty, tasty murder...[/SIZE]