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How to drop your motorcycle [Part 2]

The previous tip makes the incorrect statement: “Stopped, the mishap almost always involves the side stand in some fashion.” On reflection, the side stand is a factor maybe half the time. Most of the other stop-n-drops involve poor footing. Fine gravel on smooth concrete is as treacherous underfoot as Teflon ball bearings, especially if your […]

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How to drop your motorcycle [Part 1]

There are only two occasions when “drop your motorcycle” is the applicable term: stopped and low-speed maneuvers. Any other time is a “crash.” Like the bumper sticker declares, “It Happens.” Stopped, the mishap almost always involves the side stand in some fashion: 1. You think the stand is down but it is, in fact, up. […]

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