How long before your first off?

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Re: How long before your first off?

#61 Post by Hoggs » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:53 pm

LifeofPhil wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:29 am
. I'm going to be learning a lot about mechanics over the next few days.
:crybaby: :x :(
Glad you're ok. And we're here if you need help with a pitstop thread :thumb:
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Re: How long before your first off?

#62 Post by MR_W » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:45 pm

Unlucky @LifeofPhil . At least you are here to tell us :)
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Re: How long before your first off?

#63 Post by SlowBusa » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:02 pm

@LifeofPhil That Sucks Mate :(

I bet its demoralizing

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Re: How long before your first off?

#64 Post by LifeofPhil » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:48 am

Thanks guys, bit demoralized but I will be back on it tomorrow to get it to the mechanic for a quick check up make sure I put all the right pieces in the right places. Then a long rideto make sure my confidence on has not dwindled and learn from my errors.
But now I can officially say : two and 1/2 months before my first off.

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Re: How long before your first off?

#65 Post by onesea » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:03 am

LifeofPhil wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:48 am
Thanks guys, bit demoralized but I will be back on it tomorrow to get it to the mechanic for a quick check up make sure I put all the right pieces in the right places. Then a long rideto make sure my confidence on has not dwindled and learn from my errors.
But now I can officially say : two and 1/2 months before my first off.
Don't push your long ride, your confidence may well have dwindled, thats normal dont push yourself to hard...

Many people take some time to get over these things, I would suggest riding the road where you had your off... I know I still consider mine every time I pass that spot.
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Re: How long before your first off?

#66 Post by HardlyDavison » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:47 pm

I dropped my motorcycle on a roundabout about four weeks ago.
I believe it was caused by a mixture of the wet conditions that morning, cold tyres, cold road, crappy chinese tyres, diesel or oil on surface and potentially maybe my foot on the rear brake.
I slightly scratched the exhaust heat shield, slightly marked the right side grips, scuffed the front break lever slightly, slightly scuffed the right side fairing and cracked the front right indicator.
Badly bruised elbow and sore upper arm no other injuries.
Hurt pride more than anything else.
You live and learn.

I just dusted myself down and checked motorcycle over and got on my way.

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Re: How long before your first off?

#67 Post by HardlyDavison » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:54 pm

onesea wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:03 am
LifeofPhil wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:48 am
Thanks guys, bit demoralized but I will be back on it tomorrow to get it to the mechanic for a quick check up make sure I put all the right pieces in the right places. Then a long rideto make sure my confidence on has not dwindled and learn from my errors.
But now I can officially say : two and 1/2 months before my first off.
As mentioned by others don't overdo your first next ride.
Go to a destination that is nearby that you are used to going to.
That way you get used to the motorcyle again.

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Re: How long before your first off?

#68 Post by RantMachine » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:02 am

Congratulations, you've found your limits - time to start pushing them! :mrgreen:
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