New to the forum, new to the harley, and new scratches
I was just poking around this fine site and I decided to registar. I have had experience with bikes in the past but nothing as powerfull as my new/used 2009 Road King. I have been taking motorcycle classes and I decided to practice today. I messed up. I was used to the wipmy bikes of my past and the class and not the road kind with its fly by wire clutch. Needless to say I had the honor of dropping the bike going about 10-15 MPH. I can say I am a huge believer in in crash bars. Those things saved my ass! I scrapped up the front one, the one over the saddle bag, and scrapped up my foot rest a little, that is it! I now see why longs sleeves are required in class, even with them I got some small rocks in my elbow and knee. Best part was that 800 pound bike falling on me when I landed on him. I have a softball sized swelling on my thigh. Anybody have any reccomendations on practicing without running the bike? I need to get my muscle memory in check. I released the clutch and applied the front brake, then dropped it. I honestly think the pavement got it worse then I did. Best part though, I had a crowd of five. People asked if I was okay then helped me lift it. I am really bummed because I picked it up Saturday and I already had a drop. Oh well I guess, live and learn. I did get a huge guilt trip from the doctor though. Waited no time in telling me I need to sell it. Well that is my story.