Happens to the best of us.Had a slow speed right side drop last night while practicing full lock turns. I came close to the curb and instead of keeping my head turned, I fixated on the curb which caused me to slow down. The bike was still slightly leaned over to the right, and at 3 mph the momentum wasn't enough and down I went. I thought for sure the damage was gonna be bad, but the GIVI crash bar and the Honda OEM handguard took it like a champ. I was surprised because the OEM Honda handguards are just hard plastic, and it only took a few scratches. Very minor scratches on the turn signal, exhaust, and the DCT oil filter cover plate. I think the rear brake lever bend inward just a tiny bit but I'm not sure if it was already like that. No fairing damage so that's good. Thankfully no one was around me because that was embarrassing lol
Nice, 18k miles is impressive. Next time you're in the Deal's Gap area, south of the gap is a road called Wayah Road. One of the best, scenic roads I've ridden up that way. Winds along by a beautiful creek, old farm land, around the Nantahala Lake and up and down a mountain or two. We rode it a couple weekends ago while we were up there, and will definitely ride it again. We rode it south down to 64 and went back west into Murphy, NC and back by the Ocoee River on the way back home. Really enjoyed that route.It was cool and rainy today so I did some maintenance. I pulled the front tire off the NC (over 18,000 miles on the tire). There was lots of center tread left, but the off center tread was gone on the right side . I installed a half used Michelin PR4 that I might as well use up on an upcoming trip to the Smoky Mountains area.
The tire changer pictured is a Harbor Freight unit modified with Mojoblock clamps. The tire lever is a Mojolever. I use a NoMar ”yellow thing” and NoMar lubricant paste.
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