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Old 08-20-2019, 01:12 PM   #16
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Thanks, Steve. I'm talking to someone right now about selling it damaged but I may turn it into a weekend project bike (for the next couple of years). And I'll definitely look into the ISO grips.

To answer your prior message:
The order of events were as follows:
1) I power walked the bike out of its parking space and lined it up with the street.
2) The street was slightly wet (this is the city and the situation most definitely meant oil on the surface - which I wasn't thinking about)
3) I gunned it and started letting out the clutch a third of the way
4) The bike accelerated forward around 12 feet
5) I let out the clutch another third of the way
6) The rear end swung out left
7) I steered left (wrong) because the bike was now facing some parked cars just 4 feet away from me
8) the rear tire caught traction and thrust the bike forward to the right
9) the front tire locked left and the bike threw itself over high side to the left and landed hard on its side. It probably skidded just few feet.

I'm acknowledging I made errors here; I'm just surprised by the consequences of those errors as I've never had it play out this way before (been riding 11 years in all conditions).

Thanks for your constructive feedback. I'm figuring out next steps.
You've been riding for 11 years? It seems as if you are a very early beginner. You gun the throttle and start slipping the clutch on wet roads?! Yes, this was 100% driver error.

The V-Rod is a muscle cruiser, but it's not an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle. If the V-Rod is too much for you, I suggest selling it ASAP. A few cuts, scrapes and broken bones is better than the morgue. Heal up and settle for a Honda Shadow or something of similar performance. Good luck!
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:57 PM   #17
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I agree 100%
My bikes have been very forgiving of my lame brain through the years.

With higher power comes bigger consequences for mistakes - and I'm not getting any younger! Heck, I'm even thinking about switching to a comfortable step-in ride like a 650 or 850 Maxi-Scooter!

Once my foot heals up, I'll ride my Dyna and see how I feel about it. Doc says I've got 5 more weeks before I can walk and a number of weeks after that before I can ride....
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:34 PM   #18
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I practice a lot. figure 8's. Hard Stop and go's from 60 mph.
Swerving -Advanced Rider Course maneuvers
A wise instructor told me "We all make mistakes, just try to make them small ones."
& "Sh^t happens. Usually when hot doggin'
I've ridden with my Side stand down a few times... DOH!

I installed HD Engine Guards on my 06 D - Look pretty good - powder coat black.
So If i drop low speed or in a parking lot, at least it wont get as smashed up and add insult to my injury.

Hope you heal up good as new Dude.
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