This is a thread bump, but i thought it better to revive an old one than start the same one again.
It is TOTALLY embarassing to have the bike go down when you're trying to make a tight turn, but I managed to do it today. Leaving
the gas pump, though, and not approaching it. I simply didn't negotiate the turn correctly, the bike started leaning, I put my leg down, but it was too far over so I simply stepped away from it and trusted the tip points, which thankfully, worked as designed. Then I rode away as if nothing happened
, glad that I was alone and none of my friends saw it. So, two things I learned from this:
1) I seriously need to practice my turning.
2) I need to learn how to pick up the bike properly in case this happens again. I'm a big guy, but trying to lift the bike improperly just doesn't work. I saw the video today, so I know what to do in the future.