Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Forest Hill,MD USA 21050
I hate to jinx you, but dropping the bike while learning is almost inevitable. I dropped my first ('80 GS450) in the grass a couple times before I got the hang of balance, clutch, gas, shift.....I taught my sister to ride last year before her MSF class. She dropped her (new Harley) bike twice, both times in the grass- no damage. It's just getting used to the weight, and balance, and turning that makes you drop it. That being said, she did extremely well in the MSF clas, knowing the basics.
If you could scrounge up either cash, beg or borrow a beater bike to learn on ( an ideal would be a 250 dual sport) doesn't have to be nice, you just want it to learn on anyway, right?
sorry- thats not much help. but if you could get a bike to beat on for awhile, I'm sure someone will help you out. Maybe somebody has a old standard or something hanging around the garage?
"Goat butts against hedge, and his horns become entangled."- Egg Shen