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    New Ninja 650 owner

    Hey guys. Just purchased my first bike today, a 2012 Ninja 650. Dropped the bike during the test ride actually :/ but it wasn't all my fault lol. It had started raining during the ride so the ground was slick and pulling back into the dealership returning from the ride, there's a fairly steep incline to their driveway. Turning in the rear wheel got loose and the bike plopped over. Luckily it was very slow speed so no major damage to the bike and I was uninjured. Just makes me want to be that much more careful when riding.

    Really excited to be a part of the forums now. I look forward to chatting with you guys and learning all I can in the process.

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    Welcome. Congrats on the bike. Sorry to hear about the damage. Wear gear. Take MSF. Ride and maintain the bike a few months. Repair cosmetics. Ride and enjoy spanking motorcycle forever after.

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    Remember AGATT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12kawinc View Post
    Remember AGATT!
    Always!

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    Hello welcome to the forum. Ride safely.

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    Welcome. As soon as you admit it WAS entirely your fault the sooner you will hone your skills and reduce the chances of dropping it again.

    You could have easily avoided what happened to you and your new ride.

    Please find a copy of "Street Strategies " by David Hough, and his "Proficient Motorcycling " series. They will help you become aware of the hazards that motorcycles face daily so you can be prepared.
    Skill is what keeps you on two wheels.

    Situational awareness combined with skill is what keeps you out of harm's way.

    ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.

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    So, you were just test riding the bike and dropped it. Were you forced to buy the bike or pay to fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebinho View Post
    So, you were just test riding the bike and dropped it. Were you forced to buy the bike or pay to fix it?
    I am curious about this as well, the local Kawai dealership here requires insurance before they give you keys.
    2010 Honda CBR 250R
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