brian Yarker wrote:
Well I hate to admit this on here but I keep dropping the wing. Being new to my first wing I have dropped it for the third time, each time I was virtually stationary..... I know it is a heavy bike...... guess it must be my age. Any advice welcome.
Your are asking for advice so don't get indignant on us here......
You are probably dealing with several factors that are potentiall harmful to your performance.
Age, yes may be a factor in that your reflexes may be slowing (age not given).
1000lb bike is HEAVY and you (I at least) can NOT manhandle it. Anything you want to do with the bike has to be done through use of the motor, brakes, or GRAVITY.
New to you bike.... GO BACK TO THE BASICS as you have probably developed poor riding habits with your old bike that are now costing you dearly. Do to the shear size of this style of bike it is unforgiving as your spouse will become if you keep dropping her.
So, advice .... GO BACK TO THE BASICS.... such as but not limited to:
Don't turn your wheel until you start to go. Looking where you want to go, planting your foot (feet) and NO DUCK WALKING. Notice where you are and where you are planning on putting your feet (is there sand, water, oil, surface depression, grass, painted lines, etc.) Stop talking or screwing around, fiddling with all the gadgets, looking everywhere but whereyou need towhen stopping / starting. Make the passenger realize that YOU NEED TO BE COMPLETELY FOCUSED AT THIS TIME. Be very aware of your surroundings at all times so that you are not surprised by pedestrians, cars, trucks, trains, plains flying over head, etc.
This may seem as though I am pointing out the obvious but honestly, a concerted effort every time you go out will reduce your mishaps.