I knew reverse was good for something.Just push the reverse switch in with the ignition on but don't hit the starter. Works nicely.
I dropped mine in the grass just off my sidewalk. Today I was backing down same sidewalk and foot hit some gravel and slipped a little, didn't go over but sure flashed through my mind. Guess it's time for my son to sweep the sidewalk again !!
work on your throttle control a bit. its actually easy to keep up, but because of the weight, you really need to have a good understanding of throttle control at slow speeds. You will get more control of the bike when you get more saddle time with it.Just reading these posts make my stomach roll! I was going to start a new post and found these so will post my question here. I am having second thoughts about keeping my 2000 SE. Have owned for 6 months. I am not comfortable riding it in town or maneuvering in parking lots at slow speeds. I've laid it down twice at zero speed,,,,,no damage.(with witnesses!) I'm an experienced rider and can't remember ever dropping a street bike! I've dropped my dirt bikes alot! I have realized that if the bars are turned sharply to left/right,,,, that's when the bike becomes more tippy. Is there any riding technique, specific to the GW that I need to know about? I really would rather keep the bike. I need some help boosting my confidence level!! Thanks for any advice I can get.
On my !500 the air wings don't suffer. It doesn't tip that far, hopefully !Haven't joined this club yet, but I installed Air Wings recently. Do they get trashed if the bike naps? Sounds like other stuff holds up?
I have crashed other types of machines, but I hope the GW doesn't get that treatment.