Originally Posted by redneckdan
My wife trashed both levers within 30 seconds the first time she got on her KLR250.
I pulled my spares out....those lasted about 10 minutes....
I ordered 4 new levers and a set of lever guards....problem solved.
She is learning but the going is slow. Part of it is she is still mastering the kick start.
That reminds me of this one chick that came to an ERC on her 250 sport bike style thing. Dropped the bike so many times we sent her home. The levers were so badly broken she could barely get 2 fingers on the front brake.
Many people go to the MVD (DMV) and pass the written test and get a permit. Then they ride around a bit and come to the less expensive ERC to get a card and endorsement. Probably more than half of them should be in the BRC.
Another ERC, a woman on her scooter, they were turning from where they were just stopped, single file, and getting in line to do the braking. She couldn't make the turn and t-boned a guy sitting in line. Both ended up on the ground. Smashed bikes.
Could probably write a book on just the crashes I've seen.