Originally Posted by ToySldr
This was not my first bike, my first "adventure" bike though. Most of you, thanks for the good advice.... The others, that have never dropped a bike
Every now and again I plant a foot to support my little Monster at a standstill and the foot lands on something slippery or lower than expected or otherwise unsatisfactory and we ... almost ... go over.
And I think to myself: hmm, if this had been one of those big adventure tourers I was going to get, I'd have been down. Again.
You can take more care and plan ahead. But big, tall, heavy bikes are hard work at very slow speeds or when stopped. There is less margin for error.
I seem to remember a thread on the GS board here where someone asked if anyone besides him was always dropping their GSA. Lots of people chimed in with me-toos.