Dumped my bike for the first time today.
I finished the Riders Edge class the end of April and bought a Sportster 883 Super Low on May 5th. I tried out about 7 or 8 different bikes before I was sure about the feel of this one. I have been riding around the new developements with tar and no houses for the past couple of days 30 mins each day following my husband and doing ok. My biggest challenge is a 90 degree turn to the right. Today on a 90 degree turn to the right I didn't look ahead like I know I'm supposed to do and I went off the road and tipped over. I'm ok, a few scrapes and bruises, my new bike is about the same as me, a few dents and scrapes. I picked it up, got back on and rode home and did fine on the next right turn. I was taught practice and patience. I am definately going to try the gum thing too. My plan is to go to an empty parking lot and only practie right turns until I'm sick of them. I'm glad that I stumbled upon this website, it definately makes me feel like I am not alone in this new rider thing.