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    First new bike

    Hi. I'm your basic 2 wheel junky that got my first taste of motorcycles sometime around age 13. In three days I turn 50 so the new 2015 NC700x I picked up last week is my BD present. Everything is great except the other day when I was getting screws for the licence plate I dropped the bag while sitting on the bike and my boot slipped as I bent over and the bike went down! The only consolation I have is that it didn't completely drop and the only damage is on two parts I plan to replace soon -the silencer and (flimsy) honda handguards.

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    Welcome to the RIDE Jeffro.... and a hearty welcome from north IDAHO!! Great choice on the BD present, sorry to hear you tipped it over. haha, that does happen to the best of us! :{)
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    The first drop is the hardest...it gets less painful after that. I don't want to say how I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by potter0o View Post
    The first drop is the hardest...it gets less painful after that. I don't want to say how I know
    I'm getting used to so many different things with this bike I hope that's the only oops for a while. I put the first real 100 miles on it today and worked on breaking it in some more. The only thing I broke on the bumpy country roads out here is my behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffro View Post
    Hi. I'm your basic 2 wheel junky that got my first taste of motorcycles sometime around age 13. In three days I turn 50 so the new 2015 NC700x I picked up last week is my BD present. Everything is great except the other day when I was getting screws for the licence plate I dropped the bag while sitting on the bike and my boot slipped as I bent over and the bike went down! The only consolation I have is that it didn't completely drop and the only damage is on two parts I plan to replace soon -the silencer and (flimsy) honda handguards.
    Happy Birthday!

    JT

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    Congrats on the purchase. Mine has gently seen the ground 3 times so it happens. Loose gravel, wet surface, or just not paying attention will get you every time. LOL. Hope you enjoy the bike.

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    Happy birthday and welcome to the clan. Mine is a 2015 and, sadly, I think I've dropped her 4 times.
    1) Missed a curb with my boot
    2) Stopped at a gravel pullout and stepped into a hole in the uneven ground.
    3) High-centered on a roundish boulder and could do nothing but watch her tip over and roll almost upside down.
    4)Parked her outside the bank in a spot that was a little more sloped than I thought and the wind blew her over while I was inside (this one was right after I lowered her but before I cut down the sidestand). Luckily, she tipped over into a bush.

    All of those were in the first year and she's apparently forgiven me cuz she just keeps on running like a dream. Mine (named Skookum) is DCT with about 25k miles on her and the only maintenance I've done is oil changes, a fork oil change, 3 sets of tires, two valve adjustment checks, and fresh brake fluid.

    I hope you get to enjoy your bike as much as I do.
    >Thom
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