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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Bought my first bike!

Name is Joel new to the forums and sport bikes. Just bought my first bike Honda CBR500r and absoutley love it. saw it at the dealership and had to take it home with me xD. Been riding for about a month but tired of riding by myself and wouldnt mind meeting up with people. Recently have had some bad luck with it so far. Had a puncture in the rear tire and had to replace it with a dunlop Q2. now i just dropped it last night and the pedal shifter bent .
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 12:13 PM
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Great looking scoot! Dropping the bike isn't a big deal, it's all about learning. Welcome!
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Yeah thats what first bikes are for. I dropped mine and crashed mine (under 10 mph) a bunch of times. Don't beat urself up over it but learn from it and realize what you did wrong so you do not do it again.

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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 01:09 PM
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Take a regular old wrench and used the closed end around the shifter. Use it as a pry bar and bend it back. I've seen that bent a few times and doesn't take much of anything to bend it back.

Congrats on the new scoot!

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Congrats !!!! Nice ride.

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Congrats and welcome.

Plenty of guys here that have been riding for 20 years and keep dropping their bikes.
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Take a regular old wrench and used the closed end around the shifter. Use it as a pry bar and bend it back. I've seen that bent a few times and doesn't take much of anything to bend it back.

Congrats on the new scoot!
If its cast aluminum, Id probably just leave it alone as long as it isnt bent to the point where its causing an unsafe condition like limiting ground clearance or being unusable. Cast tends to crack once its been bent once and you attempt to bend it back.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys yeah i called a buddy of mine and hes going to help me bend it back into place. Anybody down to go riding when the weather is actually nice?
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looks like steel to me
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looks like steel to me
yep i think so too

itll bend just fine

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Nice ride and congrats! Question... Were you pumping gas at the shell last night close to 11-12am by Irving park and York? Rode by and sure looks like your bike that I saw. Ride safe AND wear your gear

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yeah that was me had to get some gas and some cigs of course xD im assuming you were on the yellow gsxr?

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Congrats and welcome.

Plenty of guys here that have been riding for 20 years and keep dropping their bikes.
I didn't think anyone saw that


Congrats on the new bike and Welcome!

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Great bikes I like all three.

Practice stopping before you really need to.
Good luck.

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yeah that was me had to get some gas and some cigs of course xD im assuming you were on the yellow gsxr?
Yup, that was me

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Practice stopping before you really need to.
Good luck.
Sound advice - Head to a lot or something and practice hard or "Emergency" braking and learn what the bike can do in terms of stopping - Anyone can twist the throttle and feel the power but few practice how to stop it - Toll Booth gates in Indiana will come out of NO WHERE on ya sometimes when it's dark and your just trying to get home will maintaining a high level of "Fly'ness"

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Thanks for the advice guys, i was practicing a bit more and finally went on the highway with the bike. was scared before but finally got over the fear to go.
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I'm on my third bike, and I still manage to drop (read: crash) them sometimes!

The highway is not so bad, it's the traffic that is what is no fun!

Welcome and the bike is a beaut!
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Congrats on the 500, that is a sweet bike! Wouldn't mind having one myself.

I'm surprised that more companies haven't started making them again.

I'm right next door in Park Ridge, let me know if you want someone to ride with.

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