Motorcycle blog, Ride it Like You Stole it, has a pretty interesting list of ways to spill your motorcycle. There’s nothing like a stupid self provoked spill to set of a good hissy fit. I nearly tossed my helmet in the ground when I dropped my Honda once, because I put my foot down in some gravel. Luckily I came to my senses and saved having to buy a new helmet.
I’m guilty of at least to of the bike dropping methods on the list; Putting your foot down on something slippery when stopping, and Not putting the kickstand down when getting off. I managed to save the last one before the bike hit the ground though, but it demanded some serious acrobatics.
When these spill, or near spill experiences happen to me, it’s always because of rushing or lack of concentration. Which indicates, that when riding a motorcycle you have to clear your mind, focus on what you’re doing, and just take your time.
Check out The list and see if you recognize yourself somewhere.