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    Glad I could help!

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    Thanks everyone for this thread. I am brand new to this and my biggest fear is dropping it as I am none too steady on stops just yet and that's where it's going to happen for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tensixmom View Post
    Thanks everyone for this thread. I am brand new to this and my biggest fear is dropping it as I am none too steady on stops just yet and that's where it's going to happen for me.
    Here is a tip that may help: As a woman, unless you have long legs, do not hesitate to slide forward (completely off the seat) to be able to get both feet firmly on the ground for stops and walking maneuvers. You can easily step back up on the floor board and get your fanny back in the seat as you are throttling up to take off again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bornfree View Post
    Here is a tip that may help: As a woman, unless you have long legs, do not hesitate to slide forward (completely off the seat) to be able to get both feet firmly on the ground for stops and walking maneuvers. You can easily step back up on the floor board and get your fanny back in the seat as you are throttling up to take off again.
    Oh that's a good idea. Thank you. My feet do actually sit pretty flat even with me on the seat but a little extra leverage wouldn't hurt. I HAVE had to get off the seat to try to back it up the "hill" of my street when I am trying to get out of the driveway (still a work in progress) but the same principle should work I guess. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tensixmom View Post
    Oh that's a good idea. Thank you. My feet do actually sit pretty flat even with me on the seat but a little extra leverage wouldn't hurt. I HAVE had to get off the seat to try to back it up the "hill" of my street when I am trying to get out of the driveway (still a work in progress) but the same principle should work I guess. Thank you!
    If the bike was purchased new, the "pre-load" may be at the lowest setting (that's how mine was shipped to me). It puts me a little on my toes at stops (I'm 5' 10" / 210lbs in full gear) but the #4 pre-load setting is the correct setting for my weight and the typical under-seat items carried (Tire Repair kit, wheel lock, rain suit. bike cover, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tensixmom View Post
    Thanks everyone for this thread. I am brand new to this and my biggest fear is dropping it as I am none too steady on stops just yet and that's where it's going to happen for me.
    My daughter had the same fear. She spent a fair amount of time in empty parking lots just stopping, turning, figure eights, etc. Now she's a pro. FWIW....Dropping your bike is not mandatory and may not happen at all. If it drops, it drops. I have lost count of how many times I have gone down (admittedly all but a couple times in dirt and sand). Nice thing about a scooter is that you can easily get out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bornfree View Post
    If the bike was purchased new, the "pre-load" may be at the lowest setting (that's how mine was shipped to me). It puts me a little on my toes at stops (I'm 5' 10" / 210lbs in full gear) but the #4 pre-load setting is the correct setting for my weight and the typical under-seat items carried (Tire Repair kit, wheel lock, rain suit. bike cover, etc).
    Hmmm I will check that out (haven't actually read or even opened the manual yet). Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveADV View Post
    My daughter had the same fear. She spent a fair amount of time in empty parking lots just stopping, turning, figure eights, etc. Now she's a pro. FWIW....Dropping your bike is not mandatory and may not happen at all. If it drops, it drops. I have lost count of how many times I have gone down (admittedly all but a couple times in dirt and sand). Nice thing about a scooter is that you can easily get out of the way.
    True, true! But I don't wanna scratch the paint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tensixmom View Post
    (haven't actually read or even opened the manual yet)
    Well then ... you are going to learn a lot!
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    I dropped mine today! (I guess I said that in another thread... oops). I did manage to get it back up (it fell on its right side so I did have the side stand down during the process which helped it not to go over the other way) and was very pleasantly surprised that I could do it. Maybe it was adrenaline...

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