you might have a broken bolt. they are hard to get to without removing the headlight bucket, but it can be done. look up from the bottom of the triple clamp, there are two medium sized allen head bolts, should be zinc plated and kinda gold in color. you can actually remove or install the bolts (unless broken) with a loose allen wrench, a folding set or socket tip ain't gonna fit, it's pretty hard to see them up in there. good luck.I dropped my 05 Vulcan last week the only damage was that the ignition switch is loose where do I tighten it up at
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Hurt confidence is a lot better than hurting something else. Hey, now you two know that the bike can drop and it's not the end of the world and she can build back up to trying it again.
I had the same thing happen with my wife and my bike. Sounds like yours fared a little better than mine did...I had a broken clutch lever and left front foot rest. I think the vn750 is a little top heavy and too tall for many women. My wife is only 5' 2" and even though she is athletic and strong, she still had trouble with the bike.
My wife is starting to talk about wanting to try to ride a smaller bike again. So just give her time and she will come around again. :smiley_th
About 5 years ago, when I was still looking for my first motorcycle, I saw someone practicing slow riding in the church parking lot when I pulled in one afternoon. I turned away from the rider and parked about 100 feet away. I heard a female voice calling for help when I opened my car door. She had stalled with the bars hard over to the left and the bike leaning and pulling her slowly over too. I ran over and grabbed the handlebars and twisted them straight as I lifted/pushed the bike back up to a vertical position.Swagman: No worries. I don't pressure. I want her to ride with me more often, but if she doesn't ride on her own, that's fine. And you're exactly right; she's been talking about a Honda Rebel or a scooter - something smaller and lighter.
Deviate: She actually did also get a little bruised and inflamed, but she was wearing jeans so no scrapping or blood. She might have also had a little whiplash. Nothing that makes her leery of trying again.
I don't know what I would have done if the clutch completely broke. I don't know how to fix these things and shops charge way too much. You're right on; I am lucky.
The question I wonder about is, is the bike too heavy, top-heavy, too tall, etc. or is it the lack of experience, confidence, etc.? The bottom line is, if the bike is completely straight up, it takes no strength to hold it there. If it slightly tips, you ought to feel it before it tips so much that gravity gets a hold of it. Besides, my wife weight trains. I don't know if it was a strength thing or a fear thing. In either case, starting smaller will help her overcome.