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New to big Adventure bikes but have years of motocross, trials, and enduro riding. Just getting the 1090 sorted. Big power slides in the dirt, front end up in the air, single track rides. Starting to feel so comfortable;
Like a 250 only more fun. Then, in a slowish sandy corner the front wheel rolls on a stick and the bike comes down with the crash bars on my ankle! Broken ankle! Otherwise a non issue fall over. Good Alpinstar boots but still got hurt. This common? Want to do?
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New to big Adventure bikes but have years of motocross, trials, and enduro riding. Just getting the 1090 sorted. Big power slides in the dirt, front end up in the air, single track rides. Starting to feel so comfortable;
Like a 250 only more fun. Then, in a slowish sandy corner the front wheel rolls on a stick and the bike comes down with the crash bars on my ankle! Broken ankle! Otherwise a non issue fall over. Good Alpinstar boots but still got hurt. This common? Want to do? View attachment 937
I dont think its that common. By that I mean, I picked up in your description your years of motocross?? did you by any chance have your leg extended as MX'ers often do in a corner.??
My humble opinion and (ive fallen a lot ) is keep your feet closer to the pegs. Dont be doing the lean over extend leg move like you did on the MX bike. I dont believe you can ride these beasts like motocross bikes. Adapt your style.

Hope the ankle recovers well and speedily ..

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I dont think its that common. By that I mean, I picked up in your description your years of motocross?? did you by any chance have your leg extended as MX'ers often do in a corner.??
My humble opinion and (ive fallen a lot ) is keep your feet closer to the pegs. Dont be doing the lean over extend leg move like you did on the MX bike. I dont believe you can ride these beasts like motocross bikes. Adapt your style.

Hope the ankle recovers well and speedily ..

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Thanks Chris!
I’ll bet your right. I mostly stand on the pegs. This time I was going slowly and he bike fell over rather quickly…
Ankle is nearly better. Been riding on dirt and single track already and it seems good.
come out to New Mexico sometime and we’ll go ride!
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Well thats good to hear. Glad its healing up and on the mend.
I would join you in New Mexico in an instant, BUT, I'm in South Arica.... LOOONNG way away. Here's a pic on a small little pass about 30 Miles from my house. and yes yes.... before you comment on the footwear, i just joined my lady for a quick ride. Shes on a 790 R
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Well thats good to hear. Glad its healing up and on the mend.
I would join you in New Mexico in an instant, BUT, I'm in South Arica.... LOOONNG way away. Here's a pic on a small little pass about 30 Miles from my house. and yes yes.... before you comment on the footwear, i just joined my lady for a quick ride. Shes on a 790 R View attachment 984
Very cool. I would love to explore there on a bike!
 

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+1 with a injured ankle, because the bike fell down over my left foot. 5 week had passed and still in pain every time i walk.

Just to say...you are not alone. Also a dude on gas station saw me and his first guess...did the bike fall over you? It happen to me also he said. Same bike. Casual shoes.

Cheers mate. Good recovery for you
 
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