As a new rider I regularly read this section and in particular like reading treads about crashes and dropped bike. Not because I like hearing about riders and bikes going down but because I want to learn off others mistakes and hopefully not repeat someone else's mistake. I consider myself a fairly competent low speed rider and after reading numerous threads about people dropping their bikes in slow turns, car parks etc I thought that this would never happen to me as I was always very balanced and comfortable at low speeds. Last night I very nearly dropped my bike turning into a car park. Did all the stereotypical noob mistakes. Not concentrating, front brake, wrong gear (2nd or 3rd) going way to slow to be turning at full lock due to my lack on concentration and the bike started to go down to the right. I actually thought to myself in the split second that I felt her overbalancing, sh!t she's gonna go down, and I had a image flash through my head of a smashed indicator and fairings. I have no idea why this happened. But I guess I had resigned to the fact that she was going to hit the deck. So with the bike at a massive lean angle which would have been awesome at speed around a corner I started getting ready to put her down as gently as possible. By now most of the bikes weight was on my right leg and I was trying as hard as possible to think of a way to get my leg out before it fell. Then... All of a sudden I had this massive rush of strength and with a big heave upwards with my leg and right arm I managed to get her back upright. I seriously donâ€™t know how I did this. The half second previously I was trying to put her down gently the next I was sitting back upright on her. I got away with this one lightly. Only damage was to my ego and fingers that were jammed against the tank and handle bars with the bike falling. So another important lesson learnt. ALWAYS CONCENTRATE WHEN YOUâ€™RE ON YOUR BIKE. So simple but this brief lack of concentration could of cost me injury and $$$â€™s. Hope this never happens again but it was definately a good wake up call.