My first, and so far my only, dump happened in the first 10 minutes of my first ride! I was cruising around the neighborhood getting used to the bike (a Suzuki VS800 Intruder) and turned down a side street that I thought was a cul-de-sac but it was a dead end. I tried making a u-turn in the driveway of the last house on the street. As I made the slow speed turn, I didn't think I was going to make it, so I turned in a bit (too) sharp and over it went. I was probably going less than 5 MPH, so the only damage was a slighly bent foot peg that was easily fixed, some light scratches on the mirror frame and my bruised ego. Since then, I've thought a lot more about, and have used, counter-weighting when making slow speed turns. This maneuver was taught in the Motorcycle Saftety Rider's course I took and is something that all riders should practice and know how to do.
'08 V Star 1100 Midnight Custom