Originally Posted by rocker59
locking a rear brake on a curve usually results in a highside, so I'd say your wife was lucky.
5,000 miles over four years isn't much riding. If she decides to get back on, and hopefully she'll do more riding to keep her skills sharp.
Not if you keep it locked........It becomes a highside when you realize you screwed up, and release the brake, allowing the rear tire to gain traction, throwing the bike over the top. Once you lock the rear, you should really consider what is going to happen when you release it. Just sayin.
Glad the OP's wife didn't fare worse. I had my wife disappear as we came to a stop sign on a hill. Somehow, she forgot to put her foot down, and she and the bike went over the curb, head first down the ditch. Amazing how heavy a KLR 250 is when it is upside down in the bottom of a ditch.