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View Poll Results: Dropped your bike at low speed or stopping?
Nope. Never. Been riding 10+ years 11 6.08%
Nope. Never. Been riding 5-10 years 6 3.31%
Nope. Never. Been riding <5 years 24 13.26%
Yep. It happens. Been riding <5 years 69 38.12%
Yep. It happens. Been riding 5-10 years 29 16.02%
Yep. It happens. Been riding 10+ years 42 23.20%
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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Dropping your bike

I say most people drop their bikes, especially in the beginning, but another member said he's been riding three years and hasn't dropped any bike.

Have you dropped your bike? How long have you been riding? Just curious.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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came close a few times, but none of my street bikes have ever touched the ground. Moving OR stopped. I have been riding the street since 95.
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I didn't think I'd drop my 1st bike but I did...and luckily, both times were @ <5mph lol

1) Wafflehouse Parking lot in Austin (broke my mirror, scratched fairings lightly)
2) At Bubba's Burger M&G, I was backing the bike up on grass to goto ASI and lost my footing...luckily the grass was soft and didnt cause any damage. Several MHers helped me pick it up...very embarassing! The bike wasn't even turned on yet. haha

On a side note, another embarassing moment: I was with a few friends @ Nasa Hooter looking @ the classic cars meet on Saturdays...we get ready to leave and I cant start my bike. Everyone is looking at me and a kid walks up to me and whispers to me, "your kickstand is still down"
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:04 PM   #5
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Yep once right in front of Highlands kawi. I had just paid cash money for my 07 ninja, walked out side swung a leg over and slipped on some sand/rocks. Dropped it right there with 0.1 miles on it. i was sooo at my self.
I can't even say that much - most of my drops happen when I put my foot down, but don't connect with any ground (there may be a hole or off the curb). It's always in front of ppl and always embarrassing.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:05 PM   #6
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I only dropped my bike because I forgot to put the kick stand down

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came close a few times, but none of my street bikes have ever touched the ground. Moving OR stopped. I have been riding the street since 95.
Tall, long-legged people don't count! All you have to do is stand up and hold the bike, and it won't fall over.

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Old 03-17-2010, 05:06 PM   #8
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I only dropped my bike because I forgot to put the kick stand down

It's ALWAYS something simple like that for ppl who have been riding a long time.

Guitarman dropped his (when it was new) at the gas station for the same reason!
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:07 PM   #9
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I dropped mine wasted last night. Another good reason not to ride after drinking. I was at least smart enough not to have the key it was inside. Tried to throw a leg over it just to move it 5 feet so people could have a place to sit and that didnt work out so well. Luckily it was a motard also so no damage.
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Doing I shouldn't be doing in the first place like wheelies and jumps that gets me into trouble. I've been riding on the street since '82. Only one dump in 28 years was not related to hooliganism.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
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I dropped mine wasted last night. Another good reason not to ride after drinking. I was at least smart enough not to have the key it was inside. Tried to throw a leg over it just to move it 5 feet so people could have a place to sit and that didnt work out so well. Luckily it was a motard also so no damage.
You need to vote on the poll! You deserved it.

But, you obviously learned a lesson, and glad to hear no damage! I was very lucky to have those engine/frame sliders on my SV. They are worth every penny!
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #15
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Oh Squoddy. Just say it was me!!!

I haven't dropped my bike in the three years I've been riding. Never took MSF and I ride aggressively/defensively. Had some close calls on cold tires (almost dumped the FJ, high side, but saved it!! Owww!!)

A lot of you guys say that new riders are going to go down but that's just NOT the truth. Sure it happens a lot...but it's not a given. Just because YOU may have gone down doesn't mean that a new rider will.

When I got on my bike it just came naturally to me. No butterflies in the stomach and no reserves. Not boasting, just saying that's how I came onto the scene. I was 23 at the time...not sure if that matters or not.
I am not prone to e-thugging.

I don't mean dropping in an accident. Not everybody is going to have an accident at speed. I'm talking about stupid mistakes that just so happen to end in the bike on the ground.
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My friend dropped hers once because her shoestring got tangled on the kickstand. She had already started to lean it over. It fell & her leg was trapped under it because of the shoestring. She had to lay in the parking lot until someone passed by.


I dropped my first bike ALOT.....& wrecked it a few times too. But you could get away with that on older bikes. Now they're made of tin foil & paper machet.
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Maybe you should pay more attention to what you're doing??
When was passing out legs, I thought he said eggs, and went to eat.

I'm thinking about getting metal legs. That should solve everything - they'll be at least 6" longer than the ones I currently use.
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When was passing out legs, I thought he said eggs, and went to eat.

I'm thinking about getting metal legs. That should solve everything - they'll be at least 6" longer than the ones I currently use.
You just need a Piaggio 3 wheeled scooter!
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