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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 03-18-2010, 12:23 PM   #61
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Just once, shoe lace (dumb move anyhow) got caught on the foot peg while trying to get to the kickstand, bike fell over with me still connected. Been riding 8 years. Have had a few more close calls, oil slicks in parking lots or something, put the foot down and slip right away.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:48 PM   #62
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Depends on the bike. The KLR, sure, gravel, dirt, mud, etc.. The Dyna once in a parking lot the front wheel found some of that fine gravel on top of pavement and poof, down I went; but not on the Triple, I don't know if I am just more careful or what but it has never even come close... (JINX)
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:02 PM   #63
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As the saying goes "there are 2 kinds of bikers, ones who will admit having dropped it - and the liars"...

My last drop was, lemme see...driveway, deer incident, upside down in ditch,...oh yeah!!! I was turning around in the street, hit a patch of wet leaves and the front end slid sideways... nothing to do but ease it down.

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Old 03-19-2010, 02:19 PM   #64
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What can i say, It happens!
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:33 PM   #65
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Dropped mine within the 1st hour of riding. Rode from friends wood to Port Arthur under an hour was all excited stopped to show friends and when I was leaving a parking lot tried to do a jump like it was a fckn MX bike and ate .
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:38 PM   #66
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I just dropped mine on Tuesday. It was probably the slowest drop in history. I was turning into my subdivision and a gust of wind and dust went under my helmet. I was blind for a good 5 Seconds while creeping to a stop sign. I bumped this tiny curve and it turned my bars just enough to start the dropping process. Now keep in mind I am still a little blind from the dust. I put everything I had into holding my VTX1300 up. As I was going down my goofy a$$ slid my leg under the gas tank to keep it from getting damaged. It didn't hurt but my mirror paid for it. That drop took for ever and the first thing that came to mind was the movie Wild Hogs. One year riding lmao.

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Old 03-19-2010, 02:49 PM   #67
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Stupid newb - I stopped before pulling out on to a road, in mid turn, tapped the front too hard and fell right over before I could catch the momentum... XP
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:47 PM   #68
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:58 PM   #69
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Friday night before my first TD on 3.6.10, BigPat was over at my house getting his bike taped up and ready and I was doing the same. I had the doors to my trailer open and I walked in front of it and noticed the trailer was close to the edge of my driveway so I pushed it back 2 feet forgetting that my FZ was behind it and hear this crash! Bike had gone into sleep mode. Luckily my frame slider on my right side saved it from any damage. BigPat laughed his off at me and said "What a noob".
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:06 PM   #70
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dropped mine thursday 2 weeks ago, right on my left leg, got a little road rash tryin to get my leg out, bruised the out of my knee and the oustide of my calf, bike didn't get a scratch frame slider did its job. used to have a Kanotuna 1100 that practically threw itself on the ground when ever the it felt like it, could be sittin there and all the sudden wham! over on its right side
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:30 PM   #71
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Dropped my monday evening ,,..shattered my pride...seem like everbody at brookshire bro. was watching...
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:17 AM   #72
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i have dropped my sv 4 times, which includes going down on 149 at 80+, last weekend, slow riding across crushed limestone and the front end going out from under me due to shifting rocks- i fell and rolled on the throttle- pretty epic, and 2 times on the 2nd day of ownership. i confused the clutch for the brake, and also i was cleaning the back wheel and pushed the bike forward
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:17 AM   #73
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Friday night before my first TD on 3.6.10, BigPat was over at my house getting his bike taped up and ready and I was doing the same. I had the doors to my trailer open and I walked in front of it and noticed the trailer was close to the edge of my driveway so I pushed it back 2 feet forgetting that my FZ was behind it and hear this crash! Bike had gone into sleep mode. Luckily my frame slider on my right side saved it from any damage. BigPat laughed his off at me and said "What a noob".
Hahahaha!....

Well, I won't get into the details of my latest incident, except to say 2 words... Disk Lock.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:51 AM   #74
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First time I went for gas on my new Concours 14. The entrance to the station was on an incline, I was on it at an angle. got stymied by some cars in front of me and had to stop. Let it lean toward the downhill side and by the time my foot hit the ground it was too late.

Also droped my track bike (into my brothers car) putting it on stands the first time.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:59 AM   #75
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Dropped my first bike eleventy-billion yrs ago when I first started riding. It was a Honda CB250, and like most people here, it was me losing my footing as I swung my leg over. Unlike most people in this thread, thankfully no one was around to see, and revel, in my shame. So nothing came of it, except newfound knowledge to check my footing before doing anything. Oh, and I invented a new swear word as a result too ("goddamotherfukinshitassprickcockdickstinkwaffle! !!")
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:01 AM   #76
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:04 AM   #77
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Even the mighty Kevin Cameron once pointed out that, "A motorcycle's normal resting position is on it's side".
If it wasn't for the forces acting on it while riding, the kickstand or your leg, that's where it would always be.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:16 AM   #78
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Close a few times but never down. I have had it almost wash out on me approaching a stop with fresh oil or coolant. Thank goodness for having tree trunks for legs...
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:31 AM   #79
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Hahahaha!....

Well, I won't get into the details of my latest incident, except to say 2 words... Disk Lock.
Really? That sounds like an interesting story. Tell us Rob. What happened?
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Really? That sounds like an interesting story. Tell us Rob. What happened?
Let's move along, everybody. Nothing to see here. Move along...
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