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Old 02-29-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Red face my first noob bike drop

I finally did it after about a month of owning a motorcycle. I was checking tire pressure before my ride to work this morning and bumped it off the center stand... I know, I know that is lame.

Luckily I had a giant cardboard box full of packing stuffing next to it to fall on, so the bike never touched the ground.

The funniest thing was as I saw it come off the stand my initial reaction was to try and hold up the bike with the front tire http://www.motohouston.com/forums/im...milies/wtf.gif.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:15 AM   #2
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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musta been a hella bump to knock it off the C/S

oh well live and learn
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At least you now know to be a bit for careful...glad the bike's ok

+1 for checking tire pressure...
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a mechanism in the center of the motorcycle which pivots down from the frame to support the motorcycle vertically, keeping the rear wheel away from the ground.
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just checking. thought you may have used a milk crate. never heard of anyone accidentally knocking a bike off the factory center stand.
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That was a of a bump.
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I was not really that hard of a bump, but I am a big guy and it was in neutral so I must have hit it just hard enough and at the right angle for it roll forward. Anyway lesson learned...be careful any time I am doing work on the bike.

Should have seen me picking it up, it was too close to a wall to get on the right side to lift it from. Fortunately the ninja is light enough to manhandle...basically I used the same position steer wrestlers use to flip the steer

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I have never knocked one over off a center stand, but I have an ex-wife that did a couple like that....
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I was not really that hard of a bump, but I am a big guy and it was in neutral so I must have hit it just hard enough and at the right angle for it roll forward. Anyway lesson learned...be careful any time I am doing work on the bike.

Should have seen me picking it up, it was too close to a wall to get on the right side to lift it from. Fortunately the ninja is light enough to manhandle...basically I used the same position steer wrestlers use to flip the steer

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for some reason I keep seeing your screen name as "Veronica" and picture this petite girl drop kicking a motorcycle across the room
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what you do is buy a new bike, take it home and kick it over on each side right away.

You should have new foot pegs, clutch lever and front break lever in you r backpack already because you negotiated that along with the the price new bike.

Rear sets and rear break lever can be bent back into place.
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I dropped my bike for the first time ever about a year ago. It was strapped and real low for the track so it stood nearly straight up on the stand. I got off to check the rear pressure and over it went. All I could get my hands on was the tail light. I had to let it down because I was gonna rip the light out of the tail. I dropped it again last weekend when putting it on a trailer. I was used to wheel chocks that hold the bike. The trailer had a Pit Bull stand that DOES NOT hold the bike. I pulled the rear stand and over it went. It was a brain fart on my part. Damage was minimal on both luckily.
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yep, i got the first scratches on my 2011 cbr track day before last... dropped it putting it back on the trailer...just plain lost my balance and the bike and i both went over....couple of scratches and some hurt pride, that is about it...
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I dropped my bike for the first time ever about a year ago. It was strapped and real low for the track so it stood nearly straight up on the stand. I got off to check the rear pressure and over it went. All I could get my hands on was the tail light. I had to let it down because I was gonna rip the light out of the tail. I dropped it again last weekend when putting it on a trailer. I was used to wheel chocks that hold the bike. The trailer had a Pit Bull stand that DOES NOT hold the bike. I pulled the rear stand and over it went. It was a brain fart on my part. Damage was minimal on both luckily.
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yep, i got the first scratches on my 2011 cbr track day before last... dropped it putting it back on the trailer...just plain lost my balance and the bike and i both went over....couple of scratches and some hurt pride, that is about it...
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