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View Poll Results: Have you dropped your bike (moving OR still), and if so, how long did it take?
Yes, less than a month 16 17.39%
Yes, in the first year 40 43.48%
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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Have you dropped your bike?

Have you dropped a bike before, and if so, how long did it take?
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:22 PM   #3
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:28 PM   #4
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:29 PM   #5
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i put two year when i crashed at the track
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I've crashed on the track once.

Crashed on my 450 once while playing around. Only dropped it once trying to push start it for the fourth time that day.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:38 PM   #7
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On my old Suzuki I had just replaced the side fairing, and put the brand new OEM decal on. Less than a minute afterwards I rolled my bike forward into the garage, and proceeded to lean the bike to the side to rest on the kickstand. In the process, I wasn't aware the kickstand had popped up, and ended up dropping.
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Dropped once, crashed once, both on my old FZR. Crash was a lowside from a new front tire on a wet paint stripe, and the drop was my foot slipping on sand when I stopped to park.
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8 years and 5th bike. Dropped it on its side 2x
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:14 PM   #12
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Shortly after getting on the bike. I was 6, it was a 1980's honda z50. Does that count?

For street bikes the only time I've been down is when some wasn't paying attention and rear ended me at 45 mph. I guess it's my fault though...
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:23 PM   #13
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On the street: Many times on my fiddy starting around age 5. Once on a mini bike at around 14 or so. Once on my CR 500 in Sargent on the street. And once on the R6 about a year and a half after I got it..

On dirt?? geez too many to count lol
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Any time the bike is on it's side counts to me. I'm just curious.

First time I "dropped" my bike it was sitting in the garage and I was sitting on the seat on the phone with my dad. Got up not paying attention and bumped it hard enough to pick it up off the stand and put it over on the other side. No damage, but I still have to count that as my first.

Current bike, I've had rear-ended (I wasn't on it) and put it down twice while moving (hit oil coming to a stop, rear slid out on gravel while nearly at a stop trying to go up a steep curb), and I've knocked it over or just dropped it at a full stop more times than I care to count. Most of my bikes have never hit the ground, I guess this one is just the right combination of being too tall (I'm too short) and a bit on the heavy side.
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seems like it happens when people become more careless and confidence handling a bike.
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Complacency kills, if you start on a bike that can kill you at any second you will probably pay close attention to make sure you don't let it. On the other hand if you're on a 250 and think, this doesn't have enough power to cause a high side and it is the best handling bike. Then you pin it at max lean angle, you're gonna have a bad day.

Riders crash not bikes, anyone that can find a bike that is at fault I'm all ears.
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Complacency kills, if you start on a bike that can kill you at any second you will probably pay close attention to make sure you don't let it. On the other hand if you're on a 250 and think, this doesn't have enough power to cause a high side and it is the best handling bike. Then you pin it at max lean angle, you're gonna have a bad day.

Riders crash not bikes, anyone that can find a bike that is at fault I'm all ears.
Do you count neglecting maintenance (even if someone else's bike) as a rider issue? I think I would have to. The only exceptions I can think of at the moment would be related to either a) other drivers/wildlife doing something unexpected, or b) catastrophic failure of a component that was unforseen (blowing a tire, for example).

It's about respecting the machine's limits, but you push anything to it's limits (including yourself) and you're bound to have something go wrong sooner or later.
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seems like it happens when people become more careless and confidence handling a bike.
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