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Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby Tuffers » 15 Sep 2018, 22:21

Not the first time I've done it either (blush). I rode up to the busy junction at the bottom of the hill where I live. As you get to the junction the road is very uneven and it rises quite sharply at the junction. I approached the junction in 2nd gear and thought I'd shifted down to 1st with the intent of not coming to a standstill but being able to stop if necessary. So, I'm in 1st gear (so I thought) and can see that the road is clear to turn right onto. I open the throttle to find that I'm in neutral (n). As I'm on an incline and I'm a short arse the bike starts falling to the side. I can't save it as I'm holding the brake lever and all my weight is on my right side. I couldn't get the bike back straight without losing my balance. So I had to let it go on its side. I picked it up ok and walked back down the incline with it. Luckily no cars came past to see me making an ass of myself :D

I'm getting too old for this malarkey (whew)
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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby Deegee » 15 Sep 2018, 22:31

Tuffers, we’ve all made an arse of ourselves dropping a bike - I did it in front of a bunch of mates in a trackday paddock. (blush)

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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby Frankie » 15 Sep 2018, 23:10

Yep as Deegee says, most have been there, hopefully not much damage
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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby kiwikrasher » 16 Sep 2018, 01:56

It’s not if, it’s when. Doubt there’s many on here that haven’t had a under 5mph drop of some kind. I’ve had a few!!

Last on was this time last year, two up, gravel driveway and 2 metres into a 160 km trip.
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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby D6Nutz » 16 Sep 2018, 08:43

Bugger, hope the only damage is a bruised ego. Fortunately they fix quite easily.

My favorite drop for a bruised ego was on a petrol station forecourt! I had an issue with my hip at the time and with the full tank of fuel I had to ask someone to help me get the bike back upright (blush)
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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby Kwacky » 16 Sep 2018, 10:25

I've dropped 3 bikes now. 2 of them were very minor, the zx6r didn't fair so well.

Glad to hear it wasn't too bad.
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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby Tuffers » 17 Sep 2018, 18:48

Kwacky wrote:I've dropped 3 bikes now. 2 of them were very minor, the zx6r didn't fair so well.

Glad to hear it wasn't too bad.


Scratched R&G crash bung and put another dent in the can. Hips and back are suffering from lifting it back up. Not easy when you're on a slope and the bike wants to roll back. What a tw@t I am :?
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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby Kwacky » 17 Sep 2018, 21:20

You didn't have to drop your bike to prove that

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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby Rossgo » 19 Sep 2018, 14:40

Sorry to hear this Differs but like everyone says weve all been there. Glad it's not that bad of damage. Take it easy

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Re: Dropped My Bike Today.

Postby Spudda » 24 Oct 2018, 23:42

Dropped my 500 learner bike but fortunately it had an industrial strength scaffold around the engine
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