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DAKEZ 10-14-2013 12:15 PM

Ride Apart: Ten Dumbest Things You can do on a bike... ADD some more
 
http://rideapart.com/2013/10/dumbest...-do-on-a-bike/

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xymotic 10-14-2013 12:22 PM

Yep, done ALL those.


I'll add one; at a large gathering of Gearheads, Hot August Nights at a major casino in Reno. I parked in a throng of bikes, most HD's.


Came back out, everybody there is revving motors and there's a huge gathering of people just admiring cars and bikes I mount up give it a good rev to leave and LAUNCHED the bike at a 45 degree angle because I left the wheel lock on. Bike shoots in-between two 20k dressers and slams down onto the pavement right in front of the valet where everybody's waiting for their cars. Leaving me standing there to take a bow to my adoring fans.

randyo 10-14-2013 12:23 PM

you gas up and pull away from the pump only to have your bike die then realize you grabbed the green handle is filled with diesel

xymotic 10-14-2013 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by randyo (Post 22550550)
you gas up and pull away from the pump only to have your bike die then realize you grabbed the green handle is filled with diesel

was there any lasting damage on that one?

crazyjeeper 10-14-2013 12:52 PM

Headed to work, about 2 miles from the house, went over a sharp rise and heard a loud clunk. Of course I properly latched my left pannier onto the rack before I left... :fpalm

xymotic 10-14-2013 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazyjeeper (Post 22550724)
Headed to work, about 2 miles from the house, went over a sharp rise and heard a loud clunk. Of course I properly latched my left pannier onto the rack before I left... :fpalm

Went up the narrow ramp at my marina to park on the sidewalk in my 'special' spot by the gate, heard a loud clunck and came to a sudden stop because I'd forgotten the panniers were on and I ran into a brick wall.

xymotic 10-14-2013 01:00 PM

Couldn't get motor to start. It was way low on gas so I filled it with new and spilled some on the head.

Still didn't start, so I pulled the plug to see if it had spark and just rested it on the metal so I could see if it was sparking.


Yep! Spark set all the spilled gas on fire real good.

Closed petcock.:doh

SloMo228 10-14-2013 01:04 PM

Done a few of those, especially the whole "let my keys/wallet/phone" in my jeans pocket, UNDER my riding pants, so now I have to unzip my riding pants a bit and fish around in there at the gas station/store/friend's house/etc, looking like a creepy dude having too much fun in public. :huh

randyo 10-14-2013 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xymotic (Post 22550703)
was there any lasting damage on that one?

not sure, it wasn't me that did it, but seen it happen on 2 different group rides

dondesmo 10-14-2013 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by randyo (Post 22550550)
you gas up and pull away from the pump only to have your bike die then realize you grabbed the green handle is filled with diesel

About 10 years ago I stopped in Goldendale WA on my '02 K1200RS and not paying attention, filled my bike with diesel. I realize what a stupid move I had made, just as the tank was full. Duh. So I pulled the bike away from the pumps and walked to a near by auto parts store and bought a section of hose. I syphoned as much diesel out of the tank as I possibly could, rolled the bike back to the pump and filled her with 92 octane. I held my breath that I had diluted the diesel enough to start the bike and after a few attemps got her fired. I headed off towards Yakima and everytime I got hard on the gas, it looked like I was doing mesquito control. No damage other then oiling up the mufflers and of course my ego. I still laugh thinking about all the smoke I left as I was passing vehicles.

LittleRedToyota 10-14-2013 02:14 PM

forget to take the plastic bag off your air filter after washing your bike and then wonder why it's running like shit...

k-moe 10-14-2013 02:58 PM

Getting ready to head home after a 15 hour workday.
Warm the bike up and begin to pull away.
Stop suddenly with a very loud Klunk.
Remember that the bright yellow disc lock is still on the brake disc :thumb

anotherguy 10-14-2013 03:00 PM

When the left pocket of the tankbag is full it hits the horn at full lock. And you only hit full lock in crowded parking lots.

wvtaco 10-14-2013 03:07 PM

After making a few stops or working 16 hrs. Hop on the bike, idle it for a few seconds and take off. Make it about a mile and it quits. Left the damn pepcock closed.

Or start it up to warm up. Get all gear on, stand bike up, forgot the fork lock turn it off to unlock it.

Or on the old bike, I sometimes go to pull out and fell a scraping. Left the kickstand down.

On the rare occasion forgetting to strap the chin strap. Odd feeling.

DAKEZ 10-14-2013 03:11 PM

Riding down the road and start to sputter... Out of gas. NO WORRIES, I'll just reach down and turn the petcock to reserve!

DOH! Some dumb-ASS (self) left it on reserve after the last time. :fpalm


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