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Old 07-27-2005, 06:10 PM   #16
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...how about tipping your gs into a flower bed at the DMV while practicing tight, slow turns prior to your rider test?
...riding in the cold...in jeans...until you discover, when you stop, that your legs don't work (due to the cold).
...tipping your bike over at a gas station.

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Old 07-27-2005, 06:32 PM   #17
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:15 PM   #18
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That list is so fucking long it depresses me. In fact, the way the list was written sounds like you have dropped the bike or crashed at least once for every example listed.

If true, You should consider a new Hobby.
I thought the same thing. At least now I will be even more cautious of the inevitable and impending bike tip over.

As for me, I've only done three on your list.
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:26 AM   #19
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Pissed Variations on the Theme

*Thinking* the kick stand was down when it wasn't, but next to a Petrol (gas) pump so your leg is trapped between the bike (fully loaded) and the pump so you cant get it back off you!

Rebuilding a carb on a 250 Montesa Cappra, starting it in gear with the clutch in for safety, finding the throttle stuck open, dropping the clutch to stall it, getting dragged across a car park and through a hedge wide open in second.

Forgeting to tighten that nut on the front brake drum holding the torque arm(same 250 Montesa Cappra).

Have the rear brake lining come free of the shoe and jam under the other shoe braking for a 90 degree left (got picked up by a vetinary surgeon after that one and then spent 10 days in hospital) same 250 Montesa Cappra.

Stopping at a stop light and realising that the truck broken down on the other side of the stop has dropped the entire contents of its diesel tanks.

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Old 07-28-2005, 04:16 PM   #20
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How about when the bike instantly falls over as soon as you let out the clutch, and thinking you slipped on the wet grass, pick up the bike and do it again, only to realize the disc lock is still attached to the front disc?
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Old 07-28-2005, 05:33 PM   #21
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How about forgetting to turn off the ABS on a muddy dirt road with Tourance tires?


Note the ABS skid marks!

Then digging a hole so deep you have to lay the bike down to get it back out.



Sorry for the blurry picture.

Second lesson learned: "Don't ride alone off road!"

Third lesson: "Get more agressive tires if you intend to ride in the mud!"

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Old 07-28-2005, 07:58 PM   #22
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the hard part is getting it up in the first place. she had no trouble helping to push it in.
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:10 AM   #23
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...trying to be cool by driving off the centerstand the first day you own an 1150GS...
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:27 PM   #24
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Though I have dropped every bike I have ever owned, mostly due to dumb mistakes, my favorite drop happened as I was preparing to leave for a rally on my R80 G/S, fully packed including several bags strapped to the luggage rack behind my solo saddle. I had moved my bike out of my garage and into the alley to fire it up and warm it a bit while I suited up and closed the garage door. What I did not notice was that the sidestand was on a little hump in the asphalt, leaving the bike almost staight up. I go to mount the bike and as I am piled high in the rear, I have to step through the saddle, which I do, but the heel of my boot ever so lightly touched the saddle, which was just enough to cause it to start falling away from me ever so slowly. There I am with one leg up in the air and almost over the bike, holding the handlbars and trying, in vain, to prevent the inevitable drop to the ground, engine running and gas leaking from the float bowls.

With a mighty shrug and grunt, I righted her and had a very uneventful trip!

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Old 08-03-2005, 09:32 AM   #25
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Good lord you have way tooooo much free time!!!!!

What he just said.


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Old 08-03-2005, 11:10 AM   #26
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Jeebs I thought you had to drop each new bike to make it truly yours .............ya mean..........I'm wrong??????????
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:28 PM   #27
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I think you missed

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Posted: 02 Apr 2003 18:00 Post subject: A couple ways to drop your bike...(got any more?)

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I think you missed
Riding a GS in the mud until the mud clogs up the front fender, locking it up more effectively than ABS ever could. Watching (from the ground) as the following GS's experience the same fate. Then realizing that you will have to remove the front fender if you want to get out before the mud dries. Then realizing that you have to remove the front brakes, and front wheel to get at that bolt that holds the fender on.
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:31 PM   #28
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Ah, hell, I gotta reply to this.


Attempt to ride your shiny new-to-you Honda Cruiser out to your parents house in Godforsaken Nowhere, Alaska on a unimproved clay and mud road in the middle of spring breakup ........ in the rain.

Guaranteed to keep your attention.

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Old 08-09-2005, 06:15 AM   #29
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Ah, hell, I gotta reply to this.


Attempt to ride your shiny new-to-you Honda Cruiser out to your parents house in Godforsaken Nowhere, Alaska on a unimproved clay and mud road in the middle of spring breakup ........ in the rain.

Guaranteed to keep your attention.

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Don't choo mean "Bumfuck Asia?"
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:28 PM   #30
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48. Trying to countersteer (or wheelie) your shaft dirven bike? ;-}
Don't get this one... could someone 'splain it to me?
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