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Old 07-11-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Hey! Your kickstand is down! Hey....!....hey...!

Yes, that was today,as we watched cruiser guy pull away after backing out of his parking spot......to no avail as we hear the screeching sound,the bike wobble,brake lights come on,stop the the bike and puts the kickstand up.

What have YOU seen pulling away from a stop that would be the equivalent of the ol" toilet paper under the shoe......" Hey.....hey.......you've forgot to.......".....hey!!!!!........ Never mind........
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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Actually watched a guy almost pull away from a gas pump with the hose still in his tank once. No idea how he didn't notice that. I mean, he was in gear and had started rolling before he stopped.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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Twice I've seen people in cars pull the hoses off the pump.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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I saw a guy the other day coming down a hill towards a intersection with a stop sign, dragging his feet the last 10 yards to "stop" his James Bond BMW.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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I saw a guy the other day coming down a hill towards a intersection with a stop sign, dragging his feet the last 10 yards to "stop" his James Bond BMW.
Then there are the guys that drag their feet all of the way thru the intersections after a stop.Or the guys sticking their foot out turning on the street. They need rollerskates.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:02 AM   #6
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Then there are the guys that drag their feet all of the way thru the intersections after a stop.
I see this all the freaking time around here, almost exclusively to sportbike riders. I really have no idea why they don't pick their feet up once in motion, and it's even more weird when they take a turn through the intersection with feet still down.

Anyway, more on topic, I've actually pulled a few "toilet paper on the foot" moments. I used to wear a backpack with a waist strap, and there were several times I forgot to buckle the strap and find it dangling close to the rear wheel. Even had another rider notify me of the error once by pointing to his helmets chin strap. Ditto on luggage webbing straps. I'm still amazed I haven't managed to wrap my rear sprocket or wheel in nylon webbing yet.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:39 AM   #7
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wifes car would not start once and neighbor came over to help and he had a trail of about 6-10 ft of TP hanging out back of his pants
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:46 AM   #8
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Yup, pulled my own. Took off and left my glasses on the rear of the seat after putting my helmet on. Took off with the visor up thinking "hey, my eyeballs feel weird..."

Realized what I did and backtracked. Saw my glasses on the road just as a car was coming. It missed them, and they were unharmed! Got lucky!
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:48 AM   #9
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I see this all the freaking time around here, almost exclusively to sportbike riders. I really have no idea why they don't pick their feet up once in motion, and it's even more weird when they take a turn through the intersection with feet still down.

Anyway, more on topic, I've actually pulled a few "toilet paper on the foot" moments. I used to wear a backpack with a waist strap, and there were several times I forgot to buckle the strap and find it dangling close to the rear wheel. Even had another rider notify me of the error once by pointing to his helmets chin strap. Ditto on luggage webbing straps. I'm still amazed I haven't managed to wrap my rear sprocket or wheel in nylon webbing yet.
yeh I can tell you about one similar but different .lol

daughter 27 now

when she was about 3 I gave her a cuddle and play before I went to work.

somehow she had undone the zipper on my backpack

first right hand corner on the pantah went sideways and the back wheel locked up.

backpack dragged off my back.

lost my padlock.

anyway had a scarf in the bag, it fell out went through the front sprocket

forced the chain out and smashed the case

still haven't told her to this day.

those 3 yr olds are bloody dangerous.

lol
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:53 AM   #10
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I see this all the freaking time around here, almost exclusively to sportbike riders. I really have no idea why they don't pick their feet up once in motion, and it's even more weird when they take a turn through the intersection with feet still down.

Anyway, more on topic, I've actually pulled a few "toilet paper on the foot" moments. I used to wear a backpack with a waist strap, and there were several times I forgot to buckle the strap and find it dangling close to the rear wheel. Even had another rider notify me of the error once by pointing to his helmets chin strap. Ditto on luggage webbing straps. I'm still amazed I haven't managed to wrap my rear sprocket or wheel in nylon webbing yet.
Wrapped a compression strap from brand new wolfman e12 saddle bags on the first ride I took them on. I forgot to clip it. I rode some part of 35 minutes with my saddle bag attached to my rear brake caliper. The bag was quite compressed.

If there is a strap, I will forget to clip it at some point.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:52 AM   #11
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Twice I've seen people in cars pull the hoses off the pump.
In cars, sure. I can understand that to some extent. The guy I saw was on an older Suzuki GS. Luckily, he noticed before pulling the hose tight, but I have no idea how he ever even got started moving without seeing it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:04 AM   #12
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Did one myself

Made a fishing trip by moto once. Changed from waders to riding pants and put both my Iphone and my wallet on the pannier box to make sure I remembered them. I didn't. Both were retrieved from the side of the rural road by strangers and returned to me by mail within a week. Hooray for the good folks of western NC!
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:15 AM   #13
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Mine was just after getting off the Bluenose in Yarmouth. Gassed up and tried to ride off. The centerstand collected the air "ding ding" line, which was secured to the pavement at both ends. It tugged me to a stop. Stupid Yankee giving the locals something to laugh at, after they went "Hey....!....hey...! Eh?"
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:04 AM   #14
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Then there are the guys that drag their feet all of the way thru the intersections after a stop.Or the guys sticking their foot out turning on the street. They need rollerskates.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:38 AM   #15
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Then there are the guys that drag their feet all of the way thru the intersections after a stop.Or the guys sticking their foot out turning on the street. They need rollerskates.

God I hate that.

I make sure that I get in front of them and stall the bike and just park it stopped with my feet up, even better if I have someone on the back. Its a motorcycle, quit driving like Fred fucking Flintstone. There is no excuse unless you are SERIOUSLY overloaded.
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