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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-18-2002, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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The odds got me... dropped the bike..

Well, I took my safety course over the weekend and today while I was out on my brand new 2002 YZF600R, I bowed to the odds and dropped it.

I was driving very well and within my limits and then I was trumped by a right turn at a stop sign...not enough speed, lost a little balance and down she went. Luckily I was going slow enough to help it down as to opposed to just letting it fall to the ground. Heaved her back up and off I went.

All in all I'm not that mad about it... kinda laughed a bit when it happened.. minor damages.. the left turn signal and mirror are a little scruffed up but not bent...and there's 3 or 4 little scratches in the fairing but no cracks. It's hard to notice anything unless you get close and look.

The way I see it, I've just added a little character to the bike.. although I'd prefer not to add anymore...

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These things happen...Roll on!
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First Scratches are OK!!

Up until the moment I gather my first scratches and broken stuff I am way too obsessive about the pristine condition of a new bike. It is well worth the peace of mind to go ahead and drop it right away and allow myself to relax and have a little peace of mind thereafter. I don't mind those minor flaws at all anymore and look forward to getting them out of the way sooner than later, and I have been buying new bikes for 20 plus years. Crashing them hard is different, though, after that I look at them as junk and just want to move on to my next "victim."

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Happens to almost everyone.....now you know how it feels, you can just concentrate on improving your riding skills and putting on more riding time. Ride safe, Buddy!
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Re: The odds got me... dropped the bike..

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I bowed to the odds and dropped it.

The way I see it, I've just added a little character to the bike.. although I'd prefer not to add anymore...

Cheers
Those odds were against you from day one. It's not a matter of if, it's when
Glad to hear you & your bike came out of relatively unscathed
Now you & your bike have character
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Sorry to hear about it. It sounds as if you've got it in perspective though. Good deal on having the good sense to take the safety course. Now it's time to jump back on that horse!

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-18-2002, 06:28 PM
 
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Set of frame savers should be your next aim.

That is to say if you do not have them.
My older YZF600r had damage to can, brake lever, signal light, mirror & scratches to frame WITHOUT frame savers.
Knocked over again lighter blow to can, bit of scratching to signal light & mirror plus a mark on the frame saver, none to the fairing. Add it up & less damage with frame savers.
Just a suggestion.
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SLIDERS THEY WORK.
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