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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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"You will drop your bike"

Ok, I see this all the time, I mean come on has everybody dropped their rides here? The only time I dropped my old bike was on my front lawn when I lost my footing and I just eased it over, no damage. I keep reading about how it will happen, I mean shit there's no way I am going to drop my new motorcycle, it's too damn expensive. There must be some riders out there who haven't had an accident???? The thought of it makes me cry...well allmost.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 04:09 PM
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I myself have not had a real accident. The only time I dropped a bike was my 1987 Honda CBR 600. I was going down a gravel road about 2 mph when I noticed something across my path, barbed wire....I grab the brakes and she slid out from under me. I pulled in the clutch and my throttle grip slid and the bike was screaming at full throttle. I managed to pull the bike upright without letting go of the clutch. I'm sure if I let the clutch go, something interesting might have happened. I've been riding for 6 years now and I'm doing fine. (knock on wood)
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Re: "You will drop your bike"

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Ok, I see this all the time, I mean come on has everybody dropped their rides here? The only time I dropped my old bike was on my front lawn when I lost my footing and I just eased it over, no damage...
Hey, a drop's a drop. Maybe that's your one and there won't be another. I wish you luck but if you're new, the odds are badly stacked against you. Good luck!

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 04:14 PM
 
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Been riding for 8 years...no MSF course...and no drops yet.
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 04:57 PM
 
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Last two bikes have been on their sides, both at 0 mph! Wife knocked one over, and a mechanic dropped the VFR!
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 05:13 PM
 
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There will always be some lucky ones, but after 5 yrs, chances are you had a minor incident, come 10 yrs & pretty sure something happened, then into 20 yrs & if you have still not had some sort of minor incident ---- I wonder if you actually ride more then once a week!!!!!!
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 05:39 PM
 
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Been riding for 8 years...no MSF course...and no drops yet.
It always comes when you get too confident... like a thief in the knight.
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 06:12 PM
 
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only had my bike a month and almost dropped it twice...once because of inexperience (stopped too quickly while trying to back into a parking spot)...the bike actually touched the peg before I caught it and lifted it back up...(and yes, kawis are a bit heavy)
the second time I was adjusting my helmet in a parking lot and lost my balance...I jumped off the seat and caught it with both hands before it fell over...
it's enough to get the heart pumpin' that's for sure
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 08:08 PM
 
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I have dropped every bike I've ever had at least once Usually no damage, sometimes a surprising amount ($$)

Mostly due to foot slipping or just not paying attention like facing the bike down a slightly slanted driveway
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 09:36 PM
 
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I came about this >< close to dropping my bike when I first got it in July.. It was about 2am. I stopped at an intersection and I thought i geared all the way down to 1st, but i was actually in 2nd. So I started out fine, then about 1/2 a second later it started to stall. I wasn't ready for it, and the bike started to fall to the left, I plant my left foot down while the bike's 1/2 way towards the ground and managed to pull it back up. I then restarted the bike, looked around if anyone saw (Thank god no one did ) and continued on my way home.
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