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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-23-2000, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, today my baby hit the ground for the first time. I was trying to be independent and not wait for TJ to help me navigate the grassy, sand-covered slope we were parked on. A friend helped me push the bike backwards up the hill, but when I got on it to ride it over to where we were going to park, I "heaved" it up too hard and got off balance to my right side. Down the bike went and threw me, my tank bag and jacket down with it. The bike fared better than I did. If you can imagine this, the bike does not have a single scratch on the fairings that I can tell! Whew! The only rock in the area hit the mirror and scratched the back of it but other than that, you'd never know it was down. My pride is hurt bad and so is my left knee.

Ahhhhh, it's great to be a girl and ride a sportbike. When you fall down and go boom, guys flock from all over to help you get up!

Lesson learned. Next time, I wait for my husband to help me move the bike like he offered to in the first place.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-23-2000, 05:44 PM
 
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We all have done that at least once in our lives. Your ego will be the hardest to recover from (at least mine was). My wife also is like you and refuses my help on some things (which is why I love her). Good luck on the knee!

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-23-2000, 05:53 PM
 
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Glad to hear the bike's okay!
Pitty mine didn't fair (right spelling?) as well when I was dumb enough to park in on the grass after it had been raining. Side-stand dug in and over she went. Big cracks in the fairing around the indicator. Was not a happy chappy. All welded up now, just needs some paint and stickers.

While I'm talking about it, anyone know why new plastic is so expensive?


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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-23-2000, 08:40 PM
 
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Man you got lucky! We have all dropped a bike at one time or another and from reading other post on this it usually cost some bucks to fix (just ask TJ )

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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2000, 12:21 AM
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damn that sucks.

also it seems honda has the most expensive plastics.

i hear the whole r1 tail is only $90

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2000, 01:21 AM
 
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Stacia,

Sorry to hear that. Get that knee iced down... Sept will be here in no time. Glad it wasn't worse. I guess I don't need to ask how the races went.

Tony,

I think the new R1 rear sections are triple that now... something about having them built to withstand the force from an exploding wheel and not take the rider's ass off.

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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2000, 01:24 AM
 
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Stacia, sorry to hear about your bike going down. If you gotta drop it, it the grass is surely the way to go. Have to commend you on the personal sacrifice though--that's true love, diving under your bike like that.

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2000, 09:10 AM
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Stacia, awesome luck! Sorry to hear about your bummed knee though; I hope it heels quickly. BTW, was it the same leg that took out the chicken?

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Nice one Stacia. You must have felt like a real dork. Throwing bikes on the ground, killing chickens...what's next? I'm a little bit nervous about this trip in September. You'll probably catch the place on fire!

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2000, 10:26 AM
 
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Stacia,

glad that you and the bike did not suffer too much damage. hope that the knee heals fast enough. i guess it was good practice for getting the knee down in the twisties this september

good thing that you were in sand/grass and that saved cosmetic damage to the bike.

heal soon my friend.......

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