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Old 09-14-2018, 07:31 AM   #1
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I dropped my bike this morning

just outside of the entry to work. Everyone says it's a matter of time. "Not me", I arrogantly thought. Common Sense Pro Tip: If you're going to get off your bike to do something, make sure your kickstand is down. I was able to control it all the way down but that feeling you get when you see it go slow motion onto the ground is one I hope you don't have to experience. It was on a ramp so I needed some help getting it up (what she said...). It's too dark to tell if any damage is there (in a parking garage) but I think I may be lucky. It started right up and I rode it the 200 yards to my parking spot.

859 days has been reset to 0 days, lol.

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Old 09-14-2018, 07:43 AM   #2
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happens

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Old 09-14-2018, 09:48 AM   #3
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Definitely happens. I was putting one of my bikes away and thought the stand was down all the way, I turned to exit the garage and it felt like somebody grabbed me and threw me to the ground! Well it wasn't somebody, it was my bike. I also have a big dent in my gas tank of my other bike. It's where the bike fell against the garage door frame.

So yeah, it happens! Hopefully if there is any damage it's purely cosmetic.
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just outside of the entry to work. Everyone says it's a matter of time. "Not me", I arrogantly thought. Common Sense Pro Tip: If you're going to get off your bike to do something, make sure your kickstand is down. I was able to control it all the way down but that feeling you get when you see it go slow motion onto the ground is one I hope you don't have to experience. It was on a ramp so I needed some help getting it up (what she said...). It's too dark to tell if any damage is there (in a parking garage) but I think I may be lucky. It started right up and I rode it the 200 yards to my parking spot.

859 days has been reset to 0 days, lol.

Stay safe friends.
My only drop has been that. Rushed to get off the bike, no kickstand, was able to grab the bar with my arm (backwards) and ease it down. Not a bike I currently have but that shame lives with me. I now double check the kickstand, haha.
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If it makes you feel any better I've been riding for a long time and still dropped my bike in the parking lot...at the dealership....in front of everyone...
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Yep, done it in a gas station years ago. Placed sunglasses on tank, filled up
With gas, started to lean the bike over keep an eye on the glasses making sure they didn’t slide off and realized suddenly leaning too far and I couldn’t get it back so had to lay it down as gently as possible.
Got off bike and look around to see who may have seen.
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If it makes you feel any better I've been riding for a long time and still dropped my bike in the parking lot...at the dealership....in front of everyone...
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Yep, done it in a gas station years ago. Placed sunglasses on tank, filled up
With gas, started to lean the bike over keep an eye on the glasses making sure they didnít slide off and realized suddenly leaning too far and I couldnít get it back so had to lay it down as gently as possible.
Got off bike and look around to see who may have seen.
Yep, gotta double check that side stand. Especially if in a hurry. But these are things that keep us/it real. Whata ya want? An always pristine bike AND fun!? Believe me I really really try..........but the force of fun is just too strong!!! May the fun force be with you to!

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Been there, done that.

Again.

And again,


Aaaaaaaand again,
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Thanks for making me feel better. I appreciate it!
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Sitting on my Vmax waiting for a friend, street was going down hill just enough to make it roll of the stand while I was on it. My friend said it looked like I was still riding it leg under bike other over it.
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I just did this the other week. Only damage was to my bar end, thank . Don't sweat it. happens.
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First time I dropped my bike was my Ninja 250. I was in a parking lot at an angle. I put my foot down and the bike went down toward the angle. I couldn’t believe how fast I got it up, maybe because of the embarrassment. I broke my turn signal and bar end. Oh well ��
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Sorry man. I did that chain cleaning my old zx14. Of course I slid under it and let it crush me halfway lol. Bad times.

My ex did that on her ninja250 bike too... she fell over at a gas station in slow motion like a domino. It's funny in retrospect now, but .
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One of my favorite "drops" was in the garage, changing tires. My R1100RSL was on the center stand...I'd pushed the rear wheel to the back, pushed it onto the rear bolts on the final drive and...pushed.

pushed the whole bike forward off the center stand. Bike when straight down...onto the fork ends and pushing the wheel up into the wheel well.

Yep, the only answer to fixing this was...push the bike over on the side and bolt it all up while it was on its side.

LOL! What a great day. I truly miss that bike.
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