ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Face plant
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-05-2005, 10:52 PM   #46
PlasticSun
Long Live The Supertanker
 
PlasticSun's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Guanajuato, Mexico
Oddometer: 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimVonBaden
How about forgetting to turn off the ABS on a muddy dirt road with Tourance tires?

Third lesson: "Get more agressive tires if you intend to ride in the mud!"

Jim
Learned that lesson here's me in a nice deeper-that-it-looks mud patch on my metzler Z6's

PlasticSun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 11:08 PM   #47
Loud Al
.
 
Loud Al's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Forest Grove, OR
Oddometer: 3,894
On a long ride on my ST1100 stop at a gas station to check my map. While reading the map both feet on the ground the bike falls over. Still don't know what happened. Had to unload all my camping gear inorder to pick it up.
Loud Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2005, 11:30 PM   #48
Slice
words+pix+wood+bikes
 
Slice's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: western North Carolina, land of the sky
Oddometer: 681
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne Weber
I carreen through my own garage door, sideways, breaking it in half.
Nice. But, as before, this has not happened until you supply photographic evidence of either a) you sliding, b) the bike sliding, or c) the door repair.
Slice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2005, 06:42 AM   #49
ownst1100
BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA
 
ownst1100's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Oddometer: 994
Quote:
Originally Posted by kehale
Posted: 02
96. Oh, I remember another one... taking off fast into a turn with new-unscrubbed tires!
the track.
Or.................after getting a new rear tire installed and going down just 20 feet from turning left as you exit the dealership, your brother (service manager) and the entire shop watching as you go down. Your Honda ST1100 losing a mirror,mirror cover,and a LH bag cover. And the backside of your favorite riding pants.

ownst1100 screwed with this post 11-07-2005 at 12:30 PM
ownst1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2005, 07:04 AM   #50
DOD
idiot dirt rider
 
DOD's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Phoenix
Oddometer: 2,264
GS has a big butt.

Trying to snake around the front of my pickup to get into the garage. Damn those BMW bags are wide. Well attached too!!
DOD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2005, 09:28 AM   #51
Uncle Larry
The most suave of stooges
 
Uncle Larry's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Oddometer: 14,417
When your beloved attempts to back the car out of the garage, catches the front bumper on the bike, and PULLS it down.

Good for removing the front bumper from a Nissan Maxima, too.
__________________
Manosphere
Uncle Larry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2005, 12:34 PM   #52
scfrank
I'm back - sort of.
 
scfrank's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Upstate SC
Oddometer: 7,641
Laugh Taking a direct left and hanging the bike in a tree.

Yep, it's on video too. Wasn't much of a hill, but the rut the rear wheel fell into turned me directly left and the wheelie over the bank into the tree was easy.

Don't know if this counts since the bike never actually fell over.

Joe Harris (tiger955) > Frank Smith, the proud DRZ picker
scfrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2005, 01:05 PM   #53
Jack Daniel
See Ya At The Swamp
 
Jack Daniel's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL
Oddometer: 12,017
Yea...

Quote:
Originally Posted by scfrank
Yep, it's on video too. Wasn't much of a hill, but the rut the rear wheel fell into turned me directly left and the wheelie over the bank into the tree was easy.

Don't know if this counts since the bike never actually fell over.

Joe Harris (tiger955) > Frank Smith, the proud DRZ picker
That's a pretty cool video too! You ought to put on here.
__________________
Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep

The Scrub The Swamp
Jack Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 04:49 AM   #54
GuidoT
Adventurer
 
GuidoT's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Letchworth, England
Oddometer: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ownst1100
Or.................after getting a new rear tire installed and going down just 20 feet from turning left as you exit the dealership, your brother (service manager) and the entire shop watching as you go down. Your Honda ST1100 losing a mirror,mirror cover,and a LH bag cover. And the backside of your favorite riding pants.
I did the same on my Guzzi, after 100K miles and XX tyres, the first time I get a dealer to change the tyres I drop it turning onto the main road. Not much damage, cracked screen (why?), indicator popped off and some really rough, tough looking gouges on the rocker protector bars.

++ Guido
GuidoT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 07:11 AM   #55
Skinner
Mr.KTM
 
Skinner's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Lake county Il
Oddometer: 5,608
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimVonBaden
How about forgetting to turn off the ABS on a muddy dirt road with Tourance tires?


Note the ABS skid marks!


Now that sucks, but it's pretty dam funny from here
__________________
You might be an ADVRider if:

You recognize your friends by the sound of their mufflers.
http://www.meetup.com/Chicagoland-Du...torcycle-Club/
www.jimstarwaltteam.com
Skinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 09:46 PM   #56
KneeDragGirl
Heather Bear
 
KneeDragGirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Wherever the spinning globe stops
Oddometer: 376
I got one..I got one!!

Wait, you guys missed one, bet you have not heard this before.
Girlfriend on her own bike, boyfriend on his following her. They come to a stop before making a right onto a major road. Boyfriend busy paying attention to car load of girls to the left. Boyfriend thinks girlfriend infront of him on her bike has already made the right hand turn....boyfriend attempts to make right hand turn without taking eyes off of car full of girls on left and rear ends back of girlfriends bike whom has not made the right hand turn yet due to traffic and knocks girlfriends bike over and girlfriend off of her bike. Moral to the story....boyfriend causes girlfriend to dump bike, girlfriend dumps boyfriend.
__________________
Waiting for someone to say something worth quoting.
KneeDragGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 11:22 PM   #57
BMWBard
Mystic Rider
 
BMWBard's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: much too close to San Francisco :P
Oddometer: 858
Quote:
Originally Posted by KneeDragGirl
Moral to the story....boyfriend causes girlfriend to dump bike, girlfriend dumps boyfriend.
Finally stopped laughing long enough to write somethin...well done! and welcome aboard, girl!
__________________
Sector 7G
BMWBard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 09:28 AM   #58
nofate
what blackflies?
 
nofate's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Chapleau, ON
Oddometer: 2,823
I brought my new KLR650 home in the back of my pickup truck because the roads in mid April were still partly ice covered. I couldn't wait to drive it and even though my 100 m diveway was ice rutted I figgured if I can make it to the road I could go for a nice first ride. I almost made it, but the bike just slipped out sideways from under me on the melting ice at walking speed. My wife, who disapproved of the bike purchase, was watching this of course. No damage other than to my pride.

The only other time I dropped it I was driving in some tall grass and came to a stop to access a hill and where I put my foot down was a hole that I could not see through the tall grass. Again, no bike damage, but a stick embedded itself in the palm of my hand when I landed. Ouch.
__________________
Rick, Chapleau, ON
Triumph Scrambler 900
Honda Trail CT90

Flying with Rick float plane video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6my0FM9F_Q
nofate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 04:21 PM   #59
Mechanista
manic depressive
 
Mechanista's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: G.J. Colo.
Oddometer: 448
Oh My God!

What memories this thread brings back!
Many I tried to forget, except this one time my brother and I were trying to get back home instead of getting a hotel. We pushed hard through a very hot day in Utah and now it was about midnight with an hour to go, getting very sleepy (stupid I know) and trying to keep up with my brothers street fighter modified CBX with my new Transalp. Suddenly his jacket that was bungeed to the back of his bike comes off and inflated in the wind, in my headlight it looked like his body flying through the air in front of me! Well I panicked of course and hiway 191 north of Moab didnt have squat for shoulders then, so I found myself diving off into the blackness to the right of the road. there was about a 3' drop into the sagebrush where I skidded to a highside.
My brother didn't come back looking for me for at least 10miutes before he realized that the road seemed darker for some reason, just in time for him to find me just getting the bike back up on the road.
Then I promptly dropped the bike again on the pavement 'cause I thought I had the kickstand down!
__________________
My wife knew I was this way before she even married me!
Mechanista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 10:23 PM   #60
KneeDragGirl
Heather Bear
 
KneeDragGirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Wherever the spinning globe stops
Oddometer: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWBard
Finally stopped laughing long enough to write somethin...well done! and welcome aboard, girl!
Hey there! Thanx for the warm welcome. Sometimes the true stories no matter how sad, are the funniest!

I have only just begun! This is going to be one kick ass adventure!
__________________
Waiting for someone to say something worth quoting.
KneeDragGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014