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Old 04-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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turned scooter over

Dang. I have been riding since the mid 50s and have never had an accident on the road. Still haven't. This one was in my back yard. I had mowed the yard and put the mower up and was putting my Kymco People S250 in my building down in the back yard. I made a little circle to line it up with the door and I guess the grass was slick. I am in the habbit of using both brakes together and the front wheel locked up and slid in the grass and the scooter was out from under me before I knew what was happening. I was going maybe three mph.

It fell on my left leg. The only damage to the scooter is the left front turn signal. I had the leg x rayed and no broken bones, just a nasty hematoma. Hurts like heck when I walk.

I guess I am getting senile. I just got to be more carefull.

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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As Forrest Gump said: "Shit Happens"

Glad you're OK.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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Glad you're OK.
Seconded... looks like a nasty bruise though. At least now you've got an accident story to share!
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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I've turned at least one motorcycle over...at 0 mph. Stopped the bike and put my foot down...on a twig I didn't see and it rolled away with my foot on top of it and I couldn't stop it! Pebbles can cause the same problem.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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The thread starter related dropping a 250cc motor scooter.

In a different league, is my case of dropping my 08 Burgman Exec [ Curb Weight 278 kg (613 lbs) ] three-times over the course of 14 days.

Drop during tight turn, with brake application, in loose gravel car park of metal fabricator business.

Drop during tight U-Turn in main street outside Post Office, with brake application to avoid running into parked car.

Drop on sloping wet grass verge while positioning Burgman for reverse push into shed.

Dang long-wheelbase heavy bikes with triple disc brakes, and instance-response throttles! Yet, I've never lost it when man-handling it about with the trailer attached.

I do make it a point to step out wide when 'loosing it'. It just wouldn't do to have 278 kg of steel, fuel, oil, and plastic sitting on top of my leg.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:34 AM   #6
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nasty looking bruise.


there are only two types of scoot riders:

1) those that have gone down, and

2) those that haven't......yet.

my last dump was a broken mirror. the one prior was three broken ribs.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:34 AM   #7
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Yeah, I would have liked to have put my foot out but it happened so fast I didn't have time. My reflexes may have slowed down. The triple disks are too good for grass. I just touched them and they locked up.

The bruise is much larger this morning and it still hurts to walk so I have an appointment with my family Dr this morning to make sure its OK. I guess you have to have some pain every now and again so you will appreciate the good times.

I ordered the turn signal. It was $34.00 for the complete unit.

I guess I am going to have to be more careful. I have hurt my self much more when I was younger but that was dirt bikes out in the woods and alcohol was involved.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:47 AM   #8
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The triple disks are too good for grass. I just touched them and they locked up.
yep, it was the triple discs on my sportcity that resulted in the busted mirror. they take some getting used to.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #9
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Coulda been worse...

if that was your "off" youre a lucky fella!

Thats all I have to say about that.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:41 AM   #10
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The triple disks are too good for grass. I just touched them and they locked up.
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It wasn`t the discs at fault....it was the technique.

On loose,wet or other low grip surfaces you need to avoid using the front brake.
Once the front locks up it`ll almost certainly tuck in and tip you off....as what happened to you.
If the rear locks up it`ll just skid,slide or at worst step out a bit and is easily controlled and corrected.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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I'll keep that in mind...After 54 years of riding I guess I was due. If it doesn't happen for another 54 years I won't worry..

I have been making that little trip down to the building for a while now. I guess the conditions were just right...the stars were aligned and the moon was in just the right faze. And yeah, I have been lucky for a lot of years.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #12
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Get well soon

Ouch!
Get well soon!
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #13
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I guess I am going to have to be more careful. I have hurt my self much more when I was younger but that was dirt bikes out in the woods and alcohol was involved.



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Good thing you're not younger any more huh?
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #14
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That's a heck of a bruise for a drop in the grass. Hope ya get to feeling better soon!
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:09 AM   #15
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The bruise has expanded somewhat. 348 lbs of scooter ploping down on your leg is not good grass or not.. yeah it hurts.

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