A couple ways to drop your bike...(got any more?)

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by kehale, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Noth

    Noth Been here awhile

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    Bringing my brand new 2012 Suzuki Burgman home & parking it on the center stand at the end of my drive way & carefully covering it up.. The next day mowing the lawn on my tractor and barely touching the rear tire with the deck as I tried to get the last little tuft of grass at he end of the drive and over it goes.. Luckily the cover on it protects all but the brake on the left side..

    Or

    Putting my Cycleshell up in a wind protected little area behind my house and not realizing that when I put the side stand down, the floor of the cycle shell will now flex on the soft lawn and there is not enough lean... DUH !

    Or

    Leaving my new Burgman under the Dowco cover when high winds are predicted and not moving it to said protected area.. On the side stand.. but still.. the wind blew it off the side stand and all the way over on the right side... UGH.. :asshat
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  2. InlineSkate

    InlineSkate Adventurer

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    Riding in the snow on a scooter without winter tires. Thinking "you got it" when the only thing you got is a bruise on your ass.
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  3. DirtReeper

    DirtReeper Been here awhile

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    From Sundays ride. Traveling west at about 1730 on KLR 650 on a dirt road in BFE northern AZ Strip come up to a wash that still has a nice gooey slippery mud pit in it. Make it 90% of the way across, glance up to check ahead get blinded by setting sun, quickly look back down at front tire as the spots ruin your shadow sight and watch front drop into hole, get thrown to the left. Look back to see SO drop her KLR 250 from loss of momentum and gravel when she puts foot down, watch Dad run over to check on her leaving you to struggle getting heavy bitch of a KLR back up in zero traction mud. Succed in breaking clutch cable tightener thingie screw and ripping milk crate of its bolts. Loss of time for repairs 30 min Loss of ego meh negligable sun blinded me :evil
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  4. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    I've been teaching MSF classes for over 20 years. I have lost count at the number of ways to dump a bike. Some happen even after the bike has been succesfully stopped, is stationary on the sidestand, and the newbie attempts to "slither" off the bike like a large garden slug, thereby unbalancing the bike and newbie, and both fall over.

    Before I started teaching MSF courses I used to say, "any idiot can ride a motorcycle in a straight line."

    HA! That was proved wrong in the very first class I taught!
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  5. Unca Fud

    Unca Fud nrpetersen

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    Andy - See post 77.

    Is the MSF officially still teaching starts on a hill the same way? or is this something that was a hang up of the local instructor? The daughter is getting interested again.
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  6. Chessie-Owner

    Chessie-Owner Been here awhile

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    letting your father drive your r1200gs for the second time. As he is coming up the steep driveway your dog bolts from one side of your truck bed to the other to bark as its backed up in the drive way. Dog scares your father into a hand full of front break while slightly turning the wheel to drive it into the garage. I watched in slow motion as my bike leans over at my brand new $40,000 truck missing it by less than an inch as it falls in slow motion. My father walked away with a few weeks of jabs about dropping the bike and a sore calf.

    In his defence I knew he shouldn't drive it up into the garage, let alone up the steep driveway. Also my Chesapeake has one piercing bark.
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  7. Chessie-Owner

    Chessie-Owner Been here awhile

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    I took the class not to long ago and they taught us to either use front break both feet down or one foot down and rear break depending on which feels more comfortable.
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  8. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    Painful memory from many years ago, but for the enjoyment and edification of the collective, here goes:

    1986 K100RS with a hitch and Westson Roadster camper trailer. Towed it all over Canada for several years with no problems until the day we arrived at Meat Cove NS and went to the camp ground.

    No problems negotiating hills to actual camping spot but then decided to take bike up the hill further to the office with trailer still attached. Stalled it on a steep driveway incline, tried to apply brakes quickly but before I could react, trailer had dragged me back a foot or so and I lost my balance.

    The rest is history, much to the amusement of locals and campers.
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  9. Honda55

    Honda55 Been here awhile

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    didnt see this,


    having your shoelace get caught on the peg and try to put your footdown but its caught on the peg and down you go. :lol3
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  10. yellow 1150GS

    yellow 1150GS Been here awhile

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    While on a trip to Tampa (Busch Gardens) watched a guy on a BMW pull up next to us at a stoplight and slowly tip over without ever taking his feet off the footpegs. While helping him right the bike, he "confessed" that he had taken off the sidecar at the campground and "forgot" that it was not there. We both had a good laugh out of that one.
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  11. backroadrider74

    backroadrider74 Wanderer

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    I was going fullbore on the twat when i rounded a corner and the leader freaked out and stopped because of deep sand. luckily for me i pulled a hard left the bike went down faster than a pair of panties on prom nite the sand was so deep It hardly hurt. Yes i was going to fast but i was on a 73 ts185. I was riding with a xr650 and dr350:freaky
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  12. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    XXX1. Not paying attention to the warnings about strong wind gusts and watching your bike fall over on top of Grandfather Mountain.
    XXX2. At full lock pulling into a parking space that has diamond plate for kickstands only to find the only one diamond plate piece that isn't attached to the pavement. On your 2 week old bike in front of your friends.
    XXX3. Adjusting the ride height of your wife's new bike to suit her vertically challenged legs only to find out the hard way the kickstand is now too long.
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  13. rdcamp

    rdcamp Been here awhile

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    Turning too tightly at low speed on a slight incline to get into a better parking space

    Also the tank bag decided to engage the kill switch....
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  14. rdcamp

    rdcamp Been here awhile

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    Yeah, mountain biking with clip in pedals/ cleats taught me the hard way. Never had that problem on a moto
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  15. quasigentrified

    quasigentrified Ape Trumpet

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    abusing the scooter all week like a punk ass, hopping on the regular ride forgetting that it weighs 540 lbs wet (with a middle-high center of gravity), and then braking like you're on a 300 lb scoot coming into a curved, heavily cambered downhill stop. with the front wheel fully turned right. oops.

    the upside: having installed frame sliders a month before! also, keeping the scars to remind you that you're an idiot.
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  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    back in the bellbottom pantleg days, having your pantleg over the kickstarter and not being able to put your foot down because it's caught and you already started the lean. This was at a gas pump.:D

    Standing on the right side of your friends new Husqvarna TE610 and pulling the bike off the stand, but not realizing that the bike has a stand that folds up as soon as you do this. Then having the weight of the bike overcome you as you fight to not drop his new ride in the parking lot at the club meeting in front of several other members. then being pulled down on top of his bike.:eek1

    2,000 more, but I hate typing.:D
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