Fell Over In Driveway

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by ADVAAL, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Try dropping your bike in front of the crowd in Cannery Row in Monterey during MotoGP in Saturday night... then someone has to help you pick it up.
    Now that’s embarrassing ;)
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  2. Adenco

    Adenco Theiyr're

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    WR250R Tiddlers.jpg That little height difference between the concrete and grass was enough for me :muutt

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  3. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    yes it is, you should think about a gym membership:lol3

    but i feel your pain,,, ive dropped my bike in front of people before, like the pre ride rider meeting at an event, or the circle K parking lot, heck i forgot i had panniers on after getting gas and slammed myself into the ground after bouncing off the steel pole.
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  4. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Ouch
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  5. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    How about dropping it in front of the guy who just bought it from you?

    An R1100RT I had bought used. It was a short-term summer ride while I moved from Wisconsin...didn't want to waste a summer in the Bitterroots. Next year I decided it had more liabilities than advantages, and it was advertised. A deal was stuck, an old-time BMW owner with a McMansion in the hills outside of town.

    He wanted me to deliver it, six miles away. Follow me, he said. Sure...but first I had to get it out of the storage center it was in. Wheeled up to where the sensor was that opened the gate, and of course it wouldn't open. No matter that I'd used it with that bike dozens of times.

    Okay...have to go over to the keypad and enter my code. So, aware he's right there, watching, I turn off the bike, work my left leg to set down the sidestand, and lean it over, onto the stand...oh, wait, something's wrong here...

    It rolls right over onto its plastic panniers. Cripes, he'd just paid me for it!

    As it happened, he had a sense of humor about it. He helped me off, and wasn't visibly put off by the light scuffing the flat-black BMW bag took. The cylinder head wasn't marked, and it started right up. But...someone else, might have demanded his money back...or worse, just slugged me...
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  6. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    ^^^ hahaha, thats a good one alright!
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  7. ChaoSS402

    ChaoSS402 Been here awhile

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    I've always thought that the first thing you should do when bringing a new bike home is to kick it over in the driveway.

    Just get it over with.
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  8. Rider2

    Rider2 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I had to pick up a loaded GSA. After pulling a groin muscle trying to get it up alone, I realized that I could unload it, pick it up, and reload it. Sometimes wisdom comes a bit late.

    Spent the evening with a bag of ice on my crotch. Wheee.
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  9. oldspice1972

    oldspice1972 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Whenever I get a new bike, I drop it in the driveway on purpose, just to get the first one out of the way!
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  10. ChaoSS402

    ChaoSS402 Been here awhile

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    I beat you.
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  11. MarkVeeMarkADV

    MarkVeeMarkADV sharing misinformation and useless trivia

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    I just bot a new to me 2014 v2strom. I let 3 riding buddies try it out before a day ride..
    When we saddled up it was pointed in the opposite direction, so they let me go first.
    Handlebar turn, full left and i stalled it with my foot extended too far forward. I just rolled
    off and my buddies picked it up in seconds, commenting that the saddlebags and sidebars
    werent scratched or damaged. con't ......after the day, marty rode with me to my house
    and i turned around in the grass at the end of my driveway. like always. well,
    this time i ran up onto a 2x8 block, again with full handlebar turn, full RIGHT this time.
    laid it down on the other side. again, NO damage! Marty ordered full side bars for his
    '18 Triumph 1200 that night! oh, 2500 miles since with no f-ups. or downs.
    Ride safe.
    Sully
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  12. MarkVeeMarkADV

    MarkVeeMarkADV sharing misinformation and useless trivia

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    By the way,
    Welcome to the Horizontal Club!
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  13. bykergrrl

    bykergrrl Been here awhile

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    HOG group I rode with many years ago gave out ‘tippy awards” which were made up of the word TIPPY spelled out in the little baby letter beads strung on a safety pin. Got mine for tipping my bike in front of 150 people at Cold Stream Tavern in Santa Barbara CA.
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  14. Zapkat

    Zapkat Been here awhile

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    2 summers ago, hubby and I rode down to Hendersonville, SC to meet some friends to watch the eclipse. There was nasty traffic because of an accident on the highway, and we were stuck for the better part of an hour in 90+ temps. We decided to pull off into the next rest area for a few minutes to cool off and top up our camelbacks. The sign for the rest area said it was about 20 miles up the road as I hit the end of my water supply, and I figured I'd be fine - only 15 minutes away for a refill and a rest. WRONG! We pulled into the rest area, hubby headed for a picnic table and sat down. I pulled in beside him, smiled at him over at the table, and started to get off. Next thing I knew, I was on my ass with the bike on top of me. Yup - forgot to put the side stand down. I can only claim heat exhaustion here, but I felt awful. I had some nasty bruises and I rashed up my left case pretty good. Unfortunately, this was the first trip out with the bike after hubby had the cases colour matched to the bike. I was pretty ashamed of myself for a long while, and I haven't had the case repainted. It's a good reminder to me of what can happen. And I'm pretty careful about checking that I've put the damned side stand down now.
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  15. rotorwrench

    rotorwrench Adventurer

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    Many years ago in a neighborhood far away, We had just started our lunch break at work. I was on my old F800GS and was stopped at a light waiting to make a right hand turn with about a dozen of my colleagues in trail in their cages. Once I was able to make the right turn into the intersection, I stalled the bike and pulled an Arte Johnson on the Tricycle. Looked back at all of my coworkers, gave a thumbs up and picked up the bike and rode off. Got back to work after lunch and chewed everyones ass for not scoring me on my gracefulness. Good times
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  16. Slowklr

    Slowklr Attempting to fall in style

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    A good reason to make every gym day leg day, and a reason to have some durable cases like pelican cases.
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  17. Pansy

    Pansy Not much of an Adventurer

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    The Great American Race (vintage cars) came through Peoria & I was asked to arrange a motorcycle escort.
    I was so excited that we had such a great turn out of bikes.... anyways I escorted a very old semi. Got off my 500 Magna
    and forgot to put down the kickstand. Had so much adrenalin going I picked the bike up and hoped no one had noticed.
    The truck driver came over and said "Interesting dismount, do you do that often?" :shog

    OP asked if there was anything to watch for after a tipover.... how about displaced ribs?
    The only witness this time said I went over very slowly & gracefully - sigh
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  18. thanosgp

    thanosgp Xr rules

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    Wanted to park my 99 xr250r in the garage ,but it fell acccidentally ,taking down my honda nc700x. The nc took down my pcx 125 next to it. Domino effect tested,nightmare to lift all the bikes in the dark and evaluate the damages after the shock! :( :knary
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  19. thanosgp

    thanosgp Xr rules

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    That's exactly right!Had to pay a blacksmith for reshaping the sidestands of my nc700x and my vfr 800 vtec after paying a lot of $ after dropping them!
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  20. thanosgp

    thanosgp Xr rules

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