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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by ADVAAL, Aug 12, 2019.
looks intoxicated to me!
I'm with you thanosgp! The kid's hammered!
A good reason to leave it in gear and shut off the engine with the side stand!
Never though of that. It is a good idea.
However my WR450 doesn't have a kickstand switch, but it tends to tip over more while moving, than when stopped.
Funnily enough, I do that most of the time now. I also look down and give it a nudge to make sure it’s fully deployed before attempting to dismount.
I take a ball peen hammer to my new car to get it over with too. It is going to happen, over and over and over.
Most people don't drive a new car through forest roads, crossing brooks, muddy ruts, and over rocks. Cars are also a little more difficult to flop on their sides.
The BMW Airheads of the 1980's had a spring loaded side stand which would flip back up if not held down with your foot. Of course, in a windy condition, if the bike was parked on the side stand and a gust of wind lifted the bike..........crash.
That was German technology at it's finest.
The parking lot at the nursing home, walmart, and airport has proven to be quite deadly to fresh paint.
Those are not deliberate though.
Note: I'm not sure if your original comment was made in jest
Harking back to Advaal's original question about tipping over a 1200GS ... I've been on a couple of off-road riding courses in the UK (www.offroadskills.com if you'e interested) and they use 1200GS (1250GS now). The first part of the first lesson is how to pick up the bike, because they know you're going to do it a lot. Everyone dumped those bikes several times a day round the forest course, and they kept coming back for more. A few bent levers, but nothing an instructor with a big hammer couldn't fix. The bikes all sported crash bars, needless to say, so if yours hasn't got them ...
Exactly!Bikes will be dropped eventually,either on pavement or on the trail.
Make sure you have crash bars mounted on your bike and foldable levers.
Dropped my Nighthawk in the office parking lot while a bunch of coworkers were coming out the front door to go to lunch.
I just left the bike and joined them.. "where are we going for lunch?"
And quietly picked it up later when nobody was watching.
Years ago I was sitting on my Yamaha GL 250 putting on my helmet in a beach-side parking lot. My wife's cousin suddenly, and without warning threw a leg over the passenger "area" of the banana seat and upset equilibrium.
Over we went. The sound of his un-helmeted head smacking the concrete still rings in my ears. I sprained a wrist but it was extremely minor compared to the very long story of his Emergency room, admitted to hospital, missed work, rehab and lingering neurological issues that still haunts all who knew of the event.
It remains the worst motorcycle accident and injury I've been involved in.
Zero miles per hour...sunny day...I was as ATTGAT as we could be in 1977, he was in a bathing suit.
Just another simple rule for the rider, put the bike in the garage before you get Into the Budweiser.
Well that is true if the bike is a KLR, it actually gives it a little character..
Yep. I've now dropped my bike on each side. No damage either time. I <3 crash bars. Just a bruised ego.
Years ago I was at a motorcycle event talking with a friend in the parking lot. A guy on a R1200GS rolled in and forgot to put his foot down as he stopped. He tipped over and a couple of guys helped him pick up his bike. Not five minutes later a guy on a V-Strom did the same thing less than 15 feet from where the GS was parked.