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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2015, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Dropped the bike :(

I have had my current bike, 84 Aspencade for over 2 years, and have not dropped it till yesterday. I had my daughter on the back (230 lbs dead weight) I saw a really steep road on the right , and thought it would be fun to climb. As soon as i turned on it, i hit a HUGE pothole, brought the bike to a dead stop and it fell over to the left. my daughter stepped off, I was still on it . it landed on the engine guard. we were able to get it back up tho, and no damage. but it was kinda scary.
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It fell asleep on ya . don't think any of us have actually dropped our rides. LOL
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No harm, no foul Mine fell over too, got stuck in the mud in the back yard when I got caught in a DRIVING RAIN STORM and as I was traversing a little ditch in the back yard to put her to bed for the night, got stuck in the little ditch (sigh), could not put the kickstand down, dug such a nice hole with the back tire and the undercarriage was laying on the ground, where can it go?


I got off and looked for something to get traction on to get her out of the predicament and she decided to lay down and take a nap right where she was. well, I figured, with the rain and mud, no one was going to steal her that night. Having lost a NICE Yamaha TriMoto 225 with 2 locks and 2 chains on her already I put 2-3 locks on my bikes NOW... next morning dried out (somewhat) and I put the HEAVE HO! into her and got her back up on her feet, no worse for wear; the bike that is; ME... OH MY, I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOME HELP! as ~800# is ... pretty HEAVY!!!!
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Two types of riders:
Those who have already dropped their bike, and those who are going to.

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Two types of riders:
Those who have already dropped their bike, and those who are going to.
+1 on that statement!!

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I just regrets the things I haven't done.



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Well I dropped my 73 TX750 in the driveway the other day. Does that count.

Now I'm really nervous about riding the Goldwing. My legs are really weak from illness. This is a serious question. Will it crush your leg if you don't step off of it in time. I hope the guards will save more than the bike,,,,lol.


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In my case, the fall came without warning, (a sidecar unit bumped me when stopped,) and I went down with bike. the crash bars held the bike up nicely, but I got a nice whack in the ribs from the handlebars coming around, this where I learned that while breathing may be optional, it is definitely preferred!

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Oh yeah, the guards will do the job! In 1986, I dropped my 81 Interstate while leaving a 7-11. The concrete dipped sharply to meet the crown of the road and as I entered it, the right highway peg caught and we went down. The crash bar saved me. Had a helluva time getting her upright. So, I entered that "small club" 29 years ago and I aim to make it my one and only!

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Have you guys the the youtube videos of the old guy dropping his. He's done it like 3 or 4 times. I think he does it on purpose just to video it,,,,,lol.


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