First Time Dropped the Bike


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First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby WVJefo » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:30 pm



Did the parking FUBAR. Had my lady on the back & twenty other bikes on the ride. Tried to turn the wheel to hard when starting out. Bike just fell over. Nothing hurt but pride.

DARN it was embrassing

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:41 pm

Did exactly the same thing shortly after buying my bike in the yard of the seller. Embarrassing but at least there was someone around to help me pick it up.

There are two kinds of bikes. Those that have been dropped and those that will be.
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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:36 pm

I don't wanna talk about it... :(

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby bjatwood » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:37 am

Been there done that!~~~=(

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby stitch0852 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:30 pm

Dropped mine twice last week. Tuesday it was sheer stupidity. I was at work and moving it to bring into the back, I did not realize the blacktop was that much higher than the grass until it fell off. Had assistance getting that. The very next night....I live on a dirt road and they had just graded it. This makes it very soft AND brings up all the marble rocks to the top, when I made the right turn into my driveway at very slow speed, down she went! embarrassed. It was a very hot day and literally could not pick it up alone. The video showing how easy it is on here is great except it does not work on loose gravel/dirt. A neighbor driving past assisted with getting it back on its wheels.

I have one fork leaking badly (it goes in the 6th for rebuilding both forks, and that was the side I was turning to. Don't know if it will affect handling, have to assume if the left side is full of pressure and the right is not it will make a difference. Now I have also removed the overly large floorboards and replaced with with foot pegs.

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby paulr » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:48 am

stitch0852 wrote: The video showing how easy it is on here is great except it does not work on loose gravel/dirt. .


For anyone who hasn't seen it




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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby stitch0852 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:59 am

Very awesome video, extremely informative, but it didn't work for me on freshly graded gravel/dirt road. Hoping to not have the opportunity to try it on blacktop or paved surfaces, though. :D

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby paulr » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:51 pm

After reading this thread have to admit i did smile to myself a little,i was relieved to know i wasn't the only one who had dropped the bike when turning/stood......The first time ..yes more than once :oops: ...i stopped at the main road after pulling out of a rest spot,unfortunately the exit cambered sharply to the left and my leg was about a foot too short :oops: :oops: ..but..fortunately for me i had watched the video on "you tube" a while before and boy wasn't i glad i had...i picked the bike up with ease,at the time i was a few months short of 64 and felt "quite chuffed" with myself for being able to do it..although i did feel a pillock for doing it in the first place... :D ..ride safe..paulr

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby canuck623 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:19 pm

Mine has been down a couple times. The chances of your bike going down is closely related to how many people are there to see it happen.
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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby jerigillam » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Still waiting to drop my 83. Had a couple close calls, but so far she's been kind to me. I hope it never happens, but on the other hand there is some strange urge to lay it down just so I can try the 'pick it back up technique' in that video. ;)
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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby crock4 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:01 pm

Had my 01 go over slow just like on laugh-in. My wife and I went to visit my son. When we got there he was in the yard so I just stopped at the curb, and we sat on the bike. While we were talking, my wife shifted her weight, and reached down to pet the dog. Caught me off guard, but once it started over there was no stopping it. Anyway my son got a good laugh out of it after he helped me pick it up. :lol: :lol:

I also laid it on the side one time to change both tires. It made it easy to take both tires, and wheels down to have new ones installed, and using the method in the Gold Book it came back up really easy. 8-)
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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby squirrel » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:26 pm

i've never dropped my bike because no one saw me do it
:D

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:15 pm

squirrel wrote:i've never dropped my bike because no one saw me do it
:D

Ha ha ha ha first thing I did was look around when it happened to me, funny thing was ....I was in my freakin basement alone.. :shock:

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby rockford75 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:07 pm

I dropped by 82 wing on loose gravel and I managed to get it back up on 2 wheels. I used the same technique in the video. But man the next day was I sore!!! The best thing is not drop it to begin with. But it happens. So dont be ashamed if it happens to you cause its happened to me too.
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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:31 pm

littlebeaver wrote:
squirrel wrote:i've never dropped my bike because no one saw me do it
:D

Ha ha ha ha first thing I did was look around when it happened to me, funny thing was ....I was in my freakin basement alone.. :shock:


How many miles can you put on in one's basement :lol: What did I miss here ? :lol:

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby seabeechief » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:26 pm

Note to self; ALWAYS remove the rotor lock before getting under way. If you don't, your bike will fall over with you and your wife already on it and a parking lot FULL of people watching.

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Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:44 pm

seabeechief wrote:Note to self; ALWAYS remove the rotor lock before getting under way. If you don't, your bike will fall over with you and your wife already on it and a parking lot FULL of people watching.

Chief

ha ha ha ha ha that's funny....Hope you guys didn't get hurt, these bikes are freakin heavy once they start to go... :lol: Thata learn me not to drink a few beers then go down and mess with my bike...I love acting like I know what I'm doing... :D I'm a pretender from way back.. Used to play with my soldiers in the side yard and build forts and such, you know those tiny little soldiers about a half inch tall, those guys...I'd build a fort then bomb it with rocks and then access the damage, it was Patton's Army don't ya know....Hey what's so cool is I actually went to the Patton Museum at Fort Knox Kentucky later in life...Now that was cool.. :D




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