WHO HAS EVER DUMPED THEIR WING?


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Re: WHO HAS EVER DUMPED THEIR WING?

Post by c5cruiser » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:23 am



The Bus Driver wrote:This is my '98 laying on it's side in my driveway!! How embarrassing! Just finished washing/waxing, and I was getting ready to ride to the autoparts store.I had the bike on the centerstand and pushed it off the stand and she rolled on me and I wasn't ready.My neighbor heard me yell and came out of his garage. I am 62,and he is 70something so we needed more help. A young couple driving by saw us struggling and stopped to help,we stood the bike up on the side stand. Just some scratches on the bottom of the front and back crash bars.I thanked the gentleman for his help. My neighbor said I should get a trike!! Not Yet!!!!
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Hey Bus Driver, isn't that the way we park them? :lol:



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Post by Plumber8939 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:09 am

I got caught in snow in May of 2014, I pulled off the highway in a rest area to clean the snow off the windscreen and as I was turning into a parking spot the back end went out on me. Only damage was one broken highway peg. I did get it vertical by myself but took a few tries as my riding boots have no treads on them. Picture is right after I got it back on the stand
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Post by c5cruiser » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:13 am

Damn son. That's wack. :shock:

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Post by Plumber8939 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:29 am

2 hours after I took that pic the sun came out and the roads bared up some and I rode it out of there. I had a 4 1/2 ride home and only half an hour with snow. While I was parked trucks were throwing slush up about 4 feet. The storm only got bad about 20 minutes before I stopped but was a light snow before that. Where I stopped was about an hour and a half into my ride home from work and in the middle of no where.

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Post by c5cruiser » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:33 am

Man I would have found a warn hotel and spent the night.

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Post by Plumber8939 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:48 am

I called the girlfriend to come get me and I planned on leaving bike there. But after two hours it cleared up enough to move on. When I first stopped it was at the ramp to the rest area and I was starting to clean some light snow from helmet and windshield and wind picked up out of nowhere and about 4" of snow fell, blizzard like conditions. It was then I slowly, with both feet almost dragging ground, decided to stop at the rest area. I was lucky to be there and stopped when that happened rather than riding down the road.

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Post by Solina Dave » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:43 am

Hey plumber, that must have spoiled your day somewhat. I'm glad you got it slowed right down, before it went right down, and I hope that you learned from the experience, and put your snow tires on this year. :lol:

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Post by Plumber8939 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:01 pm

I was working up the other side of Fort mcmurray and doing a 14 day shift. I wasn't taking the bike until daytime temps were in the double digits and above freezing overnight. My thought was after doing my shift it would be warmer. My home day was the only snow we got If I was able to leave an hour earlier I would of missed it all. But then I wouldn't have a story.....

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Post by OldZX11Rider » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:55 pm

So far, I haven't dropped my 1500. However, I've only had it a little over 2 months and I've spent more time working on it than riding it.
My previous Goldwings, 1100 and 1200s, yeah, I've dropped them. Had just washed and was drying off my '82 Aspencade, I was squatting down beside it when my son decided to climb up the other side. It started going over and I grabbed a hold and just tried to make sure it went over slowly.
It stopped and I'm holding on as tight as I can and I started yelling at my wife for help. I wanted her to put something soft under it when it fell the rest of the way.
She flung a packing pad under it and it was reaching the point I couldn't hold it any longer.
I started easing up on it real slow. It didn't go anywhere. When the engine guards and saddlebag guards hit, it had stopped, but I didn't know that. I thought I was holding it off the ground.
Well there was no damage done, to the bike anyway. I think I pulled a muscle but the bike was okay.
There were a few other times on other bikes but they were all low speed and involved gravel roads. And I now know if done right they won't go all the way over. :oops:
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Post by Happytrails » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:20 pm

2 times so far. Once while parking lot practicing. Was stopped but she was going over. Not really sure what happened there. The peg landed on my toe. Luckily I had motorcycle boots on but it still hurt. I could have really hurt myself trying to hold the bike up. 2nd time it happened I was on some bad gravel kind of back roads. Decided it was getting too bad so I tried to turn off down a off street to turn around. Turns out the offstreet was even worse. While backing up the crappy road had a big hump in the middle of it and I just couldn't keep my feet on the ground. Bike went over and this time I just stepped off rather than try to hold it up. Struggled to pick the bike back up due to all the gravel around me. It was like trying to stand on marbles. Only some minor abrasions on the guards luckily. Not even noticeable.
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Post by OldZX11Rider » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:02 am

This 1500 I now have is my 4th Goldwing. I hope I never dump it but you never know. I've dropped all my previous Goldwings.
I've also had 2 Kawasaki Voyagers XII. I never dropped either one of those and I've never dropped someone else's bike, that includes Goldwings and Harleys.
I'm starting to think I should have titled all my bikes in my wife's name. :lol:

I can't get that picture of Plumbers 'Wing in a snowstorm out of my head. In my younger days, I have rode when it was cold enough to snow, but never in a snowstorm.
I've come to really dislike cold weather in my older years.
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Post by urbanmadness » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:04 pm

I dropped my 1100 once, and the 1500 once.

I dropped the 1100 when I came to a stop, was getting ready to take off while making a right hand turn, and something spooked me out of the corner on my eye and down she went. No damage. The 1500 I dropped the week I got it. I had parked, put the kick stand down (but not all the way, I give it an extra kick now before letting the bike rest on it) and when I leaned it over to get off the bike, she went down. Of course I was with my buddies when that one happened.

We have a rule, if you drop your bike, you have to cable tie the stuffed chicken on it, until the next person in the group drops their bike. Well, my buddy Kevin cut it off his bike so fast and then threw it at me (once he knew I was ok) LOL.... I still have custody of the chicken.... damn it.... LOL. I'm thinking I may replace the Chicken with a Harley Hog. I do like pork much better then chicken.

We keep it fun, and it's a reminder that it can happen to anyone (most of the 8 in our little group have had the chicken)

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:22 am

i dropped my 1100 last summer. i was trying to make a "U" turn in my backyard on the wet lawn, back tire spun out and down she went. learned my lesson, never try to make a "U" turn on wet grass. my wife saw what happened and helped me pick the bike back up. i felt like such an idiot.

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Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:53 am

urbanmadness wrote:The 1500 I dropped the week I got it. I had parked, put the kick stand down (but not all the way, I give it an extra kick now before letting the bike rest on it) and when I leaned it over to get off the bike, she went down. Of course I was with my buddies when that one happened.

We have a rule, if you drop your bike, you have to cable tie the stuffed chicken on it, until the next person in the group drops their bike. Well, my buddy Kevin cut it off his bike so fast and then threw it at me (once he knew I was ok) LOL.... I still have custody of the chicken.... damn it.... LOL. I'm thinking I may replace the Chicken with a Harley Hog. I do like pork much better then chicken.

We keep it fun, and it's a reminder that it can happen to anyone (most of the 8 in our little group have had the chicken)
I'm paranoid of that - I always look down and visually check my sidestand before leaning over onto it.

I love the stuffed chicken idea!!!

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Post by Solina Dave » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:39 am

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urbanmadness wrote:The 1500 I dropped the week I got it. I had parked, put the kick stand down (but not all the way, I give it an extra kick now before letting the bike rest on it) and when I leaned it over to get off the bike, she went down. Of course I was with my buddies when that one happened.

We have a rule, if you drop your bike, you have to cable tie the stuffed chicken on it, until the next person in the group drops their bike. Well, my buddy Kevin cut it off his bike so fast and then threw it at me (once he knew I was ok) LOL.... I still have custody of the chicken.... damn it.... LOL. I'm thinking I may replace the Chicken with a Harley Hog. I do like pork much better then chicken.

We keep it fun, and it's a reminder that it can happen to anyone (most of the 8 in our little group have had the chicken)
I'm paranoid of that - I always look down and visually check my sidestand before leaning over onto it.

I love the stuffed chicken idea!!!
I find that I tend to get rather complacent at times, especially as I get older, and I have to be much more conscious of what I'm doing each step of the way.
I have a tendency to slip into a rhythm whereby when I come to a stop, and wish to place the bike on it's side stand, I'll put the side stand down, and lean the bike towards that position of rest, all in one fluid motion. It becomes habitual, and adds to the complacency.
If the side stand doesn't go all the way down, as has happened to me in the past, and I've already leaned the bike much too close to the point of no return, then it becomes very difficult to recover, and guess what's next!

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Post by urbanmadness » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:28 pm

Wonder what the Harley guys would think about a Harley Hog riding co-pilot on a goldwing?

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:44 pm

urbanmadness wrote:Wonder what the Harley guys would think about a Harley Hog riding co-pilot on a goldwing?
ROFLMAO, no comment :lol:.

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Post by c5cruiser » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:26 pm

Used this method to pick my VTX recently. I got to tell ya, it's heavy too.



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Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:16 am

i tried that once, hand slipped off the seat and fell flat on my butt :oops:.

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Post by GoldWRider » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:15 pm

I have never dropped my Wing. However, prior to owning mine, I dropped a rental once when I took a road trip on a Wing to see for sure that it was the bike I wanted.
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Post by NVSB4 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:48 pm

I'm sure the rental company was thrilled with that. :mrgreen:
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Post by GoldWRider » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:06 pm

No damage what so ever. I was lucky. :D
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Post by c5cruiser » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:25 pm

And that's why I've been looking at a Can-Am or a Slingshot but I'm not sure yet. :?

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Post by Sadanorakman » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:35 pm

I've not dropped my GL1500 yet... but that is probably only because I've not ridden her yet!

Unfortunately she is a little over 2000 miles away at the moment, awaiting the next shipping container in about two months time!

I figure however that once I am riding her, it will only be matter of time before a lapse of concentration, or a dab of front brake at the wrong moment will see her go down. Mother Honda knew that every wing rider would eventually drop their pride and joy, which is why they sensibly fitted good roll-bars!
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Post by MamaBoo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 pm

Doesn't matter how long you have had the wing it's just a matter bof time. Dumped ours making a turn around. But easy to pick up if you know how. :D :D



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