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Offline jagter

Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #60 on: February 03, 2013, 03:47:52 pm »

Gives it the last blip, tail pipes facing now full restaurant

Ha Ha.  That will teach him.  My pet hate is the loud pipe brigade pointing their exhausts at me and blipping while I'm trying to have breakfast.  Simply bad manners.  Why do they do it? scared the bike won't idle by itself?

 

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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2013, 05:15:34 pm »
Or can't idle.. Just plain rude...

Love the huffing and puffing description.. ha ha ha!!!
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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2013, 05:34:21 pm »
Give that man a Bells!

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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2013, 05:42:27 pm »
Back in JHB I went and watched a mate and his band in Auckland Park.  I must admit to having been well oiled when we left.  I stated the bike, tried to make a u-turn on the pavement to catch up with my mates and promptly ended up with the bike pinning my leg.  Realizing that I need help and the crowd in the pub hosing themselves are most likely not it, I pressed my hooter - turns out RHS is actually the starter.  Luckily the last oke looked back and saw me lying there. 

I nearly died from the blush of embarrassment. 
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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2013, 06:00:56 pm »
in the days before I had a garage and only the skygo, I had to get it into the yard , the entrance to my house is a bit of garden on one side and the house on the other. One sunday after a morning ride , a bit of braai and drinks, I had to bring bike in.

I lost my balance, fell over in the garden , bike on top of me , was to pissed to get out underneath it and lay shouting for about 15 minutes before wife eventually came out to investigate and get the thing off me.

is still a story she reminds me of frequently
 

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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #65 on: February 03, 2013, 09:30:37 pm »

The worst is when it goes down with you hanging on trying not to let it hit the ground to hard and it takes you over with it and the two of you lie in a crumpled heap, normally with your arse in the air on top of it!! Ha ha ha!! Is funny though...

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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2013, 07:06:37 pm »
Ja  Ja that blerry Yamaha. Been going so well lately that I had left the BM parked for 2 weeks already.
Stopped at Drazil work possie for a quick coffee & a chat & then had to go.
Had to strap the rucksack to the back & helmet on was carefully mounting the bike with the first step on the footrest & then swing the other leg over. All this to favour my right shoulder that I have had an operation for roter cuff 2 months ago.
The evidence clearly points to some damage but not to me but to the bike bliksiming over.
The side stand had called it a day & decided now was a good chance to show a fat boy how to break & let him fall over. Had my leg pinned under the bike & stuck next to a van.
To Drassels delight he had to step outside when he saw the helmet & bike disappear under the windowsill instead of merrily riding away down the road.
All smiles & chuckles from his side when he & his friend had to remove the bike from me as I was truly pinned down.
On standing up discovered the biked has pissed a large quantity of its oil onto the tar.
The gear lever had puntured the casing at the alternator side. I was not a happy chappy. Could see this was going to be one of those difficult things to bear with.
Had myself collected from Drazil &  taken home to fetch the car & trailer to collect the Yammie.

Enough said. The BM is loving all the attention now.  8)
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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #67 on: February 05, 2013, 09:09:22 pm »
I work friend bought him self a gsx750 and as he was learning to ride it got a few parking lot scratches. So he sends it in to be resprayed and goes to collect it. Pulls out of the work shop and drops it again! Picked it up and pushed it back into the workshop to be fixed again.
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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #68 on: February 05, 2013, 09:18:29 pm »
That's the beauty of our bikes.. The more scratches, the more character!! Lol!!!
 

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Re: Embarrassing drop in ego
« Reply #69 on: February 09, 2013, 11:18:21 pm »
Ah yes, enjoyed laughing at others & now the chickens have come home to roost... Last week I bought a set of bmw panniers & brackets for 1k on gumtree. Didn't really have the money, but the deal was simply to good to pass up on. Icemann came along to take them off the other guy's bike & fit them on mine.
Swambo got home before me and, like coached, parked to the left of the driveway leaving me enough space to scrape by & park baby in the garage.
But, of course, never before had I dressed baby in panniers...  So we get home, I take the line past the car, but the pannier touches on the car's back panel & before I realize what's going in, I'm on my way over.  Luckily I had the presence of mind not to stick a leg out.  All nicely tucked in, I toppled over on my righthand side at a standstill.
Man, ek sloeg daar in die bedding vygies langs die garage-paadjie neer, alles net friggen' groen sap oor baby se panels & my ryklere. Die volgende oggend gaan bekyk ek die skade - lyk of daar twee ystervarke in die vygies gepaar het.  Maar die beste was twee dae later - kon die buitelyn van die bike & my ry-posisie sien, classic rider style, voet op die peg & hand op die throttle, helmet besig om vorentoe te kyk...
Ja, ja, ek weet die thread is worthless sonder pics, maar jy moet maar jou verbeelding gebruik, my tuiningeneur het gister al die evidence destroy  :biggrin:
« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 11:30:53 pm by Htwoo »
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