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Offline Hamilton

Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2013, 01:00:37 pm »
Not a Forecourt but,
Many years ago about 1982 I was racing a XR500. I was practising on a route I had made on our farm and on one bend went a bit wide. Hit an ant heap, broke the bike and my wrist. 3 months later, the bike was fixed and my wrist ok to ride. Went out again to catch up on lost practising, went to fast around the same bend and hit the ant heap again. Broke the bike again and this time my right leg. After that, rode the route from the other direction. Friggen clot.  :dontknow: 
 

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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #61 on: July 26, 2013, 01:11:05 pm »
Did you ever stop to think how many families you killed that day? Poor Ants...

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Not a Forecourt but,
Many years ago about 1982 I was racing a XR500. I was practising on a route I had made on our farm and on one bend went a bit wide. Hit an ant heap, broke the bike and my wrist. 3 months later, the bike was fixed and my wrist ok to ride. Went out again to catch up on lost practising, went to fast around the same bend and hit the ant heap again. Broke the bike again and this time my right leg. After that, rode the route from the other direction. Friggen clot.  :dontknow: 
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2013, 01:40:57 pm »
Not at a garage, but similar.
A couple of months ago I went to get some malaria pills before travelling. I went to the Netcare travel clinic. There were some girls sitting outside smoking, so I decide to do a stoppy in one of the parking bays. All goes well until the back wheel comes down & I loose balance, falling towards my right. Luckily I just stepped off the bike. I picked the bike up & went inside, still fully kitted, as I was too embarrassed to take my helmet off! What a chop!!!   
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2013, 01:49:07 pm »
These make me remember one of my nice ones.
I lifted the wife on her Ducati Monster to Full Throttle Edenvale and pulled up all noisy in front of the shop doing a reverse park.
The set of Termignonis on that bike make a huge noise so of course more than a few heads were turned in our direction.
As my wife gets off I decide to hit the kill switch to quiet the bike a bit,instead I rev the kak out of it.
The get such a firght ( skriks a moerse shot) and while hopping off the bike kicks off on of the back indicators.
It comes off flying and lands nicely in front of the open door of the shop.
Was I pissed ??????
But we had a nice laugh about it in the end.
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2013, 02:06:02 pm »
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Brilliant! Ha ha


Not at a garage, but similar.
A couple of months ago I went to get some malaria pills before travelling. I went to the Netcare travel clinic. There were some girls sitting outside smoking, so I decide to do a stoppy in one of the parking bays. All goes well until the back wheel comes down & I loose balance, falling towards my right. Luckily I just stepped off the bike. I picked the bike up & went inside, still fully kitted, as I was too embarrassed to take my helmet off! What a chop!!!   
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2013, 03:28:47 pm »
Dwerg - get well soon.

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Was down in Paulpietersburg (called Dumbe now) a year or two ago and popped into the local Midas to get something to fix something in my grandmothers flat. There was no parking spaces so I parked the 800 on the pavement outside the shop. When I left I decided to ride off the 30cm step down from the pavement onto the road instead of the driveway ramp right next to me. I was sure it would look pretty cool in front to the tannie who had just pulled in and the taxi packed with oglers waiting across the street. For some reason I slowed down after the front wheel dropped off the ledge, as then like slow motion replay I knew I was doing it wrong. Despite a panic counter steer, I went down with a bang slapping  my palms and face in the drain, and trapping my foot under the bike. Wasn't wearing proper ATTGAT so my foot and leg were not so lekker. Despite the pain I was too embarrassed to show it. With amazing swiftness I picked the bike up and nonchalantly rod off puffing the pain into my helmet.  Bloody twatwaffle.
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #66 on: July 26, 2013, 06:40:52 pm »
After a nice long run one evening decide to stop for supper. The parking lot had just been built so the concrete still had powder on top.. I'm also vertically challenged and have a comfort seat... lost my footing. Tried to tell my girlfriend to jump but she didn't hear me with the helmet on. Bike goes down, something catches her jeans and she ends up with a nice burn the size of my hand on her leg from the exhaust. I quickly pick the bike up (priorities). Look over and all I see is tears in the girlfriends helmet.. pull up her jeans to assess the damage and all I see is skin pealing off...  :o still haven't been forgiven lol..
 

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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #67 on: July 26, 2013, 06:42:00 pm »
Touch and go.... Het byna byna my gat gesien vandag reg voor WOA Tygervallei se voordeur... het nie besef dis tweerigting verkeer terwyl ek parking soek nie, byna reg voor n kar ingedraai, moes skerp rem & het net net reggekry om bike nie op haar sy neer te le nie  :biggrin: ::)
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2013, 07:45:58 am »
My worst was when I used my Dakar to quickly go and get something from the local hardware in Bedfordview on a Saturday afternoon.

Right in front of it is a coffee shop called Tasha's famous for being the place where the pretty women of Bedfordview gather. 

Without really thinking about it I parked my bike on the tiles right in front of the coffee shop and went and got what I needed.  I was in a rush.

When I came out, I jumped on, but didn't realise someone had washed the tiles, so as I tried to pull off, the front just slid out, I put my foot down, but it just slid out as well!

So down I went, right in front of everyone having tea!

The security guard rushed over to help, but when he saw my face he stopped dead.

What a dork!  :biggrin:

Luckily no damage done apart from my destroyed ego.
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #69 on: July 27, 2013, 07:59:59 am »
My worst was still at school. While everyone else had puny 50cc bikes I had a DT125LC. Now our school entrance had a downhill left corner and we would all sit around the front of the school to laugh at the unfortunates who cocked up the corner. This happened almost daily especially in the rain.
So I come in one morning, zoom through the corner, no prob's after all I'd been riding since I was 5, I know what I'm doing. I notice the audience was larger than normal so I decide to treat them to a wheely, which goes epically down the field to where the bikes park. Now since the wheely is going well I keep it going, but fail to notice i'm running out of space, last second I hit the back brakes, slamming the front down on the WET grass and the front tire says Howzit under me :-[
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2013, 07:32:15 pm »
Riding in a suburb in Randburg one day on my GS 1200 adv and approached a T junction with stop street at a downhill angle but decided not to stop but just do a comma, never geared down to first and as I left the clutch I just knew.... the bike stalled and I went down but realized that I had no chance of keeping the bike upright so sort of jumped - or got "shot" off the bike across the road and ended up standing on the pavement next to a home owner and his gardener on the pavement where they were doing some gardening or the like. They where very surprised to see me there! We all had a good laugh and they helped pick up the beast... Felt like a real dork and now I always stop at .... I mean gear down to 1st
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2013, 07:49:16 pm »
Riding in a suburb in Randburg one day on my GS 1200 adv and approached a T junction with stop street at a downhill angle but decided not to stop but just do a comma, never geared down to first and as I left the clutch I just knew.... the bike stalled and I went down but realized that I had no chance of keeping the bike upright so sort of jumped - or got "shot" off the bike across the road and ended up standing on the pavement next to a home owner and his gardener on the pavement where they were doing some gardening or the like. They where very surprised to see me there! We all had a good laugh and they helped pick up the beast... Felt like a real dork and now I always stop at .... I mean gear down to 1st

This is the first time that I hear the saying of not stopping, but doing a comma.  :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2013, 09:30:06 pm »
I once drove into a forecourt on a Suzuki,,,,nuff said.
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2013, 10:14:25 pm »
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #74 on: July 31, 2013, 09:30:06 am »
I once drove into a forecourt on a Suzuki,,,,nuff said.

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and she said " But you did that yesterday ".
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Re: Forecourt cockups
« Reply #75 on: August 03, 2013, 07:31:11 pm »
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