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Offline Jaakmh

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Dropping your bike standing still
« on: April 04, 2018, 05:56:26 pm »
So yesterday I was the unlucky guy (read twat) who dropped his bike while standing dead F******g still.
How many have done the same? (Just to make me feel better).
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 06:02:16 pm »
I did, but trying to see if I could pick it up afterwards....

HA!, failed, had to get help.  :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 06:04:05 pm »
Me too
At a garage
Tjop !!
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 06:04:56 pm »
Dont ponder,  it happened to all of us and those whom have not had the experience .... it will happen!
I dropped my bike on Xmas day last year on the top of Montagu Pass while it was raining very softly,  great biking weather.
Standing dead still,  my foot slipped and the bike landed on top of my foot,  to this day my ancle hurt in the morning when I get up simply to remind me how stupid I am!!
Dis genoeg om enige normale ou te laat voel soos n twatwaffle wat met n tekkie pak gekry het!

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The first thing I did was to jump to my feet and check whether anybody saw me .... in the middle of nowhere!!
Doen dit nou ... later is te laat!
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 06:16:44 pm »
So yesterday I was the unlucky guy (read twat) who dropped his bike while standing dead F******g still.
How many have done the same? (Just to make me feel better).

DL1000 at my own gate.  R3500 damages as well.  And yes, I am blushing here .....   :imaposer:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 06:26:33 pm »
I do it quite often. I canít reach the ground with both feet at once... so if itís a little off camber or uneven, I sometimes find I canít reach the ground with either foot...
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 06:44:39 pm »
The first time is always the worst. Youíll get used to it. My worst dropping of a bike was in front of five women sitting at a table that I wanted to impress. I dropped it as I was climbing on. Still to today I canít figure out how that happened, but the bike got laid instead.
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 06:49:38 pm »
Me too
At a garage
Tjop !!
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Me too. And I needed help. And it pissed with rain.
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 06:50:47 pm »
I did, but trying to see if I could pick it up afterwards....

HA!, failed, had to get help.  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Yip. Me too. Luckily my brother just parked and ran over to assist.
 

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Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 06:52:41 pm »
I do it quite often. I canít reach the ground with both feet at once... so if itís a little off camber or uneven, I sometimes find I canít reach the ground with either foot...

Thatís exactly what happened to me.... being a kortgat an all. And my seat is set on the lower setting
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2018, 06:56:01 pm »
Thanks all!

Iím feeling much better and less like an idiot.
Bike got some scratches and had to re-set and tighten the mirror.
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 06:58:25 pm »
Yip me too.
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.                                                   Robert Service
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 07:09:52 pm »
Just call it a "tip over" or "sidestand incident"  - or otherwise known as a shortassdrop  :laughing4:  No excuses as many a famous rider has been vertically challenged
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 07:12:37 pm »
Try laying it down gently in a 2 spoor on top of Eselbank doing 60km/h plus.  :patch:

The falling over standing still is a better option.  :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2018, 07:23:10 pm »
My offering ....in the wrong gear while trying to fiddle with the camera .... 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2018, 07:29:55 pm »
My offering ....



Yikes, Imagine having to pick up that in 40Deg+ in the sand.  :eek7: :eek7:

You Sir, are a brave man. :deal:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2018, 07:32:24 pm »
Forgetting to put out the sidestand or not fully extending it sometimes happens. I've once got my shoelaces caught on the footpeg and down we went!
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2018, 07:33:06 pm »
My offering ....



Yikes, Imagine having to pick up that in 40Deg+ in the sand.  :eek7: :eek7:

You Sir, are a brave man. :deal:



  and that was six months after having a heart attack  .......not brave ....just plain stupid  :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2018, 07:36:56 pm »
I dropped my XT1200 once when I stalled it manoeuvring into a parking space and my KTM 1190 once when I forgot to put the sidestand out in my garage - shit happens, but so we learn..... or at least, should learn
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2018, 07:43:31 pm »
I do it quite often. I canít reach the ground with both feet at once... so if itís a little off camber or uneven, I sometimes find I canít reach the ground with either foot...

Thatís exactly what happened to me.... being a kortgat an all. And my seat is set on the lower setting

me to :thumleft: