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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 07:54:24 pm »
Happens to everyone - first time with a new bike is the worst.
Whether lack of talent of pure dumb luck it WILL come.

Most people injure themselves rushing to pick up the bike. (pull an muscle, throw back out etc)
WHY - it is laying still, peaceful, not getting any more damage, let it be.
Compose yourself, wave to the crowd  :pot: and pick it up once you are ready.
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2018, 08:00:02 pm »
My mates and I were behind a car full of girls one day after gym when we were in Matric, my mate's shoelaces got stuck on his RZ50 pegs, he went down and then we all did trying to save him, those chicks laughed their arses off , bruised elbos and egos all round.
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2018, 08:09:23 pm »
My mates and I were behind a car full of girls one day after gym when we were in Matric, my mate's shoelaces got stuck on his RZ50 pegs, he went down and then we all did trying to save him, those chicks laughed their arses off , bruised elbos and egos all round.

Bet the elbows healed quicker than the egos  >:D
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2018, 08:12:58 pm »
Happens to everyone - first time with a new bike is the worst.
Whether lack of talent of pure dumb luck it WILL come.

Most people injure themselves rushing to pick up the bike. (pull an muscle, throw back out etc)
WHY - it is laying still, peaceful, not getting any more damage, let it be.
Compose yourself, wave to the crowd  :pot: and pick it up once you are ready.

It is really funny how fast one can pick up a heavy bike in that situation while looking over ones shoulder to see who is looking  :imaposer:  The first day I got my 1150GS I rode up on to the pavement outside my house and went to put the sidestand down... too close to the gutter and extra drop ... and yes the tipping point took over as it is know to do.  :imaposer: Most all of us have done this at one time or another ... and if not it is on your fuckit list.
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 08:17:56 pm »
My mates and I were behind a car full of girls one day after gym when we were in Matric, my mate's shoelaces got stuck on his RZ50 pegs, he went down and then we all did trying to save him, those chicks laughed their arses off , bruised elbos and egos all round.

This reminded me of early '80ties (looks funny hey?), when then the then young crowd on their 50cc jobbies also did(tried) the slipsteam things coming down Bain's Kloof to keep up. No7 falling over when his shoelaces also married the bike, THAT was funny as Hell at the time....  :imaposer:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2018, 08:33:21 pm »
Space in my garage is tight, and getting the bikes out is awkward, because they are literally leaned against the wall, and have to be wheeled out backwards.

The transition from flat garage floor, to uneven block paving outside is the problem particularly with the 1150, and it's a pretty fraught business for a doddery old git like me.

Worse, is that it's in a crowded complex and the spectators always take particular interest whenever 'he', or 'that man' is struggling to maneouver his big yellow monster and I'm always super conscious about preserving my dignity.

But of course it had to happen once - miracle actually that it was only once - fortunately early enough in the morning for there to be not too many gawkers, maybe there were none at all, I don't know, but I was so worried about embarrassing myself in front of spectators, that with the aid of a massive instant shot of that super powerful drug adrenaline, I whipped up that heavy Pig as though it was just a kiddies bicycle!  :o :imaposer:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2018, 08:36:38 pm »
Eggzakerlee my point - it makes David Copperfield look like an amateur  :lol8:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2018, 08:43:25 pm »
My offering ....in the wrong gear while trying to fiddle with the camera .... 8) 8) 8)


Thats Baviaans, caught  many a man out that piece.   :patch:

I had my fare share of "tip overs" as well.  Most embarrassing one were in Meiringspoort. 
Going through the motions in the bends I see a nice parking spot on my right and I tell my wife this is a lekke place to stop and have a smoke break.  Being a long weekend the parking is packed with tourist and vehicles, but I spot a open parking place and windgat me make a gracious right turn into the parking.  What happened next is vague, but what I can recall is I hit the tar mac with a thunderous force,  the sound of the impact (bike and tar) echoed through the poort. 
The first thing I heard is my wife asking "wat de fok doen jy".  Me answered..... "ek val".   :eek7:
The next thing I noticed is all the people staring at us, as if they have nothing better to do. 
I stood up (it felt like a life time) and picked the bike up with one shift movement. 
Bike on center stand, cigarette out and smoking as if nothing happened.  Needless to say, I smoked with my helmet on, could not face the audience.   :lol8:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2018, 08:44:00 pm »
Of course on the smaller bikes - 650's -  that I've that I've had, I've got another party trick. It's to ride through a challenging - to me - section of sand, rocks, or water, like Smitskraal, successfully get out the other end, and stop with a satisfied grin, then, to everyones delight and amusement, drop the bike! I seem to specialise in that one.  :-[ :-[
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2018, 09:27:59 pm »
Arrived home in Slums after 100s of kms round and through the Bavs, my first big one, got off Delores Koan in euphoric disbelief, and she fell to the floor. The neighbour's gardener, on seeing the look of blank horror on my face, leaped over the wall and helped me get her onto her pins. WTF..
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2018, 09:31:25 pm »
I've had plenty of side-stand incidents with my 650GS, but the most embarrassing incidents were when I was new to biking.

1) On my very first outing on my first bike I try a tight turn on a dead-end road and do the slow tip-over of doom. No-one around. Now what? I didn't know any bike pick-up tricks, I do not have the strength to pick up a bike more than 3 times my weight, and no-one was around. I stood around like a right noob until a local in a bakkie happened by (dumb luck there). He looked at me and asked: "Do you need help?" In my head I was thinking: "Does he think I leave my bike lying horizontal for fun?"

2) I dropped my bike at a garage. That wasn't the worst of it. I was pinned good and proper, my partner was inside the kiosk, shopping for snacks, and I had a large audience of whoever was filling up at the time. A petrol attendant had to lift the bike off me.

I now have the much lighter Honda Rally and have yet to tip over, but I know that it is an inevitable reality. My partner awaits the day; hoping he will have his camera at the ready...
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2018, 10:23:04 pm »
Every bike i have ever owned has done the horizontal dance.
Some i have even just dropped in my garage to see how well they fell.
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2018, 07:51:01 am »
I dropped my 990 in Steynsburg one morning - almost, but in retrospect, I should have let it fall. For some stupid reason, I didn't kick the side stand out all the way and after I got off, the bike started to roll forward and fall. I grabbed it on its way down and only wall behind my back saved the day. It gave me enough support to stop the fall before the bike hit the ground.
I got it back up, but something in my back gave. I was hit by a severe, stabbing pain in the center of my back. It was so bad that I struggled to breathe and had to stang around the garage for about an hour before I was able to remount and ride home, sort of.
I'll probably drop a bike again, but definitely not because of the stand. :-[
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2018, 08:01:35 am »
Yip been there done that more than once.

Learned to not even bother trying to stop it............. you just going to get hurt.
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2018, 08:04:51 am »
I dropped my AC while turning into what I thought was an open entrance at Zoo Lake in the evening. I saw there was a pole running across the entrance and I jumped on anchors , the front dipped and with the steering turned, the bike decided it's going down. I jumped off and let it go down. Luckily the crashbars saved the bike from any/all damage.

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2018, 08:30:54 am »
The 1150 group went to the Schwabinger beer hall, moved the pig to a better parking spot and forgot to put the stand down, the issue was that some staff were coming on duty, so a very attractive waitress rushed over to help me pick the pig up. 😎
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2018, 08:45:18 am »
The 1150 group went to the Schwabinger beer hall, moved the pig to a better parking spot and forgot to put the stand down, the issue was that some staff were coming on duty, so a very attractive waitress rushed over to help me pick the pig up. 😎

Fair reason to push the bike over  :imaposer:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2018, 08:50:01 am »
The main reason I sold my Super Enduro and bought a 690 was because I felt unstable at a standstill, especially when the South Easter was howling in CT. When the bike was moving I had no issues. 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2018, 09:10:51 am »
On my 690 I'm too short to put the side stand out while on the bike. I get off and tilt the bike over, then kick out the stand. One Sunday afternoon while going through this procedure, the bike slipped out of my hand and fell against my wife's car  :lol8:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
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