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Offline dookie

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2018, 10:36:15 am »
I have never ever fallen over whilst standing still, or on a slow, up-hill pull away with both feet firmly on the pegs.

I also don't drink beer. >:D
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2018, 10:56:05 am »
I have never ever fallen over whilst standing still, or on a slow, up-hill pull away with both feet firmly on the pegs.

I also don't drink beer. >:D
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2018, 01:56:24 pm »
I tend to get it right when I have an audience:
640 in traffic at a roadblock
990 at a bike rally as I was leaving after revving the bike to get everyone's attention
1190  at Wild West as some the riders were about to start, I stopped infront of them and the front just slipped out from under me.  Some of the comments were hilarious, other ones not do much.
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2018, 02:20:11 pm »
Audiences definitely have an added 'magnetic' quality when it comes to forces of gravity   :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2018, 02:38:00 pm »
I tend to get it right when I have an audience:
640 in traffic at a roadblock
990 at a bike rally as I was leaving after revving the bike to get everyone's attention
1190  at Wild West as some the riders were about to start, I stopped infront of them and the front just slipped out from under me.  Some of the comments were hilarious, other ones not do much.

You asked for them to look.  It's like bragging with your kids or your dog...  :imaposer:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2018, 04:48:05 pm »
Surely less than 5% of mine.

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The GPSís fault. Itís hard to focus on it and have a little bandwidth left to keep the bike upright.


Just in the last month Iíve dropped it twice at standstill.

Thatís what I forgot... to takes a picture
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #66 on: April 06, 2018, 06:43:11 pm »
Nope never! I'm not that stupid!

I also never picked up my bike and let it fall the other way either!  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #67 on: April 06, 2018, 06:58:03 pm »
There is a reason those safari tanks have lie down protection i suppose.
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #68 on: April 06, 2018, 08:28:34 pm »
Fell over inside my garage on my DR....twice..
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #69 on: April 06, 2018, 08:52:56 pm »
Got to love this thread - like 'Wild Dog True Confessions'  or just WhatapoesIam   :imaposer:
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #70 on: April 06, 2018, 11:06:06 pm »
Just got my GSA and tried to park next to a Hilux bakkie at a client, lost my balance while putting the bike on the center stand due to uneven paving. The bike fell over away from me and caused R13k damage to the Hilux.

Never got any business from this guy, wonder why


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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #71 on: April 06, 2018, 11:20:28 pm »
A combination of me being a kortgat and the bike having taller suspension has resulted in me dropping the bike this one time.

Here I can be seen comforting the bike after letting her down, no pun intended  ;)
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #72 on: April 07, 2018, 08:46:41 am »
A combination of me being a kortgat and the bike having taller suspension has resulted in me dropping the bike this one time.

Here I can be seen comforting the bike after letting her down, no pun intended  ;)

Doesnít the 990 have 2 zorsts?  Which pipe did you comfort her first?
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #73 on: April 07, 2018, 08:48:45 am »
Got to love this thread - like 'Wild Dog True Confessions'  or just WhatapoesIam   :imaposer:

I like the suggestions.
Let me know if I should change the heading to either or of the above mentioned
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #74 on: April 07, 2018, 08:53:43 am »
During slow maneuver training at the BMW school at zwartkops, one of the guys dropped his bike and picked it up so quickly that no one saw. If he didn't mention it no one would have known.

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #75 on: April 07, 2018, 09:13:57 am »
During slow maneuver training at the BMW school at zwartkops, one of the guys dropped his bike and picked it up so quickly that no one saw. If he didn't mention it no one would have known.

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they're easy to pick up,  because they cannot fall past 45 degrees with those ridiculous heads.
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #76 on: April 07, 2018, 09:28:05 am »
2 incidents I had, both were bloody doff.

I stopped in front of a tuck-shop that has a steep uphill paving. For some or other reason I just never put out the side stand and I just started getting off.
When I realised what's going on I was able to save it, but just.

The other time the bike was on the side stand and I was sitting next to the bike on the right hand side. I wanted to move the bike just a tad forward. I never took it off the stand. I just pushed it forward. Wham, even my wife came storming out the kitchen to see what the fuss was about.

Luckily no one else saw that.
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #77 on: April 07, 2018, 09:47:05 am »
Got to love this thread - like 'Wild Dog True Confessions'  or just WhatapoesIam   :imaposer:

I like the suggestions.
Let me know if I should change the heading to either or of the above mentioned

Either would work  >:D
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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2018, 09:53:30 am »
First trip on my new to me 1190R

Pull into petrol station a little to close to pump and instead of moving decide to climb off right side,left foot catches seat as i dismount and i moer over backwards followed by bike.

short leg syndrome is real    :imaposer:
 

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Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2018, 11:00:05 am »
First trip on my new to me 1190R

Pull into petrol station a little to close to pump and instead of moving decide to climb off right side,left foot catches seat as i dismount and i moer over backwards followed by bike.

short leg syndrome is real    :imaposer:

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