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How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« on: May 08, 2019, 06:34:54 pm »
God dammit.

I know theyíre adventure bikes and weíre gonna drop em now and then but shit it hurts man.

Spent the morning making a bracket for the Superduke exhaust, then I go stuff around tryna learn some spin turns and bend the bloody thing.

Also, how do you stop the brake pedal bending into the clutch cover?  God thatís annoying.
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 06:53:27 pm »
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 06:56:10 pm »
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?

Yeh Iím being a bit of a girl, only scratched crashbars and cheap pipe and the clutch cover.   I guess I am trying to figure stupid shit out like spin turns, I guess itís gonna go down once or twice.
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 07:23:14 pm »
Never nice to drop your bike. Happenend to me few times. I first make sure the bike is OK, then just go on.
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 07:53:51 pm »
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?

Yeh Iím being a bit of a girl, only scratched crashbars and cheap pipe and the clutch cover.   I guess I am trying to figure stupid shit out like spin turns, I guess itís gonna go down once or twice.

these are big bikes - doing fancy shit will cost you  :lol8: :lol8:  :deal: :deal:
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 07:56:58 pm »
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?

Yeh Iím being a bit of a girl, only scratched crashbars and cheap pipe and the clutch cover.   I guess I am trying to figure stupid shit out like spin turns, I guess itís gonna go down once or twice.

these are big bikes - doing fancy shit will cost you  :lol8: :lol8:  :deal: :deal:

Correction.......cost the insurance.
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 08:37:05 pm »
shit happens!

in my case, often after I've had too much dop (yeh, I drink and ride), but in the past 4 years, I've only dropped my bike once - no big damage, just some small scratches, but I got over it and won't drop it in that very same fashion again (I hope)

How come you picked up damage? don't you have those massive protection bars?

Yeh Iím being a bit of a girl, only scratched crashbars and cheap pipe and the clutch cover.   I guess I am trying to figure stupid shit out like spin turns, I guess itís gonna go down once or twice.

these are big bikes - doing fancy shit will cost you  :lol8: :lol8:  :deal: :deal:

Correction.......cost the insurance.

I've never claimed from insurance for any of my bikes - I would only claim if the damage is probably above R20k or a car is involved and it's my fault, or some cnut manages to steal it
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 08:56:46 pm »
Yeh no itís not claimable stuff.

I mean we ride big bikes in places we sometimes shouldnít and we do drop em. I guess itís just the problem of having a shiny new bike... itís still an adventure bike and itís gonna get some character along the way.


Can you buy the little toe bit of the brake pedal separately?
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 09:07:23 pm »
Yeh no itís not claimable stuff.

I mean we ride big bikes in places we sometimes shouldnít and we do drop em. I guess itís just the problem of having a shiny new bike... itís still an adventure bike and itís gonna get some character along the way.


Can you buy the little toe bit of the brake pedal separately?


I doubt it??
I dropped mine to the right side as well and the brake bent a little bit - I just bent it back
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 09:25:30 pm »
Yeh no itís not claimable stuff.

I mean we ride big bikes in places we sometimes shouldnít and we do drop em. I guess itís just the problem of having a shiny new bike... itís still an adventure bike and itís gonna get some character along the way.


Can you buy the little toe bit of the brake pedal separately?


Yeh I figure Iíll do that, just wondering for when the metal fatigue kicks in after the 5th time :biggrin:

I think Iím gonna make a little part thatíll stop it gouging the clutch cover.

I doubt it??
I dropped mine to the right side as well and the brake bent a little bit - I just bent it back
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 07:50:29 am »
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 07:59:36 am »
Yeh no itís not claimable stuff.

I mean we ride big bikes in places we sometimes shouldnít and we do drop em. I guess itís just the problem of having a shiny new bike... itís still an adventure bike and itís gonna get some character along the way.


Can you buy the little toe bit of the brake pedal separately?


Yes, part no 60313051000
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2019, 08:29:52 am »
I bought a bigger toe-bit, think it was from bikegear or flyingbrick.

If you didn't drop it you didn't try hard enough :)
(it was a pretty boring trip if there wasn't any side-stand incidents)

I will be looking into that clutch cover spyker posted!
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2019, 08:39:27 am »
I bought a bigger toe-bit, think it was from bikegear or flyingbrick.

If you didn't drop it you didn't try hard enough :)
(it was a pretty boring trip if there wasn't any side-stand incidents)

I will be looking into that clutch cover spyker posted!

Yeh that looks awesome.    @spyker how much was that?
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2019, 08:43:24 am »
I bought a bigger toe-bit, think it was from bikegear or flyingbrick.

If you didn't drop it you didn't try hard enough :)
(it was a pretty boring trip if there wasn't any side-stand incidents)

I will be looking into that clutch cover spyker posted!

Yeh that looks awesome.    @spyker how much was that?

Was about R1500 IIRC for the orange version. The black/silver versions are about R300 cheaper.
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2019, 08:45:01 am »
I bought a bigger toe-bit, think it was from bikegear or flyingbrick.

If you didn't drop it you didn't try hard enough :)
(it was a pretty boring trip if there wasn't any side-stand incidents)

I will be looking into that clutch cover spyker posted!

Yeh that looks awesome.    @spyker how much was that?

Was about R1500 IIRC for the orange version. The black/silver versions are about R300 cheaper.

Thats not too bad.  Someone was selling plastic type covers for like nearly R3k each a while ago, that was a bit rich for me.
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2019, 08:45:51 am »
Stu you never told us what it is like to lift up. :imaposer:
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2019, 08:46:20 am »
I'm keen for one of these (black) if you want to order a few Stu?
 

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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2019, 09:05:40 am »
add me also if someone is ordering?
I have previously enquired on the TripleClampMoto product but like this one more. TCM was R1930 a few months ago. (Their frame guards are very nice though, but cost even more)
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Re: How do you deal with dropping your bike?
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2019, 10:19:25 am »
Stu you never told us what it is like to lift up. :imaposer:

On flat ground I really don't find it that hard to pick up.  I do plenty deadlifting at gym though 2x a week. :biggrin:


Are their any local guys selling the Altrider stuff?  That brake pedal looks kief too.  I was gonna try make one like that.
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