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View Poll Results: How long before you dropped her?
My 1st Week! 16 15.84%
2-4 Weeks. 20 19.80%
2-3 Months. 18 17.82%
3-6 Months. 10 9.90%
6-12 Months. 10 9.90%
1 Year + 27 26.73%
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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 05:20 PM
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How long till you dropped her???

How long before you dropped your first bike? Feel free to share your story, I know there are plenty out there.

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 05:24 PM
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Dropped mine trying to do the U-turn at the DMV for my license just after 2 weeks.
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I dropped mine on a gravel road trying to make a slow U-turn(too much trottle). It was about 2 weeks after I got it. That was fun, good thing it was used.
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Dropped mine the second day I had it. Bike want even running, put my kickstand up, foot went down and slipped out on sand or a rock or something and I fell right over...hehe The wierd part is, it happened to everyone in the group one at a time over the next 2 weeks! i was lucky, my ugly factory front blinkers prevented the fairing from sustaining any damage:)
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dropped? never.
+1, where's the knock on wood option for the poll?
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I can't really remember how long it was before I dropped my first bike or which time was the first. It was either at an intersection making a left turn or at my brother's driveway. LOL. Both were pretty funny and embarrasing moments.
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it took me ~4 years to have my first get off...
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First day I had it I dropped it on the grass trying to figure out how to get it in the barn, I fought it all the way down so there wasn't any damage and luckily no one was around!
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+1, where's the knock on wood option for the poll?
+1 here too. Never dropped... Just crashed

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where is the never option? i never dropped my first one. just the second, fourth and fifth :)

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I was distracted by a pair of tig ol' bitties while I was putting on my gear. Once I got my gear on I put the key in the igntion, hit the starter, dropped it into first gear turned the bars to the right and moved about six inches forward before coming to a dead stop and laying it gently on its right side. FACK! Stupid stupid stupid....

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Yeah like my third day I had it...putting it back into my garage...i was making a U-turn and I guess I never realied how much the street sloped horizontally...3 lbs-3lbs-400lbs....I felt like such an ass..
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If you count the dealer show room.
It was the same day i went to buy it.
Other then that about a year before i drop her.


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First day I got my used F3. I rode it home from the dealership as I was turning into my driveway I pulled the clutch in and started to rev it up HARD, just to let everybody know the big man with the big bike is home (squid....what??) accidentally popped the clutch and lost control of the bike all most going thru my garage door, which was closed!!! luckly a large garbage can was in the way. something like 500 bucks in damage to the bike.
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Friend of mine teaching me to ride a late 70's Yamaha. Came around the corner to quick and the back just washed out from under me. Ohh ya we were in the grass. But the best part was he jumped on and said let me show you. So he took off around the house and next thing you know he was coming around the same corner I just laid her over on and Ka-POW almost same spot I just laid her down except for this time he was right in a big ole pile of dog poo. It was great. There were about 4 of us laughing at Mr. Letmeshowya who was face first in dog poo.

As for the RR, I need the never option and a piece of wood!!
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About 5 years ago I flipped my F3 three weeks after I had it.. Squid that I was I thought the way to do wheelies was to pop the clutch around 10K. Took about two years with my R6 before I totalled it at the track.... Never crashed my RC... Haven't dropped my just over a year old RR yet, knock on wood.
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You didn't have a slot for 4 hours after I picked it up. It was back in 94 and I took a curve a bit too fast having 0 experience on the street, only dirt. Caught some gravel with the front end and washed it out to a nice 35 mph lowside. Definately woke me up.
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I was making a right hand turn, eyes locked on a parked car across the street ran the turn really wide. I was able to stop it, but I put my foot down on wet grass and down she went.

The only other near drop I've had was on an off-camber turn it was wet I started the turn and the back end started sliding on me. Rather than risk dumping my brother's bike I stood it up and ran it off onto the grass. I kept her upright the whole time so there were no problems, just some pedestrians looking at me funny for taking the 'scenic' route. That's the last time I ride a yellow bike...nothing good ever came in yellow.

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Consider yourself jinxed, newredrider. ;-)
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Dropped it while backing it out of the bloody driveway. For the record, i fell like a champ. Thank God nobody was looking.

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hahaha, mine is kind of funny. I was riding with a couple of friends and was behind them as we got to a four-way stop. I was wearing a pair of harness boots (only pair I had at the time), as I approached the intersection I proceeded to brake and when I came to a full stop and was going to put my feet down, the damn ring on my right boot gets tangled on the peg!! I'm trying to kick my freaking foot loose and in the process manage to lean the bike in that direction (the one with the entangled boot). I just resigned to the inevitable fact that I was going down and there was nothing I could do but go with the flow. As I was falling I pressed on the horn a couple of times so that my buds didn't take off on me. Bastids where laughing their a$$es off as I laid on the road like a turtle on its back with my damn foot stuck under the bike. Tally at the ends was: broken bar-end, and bruised ego.

oh, and those boots found themselves in the garbage can the moment I got home. :-)
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My 2nd riding season I was stopped at a stop sign on an incline and as I was turning right I stalled it and had no choice but to jump off the bike backwards I might add. I landed on my back in the process of doing a backwards flip (while on the ground) I figured ok I'll land on my feet pop up and get my bike up. Well 2 more flips later I found myself getting up out of the creek and pulling myself up a 10 foot embankment. It was rather funny to the guy in the pick-up sitting behind me after he saw I wasn't hurt... Hmm i have to admit after the embarrasment I laughed a little also.

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Dropped - never. Crashed - 3 weeks after I picked it up. My story called sad night is in Crash Bang Boom.
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my 74 kawi, i was working on getting her rebuilt while kinda drunk one night. wrappin up, and sat on her getting pumped about gettin her running, leaned her back over forgetting i'd put up the kickstand, and found myself sitting on the bike w/ both of us horizontal on the garage floor :)

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since then tho... lol... >knock knock<
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Been riding for years and years, last week though, I was putting it on the rear stand, I missed the far spoo l& while lifting, slipped off and tipped over. Minor scratches, mirror, bar end,right front signal, bent front brake lever and a small scratch on right fairing.
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first bike i owned was a Harley sportster - it weighed like 700 lbs. and i laid it down (set it down actually) when was doing a very slow u-turn in front of my house. that sucked trying to pick that heavy f'er up.

then yesterday was the only other accident i've had. not bad for a 4 year span, i guess... given the circumstances of the two situations.

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I've had 3 bikes and never dropped any of them.

Someone else did it for me twice with my first bike ('93 F2). A friend set it down trying to get out of N, and someone pushed it over outside a bowling alley.

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