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Offline frojo47

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Dropping the bike
« on: March 26, 2014, 05:14:50 pm »
Been riding a tdm900 recently and now got my trophy but i can only think im used to a slower revving sound but Ive stalled the trophy twice today leaving a junction with some lock on and bringing my feet up and over she went, cracked indicator scratched pannier, bummer. frojo47
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Re: Dropping the bike
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 05:23:00 pm »
sorry for your mishap, but if this could be of any help, or at least make you feel a bit better, this happens to many of us  :034:
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Re: Dropping the bike
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 05:47:16 pm »
That is a bummer as Verdun say it happens,

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Re: Dropping the bike
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 06:00:10 pm »
Sorry to hear of your spill. A bitch when it happens, especially on a new ride. But at the end of the day it is a thing and things can be fixed!
Hope you get it sorted soon.
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Re: Dropping the bike
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 07:11:12 pm »
Thanks for the support fellas, got the bike out again and rode around the front drive, clutch control etc, feel better. Im out for a good run on friday, get some miles under the belt. frojo
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Re: Dropping the bike
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 08:23:49 pm »
frojo47,

Really sorry to hear about your 'drop'.   I know how you feel.  I 'dropped' my new Trophy at low speed after 2 days of ownership.  Worst part about it was two old ladies who were waiting for a bus, came over to see if I was alright and a bloke behind on a small Honda helped me pick the bike up and said "you wanna get a scooter mate, there're a lot lighter".  I scratched a number of panels, including the pannier. The repairs, plus a set of crash bars (bit late!), cost me several hundred pounds.

Try to forget about your mishap, get back on your bike and enjoy it.
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Re: Dropping the bike
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 08:41:46 pm »
Dropped mine, scratched panniers, cracked lens, have left it as is, stops me worrying too much, she still polishes lovely after 6000 miles, but she has stories to tell
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Re: Dropping the bike
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 10:38:51 pm »
Yep guilty as charged!!  :157:

I was only taking it off the centre stand.  :233: :430:

Only damage was the grill trim which I replaced myself when I was taking the fairings off to fit the sat nav.

I was very luck that I didn't have the panniers on.

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