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Offline stantheman

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dropped it
« on: March 12, 2015, 12:25:23 pm »
Well I picked it up yesterday..black 2014 model...rode just under 100 miles..awsome...wifey loved the comfort.which is always a plus!..dropped her back home and of I went again..decided to turn around.pulled into a side road...after riding my gsa which I could turn round on dime...u guessed it..over I went.don't know how it happend ..trailed the rear brake knew I wasn't going to get round so just dabbed the front brake and over I went!!.tis many years since I dropped a bike...but 3 hours into ownership :110:..I could have cried....think I did..lol....got off very lightly..pannier scratched and a small scratch on the fairing..already used colour magic on it..hides it a bit..but so angry with myself!!...

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Re: dropped it
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 12:52:15 pm »
sorry about your mishap, it has happened to some of us, I know it's not of a great help to you  :431:.
Low speed, front wheel not in perfect aligment with rear and use of front brake is a definite recipe for what ahappened to you, most important is you did not injure yourself and small scratches can be fixed!
« Last Edit: March 12, 2015, 03:02:46 pm by Verdun95 »
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Re: dropped it
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 01:00:07 pm »
Stantheman

Sorry to hear of your mishap especially so new. But it is done now. Join the club  :008:

Same thing for me practicing slow manoeuvres and in a old car park with bad surface. If doing any slow manoeuvre now I don't even cover the front brake.

There are a few members on here who have admitted the same. There is probably a few who haven't. Ha ho
At least you were not under the bike.

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Re: dropped it
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 01:46:46 pm »
Not a good read and hate the thought of the sick gut feeling during those few seconds :161:

I've found the throttle has almost sent me down on slow turns a few times, the light resistance does take some getting use to after riding with cables & springs all my life.

Hope the damage isn't too bad...
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Re: dropped it
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 02:40:39 pm »
You're not the first and won't be the last.

Glad it wasn't any worse.
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Re: dropped it
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 05:17:25 pm »
Sorry to hear of your misfortune ... but THANK YOU for sharing!!

I'm still debating on getting a 2014 TTSE, but am about 98% sure I'm going to but one.   At the dealer I took a test ride, and came back and tried to see how she handled going slowly through the parking lot, but was at a pretty fast walking pace... tapping the rear break and playing w/ clutch & throttle... super glad what happened to you didn't happen to me IN the dealer parking lot!   :233:
But... slow maneuvering is a good skill set which I'd plan to work on upon buying the bike.... and now have this lesson to keep in mind!!!  So thanks!!!
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Re: dropped it
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 05:22:26 pm »
Hi there Stan, sorry to hear about your little spill. Must have felt horrible when so new. At least the damage is very minor and has easily been resolved!
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Re: dropped it
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 08:44:36 pm »
Thanks guys for the tea and sympathy....was gonna keep it to myself...but a problem shared and all that!!

 



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