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  • Offline dsinned

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    Has anyone ever dropped their bike?
    on: Sep 29, 2015, 02.21 am
    Sep 29, 2015, 02.21 am
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    Let's be honest as nobody else knows how we voted.  It can happen to the best of us, so there is no shame.  The Trophy is considered a BIG heavy bike, and a handful to maneuver at very slow speed.  Getting on and off the stand can be a challenge also, especially for those short in stature.  I've never dropped mine (yet), but it could happen.  I think I've been lucky since in all my years of riding bikes, I can't recall ever dropping one.  Nevertheless, it would be very informative to hear from others that have, how it happened, and may have been avoided. 

    Please feel free to comment and thanks!
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    Re: Has anyone ever dropped their bike?
    Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2015, 02.35 am
    Sep 29, 2015, 02.35 am
    It's almost like asking how many speeding tickets one's received -- it begs the question of what time frame we're talking about here.:745:

    I've not dropped my Trophy, but I've had it for only some months.

    Maybe ask how many drops one's had per 10k miles -- or months or seasons?  I have had one drop in the last 25k miles, but it wasn't the Trophy -- and it was after doing Cornerspin with a broken hand followed by the Dragon's tail region for two long days... that's my excuse and I'm stickin to it!

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    Re: Has anyone ever dropped their bike?
    Reply #2 on: Oct 01, 2015, 03.47 am
    Oct 01, 2015, 03.47 am
    OK. I admit it.
     I've dropped my Trophy.
     My excuse is that I was distracted by an early morning jogger.
     I failed to notice the odd camber of the intersection  and I also forgot that  I was in second gear.
    Did I mention that forgot to use enough throttle when I released the clutch?
    Result: Instant stall and a no speed high side.
    Lesson learned?
    Let the distraction pass, take a few deep breaths, a few more, get your bearings and continue on your way.
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    Re: Has anyone ever dropped their bike?
    Reply #3 on: Oct 01, 2015, 03.48 am
    Oct 01, 2015, 03.48 am
    OK. I admit it.
     I've dropped my Trophy.
     My excuse is that I was distracted by an early morning jogger.
     I failed to notice the odd camber of the intersection  and I also forgot that  I was in second gear.
    Did I mention that forgot to use enough throttle when I released the clutch?
    Result: Instant stall and a no speed high side.
    Lesson learned?
    Let the distraction pass, take a few deep breaths, a few more, get your bearings and continue on your way.
    '13 Trophy SE
    '06 StreetRod
    '02 Buell S3t (much missed)
    '81 Yamaha XV920R
    '80 Yamaha XS650

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    Re: Has anyone ever dropped their bike?
    Reply #4 on: Oct 01, 2015, 04.02 am
    Oct 01, 2015, 04.02 am
    Its like plgoddard said "what's the timeframe"? Yeah I suppose in 47 years of riding I may have dropped a bike or two. 
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    Re: Has anyone ever dropped their bike?
    Reply #5 on: Oct 01, 2015, 04.14 am
    Oct 01, 2015, 04.14 am
    The only thing more embarrassing is to drop your bike next to someone else's parked bike, next to another, etc, and watch them all go down like dominoes.  I've seen this actually happen once and it wasn't in a Hollywood movie!  Hilarious!!!   :745:
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    Re: Has anyone ever dropped their bike?
    Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2015, 04.20 am
    Oct 01, 2015, 04.20 am
    I just reread your first post.  If by "dropped " you mean let it fall while standing still or even next to the bike I change my vote to never.  When I say dropped I mean I went down while riding.
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    Re: Has anyone ever dropped their bike?
    Reply #7 on: Oct 01, 2015, 12.49 pm
    Oct 01, 2015, 12.49 pm
    I didn't actually drop it,but as I was trying to get it onto the centrestand fully laden with a full tank of fuel I pushed it bit far over trying to centre the centrestand if you get my drift and over she went,luckily I only scratched my crash bars,it  surprised me how quickly it went over.I managed to pick it up quite easily thanks to a video I saw on YouTube on how to correctly pick up a fallen bike,thank you youtube.
    I am innocent☺!!