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Came home from a country ride today - about 130km round trip. Rode up my drive way - stopped to open the gate (engine still running) - i THOUGHT i had put the stand down got off leaning the bike to the left to rest on the stand - but it kept LEANING! I have strained my lower back trying to keep it from dropping hard to the ground then banged on the front door and asked my wife to help me lift it back up! What an idiot i am. Petrol was leaking everywhere but after a worrying few minutes the damage seams to be minimal. Small scuff on mirror, small scratch on stand (where you kick it down) and slightly bent / marked gear shifter...........i was very lucky! :eek:

Anybody else done the same?
 

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Dropped it onto my dirtbike helmet in the shed once. I didn't damage the bike but I snapped the brim off the helmet.
That was after cleaning it and realizing the gaps in the fairings were holding water while I dried it. So stupid me decides to give the bike a shake and a lean left to right..... Last time I ever cleaned it I think.
In my defense I was used to two stroke dirt bikes which you couldn't drop unless you were trying to. And it didn't matter if you did.
In fact if you don't drop a dirtbike when riding it you weren't riding it hard enough.
 

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Ive done it twice over the years. Worst was my goldwing right in the driveway. Its a real ball buster getting one of those back up
 

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dropped mine off it's stand, the yoshi sliders payed for themselves that day.
 

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Ridiculous amount of sand + user error = dropped in a parking lot going 5mph.

The bike was largely protected because it landed on me. Hooray for gloves! Just scraped the underside of the turn signal. Started back up like a champ. No harm, no foul.
 

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Mine was knocked over by a garbage truck, hit from behind while I was at work. Luckily the truck didn't push it once it was down, but if it had, it would have been down a flight of steps into a steel door. Oof. That would have been a doozy. Luckily, I only had minor damage (scratches on mirrors, bent shifter, some other minuscule scrapes) that got me $370 from their insurance company.
 

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Hooray for gloves! Just scraped the underside of the turn signal. Started back up like a champ. No harm, no foul.
:cool:

hands are usually the first thing to hit the ground , followed by your head right after :eek:

dried up leafs on the ground will lock up the front tire and make you wash out too ;)
(happen to someone right infront of me and i almost learn this lesson first hand too):eek:

^ im sure he wished he had abs on his ZX-9 :D:D

how was you "sand incident" ?
 

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Dropped my old bike (GS500F) in my garage in front of the lady who was buying it from me lol. Thought I had put down the kickstand when I got off it to tie my shoe before taking it around the development to show her it shifted properly. Luckily the only damage was a small scratch on the bar end mirror I installed.
 

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sadly yeah :( just got mine this month. Dropped it on the right side, rear brake dented in, exhaust scratched, throttle and grip handle got smushed in so throttle is stuck, small scratch on mirror, right brake lever broke, but thank god the frame wasnt damaged! yup learned my lesson (gotta get those frame sliders) I'm so bummed, gonna take my baby in for repair next week.
 

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I got mine last August and dropped on a ride within 5 days. I was still learning to ride and felt like a pro. Target fixation is not your friend! I looked at the curb and then hit it, rolled through some peoples yard. Picked up and got to my friend's house and the bike seemed fine. I rode home and even a bit the next day. Then all of a sudden she puked coolant everywhere. I bent the radiator and had to replace it. A couple weeks later my boyfriend dropped on the same side when he got a little overzealous into a turn in the rain and bent both brake levers. She's a little rashed up on the exhaust, but is doing just fine now! No drops sense even though there have been a couple close calls and stupid moves!
 

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My wife dropped her first scooter while pulling out of the dealer parking lot the night we bought it. I dropped my CBR twice in one stupid day. 1st time was trying to turn around in a narrow driveway. 2nd time was pulling into my driveway and my daughter backed the car out just as I was pulling in. Neither of us noticed the other and I wound up giving myself a lawn job. Luckily, the only damage was a scratch on the heat shield which is now painted black.
 

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admitting to dropping your bike reduces the resale value :)
I think it is scarier that he admitted he needed help from his wife to pick it up :eek:

This bike is extremely light for motorcycles, but even with that, you need to be careful when picking it up. My Daytona was just a little heavier and I got the mirror about 3 inches from the ground once and still saved it.

Typically, you want to back up to the bike in the middle, bent your knees and do a dead lift to get it up. I could pick mine up facing it or facing away, but I believe it is safer on your back to face away and lift with your legs.

I did drop my Daytona once at a gas station. Dropped my blackberry and was lazy, just leaned over to pick it up and the bike followed me :( Caught it for the most part about 6 inches off the ground, but couldn't hold it and had to lay it down. No damage other than a minor scuff on the back of a mirror.
 

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:eek:I would'nt call this a "drop" per se but.....4 yrs ago I was riding a 250 Ninja, tried to make a tight turn at a whopping break neck speed of 10mph and of course I went down:eek:. Bike was ok but, I snapped my left lower leg in half, titanium plate, 2 pins, 6 screw later I was recovering in hospital. I would classify this as a "slow speed" crash/drop cause the speed was so slow I was almost in reverse lol. Was in a cast for 6 wks. Two weeks after cast removal I was out riding again. Probably shouldn't have but you can't keep a good girl down:D
 

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Knock on wood I haven't dropped mine yet (I'm SURE the day is coming though as I push the bike a little harder each time I ride it now that I'm getting comfortable with it) but my wife has dropped both of ours. LOL The first one was my bike before we got hers. She was coming up a slight hill and it stalled out on her and she grabbed the clutch a little before the brake and it started to roll backwards and it went over real easy(almost like laying it down more than a drop) and barely scuffed the heat shield and right mirror(which I painted the heat shield black since then anyway). The second time was on her bike on a hill again. This time she was doing a real slow turn around on a fairly steep hill (my stupid fault for not telling her that's a big no-no because she's brand spanking new to motorcycles) and it got tippy and when she went to put her feet down obviously she couldn't reach the downhill side and it went over. All it did was put a tiny scuff on the left mirror and bent the clutch lever like a U. LOL Luckily the levers are just aluminum so I bent it back by hand right there and it looks perfect.

I also had to laugh at the one that had to ask his wife to help him lift it. LOL These bikes are crazy light! The first drop my wife picked it up by herself and rode it back to the house and I picked it up the second time and was amazed at how light they are. I just walked over, bent down and picked it right up.
 

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:eek:I would'nt call this a "drop" per se but.....4 yrs ago I was riding a 250 Ninja, tried to make a tight turn at a whopping break neck speed of 10mph and of course I went down:eek:. Bike was ok but, I snapped my left lower leg in half, titanium plate, 2 pins, 6 screw later I was recovering in hospital. I would classify this as a "slow speed" crash/drop cause the speed was so slow I was almost in reverse lol. Was in a cast for 6 wks. Two weeks after cast removal I was out riding again. Probably shouldn't have but you can't keep a good girl down:D

OUCH!!!!! Sorry to hear that but good to see and hear you got right back at it! I was scared that when my wife dropped the bike that she'd not want to try to ride anymore but thankfully she climbed right back on and got back to it! You women can be stubborn for the good sometimes! LOL :D:p
 
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