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  • Online Skids   gb

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    Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    on: May 09, 2017, 07:55:37 pm
    May 09, 2017, 07:55:37 pm
    Laid the Crossrunner down in the driveway tonight. 

    It's an absurdly easy bike to steer and I've gotten used to low speed full lock turns in the drive to position in front of the garage when I get home. But tonight, I must have been a little slow, not enough rpm or clutch slipping when the engine stalled, lurching the bike and upsetting my balance. Down we went.  :012:

    Feck she's a wee beasty to pick up. Had to get Mrs Skids out to help me.

    Fortunately, the Givi bars I fitted the other week took the brunt of the fall with a couple of scratches to show for it. The zorst scraped a bit too (never liked it anyway) and there's a nick out of the plastic on the mirror. Could have been worse though.

    Me? I've tweaked my back.  :087:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 08:01:15 pm
    May 09, 2017, 08:01:15 pm
    Ouch! Make sure you spend more effort putting your back straight than the plastics, and pronto! GWS.
    Current: 2015 BMW R1200RS, 2003 Yamaha TDM900
    Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 08:23:52 pm
    May 09, 2017, 08:23:52 pm
    There but for the Grace of God......GWS Gareth.

    I bought mine as an ex-demonstrator and someone has dropped it on the RHS at some stage.  Minor scuffs on the bar end, mirror and a panel.  One day I might even care enough to get around to fixing it... :001:
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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 07:09:25 am
    May 10, 2017, 07:09:25 am
    Know how you feel. dropped my previous mk1 when going around my car, it stalled due to not using enough revs. over she went then stopped? On looking the top box was resting on car front wing - no damage to bike but a dent on top of car wing  :138:

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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 01:09:14 pm
    May 10, 2017, 01:09:14 pm
    I'm just really pleased I fitted the Givi crash bars a couple of weeks ago. Even though this was a 0mph drop, the damage without the bars would have been a lot more extensive. They've paid for them selves already.  :152:

    Sadly, I now have to consider buying some protection for the 1200F.  :003:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 05:37:17 pm
    May 10, 2017, 05:37:17 pm
    Watched a speed cop do that once. We helped him up with it, didn't say a word, he just sped off. I think thats the worst part, you feel so stupid.

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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 08:22:11 am
    May 12, 2017, 08:22:11 am
    you get used to it ! ive dropped mine 3 times at low speed

    once fully loaded on grass in a campsite ( embarassing)
    once parking at home ( changed routine grabbed too much front brake )
    and once in hardknott pass! parking on a 1:3 hill to lift a fellow biker fallen in a tight down hairpin .. as i dismounted it rolled off the sidestand despite being in gear .. moral there is dont get off till bike is safe !
    bars help .. and no damage .. just your self esteem and that mends ... more slow riding practice is always a good idea find a safe unused car park and religiously run through figure of eights and manouvres
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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 10:04:28 am
    May 12, 2017, 10:04:28 am

    Lost mine in my garage while I was taking it off the centre stand but with the side stand down, just in case I lost balance (being careful). But coming off the centre stand, the side stand base plate landed on my left foot (ouch!) The shock of this and bounce in the suspension made the bike fall away from me, luckily at a 30 degree angle against the wall, though did break the right front indicator bracket and a lug off the back of the upper grey fairing panel. Cost around £100 to fix so am far more careful now.

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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 05:49:00 pm
    May 13, 2017, 05:49:00 pm
    Never fallen with my CR yet but did it in the past... my left boot tye entangled in the gear selector made me fall flat to my left in a stop light. What a ridiculous site! :138:
    Now allways do double lace and check it frequently. :006:

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    Re: Feck Feck Feckity Feck
    Reply #9 on: May 13, 2017, 08:14:12 pm
    May 13, 2017, 08:14:12 pm
    Nearly dropped mine this morning whilst taking it off the Abba stand.
    Got it over and back onto the sidestand, went around the other side and removed the RHS of the stand, went back to the left and as I removed the LHS, the sidestand was not fully in position and retracted.  :005:
    Fortunately the bike fell onto me and I was able to control it, stand up and put the sidestand properly in place.
    Best Regards Dave
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