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post #1 of 48 Old 03-23-2017, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Forget something?

What have you forgotten to do?
Things like forgetting to put your kickstand up, or tighten some important bolt, or forget to put oil cap on. (I've done the latter).
I'm sure there are some interesting stories.
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post #2 of 48 Old 03-23-2017, 09:27 AM
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The day before a weekend ride I was stopping at a store for groceries and forgot to put my foot down when I stopped. I caught it before the bike and I fell over.

On the first day of the weekend ride my fiend @Heavy stopped at a stop sign and also forgot to put his foot down. (I guess I was contagious.) He wasn't able to catch it and broke off the Left footpeg on his old DL1000. (He is sure to deny that is what happened but I saw it.. that's what happened.)

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Funny you should ask. I put Oxford heated grips on my strom yesterday and had to pull some of the plastic so I could get to the wiring. Somehow managed to end up with 2 screws left over. No idea where they go. None.

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Funny responses. I believe the screws go on the tank plastic. I had the same problem when I changed my air filter. Finally figured it out.
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I saw a cartoon graphic of a women crying. The caption was, "I can't believe I forgot to have children."
I forgot about the gas tank reserve lever once after an extended time off the bike. Sitting at the side of the road trying to figure out why the bike stopped. DOH!
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Funny responses. I believe the screws go on the tank plastic. I had the same problem when I changed my air filter. Finally figured it out.
Yeah I'm going to have to try again this evening and see if I can figure it out.

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The day before a weekend ride I was stopping at a store for groceries and forgot to put my foot down when I stopped. I caught it before the bike and I fell over.

On the first day of the weekend ride my fiend @Heavy stopped at a stop sign and also forgot to put his foot down. (I guess I was contagious.) He wasn't able to catch it and broke off the Left footpeg on his old DL1000. (He is sure to deny that is what happened but I saw it.. that's what happened.)

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I used to ride a goldwing.
After a looong ride one day I pulled into the driveway between the wife's car and my bronco. I did the stop and forget to put the the foot down thing and the wing pinned me between the bike and my bronco. Still had my helmet on and it was forcing my head at a funny angle on the top of the fender.

I'm no weakling, but I could not budge the bike with one leg that was angled oddly so that I could not make full use of it. Soooooooo there I was - unable to get upright, and different body parts starting to hurt from the weight of the bike. After several minutes I figured I would have to beep the horn and get some help, but I gave it one last gasp effort, twisting and flexing everything I had and pushing with the leg all at once.... Whew! I made it and parked the bike in the garage, walked in the house, sat down and my wife asked me why I was breathing hard.... LOL
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Is this the "we are getting old" thread??

Forgot to strap my helmet on Tuesday. Strange flapping on my right side about 1mile down the road.
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I keep forgetting to set my clock on the bike... and then it annoys the hell out of me 2km down the road. I literally forget EVERYTIME!

Hell, thanks for reminding me
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