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post #1 of 23 Old 04-21-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Dropped it today

I was up riding in Squamish Magic Valley today, pulled off on a dirt road to take a break, and rolled into a kind of camp area that was full of junk, like tires and... well, other junk. The ground was soft dirt and grass, and I tried to turn the bike around, but could not u-turn without riding through bushes, so did a partial turn, then tried to back up, but rear was stuck on something, and put left foot down to try and get off the bike, and the bike got to that magic angle where it goes from weighing nothing, to weighing 500 lbs, and over it went.

Moved the mirror out of position, but that was it.

Once I got the top box off, it was easy to stand up again. The perfect place to lay er down.

It was a fantastic day on the Sea to Sky highway, started out sunny, and around 14c, and I had my heated gear and grips working. Even at 14c the wind can make you feel cold after a while.
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Glad ya got off easy!!! Those type things will happen.
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Nice to get the drop out of the way when it doesn't do any damage. Now that it's done, you should be good for at least several more years.
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We all know that sinking feeling. Often you try to keep the bike from falling - unsuccessfully of course - and badly bruise the leg that tries in vain. Hope you did not do that.
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Condolences, you have my knack for maneuvers.
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post #6 of 23 Old 04-21-2019, 11:33 PM
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Thanks for sharing. I admire your attitude.
I was cruising through craigs list this evening and saw a for sale ad for a Harley $2500. Low mileage, always garaged.
He had six pictures of it. This is one. I think he had a different mind set than you
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One thing I can contribute is that my minor tip over, did not cause the 3.5" rox risers to bend, as I was afraid of, but perhaps a more solid whack would bend them.
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I managed to put mine to sleep. Conditions exceeded my skill set. Easier to pick up than I expected. Should have practiced though. Second skill that I had practiced is walking bike in gear not mounted. Third skill was calm reaction and demeanor. A few scuffs and mirror twisty. No major damage. I did have a display problem. Kept cycling as i rode. Control pod had rotated and clutch could hit the switch.

Anybody have a nice checklist of things to inspect after gentle drop?

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Anybody have a nice checklist of things to inspect after gentle drop?

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Yeah,....Check your lawn tractor! I lifted my Wee off the stand from the right side to move forward so I could get to the rear tire valve stem for a pressure check. Damn sidestand had dragged and folded up. Let it back down, and it just kept going. lol Bike was fine, but the bar end dented my mower.
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Lawnmower - check ok. I was about 15 miles from it. Maybe something related to the bike itself?

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