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post #41 of 42 Old 09-05-2019, 01:21 AM
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My bike has also been layed down on the left side, by me, in the dirt, twice. Maybe I lost some oil that way....

Yeah I just need to get in the habit of checking it after or before each ride on the center stand.
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post #42 of 42 Old 09-05-2019, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwguy View Post
Maybe speed had something to do with it??? I was in 4th gear and probably going around 50 MPH when I layed my bike down. Luckily my engine crash bar took the blunt of the fall and the only part damaged was I needed a new bar end screw and scratches on my crash bar.

When you went down 5 times, were they parked and dropped or were you going at pretty good speed?

I'm just trying to figure out why I had oil in my airbox and you didn't. that's all.

All were off pavement drops, thankfully no higher speed get offs.

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