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post #1 of 31 Old 06-20-2012, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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dropped my strom today :(

Well, after one month with my strom, I dropped her today. I was backing out of my shared driveway, I have to go between my car and the neighbors since my garage is to small to turn the bike around... Kind tripped with my left foot and lost my balance and dropped the bike... Very very embarressing considering how long I have been riding (5 years, and I never dropped my last bike) dropped the first one a few times.... Good thing I had just put the givi crash bars on, they saved my plastics, but got some scrapes from the rough and steep concrete driveway. I need a new left handguard but otherwise fine. Just thought I would share so those of you who have dropped your precious bike know you are not alone.

Edit- the 84 mag went down plenty of times. And the 95 actually got dropped once I now remember.

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post #2 of 31 Old 06-20-2012, 04:36 AM
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Well at least you have got it out of the way now.

I've had mine for three years and still haven't dropped it yet, bound to happen sooner or later though.

Dropped my previous R1150GS twice, hard to pick up 240kg of bike.

Bought an old '87 KLR650 12 months ago, dropped it recently while turning around on a trail.

Been a few of my other bikes lying on the ground over the years too.

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What the H*ll is up with you

I have been riding for 45 years and never not dropped all the bikes I ever owned. Now that I am old the seem to be getting heavier. Mine needs a new turn signal as we speak
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I dropped mine in a low speed parking lot maneuver after only owning her a couple months. I crack a few part but nothing that couldn't be fixed with zip ties and or electrical tape!

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at least you dropped it in your driveway and not in a busy public parking lot. the strom looks fairly easy to lift. my 82 gs1100E is a BEASTLY HEAVY bike and I had trouble lifting it on my own
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post #6 of 31 Old 06-20-2012, 07:54 AM
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What the H*ll is up with you

I have been riding for 45 years and never not dropped all the bikes I ever owned. Now that I am old the seem to be getting heavier. Mine needs a new turn signal as we speak
I nearly misread your post.

I thought you were saying you HADN'T dropped them.

I was going to say you must not ride them.

Then I realised you've dropped ALL of them.

Glad I'm not the only one [well there are a couple I didn't drop, but I wasn't trying back then ]

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Dropped mine when it was a week old in my work parking lot. I put my foot down in a low spot in the pavement and down we went in slow motion. Luckily there were no witnesses. Only had scuff marks on the knuckle guard and rear foot peg. The bike handles falling over very well.

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post #8 of 31 Old 06-20-2012, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I guess it happens to everyone. Even those of us who have been riding for many mile... I have over 70k under my belt with my last two bikes and already 2k in one month with the strom. The strom is by far the easiest to pick up of bikes I have owed also.

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Congratulations. You have joined the august ranks of real motorcyclists. Don't worry about some scapes on the hand guard. Mine look like sh-t after get off but they still block the wind or break the wind or something.
I threw mine over getting on the center stand a gas station. It takes talent to make it look like you intended to do it!
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I've dropped my a few times already. Once, in a creek. It'll be fine, jus' ride 'em. Dat's what there for.

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