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#992777 - 07/22/17 01:19 AM Re: I dropped my bike. :( [Re: joeyjamb]  
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The latest bike drop I went through was my new 2013 F800GT, one day after I picked it up.

That bike is (relatively) light and I can easily flat-foot it. Was heading out to put on some break-in miles and 4 blocks from my house I stopped at an intersection. Went to do a right hand turn; unfortunately I was in 2nd gear, promptly stalled the bike and gently went right over on the RH side.

A very small scratch on the bike and a big ego deflate for me. Fortunately it was early am so no others saw me, nor were there "friends" with cameras to record the event. wink

My '09 R12RT does worry me on certain gravel parking lots. I can flat-foot the bike, but marblely-gravel/off-camber lots sometimes make things "interesting". If I'm not confident I just dismount and muscle the bike around. And I'm 5'11", 32" inseam.

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Steve
Madison, WI
#992784 - 07/22/17 11:23 AM Re: I dropped my bike. :( [Re: RPG]  
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I dropped my '15 RT in the garage coming off the center stand as well. The bike slowly landed on my lawnmower which promptly scratched the side case. I was so furious with myself. I was able to get the bike up and meet the riding group for our ride. Veteran riders pointed out that dropping a bike is an almost a certainty sometime during your riding career. I happened to get it out of the way sooner. It happens, I just try to learn from my mistakes so I don't do it again.


Steve B.
2015 BMW R1200RT
Alexandria, VA
#992927 - 07/23/17 11:02 PM Re: I dropped my bike. :( [Re: RPG]  
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'04 RTs have a special attraction for the ground. Don't ask me how I know.


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'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
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'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#992937 - 07/24/17 01:54 AM Re: I dropped my bike. :( [Re: RPG]  
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Yep, my 1150 RT really seemed to need naps at the most inappropriate times. Nothing worse than traveling on a tired bike needing to lay down for a nap. Has BMW come out with "Official" RT pillows yet?


2011 R1200RT Ostra Gray
2006 R1200RT Piedmont Red (totaled)
2004 R1150 RT-P my first love (re-homed)
FDNY-343. I will never forget.
#992998 - 07/24/17 06:41 PM Re: I dropped my bike. :( [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
'04 RTs have a special attraction for the ground. Don't ask me how I know.


I've noticed that too. I've dropped mine twice, once in the driveway and once in the garage.

In the driveway, I was getting on and as soon as I took the weight off the side stand it retracted and I wasn't quick enough to catch it. The left foot peg hit my left ankle and it still hurts now and then. No damage to the bike, somehow.

The garage drop happened when I was rolling it off the lift and it fell away from me onto the right side. The rear tire was on the floor and the front was on the ramp. The windshield hit the wall on the way down and destroyed the windshield mechanism. Also got a big scrape in the windshield but it didn't break. Beemer Boneyard had a used mechanism but it was a real PITA to replace. Really dumb. I was lucky it wasn't worse. I shoulda waited until my wife got home to help roll it off but I got impatient. Live & learn...


Gilbert, AZ
2004 R1150RT
BMW MOA 181289
#993029 - 07/24/17 11:10 PM Re: I dropped my bike. :( [Re: RPG]  
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#993069 - 07/25/17 11:26 AM Re: I dropped my bike. :( [Re: RPG]  
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