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Dropped bike....grrrrrrr

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by Drew, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. And don't i feel like a goose.



    Was during a complicated set of twisties that i over commited for the corner, and promptly lowsided into the dirt.



    Translation:
    open spece in my back yard, lent over about 10 degrees, damp grass and i dropped it at about 2 km/hr

    Damage: bent gear lever. Other damage was saved by using my leg as a soflanding spot :evil:

    sore ankle and wrist so hope the trip to GP goes ok.
     
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  2. :shock: you look after that leg, Drew!!!!
     
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  3. yeah wasn't a nice feeling.... was glad i had decent boots... anything less would have given me a fracture i think...i could feel it in the ankle.
     
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  4. blahahahaha.....oh sorry drew glad to hear it was only very minor....and from the sound of it te best drop you could hope to have :)

    Hope your not to sore for the gp......oh and welcome to riding bikes :wink:
     
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  5. Translation : Was trying to open a complicated packet of Twisties, and i over commited myself to biting off the corner of the packet and ended up falling into the dirt. :LOL: :LOL:
     
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  6. Honk Honk!

    You are a goose! lol


    Glad the leg survived the incident. Phew.
     
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  7. appears i have also bent the footpeg. noticed today on the way to work.. guess i'll try and fix it at lunch.
     
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  8. hahaha :LOL: :LOL: well put
     
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  9. That doesn't count :grin:

    Bandage your wrist and ankle for support and so it doesn't swell. Apply ice if needed, raise above heart level when you can.

    Which wrist/ankle? Clutchless changes/Full trip in 2nd gear? :p

    See you at the GP! (and I don't mean your Dr :LOL: )
     
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  10. It's a VT250, that'd be a very long trip!

    Glad you survived Drew. :wink:
     
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  11. I got a knee dent in the side of my new hornet 9 tank when the stupid side stand decided at the most critical time to fold up while I was dismounting in a bunnings carpark today.

    not........... happy............. jan :evil:
     
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  12. It's all good Drew. I've got a big hammer and lots of bourbon for when you rock up here later.. :wink: :LOL:
     
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  13. I would consider it good it was only the gear lever. When I dropped my bike the whole front fairing got smashed when I accidentally dropped it in the garage.
     
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  14. Post of the week!!

    Pinkxie... ankle is sore....not swollen...luckily..twinges occaisionally but gear shifts are fine
     
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  15. Be careful if you try and straighten the peg/lever Drew... aluminium isn't like mild steel... it might end up snapping.

    It has an annoying tendency to bend fine one way and snap when trying to be bent back.
     
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  16. Yeah i know....have seen it 1st hand in other applications.

    it's not unbearable...will look at it after the GP if it looks "iffy"....like when i've got a spare one on hand :)
     
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