The Great “Drop”
April 29, 2008 at 7:28 am #1314
After more than a thousand miles of riding under my belt I was starting to think that I was impervious to the new rider “drop” till tonight. Wow Ben you are right!! Everyone drops it at some point. I did tonight, backing it into the garage (with the engine off) my foot got tangled up on a STUPID!!! lawn chair and over I went. I am glad to let everyone know that on a GS500f the foot pegs fold up perfectly to protect the bike, and the only thing on the ground is the peg and tires. I wonder if the peg was designed to do that? Hu?
Well I just thought I would share that little embarrassment with the world.
Peace and love!
PS Don’t tell my riding buddiesApril 29, 2008 at 1:24 pm #5884swedeParticipant
Lucky, drops seem to come expensive for some, but I guess that mostly affects ppl with full-fairings. So was it on the grass with the lawn chair being in the way or on asphalt?
I really fear the day I drop my bike, not that it’s so high-valued or anything, but the time and effort it takes to get it back in mint, for a mistake that’s so easy to make. And insurance is meaningless with excess rates above the actual repair costs. douh.
JonathanApril 30, 2008 at 2:39 am #5903
I got really lucky because I was in the garage and the drop was more of a slow motion let down.
So I totally lucked out. I do have full fairings but those foot pegs seem to have protected everything.May 4, 2008 at 9:53 pm #5982ShannonGParticipant
I am so scared of dropping my new bike! Hopefully my cycling experience will pay off and I won’t put any scratches on my shiny Suzuki. Silver lining scenario is I have a friend who could put a wicked custom paint job on it if I really muck it up.May 5, 2008 at 12:24 am #5983RydRyParticipant
GOOD LORD- all was going extremely well- and today I too dropped her- I was trying to execute a turn on my dirt driveway at an upward angle and didnt give neough gas so at 3mph I dropped her- pegs took it and a light bend to the left turn signal and my ego but the bike somehow must have gotten gas in a line or something flooded and wouldnt start so here im pushing up 300 pounds on an incline- it later started and I chalked it up to learningMay 5, 2008 at 2:26 am #5985BenParticipant
Haha well i’m glad you guys didn’t have too much damage to your motorcycles.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMay 6, 2008 at 8:21 am #6041
It is that brief moment of panic that is the worst, just as you are slowly plummeting toward the ground and think please don”t leave a scratch please!!May 6, 2008 at 10:46 am #6048RydRyParticipant
yeah man- my heart started beating out of my chest! haa- and then thud thud it got really hot in the helmet
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