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Offline Jon the mow

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Dropped my bike today
« on: 14 March, 2020, 04:51:05 PM »
I pulled into a steep siding, for a bit of rest bite from the wind, and was doing a slow u turn at the top of the slope........ well you know the rest. 🙄🙄
Any way , picked it up, brushed myself down, just a broken brake leaver. And got back on, before I thought about it to much,
But the SHAME, on a busy roundabout 😂😂😂😂😂

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Re: Dropped my bike today
« Reply #1 on: 14 March, 2020, 05:10:23 PM »
Happens to the best of us..🥴
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Re: Dropped my bike today
« Reply #2 on: 14 March, 2020, 05:27:59 PM »
The main thing is there are no personal injuries. A broken brake lever, front or rear? The rear can be a right pain to get off, front is easy enough.

Dropped mine three times playing with Storm Ciara in February. First no damage, second cracked the rear view mirror glass and third time unlucky took a fair sized piece out of the right front cowl  :232:

Sorting it all out this weekend with a full on service to boot

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Re: Dropped my bike today
« Reply #3 on: 14 March, 2020, 05:50:05 PM »
I keep telling myself, you’ve got to have a few mishaps,to learn. Like you said , no one got hurt 👍👍

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Re: Dropped my bike today
« Reply #4 on: 14 March, 2020, 06:21:14 PM »
dropped mine under similar circumstances recently, also first time dropper

it started to go and i couldn't stop it,  but mercifully managed to slowly put it down.

hit the kill switch as it was going down

picked it up straight away, i always wondered if id be able to pick it up off the ground. now i know.

got it on to side stand and saw about four brats laughing at me from nearby parked car  :034:

absolutely no damage to mine though  luckily




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Re: Dropped my bike today
« Reply #5 on: 14 March, 2020, 07:02:18 PM »
Just step over the bike as it goes down so you don't get your leg trapped. One rider in North Wales last February tried to hold his up and dislocated his hip when the bike, weekend luggage and pillion landed on him.

No need to hit the kill switch the CBF is fitted with a Bank Angle (tilt) sensor that cuts the engine as it goes down, I've tested mine half a dozen times in less years.

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Re: Dropped my bike today
« Reply #6 on: 15 March, 2020, 09:26:41 PM »
Welcome to the SAD (Stopped And Dropped) Club - I'm a life long member! :164:
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Re: Dropped my bike today
« Reply #7 on: 15 March, 2020, 11:09:38 PM »
The linked brakes have almost caught me out on a couple of occasions while attempting to navigate from outside shops to the drop kerb (uneven surfaces, small stones etc).. attempting to use the rear brake at slow speed on this bike requires a tad more attention than those with non linked that I've had in the past... or just clutch and throttle as I've learnt for filtering on this one.

I put engine bars on mine just to prevent the above listed damage if ever it occurs. Everything on this bike is either so dam expensive or hard to obtain second hand.

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Re: Dropped my bike today
« Reply #8 on: 16 March, 2020, 07:39:11 AM »
Your right£ £ 40+ for a break lever(honda),

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