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Offline Lee

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2018, 06:08:09 pm »
Tour1,
You are so right about side stand. I keep one eye glued to it so as not strike it to ground in all beside the bike maneuvers. Am not a fan of turning close to lock. Seems that amplifies my feelings of the bike's top heaviness. Seems all that high tank weight could get away from one quickly at near lock while standing beside or riding. As said am a newbie to the C10. So am cautious of it's reputation for throwing itself over. But as said, do luv riding her. Thanks!

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2018, 09:59:41 pm »
Bought my '02 Connie 5 years ago at 65 years old, now 70 and 26K miles later have not dropped it. But did drop my son's 06 in a gas station parking lot a couple of weeks ago. But to answer your question, no I have not dropped my bike,  :rotflmao:
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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2018, 10:30:27 pm »
I can imagine how THAT conversation might've gone, "Geez Dad. I loan you my bike, tell you to have it back by midnight, don't scratch it, fill it up and THIS. Geez....It's like loaning my bike to your grandson...."     :rotflmao:
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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2018, 09:02:10 pm »
I went out one morning and she was just lying on her side, very still like a wounded animal.  If she'd been a horse, I would have had to shoot her.  She is now running strong.

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2018, 06:59:11 am »
my centre stand sunk in the mud it went over sending the BBQ table sliding into the glass door ,,, OH WELL  :))

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #55 on: August 06, 2018, 07:02:00 am »
This is from Page one ..... wow look at the flex in the rear wheel ,,,,,,,,,/Users/roberttilbury/Desktop/Screen Shot 2018-08-06 at 5.57.36 pm.png

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2018, 09:30:35 pm »
I wish I could say I haven’t .... but my last Connie is the only bike I’ve ever dropped although it had nothing to do with the bike being top heavy. It started raining on a freshly paved (the trucks were still there) piece of road at about 15mph and it was like riding on a sheet of ice. I bought another one and I still feel that it’s a safe ride.

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2018, 12:54:27 am »
 Im not gonna jinks myself  :-X
I can beat the Paramedics to my crashes by at least 10 minutes.

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2018, 11:21:11 am »
The worst time for a drop is right after you get the bike and your not used to the weight.  In-line fours are top heavy.   I slow dropped my FJR the day I got it.  Then again a week later.  That was 2010 and never dropped it gain.  After a couple weeks you'll get used to the weight and automatically make adjustments for it.  You'll need to learn to slip the clutch at slow speeds properly...we all do it. 

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2018, 10:57:46 pm »
I’ve never dropped my 2009 in the 2.5 yrs I’ve owned it, but a guy I knew who did some work for me dropped it TWICE....including the very day I bought it!

We don’t talk anymore.

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Re: Have any of you NOT dropped your bike?
« Reply #61 on: Yesterday at 12:03:40 pm »
I haven’t had the misfortune of dropping my Connie yet.  1 full season on it in the books and 14000 miles later I’m still good to hook

I did however drop a virago when I was chatting with a guy while on the bike.  Completely forgot to put kickstand down due to the length of our conversation (or my lack of intelligence).   That was embarrassing.  He was a salesman for Harley’s so I then told him I wanted to test ride an ultra classic.   Haha