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Offline arjay2

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A "Get to know your bike" moment
« on: July 07, 2008, 05:52:00 pm »
This post from Concours.org site dated 7/3/08    I read about dropping the bike in blogs, heard about it in hushed conversation, then finally it happened to me this morning at a gas station. Maneuvering around at slow speed I turned right a little faster then I should have - ran out of forward motion - and the bike laid down so quickly it was scary. Scratched up the RH mirror, wing and bag. My elbow got a little banged up as well, but mostly my pride was hurt. Within 10 seconds a bystander came over and helped me stand up the bike. I had ALMOST laid the bike down (also at a gas station) a few months ago right after I bought it, but chalked that near incident up to inexperience with a 600 lb bike. My previous bikes were alot lighter. O well, just hoping this will be the worst moment in my Connie ownership - I had a face to fairing talk with the machine when I got home and asked for no more bad karma in exchange for loving attention and maintenance.    
Bob  Arjay 2   2012 Concours

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 08:36:00 pm »
Hi Bob, sorry to hear about your drop but am glad both you and the bike are OK.  By now I'm sure you've seen the list of things to double check on the bike that break frequently - hopefully all is well.  I got lucky too in that my drop was minor and no damage other than a little scuff on the faring.  
Mark Hejtmanek  1999 Concours "Margo"  Candy Amarinth Red  COG#8298 CDA#271  Littleton, CO 

Offline Greg Habel

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 08:48:00 pm »
Bob, CDA0277.  On my first drop I think I tapped the front brake while it was turned, and I was off balance.   Using the rear brake only at parking lot speeds has helped me considerably.  Is your bike a C10 or C14?    Greg  COG # 7010/7010a (Tracey)  CDA 0120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude (CDAAD)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle".  05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008, 01:11:00 pm »
My bike is a 2006 - modifications are Cee Bailey shield, bar risers, passenger backrest, and scratched RH bag, wing, and mirror!    Arjay2 (Bob)  
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 05:32:00 pm »
Thanks Bob.  Heal quickly. Glad nothing on you was broken.  Greg  COG # 7010/7010a (Tracey)  CDA 0120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude (CDAAD)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle".  05 Ninja 250  
Greg H from Mass -  MA/ME/NH/VT co-AAD 2012+ with wife Tracey
COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (3.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle"