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Offline Blue808

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Dropped my bike while parking
« on: April 25, 2017, 01:17:40 am »
Hi.  I've got a C10. My name is Randy.  I was in my garage, returning from a ride on 8/5/15.  At walking speed, performed a 'Y' turn so I could back into spot.  Sharp turn to right, used front brake to stop (too much). Immediate shift to the right. Bike tipped over.  Bike had cracked fairing scoop, and snapped foot peg / bracket.  I was able to leap off.

Lesson learned - beware use of front brake at low speed sharp turns!  Can cause weight shift and abrupt stop, from which rider can't recover.


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Re: Dropped my bike while parking
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 11:39:30 pm »
It's easy to underestimate the weight of the bike. I feel your pain  :(

The key is to never stop the bike with the bars turned to lock, the weight wants to fall in the direction the bars are turned.

When doing the garage turnabout, I use a slight counter-lean while maneuvering, to feel like the bike is balanced under me.  In other words, a slight lean right while powerwalking left, and vice versa.

Also be very sure of your footing while backing up, I had a drop occur when a boot slipped while backing in a straight line.
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Re: Dropped my bike while parking
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 01:18:30 pm »
I dropped mine at a light when my left foot hit a patch of oil on the road.  Broke my left mirror bracket.  Took it apart and JBWeld'ed it together for 3 weeks until I got my new mirror in.  Better than new now and I'm very cognizant of where my feet go when I stop the bike, anymore.
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Re: Dropped my bike while parking
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 10:09:13 pm »
I dropped mine today while putting it on the center stand. It's heavy and when it starts to go, nothing you can do. Cracked the lower left fairing. I hope I can fix it with gorilla glue