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Offline LegendsCar95

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Sigh..... I guess I have to post here......
« on: June 11, 2012, 01:28:31 am »
Well, I would have taken a photo (I really would have) except I couldn't let my better half see what happened!!!

Pulling into my gravel/dirt driveway I decided to do a 180 at a crawl as I wanted to be facing out in anticipation of riding again yesterday.   

I think the problem was this, I went to full lock turning right - and the rest was in super slow motion.   Almost immediately when it started going down on the right side I tried to keep it up.    Well, as it was running, that resulted in (as it continued it's slow journey to the ground) me twisting the throttle - causing loud roaring sounds, which I immediately knew were bad NOT becuase of the motor (I know they're tough) - but becuase I knew SHE might hear it in the house and look out and witness this disgrace!    So, I let go of the right handlebar, hit the kill switch (yup - it was still on the way down) - and just watched it slowly decend into the dirt and gravel....      :(

Tip over bars and the slow fall meant nothing at all was hurt...   The soft dirt probably didn't hurt my cause.

I was like superman picking up at quickly, then, standing there thinking "crap, the kickstand is on the OTHER side of the bike"..........   It's strange, when you always get on from the left side, or - maybe it's just me - I was totally stumped at getting on from the RIGHT side of the bike.    Got on, put kickstand down, brushed off dirt.

I'm sure it'll be the last time.

Offline cra-z1000

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Re: Sigh..... I guess I have to post here......
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 02:43:08 am »
Don't ever say your sure it will be the last time  :-\ . Glad it turned out ok .
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Re: Sigh..... I guess I have to post here......
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 04:56:41 pm »
Sorry this has taken so long, LegendsCar95.  Sloping gravel is a scary place at the best of times.  Glad your tuition in the School Of Hard Knocks wasn't too high.  And so it has now become my sad duty to confirm you as the 407th recipient of the uncoveted Connie Droppers Anonymous Award.  You have yet another tale to share around a Rally campfire.  My sincerest condolences!

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