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Offline bubbles3133

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Yes...I dropped it
« on: September 23, 2013, 11:22:33 pm »
Hi All,,

Managed to drop (or more likely...place) the bike on its side last week. Low speed, near a kerb and over she went. Tried to place the left foot out, but only found 'air' where road should have been due to slope in road towards kerb....doh!! >:(

First time I have dropped a bike and it just had to me my new 2012 GTR1400 in Pearl Meteor Grey. I was shattered...however, having read so many posts in CDA...I sort of don't fell all that bad.

A deep scratch on the LHS Pannier when I 'placed' it on the kerb and some small scratches on the LHS fairing.

Have ordered Top Block Tip Over Protection and MC Enterprises Side Pannier Protection Bars. Also picking up the bike today after having ProjecktD Lowering Links fitted.

Cheers
Chris
2013 GTR1400 (Pearl Meteor Grey)
2010 Yamaha VSTAR 1300 (Sold)
2008 Yamaha VSTAR 650 (Sold)
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Offline ChipDoc

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Re: Yes...I dropped it
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 08:50:19 am »
Yes, when the ground is missing, it's tough to put your foot down on it.  Sorry to hear about the scratches, but at least you didn't get hurt!

And so it has now become my sad duty to confirm you as the 472nd recipient of the uncoveted Connie Droppers Anonymous Award.  You have another tale to share around a Rally campfire.  My sincerest condolences!

The five most recent unfortunates:
0468 C14 Andrew Dohrman
0469 C14 Mark Jandl
0470 C10 Craig Kirchhofer
0471 C14 Joe Siegel
0472 C14 Chris Balis