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Thread: Dropped Bike = $5.00...........AGAIN! (or When I Stop Traffic, I STOP TRAFFIC!)

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    NOT mine but i have seen some photos of them all the way over. Guess it depends on how fast they go down

    Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by tx2sturgis View Post
    OK....new Venture owner here....Since I havent dropped the beast yet, I want to know, on a 'normal' drop, just exactly how far over does the bike fall? My electraglide comes to rest at about a 45 degree angle, resting on its highway bar, footboard, and muffler. Never any damage. I can pick it right back up. But since I have not YET dropped the new scoot, and I'm not gonna just go push it over to see what happens, can someone tell me what to expect? Will it fall over all the way and damage the bar ends? Or sit half way down, looking like its just resting?


    if yours, is like a first gen, and they ALL are, it will "gracefully lay over on the engine guards and saddlebag guards",
    OR it will fall COMPLETELY over, and break up some plastic and mirrors.
    it all depends on how much time you have , to "slow her down", before the fall.
    i read this in a book somewhere i think, or maybe it really happened!
    plastic is easy to repair, but mirrors are expensive.
    just jt

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    I guess I owe $10.00 to the kitty. I dropped her once on each side. Fortunately both times were at a complete stop. I have a scratch on my left saddle bag. My kids enjoyed watching me try to get 'er back up the second time! $10.00 coming your way Don.

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    Default dropped the VR

    at a 66 gas station last month,dropped the,vr----two little white hair ladys,setting in a lincoln,got out of there car,came over and helped me pick it,got razzzzz,a little,tryed to buy them dinner,they said that would keep an eye out for next time,then it would be a big stake
    SO DROPPING THE BIKE IS NOT ALL THAT BAD


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    What do I have to do for an ALLLLLLL MOST.
    I saw my life pass before my eyes. The wife & I just got done doing the Toys for Tots run in Ft. Lauderdale yesterday. I was pulling out off the grass (pulling a loaded trailer) I roll off okay, but my left foot caught the side of the tarmack, and I started leaning to the left, (to turn left) so I cracked it and got it back upright, and grabbed the front brake, to stop us from running into the parked bikes on the otherside of the road.
    I'm real happy I didn't run over my left foot..
    Scarried the &$#@ out of my wife.

    Lesson learned, always pick up your feet when rolling off the grass onto the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild hair 39 View Post
    at a 66 gas station last month,dropped the,vr----two little white hair ladys,setting in a lincoln,got out of there car,came over and helped me pick it,got razzzzz,a little,tryed to buy them dinner,they said that would keep an eye out for next time,then it would be a big stake
    SO DROPPING THE BIKE IS NOT ALL THAT BAD


    Only you Lowell, you silver tongued devil you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brake Pad View Post
    What do I have to do for an ALLLLLLL MOST.
    I saw my life pass before my eyes. The wife & I just got done doing the Toys for Tots run in Ft. Lauderdale yesterday. I was pulling out off the grass (pulling a loaded trailer) I roll off okay, but my left foot caught the side of the tarmack, and I started leaning to the left, (to turn left) so I cracked it and got it back upright, and grabbed the front brake, to stop us from running into the parked bikes on the otherside of the road.
    I'm real happy I didn't run over my left foot..
    Scarried the &$#@ out of my wife.

    Lesson learned, always pick up your feet when rolling off the grass onto the street.
    I'd think NOT having a broken foot and/or leg would be pretty valuable!!!
    Seriously, nice save! It's always a good idea to get your feet on the pegs asap; grass, gravel or pavement.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dexl1200 View Post
    "IF YOU OWN A VENTURE YOU WILL DROP IT!
    Dave
    Sez who?
    I'm still vertical!

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