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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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128 Ways to Drop A Bike...

Saw this page out cruising the net...thought it was good..and a ton to think about!!

http://harley.wolfcrews.com/misc/drop_bike.htm

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Just looking at the first one on the list makes me want to throw a brick at my neighbor's head... damn idiot keeps making holes right in front of my gate with his damn pickup truck (it's a dirt street and he has an off-road racing truck).

I already ALMOST dropped the bike because of it and I also twisted my ankle in another occasion stepping in one of those holes. Yet every time I remember to tell him to stop doing that, he's never around :-/
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Also... a lot of that list is so detailed that I can only assume that it's really happened to a lot of people... which makes it funny to picture lol
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"Whacking the throttle open on the highway when you think there's no cop around then slowing to normal speed again only to realize that a trooper has been trying to catch up with you for two miles and he's pissed so he decides to run you off the road because he thinks you were trying to run away from him, even though you explain to him that if you were trying to run that he wouldn't have caught you then getting out of any ticjet because *@!!$#, uh I nean cop, felt bad even though he never said "I'm sorry" . . . .but I'm not bitter."

Wow... lol

Ok, ok, that's the last thing I comment here lol I'm monopolizing this thread XD
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Well.....not enough time to read every one, but did they include:

Coming down a steep hill and trying to pull a U turn into a driveway to your left and ride the bike back up the sidewalk, only to kill the bike by not giving it enough gas as you feather the clutch with the wheel turned almost full left?
(yes the 600 pounds of bike falls to the left and there is nothing you can do to stop it)

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 03:21 AM
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I didn't see this one....or maybe it's just too early in the morning and I missed it........Seeing a car load of hot women at the gas station and trying to look O' so damn cool...then trying to pull away from a gas pump after filling the bike up in a hard right turn...... but still in 3rd gear. Yeah ....some how I kept the bike from hitting the ground. I always check for 1st gear NOW when releasing the clutch from a dead stop. That whole situation could have been a lot worse.....
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lol that's a funny one, BRET...

The only two times I've laid the bike down has been because of the same problem... hitting a mound of loose sand. Stupid dirt town u_u

Fortunately both of those incidents were at very low speed.
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