'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
site:bmwmoa.org says to limit the search to pages somewhere on bmwmoa.orgCode:site:bmwmoa.org "Don't drop the bike"
The quotes around the rest of the search says look for those words in sequence.
The very first result returned by google is a long posting by you. Here it is: http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....-Drop-the-Bike
Hope that helps.
After a long ride without stopping I come to a traffic light, I stop in the inside lane second from the front, left leg is asleep and does not function or offer any support. Over to the left RT and myself go. Yes scratched side case and very damaged pride. My son in law comforted me assuring me **** happens.
Here's the link.
Just type "drop the bike" in the search field and click the search icon.
Whew, I was thinking for a while there that I was the only one to do that "drop" thing. I had my spanking new bile for all of three-four days and did the exact same thing, except I did it in the parking lot of the BMW dealership where I bought the thing. It was pretty impressive, two of the sales guys ran out to help me pick it up. One of them referred to the damaged left pannier as character lines...
I like to everything to be symmetrical, meaning, I dropped my GSA on both sides to make the dented and scratched panniers look the same.
I understand there's a program out there specializing in parking lot safety.
Curiously, they recommend stopping the motor with the handlebar kill switch. Seems a really positive clue that the sidestand is properly down if the motor dies when using that method instead. Methinks that's a little heavier construction switch, too, i.e. actually designed for more frequent use.
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S
Best time to drop your bike at the dealer is on a Saturday afternoon with lots of fellow riders around to appreciate your riding abilities... and help pick the bike up. This is also convenient as when you find that you've popped a rivet or three on your system cases the replacement parts and necessary tools are only a few steps away. DAMHIK!
24 responses in under 4 days, this has to be some kind of record, or,
it's just that the weather is too cold out for us to be putting some miles on
Have an 1150RT and wouldn't you know it, wearing my Teva's in the garage, and while
backing her out to get some sun on her, and oooops! A leaf slip!
The worst part was that, I had to get out quickly bc I was also just
wearing shorts, and my leg would have been all scraped up
if she landed on my bear leg.
Worser is that I had to quickly slip off my sandals, and kick on some boots
to get the traction I needed to get under her, and right her up to look at
the damage. Thank god for engine guards!
I always visually check that my kickstand is fully deployed and your
incident wouldn't catch me off guard!
Happy New Year All!
'10 R1200RT - Ostra Grey
'04 R1150RT - New Life in Upstate N.Y.
'04 R1150R - New Life in Virginia
I have an old K100, which not long after I bought it, I spent mucho dinero on having painted.... Yep, you got it.
Dropped it late one night soon afterwards, after a long, cold (ish) ride.
Bought a 2002 K1200 somewhat recently. On a distance ride with some buddies, we pulled up to a stop amid some confusion over our direction of travel. Lo & behold, I'd stopped pretty directly, not having shifted down to first. Upon take-off, the bike made a gallant effort at launching itself in 4th gear- then gave up rather abruptly, and yes, fell over on its side. Argh.
Also, in the realm of dropping a big bike in front of many people - I saw a couple pull up to register for the Bloomsburg, PA MOA rally a couple years ago, and the gentleman dropped his bike in front of the registration tent!
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In the gravel driveway, front tire bumped a larger rock while in a slow turn= low side. Picked up the RT and got back on, only to drop it again on the same @#$$ rock...
Had the RT-P guards on around the bags so I didn't do any damage, thankfully.