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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-05-2007, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lowside Witnessed Today

Wow, I saw my first "live" lowside today. Could not believe it. I was at a local motorcycle dealer bringing my bike in for service. As I was standing at the service desk and one of the mechanics or whoever this guy was-he was taking the bike for a test ride after completing service work- left the building with a sportbike. I just happened to look out the door as he began his test ride. He probably had only traveled about 100 feet and was banking to the left. My initial thought was, "boy is he leaned over a lot." I also thought he was accelerating a bit to much to soon. Just then all of a sudden the back wheel skidded out and he lowsided. He was probably going 25 mph when this happened. There was some loose gravel and rocks around. He blamed the fall on that. I personally thought he was careless. A few of us ran out there. The ridder was hoping he did not break his foot. It was shocking to watch because it was so unexpected. In one split second he was down. I wonder what the bike owner is going to think about the fact that he needs a new faring and other items. It is not often you get your bike back in worse shape than when it went in.
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What dealer was this? I'd like to know what service people to avoid.

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It is not often you get your bike back in worse shape than when it went in.
I think you might be surprised as to how often stuff like this happens. Glad the guy was alright though, not a good day to try stupid stuff on a bike.

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What dealer was this? I'd like to know what service people to avoid.
no kidding, sheesh

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That used to happen at CCC sometimes. I never understood howl people can be so careless with other people's bikes. I mean you know they're coming back!
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Accidents happen, but he should know that cold tires, cold pavement, and gravel do not mix well.

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There was some loose gravel and rocks around. He blamed the fall on that.

Sounds like he's got a case of Pinks-itis. And the better question is, anyone here having work done by a dealer??

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That's why I do all my own work. I don't trust shops.

Probably had a bit to do with the freezing cold weather too. I hate not having warm tires.

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....It is not often you get your bike back in worse shape than when it went in.
Actually with the luck I've had it's been about 90% of the time

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So what shop was it? I'll never take my bike there.

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I think it is best to not blame the shop for the act of one careless employee. Therefore, I am not going to name the shop. That does not seem fair to me.
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wait til you see your first high side! Much more dramatic!
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I think it is best to not blame the shop for the act of one careless employee. Therefore, I am not going to name the shop. That does not seem fair to me.
It's more of a property of an employee being careless. Unfortunately that employee is probably still working on other people's bikes and will in the future at the un-named establishment.

Some people were asking so they could avoid the potential of that employee from performing work on their vehicle (which in a certain way is trusting your life to them being CAREFUL with your machine since them messing up could cost you your life).

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You guys are looking at this all wrong. You want to bring your bike to that dealer and request that careless tech. That way you get new fairings for free.

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You guys are looking at this all wrong. You want to bring your bike to that dealer and request that careless tech. That way you get new fairings for free.
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That's bogus, i would bust out that dealer the moment i saw it. Eggman, let it out buddy, just let it out...

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The real question is, do they work on Triumphs?
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If they work on Triumph and they are located in Joliet I wouldn't be surprised at all....well, then I'd expect them to tell the guy who's bike was crashed that is must have been like that when he dropped it off

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