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Question, how many of u all droped your first bike?

I ask, because I droped mine today, while turning left from my driveway,doing about 2 mph, the bike just died, no major scratches, just the left handle bar gat a little mark, but that is it. That really made me pissed, cause Im still braeking the bike in, but after reading the posts that is what u get when u buy a new bike for your first ride, anyhow, i really liked the power of that sv650s around 8000rpm, too bad its 2001 and not 2003 with fuel injection, but hey i saved a grand on insurance. anyhow, now let's hear u guys telling your first crash stories, maybe I'll not feel so bad,
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Dropped in front of this girl I was interested in.Bike was to big for me, Had to get help to get it off the ground. Needless to say I was to embarassed to talk to her for a few months. Seen her at a ball game later that summer and she asked if I still had my bike. I had to tell her no my folks made me sell it.

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Yep,

I bought a wrecked bike that was driveable and rode it for the first year.

I knocked it over once moving it in the driveway.

wiped out in a parking lot practicing for the test and hit some oil mid turn.

hit a patch of gravel around a corner

didn't get the kickstand down all the way one time.


After that I fixed it and painted it. Then blew the motor. Got a new bike that never saw the ground for a long time until last year in March when I went down on a ride.

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Ask "who didn't drop their first bike?" It will be a much shorter list.

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i dropped my first bike.....but i did it on purpose. i was making a left turn on a green arrow, and some lady (go figure) ran the red light from the other side, so i either would go into her passenger door, or lay it down. i chose the second.
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Ask "who didn't drop their first bike?" It will be a much shorter list.
eh-hem......and in some peoples case their 2nd, 3rd, 4th.......you get my point.


<-------waiting for Roger to smack me

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been there dropped mine, very slowely at about 1mph. it actuallu fell over in slow motion ha ha
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I didn't drop my first bike. The only accident I have had has been on the track. Knock on wood.

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eh-hem......and in some peoples case their 2nd, 3rd, 4th.......you get my point.


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I had 1 I didn't drop.


never could get that KZ running

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This is why we tell newbies to buy shit bikes. Cause its goning to happen. Hell I dropped my first piece of shit more than I could remember.

LOL, then again I also did shit like try to wheelie from a dead stop up my driveway and into the back wall of the garage. ROFL, ya I know, but I was 15.




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Never dropped my first bike....but I dropped this one. Grrrrrrrrr...damn oil spot in the parking lot.

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My first bike was a honda rebel, it never saw the floor. My current bike has hit the floor once when i came to a complete stop at a stop sign, it was at a constuction site. There was sand all over the place with on coming traffic so i was forced to stop. When i put my right foot down the weight of the bike was on my right foot, my foot just kept sliding until i had almost done the splits and the bike hit the floor. Man... was i pissed off! 2nd time was when i was turning, a lady saw me and gunned her engine to get across the intesection faster than me. I stopped the bike but it was leaned over and i could not muscle the bike up from the position i was in. Both times the bike only suffered minor scratches on the fairings, bar ends and mirrors. You cannot really even tell unless you are very close and looking straight at them.

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i dropped my first, and current bike a couple times already. BOTH TIMES not moving at all. Once, try'n to do a burnout on a back road, second time, balancing the bike to put on a stand.
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Dropped mine at Meachum and Schaumburg rd.

Stopping at the red light and there was a little drizzle going on but i stopped w/ no problem.

Problem was when i put my left foot down i guess from the mixture of oil accumulation in the middle lane and drizzle my foot just went whooosh and it was in such slow motion i felt helpless. No real damage but i was pissed!

Funny thing is it was a cop who helped me pick up the bike.

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Actually I never dropped my first bike, my second bike on the other hand I dropped on numerous ocassions I got more and more comfortable on a bike and the 2nd one had more power so I was pushing a lot harder with that one.
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I dropped my first bike the day I bought it.
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Dropped my 1st bike 2 months into my $11,000 ownership. No damage only hurt pride; landed in mud puddle in front of my house while trying to avoid car at 12 o'clock.

Dropped 2nd (current) bike at Deal's Gap in 2001 in turn 1. Went off wide and into gravel. It was a graceful stop and topple. So graceful in fact that the next day I felt I had to scratch the other side just to make things even.

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I think I've dropped every bike I've owned with the exception of a beater Katana. I dropped my ZX-9 at the track last year when I missed a spool with my stand, and once last spring by the wind.

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Um, I NEVER dropped the '83 MAXIM while I owned it. No driveway tip overs, no gas station bumbling, no drag strips.

This one, however...
1.) dragstrip. Where's that thread? Severly cracked the right side of the fairing, and the nail of my right foot big toe was blue for months.
2.) Buddy's house on a hill. Left it out of gear while parked on a STEEP hill. Over easter weekend last year. Busted the shifter and for some reason it wouldn't start or shift. And damage on the left side fairing. And had to pay for 2 hours of labor for having the shop owner drive down the street to move my bike inside. Ouch.
3.) Gravel on the side of the road, one week after #2 and on the way back from a NESBA track event I was watching. Busted shifter again.
4.) Downtown Crystal Lake. Nearly took out Will's Beemer and Kim's VRod as well. Parking lot folly. Would have broken the shifter if I bothered to repair it properly after #3.
5.) Gas Station around Galena, IL.

Then, after all this, I bought frame sliders All these happened within 3 months of each other and within the first 4 months of owning the bike.

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This thread is makeing me nervous , been awhile for me , my brother jus did his last weekend right before our ride I felt bad for him ......
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Quote:
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Funny thing is it was a cop who helped me pick up the bike.
man... i'm sure other think this way also...but when i dropped my bike, i had so much adrenaline in me that i'd pick it up with ease...
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didn't get eh stand all the way down the 3rd day I owned it. then I sort of lowsided it 4 months later resulting in relatively minor damage. Haven't dropped it since and I still would have bought a new 600 for my first bike.
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I learned the rear brake lesson early on as I locked it up without being completly straight up. I am riding along and I am asking myself wasn't there just a bike underneath me just a second ago. I was lying in the street wondering what just happened. Since then I have never really used a rear brake.
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I've dropped my FZR a few times...
A couple misc. tip overs, parking on wrong side of alley, put kickstand down in the grass, etc. Girlfriend dropped it on me when I had her sit on it to hold it level while I checked the oil. Low speed crash in front of Hooters when I spun the back tire making a right out of the parking lot, got up and picked the bike up then proceeded to tip it over the other way . Dropped it on its side once after landing a stoppie too hard. I've managed to keep it off the plastics for the last year or so.

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I've dropped lots of bikes. There's a thread around here with the story already.

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Hmmmm....is there enough space to list them all But I think everyone has done what Kelly has done, I know I have, when will they make oil, water and road grime mix??

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Ok...well...never dropped a bike. Only bike I fell on was during a motocross race where I had bad timing on a jump. My old TL was parked and someone ran into it once, but their insurance covered everything.
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