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1-70 ways to ruin your day by dropping/crashing your bike

1. Putting your foot into a hole when stopping.

2. Putting your foot down on something slippery when stopping (gravel, dog %$*&#@ etc).

3. Locking the front wheel during overenthusiastic braking.

4. Missing the driveway and sliding on the grass.

5. Not putting the kickstand down when getting off.

6. Make a turn from stop in gravel or sand at high throttle.

7. Not putting a board under the kickstand on asphalt on a hot day.

8. Letting overenthusiastic people sit on your bike who have never been on a bike.

9. Missing the driveway and sliding on the grass.

10. Riding on wet grass with street tires (Almost as bad as ice!!)

11. Riding on wet asphalt with dirt tires (Almost as bad as ice!!)

12. *Thinking* the kick stand was down when it wasn't

13. Kick stand slowly burying itself in hot asphalt

14. Kick stand slowly burying itself in soft ground

15. Backing up perpindicular to a steeply sloped driveway and attempting to put your foot down on the downhill side while on a large bike with a high seat. (By the time your foot reaches the ground the bike is so far off center balance you won't be able to hold it
up.)

16. Backing your bike down a plank, by yourself, from the bed of a pickup truck. Works great as long as you remember that once you start moving stopping for any
correction is out of the question. Get two people to stand on each side of you and the bike.

17. Losing your balance when coming to a stop because of fatigue from a long trip. The wind and the buzz of the bike induces an unexpected case of vertigo. Stop often and rest.

18. Riding beyond your limits while trying to keep up with someone who is probably riding beyond their own. Always a temptation. The best riders/racers understand
and use discipline when riding.

19. Not paying attention. Always strive to anticipate what could possibly go wrong and be planning what your going to do when it happens, eventually it will - and you'll be ready, instead of surprised when your much more likely to do something stupid and reactionary.

20. Assuming that all wet roads are created equal. They are much more slippery when it first starts to rain -until the oil and dirt are washed away.

21. Assuming that the condition of a blind corner is the same as it was the last time you rode it. Instead you find sticks, road kill, oil, rain wash, stones, pot holes, garbage etc.

22. Not understanding how to get set-up for a corner when pushing the limits. In most cases the bike could have made the corner but the rider decided it couldn't and while in a panic attempted to correct the situation with the brake. WRONG! MSF course will discuss this at length.

23. Riding without all of the protective equipment because I forgot to bring it and after all it was just this one time. Turned out to be the wrong time! I forgot my MX boots and fell on a steeply banked corner and the foot peg attempted to drill into the back of my
right calf. On crutches for 3 weeks with a deep bruise.

24. Placing your foot on a treebranch which rolled like a rollerskate.

25. Forgetting the bike's in gear when you jump on the kickstarter.

26. Revving the enging, releasing clutch, and putting feet on pegs when the light turns green, but the bike's in neutral.

27. Not putting your foot down when stopping on red light.

28. Parking the bike without realizing how much of a downgrade you're on.

29. Doing a U-Turn on a steep hill and leaning inside too much (originially going uphill).

30. Putting the kickstand down only partway when getting off the bike (I guess this could be under #5)

31. Taking off with the disc lock still on, racking oneself so badly that the rider could no longer hold up the bike. Ouch.

32. Running into a bus after a 120mph+ high speed chase where there is helicopter pursuit and you are being taped by 5 local news stations.

33. Parking your bike so that it stands upright w/the kick stand down and then having a slow leak in the rear tire which causes the kick stand to push the bike over (long story).

34. Revving bike in impressive squidly fashion at red light, thinking it's in neutral; dropping clutch and standing in place while bike wheelies and backflips
into intersection. (saw it happen)

35. Trying to kickstart your first bike over and over 'cause you didn't realize that it was really out of fuel, and getting the goofy metal ring on the side of your boot caught in the kickstarter, causing you (and the bike) to go over on the right side.

36. Losing balance when putting it on the centerstand.

37. Wife gets foot caught in saddlebag while getting on before you.

38. Rebuild carbs and treat bike like it still needs full gas away from a stop.

39. Add bald tires, and a smattering of rain to 12.

40. Look at the sand at the edge of the exit ramp rather than through the turn.

41. Neither you nor your dad watching while he's backing his car up to the woodpile to unload wood.

42. Not putting the pin that holds the center stand all the way in and then trying to put the bike on the center stand.

43. Trying to hold the bike upright before deploying the center stand only to find your knees are too weak from riding.

44. Park behind friend's mom's minivan figuring "If anybody goes anywhere, they'll surely see it. 'specially since there'll be 5 of them getting into the van. Why can't at LEAST ONE OF THEM LOOK AND SEE THE MOTORCYCLE SO PLAINLY IN VIEW BEHIND THEM?" "Damn."

45. After getting fuel at gas station and holding the bike level with your legs in order to fill it completely, jumping off forgetting that your legs were holding it upright not the kickstand.

46. Entering a DR ("decreasing radius") turn at too high of a speed... This is especially dangerous when making a right turn where if you attempt to straighten
up and brake, you'll plow into oncoming traffic...

47. Getting your boot/ shoelace caught on the gearshift. (I wear laceless boots now).

48. Trying to countersteer (or wheelie) your shaft dirven bike? ;-}

49. Take an hour ride in 30 degree weather with no gloves, stop at a stop sign and pop the clutch when you start cause you've lost feeling in your hands.

50. Getting pissed off for dropping it in the first place, yanking it vigorously off the ground, only to have it dropped on the _other_ side. doh!

51. Putting your foot down at a toll booth on the thick layer of grease that builds up when cars stop.

52. Using too much power when you pull out of a greasy toll booth.

53. Ignoring the sand that builds up in the spring at the side of the road in places that sand and salt roads in winter.(my wife dumped her bike at the end of our driveway last week)

54. Kicking your kickstand in a cool fashion and having it bounce back up instead of staying down.

55. Getting off your bike while it is running and forgetting that is in gear. (should have seen my wife do this one)

56. Having your fat-ass brother (as a pillion) lean waaay over to the side to look at something on the ground while at a stop sign.

57. Being to short for the bike you are riding, and comming to a stop sign.

58. Your rider hops on before you are ready.

59. Pulling out the swingarm stand, and forgetting to put the sidestand down first.

60. Backing down an inclined driveway, turning to either side with a full tank of gas.

61. Taking the bike off the centerstand and forgetting the sidestand.

62. Using a little too much power turning the first corner after you've put on new tyres (with that nice slippery release compound on them).

63. Trying to start out in a quick turn (leaning in anticipation of giving it throttle) and stalling it out because the engine hasn't warmed yet - it's a nice, slow drop...

64. Reaching down to pick up your gloves/keys/glasses.

65. Paying too much attention to the tiltometer on your valkyrie

66. Forgetting to put your feet down.

67. Unbolting too many components from the back so that the bike falls off the jack.

68. Having an internally rusted CX500 centre stand come apart whilst putting the bike onto it.

69. Attempting to kick start a cantankerous '84 CR500, whilst standing on a picnic table bench, and she *kicks* back!

70. While pushing your bike in an attempt to start it by compression, jumping on side-saddle with excessive vigor.

-Manoj-
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ok which ones have you people all ready done?

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Ok which ones have you people all ready done?
32. Running into a bus after a 120mph+ high speed chase where there is helicopter pursuit and you are being taped by 5 local news stations.


My all time favorite!
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71- Forgetting to remove the excess slack on a tie-down on the trailer. I laughed when i saw that at the onramp of Lake getting on 355 south.

Hope it wasnt anyone here!

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72. Putting ARMOR ALL on your tires and try to ride down on Sheradon ave.
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#4 & #9 are the same..... did someone do it ?
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72. Putting ARMOR ALL on your tires and try to ride down on Sheradon ave.
That was the best............

Something I will never forget.
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Y U ALL MAKING FUN OF ME FOR THE ARMOR, I SAID I WAS SORRY, I AGAIN WANTED TO THANK ROB AND THE OTHER GUY I FORGOT HIS NAME FOR HELPING ME CLEAN THAT SHIT OFF THE TIRES. THANX ALOT
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Y U ALL MAKING FUN OF ME FOR THE ARMOR, I SAID I WAS SORRY, I AGAIN WANTED TO THANK ROB AND THE OTHER GUY I FORGOT HIS NAME FOR HELPING ME CLEAN THAT SHIT OFF THE TIRES. THANX ALOT
No problem.......But everyone knows it was you now
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and that a guy on an r1 didn't know not to put armor all on his tires...wow
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Well after 34 years of riding....I have performed the following with perfect excution: #13, 25, 35, 47, 49, 57 and #59. And most likely in the next 34 years I'll add a few more

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26. Revving the enging, releasing clutch, and putting feet on pegs when the light turns green, but the bike's in neutral.
...and letting everyone know it with the sound of your aftermarket pipes.

73. While riding, cleaning your face shield from bugs and realizing your making it worse. Now you definitely can't see.

What were you thinking??? You can't catch me!
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73. While riding, cleaning your face shield from bugs and realizing your making it worse. Now you definitely can't see.
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Y U ALL MAKING FUN OF ME FOR THE ARMOR, I SAID I WAS SORRY, I AGAIN WANTED TO THANK ROB AND THE OTHER GUY I FORGOT HIS NAME FOR HELPING ME CLEAN THAT SHIT OFF THE TIRES. THANX ALOT
if pointing it out and waiting for you to clean it counts as "help" then you're welcome! lol

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Re: 1-70 ways to ruin your day by dropping/crashing your bike

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24. Placing your foot on a treebranch which rolled like a rollerskate.
I really hate that. *shrug*

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29. Doing a U-Turn on a steep hill and leaning inside too much (originially going uphill).
I'm surprised when I do this because I haven't fallen down....yet....(knock on wood). Ever I'm careful or lucky.

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60. Backing down an inclined driveway, turning to either side with a full tank of gas.
This is lots of fun with my paved alley now. The incline when backing out the garage sucks! Luckily still haven't taken a tumble. (knock on wood)
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