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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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F*ck! Dropped my B4 yesterday

Was doing a real slow U turn on a driveway. As the bike tipped I stuck my right leg out to catch it. Well, the combo of the slow speed, driveway angle and my short legs did me in. The lean was enough so the bike went off balance and went down. And of course while trying to catch the fall, I twisted the throttle to almost WFO for a second. I made a cool half moon shaped burnout in my in laws driveway. Fortunately my frame sliders took the brunt of it. I snapped my right hand side mirror off though, so if anyone has a nice used one laying around, I'm looking... Broke the rear brake toe peg and small scuff on the silencer. I'm unscathed, landed on my feet.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 06:39 AM
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Sorry to hear that man - sadly, it has happened to all of us at one time or another! I know you hate it, don't beat yourself up, I am sure someone will come the required bits. Glad to hear NO injury to you other than pride


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Yeah dropping a bike with frame sliders and control levers taking the brunt is the best way to do it... if there is a best way. At least you didn't scratch yer tank or your plastics or other more important and expensive bits so thumbs up for that. As for your pride, well there's nothing more embarrassing than dropping your bike from an almost stop and then revving the engine to make sure that everyone looks

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But then again the only way to guarantee not having an embarrassing off us not to ride and not a good answer
Its good that your ok
Hope it doesn't cost too much


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Yeah dropping a bike with frame sliders and control levers taking the brunt is the best way to do it... if there is a best way. At least you didn't scratch yer tank or your plastics or other more important and expensive bits so thumbs up for that. As for your pride, well there's nothing more embarrassing than dropping your bike from an almost stop and then revving the engine to make sure that everyone looks
LOL. The only one that saw and heard was my wife. And she's aware of my stupidity at this point. She thought I was doing stunt riding! I'm like, umm no.

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But then again the only way to guarantee not having an embarrassing off us not to ride and not a good answer
Its good that your ok
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Matt sorry to hear about b4, sounds like you got away with minimum damage. I've got mirror if you want it, I'm in Perth WA just email me. Mark.
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LOL. The only one that saw and heard was my wife. And she's aware of my stupidity at this point. She thought I was doing stunt riding! I'm like, umm no.
...But if you hadn't dropped it and were able to point out that 'burnout' mark ...you would have been.....,''Did you see that''!!... I think she'd a still been unimpressed though
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yep,what a bugger,happened to me once and once only,at a stop sign with a bad angle to the left,put the wrong foot down ,felt like a real dickhead. your lucky with minor damage.

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And of course while trying to catch the fall, I twisted the throttle to almost WFO for a second. I made a cool half moon shaped burnout in my in laws driveway.

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As for your pride, well there's nothing more embarrassing than dropping your bike from an almost stop and then revving the engine to make sure that everyone looks:laughing:
hey, check it out Ian is a stunter too



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