minor disaster averted - just red in the face...

Message
Author
User avatar
kawgurl
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:07 am
Sex: Male
Location: Alberta, Canada

minor disaster averted - just red in the face...

#1 Unread post by kawgurl » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:45 am

...so my husband and I ride up to our local Kawi dealer last Saturday to find out they had a customer appreciation event going on (I apparently didn't get the memo). I pull in behind him and proceed to get so distracted by all the goings-on that I yanked a bit hard on the front brake while coming to a stop, which happened to be while I was turning into a parking stall. 3 guesses on what happened next - over she goes - GAH! In front of not only the dealer himself who sold me the bike new in May, but a conglomeration of other folks (mostly men of course) looking at bikes, etc. :bag:
Luckily, it didn't go over hard and I just about caught it, but alas I unwittingly became a damsel in distress :littleangel: and had about 5 guys leap to my rescue before my highway peg even got a scratch on it. My husband standing off to the side chuckling, of course.

Just a reminder of how easy it can happen - had I been alone, I woulda been one helpless damsel!!

Safe riding out there everyone - just my two cents for the day.
[b]~Robyn~[/b]
'09 Kawi Nomad 1700

[i]"Sometimes the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes."[/i] ~Author Unknown

User avatar
MTexile
Elite
Elite
Posts: 114
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:51 am
Real Name: Steve
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 11
My Motorcycle: 09 FXD & 03 XL 1200C
Location: S. Central PA

#2 Unread post by MTexile » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:55 pm

I must be lucky, did almost they same thing a few years ago, but no one was around...
2009 Harley Super Glide ("Therapy")

User avatar
Sonshine0311
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:57 am
Sex: Male
Location: Harrisburg, PA

hitting the dust

#3 Unread post by Sonshine0311 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:46 pm

I did a similar trick at a car show. I was following my girlfriend (she in the car and I on my bike). I pulled onto the grass to park by her but was told that I had to park with the Motorcycles. I dutifully headed to the far end of what was a baseball diamond. I had to go down a small hill and then up a small incline.
I guess I gunned it a little too much going up the hill. Dropped it, broke the lens on the turn signal and bent the mirror. I was okay but mortified by the number of people running over and asking me repeatedly if I was ok! :oops:
Sonshine0311


God is my Peace

User avatar
Amdonim
Legendary 300
Legendary 300
Posts: 365
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:20 pm
Real Name: AJ
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 10
My Motorcycle: 2000 ZG1000
Location: Alabama

#4 Unread post by Amdonim » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:22 am

For future reference.

http://roadstarclinic.com/content/view/82/123/

Now you'll never have to play the part of the helpless damsel.

User avatar
Sonshine0311
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:57 am
Sex: Male
Location: Harrisburg, PA

#5 Unread post by Sonshine0311 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:04 am

Here is a link to a similar demo by a woman. No damsel in distress there!!

http://www.pinkribbonrides.com/dropped.html
Sonshine0311


God is my Peace

User avatar
Amdonim
Legendary 300
Legendary 300
Posts: 365
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:20 pm
Real Name: AJ
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 10
My Motorcycle: 2000 ZG1000
Location: Alabama

#6 Unread post by Amdonim » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:07 am

That stuff really works. My sister tried it on a VTX, and she weighs all of about 95 lbs.

User avatar
RocketGirl
Elite
Elite
Posts: 138
Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 3:33 pm
Real Name: Belynn
Sex: Female
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 2007 Yamaha Virago 250
Location: New Castle County, Delaware

Great Tip

#7 Unread post by RocketGirl » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:20 pm

Thanks for sharing the links on picking up a dropped bike. I feel much better about moving up to a bigger bike. :)

User avatar
Amdonim
Legendary 300
Legendary 300
Posts: 365
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:20 pm
Real Name: AJ
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 10
My Motorcycle: 2000 ZG1000
Location: Alabama

#8 Unread post by Amdonim » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:43 pm

NP. I wish I'd seen that before I got my first bike. Dropped the first day at the shop and had no clue how to get it back up.

Post Reply