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How many times have you dropped your bike?

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Just got into this conversation with this biker (25 years of riding), and he claimed that he had NEVER dropped his bike. :)

Anyhow, just curious on average how many time people would drop theirs. I believe anybody would have dropped at least once. (but then I could be wrong)

So there. :)

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I once dropped my bike after the kickstand magically vanished when I went to park it. Crazy bike. Nothing other than that.
 

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took me 10 years, but I dropped my TLR a little over a year and a half ago when I rounded a corner and ran into some gravel

Same crap happened to the bird last month


So it took 10 years of street riding but twice


Dirt, I've been on for 27 years and I can't say theres been a single time I've been out and didn't drop my bike somehow :lol Of course, if you don't fall or get hurt riding a dirtbike, you're either not trying hard enough, or just ain't havin no fun :headbang
 

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Once on the street, and 4 times at the track. The street was simply lack of experience in emergency braking, slid into the back of a car at about 5mph and the bike fell over. On the track it's been 3 minor lowsides and 1 moderate damage highside.
 

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Mine has been kicked over, dropped by friend a couple of times (he payed for it), stolen and I actually laid it down once. So the bike has been down numerous but I only dropped it once.
 

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does dropped=crash

or drop at standstill or ??

i call a crash a crash not a drop

dropped my bike 1x
crashed 1x
 

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I've got a good one. Came into the carport "hot" one time, front wheel hit slick spot, right out from under me to under the boat.
 

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
RACER X - just any drop, does not have to be crashed.

I guess in your case would be 2 drops? (but the idea of crashing without dropping is REALLY scary)
 

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One "get off" at about 15 mph when I locked up the front on some losoe asphalt.
One drop at 0 mph when my pant leg got caught on the peg while backing up.
 

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I'm going to take by "dropped" you mean kind of a "doh" moment and not an "oh shit I'm going to die" crash type moment...


If so, then I've only dropped one bike.
 

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Starts counting in head....

I have dropped my current bike 5 times i think. My dad and brother have dropped it 2 times(that they told me about anyways)
 

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To avoid the risk of jinxing myself I refuse to answer the question.

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I dropped 4 times so far...zx7's are fooking tanks. Everytime I let it down as soft as possible tho
 

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2 lowsides from riding like a nut and 1 drop the first day I got it cause I didn't know how to u turn right.
 

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I have dropped one bike three times : my FZR, 2 out of 3 were because of the damn disc lock, third time was just out of stupidity. I'm lucky, I haven't dropped my 929 yet... *knocks on wood*
 

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I have dropped mine 4 times. But in my defense I have short legs, so I use that as an excuse, when really I was just not paying attention to what I was doing. i.e. …. ok lets get off the bike…ahh ahh oooohhhHHHH CRAP! cant hold it up! BAM! .....ok, note to self, always put kick stand down before getting off the bike.

But I haven’t dropped it in a long time.
 

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mn1028 said:
I have dropped mine 4 times. But in my defense I have short legs, so I use that as an excuse, when really I was just not paying attention to what I was doing. i.e. …. ok lets get off the bike…ahh ahh oooohhhHHHH CRAP! cant hold it up! BAM! .....ok, note to self, always put kick stand down before getting off the bike.

But I haven’t dropped it in a long time.
not really an excuse, i have short legs.......29" inseam and have ridden all kinda bikes....duc's incl.......just learned to deal w/ it......
 
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