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audibob

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oh how the pride is dented....

waiting at a local roundabout for the exit traffic to move, I realised I had enough

room to snuck up behind a bus.

The bus began to move off, then stopped , as I did, but somehow my centre of gravity shifted to my right,

and with the roundabout surface being pretty bad, and on an incline with a nasty camber to boot, I

gracefully went over with the bike.

I rolled over, thankfully stopping before the flower beds, watching the right mirror pod following me.

A chap from an office opposite came out and helped me get the bike back upright.

One bent throttle lever, some paint missing from the mirror pod,

and my pride a little dented.

This is my second (stationary ) trip to the tarmac on a k bike, I guess it may not be the last.


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Yamaha 90
Honda CD 175
Honda CB 360
Triumph T 140V Bonneville
Triumph T150 Trident
Honda CB750 F1
Cz 175
Yamaha XS 750
R 100/7
R 80
K100 LT
K100 LT current bike
    

2Back to top Go down   Pride goes before a fall...... Empty Re: Pride goes before a fall...... on Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:52 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Doh! Don't you just hate it when that happens.
Glad to hear not too much damage caused, apart from the bruised ego.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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robmack

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Same sort of thing happened to me once, on my previous K100. My wife wanted me to look at a house for sale so we headed off, she in the car in lead, me trailing on the bike. Winding through the suburbs, she makes a left turn onto a side street and immediately stops the car. I'm following and just complete the turn, still on a slight angle, when I'm forced to stop because of the car smack dab in front of me. Managed to stop but now the K-bike is leaned precariously to the left and I've only got once foot planted. I'm struggling to keep the bike from falling to the left but couldn't stop its inevitable drop because I didn't have the strength. So, I eased it over on its side as gently as possible when one it overbalanced, and hopped off onto my ass. I recovered and got the bike back up (with a struggle) but the brand new paint job was damaged. Was I embarrassed? No. Was I pissed? Yes.


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Dai

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I managed to pull away with the security lock still in the front wheel.









Twice Pride goes before a fall...... 167893 .


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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Two Wheels Better

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@Dai wrote:I managed to pull away with the security lock still in the front wheel.
Twice Pride goes before a fall...... 167893 .

BTDT. Crying or Very sad
12 years ago, nearly busted an ankle crawling out from underneath my K1200S in front of the patrons of a fancy restaurant I'd just eaten in. Maybe it was the half bottle of plonk?!
drunken

Nowadays I use a tether on the lock and don't 'drink' n ride.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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Point-Seven-five

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Not too far from Hoover dam I stopped for gas on my K75RT on a trip out West. Puling out of the station down a steeply inclined driveway I had to stop when a car approached from the left. I stopped okay, but I was right over the low spot where the incline of the drive met the camber of the road surface. The pavement was about four inches below my foot when I put it out to hold the bike upright...


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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