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Dropped my bike yesterday morning. Not sure why.
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Dropped my bike yesterday morning. Not sure why. - November 10, 2009, 05:28 PM

I was coming to a normal stop at an intersection coming out of a gas station. It was about 50 degrees, clear and dry. I was just above idel because the gas station exits directly into the intersection. I was almost stopped and the front tire just slid right out, like someone kicked it out from under me.

After I picked it up and got it out of the way I went back to look at the pavement. It was clean, no oil, no water, no gravel and it wasn't very heavily worn. Only thing I can figure is that must have rolled through something at the gas station and not realized it.

Damage was minimal. Broken front brake lever, bent rear brake pedal and broken right front turn signal lense. No biggie I guess but I've been looking around for replacement and am having a really hard time finding anything. May have to go to the dealer.

Anyway, lesson learned...at least I think so. Watch where you ride when going to the gas station? Guess I'll go with that.
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November 10, 2009, 05:35 PM

More than likely just as you stated..you likely ran over some oil or fuel in the gas station.
Here a question to ask yourself. Would using the rear brake prevented this or given you some warning and you would have stayed up given the very slow speed you were traveling?
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November 10, 2009, 05:38 PM

Hard to say. That def occurred to me tho. Will be using both brakes all time from now on, even at slow speeds.
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November 10, 2009, 05:41 PM

Just be careful with rear brake use though. It has it time and place.
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November 10, 2009, 05:43 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQQM0-Xumvs
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November 10, 2009, 05:57 PM

thats sucks dude. at least you don't have much damage.


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November 10, 2009, 06:05 PM

Weird, indeed. Perhaps it was a gnome?


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November 10, 2009, 06:07 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaOgaIRWmrI whatch this one at the 8:10 mark.


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u sunofabitch...i was just about to post that link with this caption "man...ur joint sounds like the the same way this asshole fell over"
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u sunofabitch...i was just about to post that link with this caption "man...ur joint sounds like the the same way this asshole fell over"

Yeah except I didn't appreciate the humor in it as much as that guy. It was way embarrassing.
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November 10, 2009, 10:28 PM

Glad the damage wasn't worse, most likely some oil you ran over, fix 'er up, and keep on ridin'


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Sounds like Chris laughing in the background.
similar but actually no, Chris wasn't on that ride
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Yeah except I didn't appreciate the humor in it as much as that guy. It was way embarrassing.
The guy you're quoting IS that guy. Oneway, aka Derek, aka Stop & Flop.


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November 11, 2009, 12:51 PM

2 kinds of riders , ones that went down . ones that didnt go down YET , in the end all go down! dont sweat it.



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