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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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So, I'm coming to a stop, knowing I'm going to come to a complete stop, and for whatever reason.... for just a second... forgot to put my feet down.

WTF

Caught myself right at the tipping point, a split second longer and I would have never caught the damn bike.

Thankfully it was in my own driveway coming home, so no one around to make me feel even more stupid

Guess I was just worn out from work, and my mind drifted, or just wasn't focused. I know it's happened to others (read the stories on other forums), but I never thought it would happen to me.

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 06:26 PM
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I think you answered your own enquiry: Exhaustion.

I did the same thing in my own driveway, except my feet were down, but I went to back down the very gradual incline a bit to straighten the front end out, and presto, with the wheel cocked, it rolled right out from under me. And I'm talking my BMW GT with all the plastic; while that is a much more top-heavy bike, it was the fault of inattention to the grade while turning the tiller....all because I had been on it 5 hours.

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I once leaned the bike over because I either forgot to put the side stand down or I didn't get it down well enough and it popped back up.

I managed to keep it from hitting hard enough to hurt anything. I wasn't alone so I was the butt of the jokes at dinner. At least I had help standing it back up.

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for whatever reason.... for just a second... forgot to put my feet down.
That has never happened to me in 40 years of riding. Not drunk, not stoned, not exhausted... like never.

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never done that but i do regularly forget to shift down. so ill go to drive off in 4th or 5th and look like an idiot that dosent know how to ride.

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LOL

I have never done that myself but just this summer we were riding in a local poker run and we pulled up to the harley dealership. Lots of bikes were pulling in and the dude in front of me just came to a stop and never put his feet down. He just road it out until it fell to left and he went down with it.

We were like WTF!!! After helping him and the bike up we relized he was 3 sheets ripped!

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After helping him and the bike up we relized he was 3 sheets ripped!
Which is one of the biggest reason I don't normally do poker runs

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Yesterday I was preparing to turn left at an intersection and had down shifted to first, I thought, found neutral instead. Was still moving about 5 mph, let the clutch out, gave it some throttle, leaned the bike and almost dumped it right there.

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Yesterday I was preparing to turn left at an intersection and had down shifted to first, I thought, found neutral instead. Was still moving about 5 mph, let the clutch out, gave it some throttle, leaned the bike and almost dumped it right there.
My 2008 vegas- upshifting from 1st to 2nd and i go into neutral sometimes, each time I catch my self revving and going nowhere. Not as bad as a near drop.
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Yesterday I was preparing to turn left at an intersection and had down shifted to first, I thought, found neutral instead. Was still moving about 5 mph, let the clutch out, gave it some throttle, leaned the bike and almost dumped it right there.
Now there's a real pucker moment!

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