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Online SimonUK

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Re: Dropped My Bike Today!
Reply #10 on: April 04, 2021, 08:31:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
How did the pillion take it?

lying down!  :164:

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Re: Dropped My Bike Today!
Reply #11 on: April 04, 2021, 10:47:17 PM
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
lying down!  :164:
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Re: Dropped My Bike Today!
Reply #12 on: April 05, 2021, 03:16:09 PM
I find my XR to be very top heavy (might be a good quality for a porn actress...not so much for a bike) which makes it very easy to get past the point of reasonable recovery if she leans and you're not ready.  I've dropped mine twice now, once the engine bars saved me and the second time a hedge saved me....
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Re: Dropped My Bike Today!
Reply #13 on: April 06, 2021, 12:07:31 AM
It's the one thing that spoils the bike for me, I have a large gravel driveway too, so I have to manoeuvre on that. It'll make me change sooner than I would like, perhaps a GS ???

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Re: Dropped My Bike Today!
Reply #14 on: April 06, 2021, 06:11:28 AM
Thats why I lowered mine , made all the difference

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Re: Dropped My Bike Today!
Reply #15 on: April 06, 2021, 09:35:39 AM
*Originally Posted by Molsal [+]
It's the one thing that spoils the bike for me, I have a large gravel driveway too, so I have to manoeuvre on that. It'll make me change sooner than I would like, perhaps a GS ???
Have you looked at the plastic gravel grid systems? It lets you keep the gravel, so it looks the same , can be a little bit slippy but it  prevents the front wheel from digging in too deep and helps prevent your pride and joy becoming less than perfect
Cheers  :821:
Andy