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Offline mediamark

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Fallen Bike
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:35:56 PM »
Yes, I've posted this elsewhere but it is an XR forum...

My bike fell over whilst I was helping a friend who had dropped his whilst he was turning.

Not exactly sure what happened as my back was to it. It was on the side stand, facing down a slight gradient, so not sure if it had moved.
In my rush to assist my friend, I didn't put it in gear. It's a sickening feeling. Be warned...

Waiting for an assessment on the cost of repair.






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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 01:51:18 PM »
That is one thing I never do with my bike, leave it facing down hill on the side stand. Even in gear the bike can compress through it's stroke and let the bike slowly move forward. I always face it up hill and have never had a bike go over, my dirt biking days, had numerous drops of the bike due to tired, lazy placement of bike once we came to a rest stop.

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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 02:52:27 PM »
That's a bummer Mark

Mine fell over twice in the first week (slow learner !) when the pointy side stand disappeared into the ground.
Only 'damage' was the indicator popped out of the bodywork both times
I'm more careful now  :015:

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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 09:16:41 PM »
For a biker, this is the worst..done it with my blade and it wasn't my fault, some halfwit tried to move it and dropped it, cost a grand of the firms insurance to sort it. My mate just dropped his BM RR off its paddock stand, the bleeding stand snapped as he lifted it  :027:
Just unlucky due to the circ's bet our mates gutted twice over !! :087:
Therapy...

You'll never see a motorbike parked outside a psychiatrists.

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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 01:43:33 PM »
Really sorry to hear of another one, my "tall" bike went over in similar circumstances . £438.00 worth of damage and didn't touch the exhaust. I bought a side stand pad from Cymarc and it increases the foot print size and gives a bit more confidence. I transfered all the bits to my "low" bike and wouldn't be without it. Chin up mate.

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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2016, 09:41:11 PM »
The repair estimate has come in at a little under 2K, which is more than I expected!  :211:

I've submitted the claim to the insurance company today, which seemed pretty painless (so far).
So, hopefully the repair won't take too long.

I am definitely planning on adding some protection before leaving the dealership & would recommend everyone else does the same!!

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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2016, 02:43:08 PM »


As good as new, with additional Evotech Performance crash protection.

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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2016, 09:13:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by mediamark [+]



As good as new, with additional Evotech Performance crash protection.
Hi Med, I've done the same as you unfortunately, two up coming to halt, front wheel up a 2 inch kerb, reached for the ground....ground wasn't there. We went down slowly and gracefully!  Same panel damage  as yours, indicator snapped off.
Managed to get a used replacement indicator for £19 pounds inc postage.
Did you opt for a new panel or paint job and what about the Can? I guess putting it through the  Insurance everything was replaced? I have yet to decide what course to steer. Cheers

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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2016, 10:52:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by harryp [+]
I've done the same as you unfortunately

That's a bugger Harry. But so long as you're ok, the bike is fixable

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Re: Fallen Bike
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2016, 05:30:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jockser [+]
That's a bugger Harry. But so long as you're ok, the bike is fixable
These things happen, Jockser. I don't loose too much sleep about bikes!

 


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