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Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

Yep...loaded up for a trip south the Ken Meese on Friday morning. Left it on the driveway, slight slant....stupid me. Went inside and when I came out. It was taking a nap, lying down on concrete.

Here's the damage...all cosmetic...shows character now I think.





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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

That sucks. I think the bug guts are adding a lot of character, too.

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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

Yeah, I hated to see that, Mike. But tell me, how are your horns?

Guess I really need to get moving on my bra pattern for the GT.

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That sucks. I think the bug guts are adding a lot of character, too.
In that case, I've got more character than all y'all combined.

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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

It has been a long while since I have posted or replied! Hi everyone!

Well don't feel too bad. My 02 LTE and me fell over last night at a stop sign. Stopped at the stop sign. Planted both feet, or so I thought. The street had a slant to my right and my bike started to lean to the right. My wife was on the back which just helped to keep the lean going. I couldn't get my right leg to handle the load and in slow motion....down we go. My right J-Peg punched through the lower fairing, which is only noticable if you are level with the j-peg and extend it. Some slight crinkling on the rear side bag plastic chrome piece. But nothing like the character you have!

More is the loss of ego and self-esteem for falling off my bike! A sore knee and a sore right elbow where I caught all the weight as we were going down!

At least it was at night and there was no one to see us except US! lol

And the wife wasn't even hurt! Of course that wasn't verified until after I had surveyed the bike! She wasn't complaining so I figured she was ok!

Yea and if ya'll believe she would have let me check the bike out before checking her out, if she was hurt, well we all know how that story would have ended.

So to right the LTE I put the kick stand down, placed my butt up against the bike on the right side, got my grip points and dead lifted her back to verticle. Impressed the wife to say the least! Although she would have been more impressed if I hadn't caused her to fall off the bike in the first place. Her silence was actually was than if she had said anything!

So at some point I'll buy another right side lower fairing (silver or magnesium color-what ever is the right one for the Champagne 02 LTE) and become characterless again! Or I might just not replace it and if any one ask me if iI can prove that is my LTE I can say, "yep that is my bike!" And I can prove it by describing the j-peg induced hole!


But the nice thing is that she has told me that she will get me replacement parts, cause she knows how I like to keep my LTE looking good! Even nicer if she actually pays for them. But at least she has said I can replace them!

She likes riding on it also which helps!


Glad to hear that you didn't break the mirrors or bend any levers etc.
The body panels are expensive enough.....sigh!



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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

Bummer Karl, but at least no one was hurt.

Instead of replacing the lower fairing, you could simply round out the hole to make it neat and leave it for next time. Then do the other side, in case it takes a left-nap sometime later.

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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

When you installed the Jpegs you should have cut those holes already !

That way when the eventual happened. You'd have pretty holes there already and no damage...

Glad it wasn't worse. I think the older style black rubber guards are the best.

You can just clean them up with a little sandpaper and you really can't tell how many times she's been dropped.


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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

I am wondering if any of you have try to put the R & G Racing K1200GT Frame Sliders on a bike and see if damage can be minimize if dropped. I t will happened eventually and the panels are expensive.


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Karl, glad you and the wife came out ok. Mine tilted over on the right j-peg once, but I thought I had caught her before any damage. J-peg seemed to work fine until it fell off one day at about 70 mph in heavy Houston herd traffic inside lane.

Anyone know where I can buy a right J-peg and drill out the old bolt?

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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

I do like the suggestions regarding the holes! Makes a lot of sense. A project for this up coming weekend!

Cause one way or another tip overs do happen while mounted and not!

Thanks for the help!

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I am wondering if any of you have try to put the R & G Racing K1200GT Frame Sliders on a bike and see if damage can be minimize if dropped. I t will happened eventually and the panels are expensive.
I've only seen one GT with frame sliders installed. You ca see pics in this thread. Don't know how effective they'd be in a drop though.

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I've only seen one GT with frame sliders installed. You ca see pics in this thread. Don't know how effective they'd be in a drop though.
And they certainly would look stoopid on the side bags.



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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

SLTEX,

Which size J-Peg. The original size arm or the longer arm?

I might have the original size J-Peg arm. I'll check in the garage to see if I still have them. I changed out to the larger size about a year ago.

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Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over

I did a very similar amount of damage to my KGT last September whilst in the south of France. Decided to replace damaged panels with new as the cost of repair was very close to the cost of new once the labour costs had been taken into account. The parts I replced were LHS pannier lid, LHS fairing panel, top fairing, LHS BMW roundel and LHS pannier lid "BMW" badge. Total for this including all taxes was 805 (about $1600 US).

Decided not to claim on my insurance due to the excess (deductible?) and subsequent increase in insurance premium that would certainly have followed

I too felt a bit stupid at the time, but all is fixed now and ready for the new season
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