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post #1 of 11 Old Sep 5th, 2008, 9:58 pm Thread Starter
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Not MTBF, but MTTD

OK, there is a lot of discussion about dropping LTs early and often, but I haven't seen much about not dropping an LT. So, my question is, who has the most miles on an LT before the first drop? The Mean Time To Drop to make a play on MTBF (mean time before/between failures).

I've only got 9,000 miles on my 07 with no drop yet, so I can't set the bar very high. So who has a lot of miles on one or more LTs without a drop or before the first drop?

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OK, there is a lot of discussion about dropping LTs early and often, but I haven't seen much about not dropping an LT. So, my question is, who has the most miles on an LT before the first drop? The Mean Time To Drop to make a play on MTBF (mean time before/between failures).

I've only got 9,000 miles on my 07 with no drop yet, so I can't set the bar very high. So who has a lot of miles on one or more LTs without a drop or before the first drop?

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I NEVER dropped my first LT in 4 years and 50k miles. I did drop the current one once at a gas stop because I forgot to put the stand down

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8000 miles since I bought my 02 last Sept. No drops, but a few close calls and strained muscles.

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42,000 + and no drops yet.

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you are all jinxed. you will drop them soon....


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My number is zero. I dropped the demo bike at the dealer before I bought mine.

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My number is zero. I dropped the demo bike at the dealer before I bought mine.

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My LT rolled off the kickstand & dropped into my son's new car, all in the garage two minutes after I the LT in neutral. $800 damage to the car - nothing to the LT (fenders must be nice and soft....).

Does that count against me? Otherwise 8K and no drops yet.
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My number is zero. I dropped the demo bike at the dealer before I bought mine.

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Once in 63K, but it was at an MSF Experienced Rider Course. That can do a feller's ego in real fast. Did the assigned task (emergency braking in a curve) but my spindly legs couldn't hold it up after the stop. It was a beautiful slow motion drop.

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Don't tickle sleeping Dragons, for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.
I'm with Dave, I have no desire to poke this hornets nest with a stick.

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