Re: Who holds the record for NOT dropping an LT?
I am a complete newby to this forum - and to BMW, and in fact to geared bikes - yup you've guessed it - I'm a new driver! So have a laugh on me. Previous experience 2 years on Honda 100cc twist grip - passed test 6 months ago - advised by most sane people - buy a 5-600cc commuting bike, and of course that was my aim.
So after looking around, I chose to buy a 99 LT from the insane brother in law, well I say chose I was kind of obliged after driving it a short distance and coming to a pretty abrupt halt, it tilted, so did I and over we went (Day 1) - damage to custom front left foot board.
Outing into city for adjusting to night time traffic, parked up OK 1st gear uphill side stand, back on reversing down slope, foot down to ready for left turn, lost footing on recessed manhole cover, it tilted - thought better of breaking my leg in retarding the fall, over it went (Day 3) - more damage to custom front left foot board, and new left mirror.
Outing to Glen Coe via Loch Lomond, great ride, turn into cafe parking bay, misjudged distance to next bike, compensated by leaning other way, a gentle lie down for the old lady (Day 10) - hey no damage!
No drops since then - except for today after 1500 miles riding it (100 of those today), parked bike up deployed side stand uncharacteristically took it out of first (don't know why), got off bike to see it roll forward onto the last of the custom foot peg - need a new foot board - will probably replace with standard issues until I stop doing this!
Three things I've learned from this - biking isn't cheap, Scotland is a great place for biking if you can keep it upright, and I need a heck of a lot more practice.