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post #1 of 35 Old Jun 29th, 2010, 10:48 pm Thread Starter
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SON OF A B Dropped

I went out this evening to top up on gas for tomorrows journey.
Some rain, only gone for 15 minutes
Got home had wife move car out of garage so I could put Maxamillion in the center to load for the trip.
Went to put him on the center stand,
wet foot
slip
and down he went.

Good way to start the trip, get it out of the way.
No damage done.

Y'all are right, once he starts to go, its all over but the crying
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post #2 of 35 Old Jun 29th, 2010, 11:15 pm
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Re: SON OF A B Dropped

Glad to hear you and your bike are okay--yeah, if she leans too far there is absolutely no forgiveness However, like you said, you got it out of the way--so, from here on out it's smooth sailing and a great trip. Enjoy, relax and ride...wish I was leaving tomorrow

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I went out this evening to top up on gas for tomorrows journey.
Some rain, only gone for 15 minutes
Got home had wife move car out of garage so I could put Maxamillion in the center to load for the trip.
Went to put him on the center stand,
wet foot
slip
and down he went.

Good way to start the trip, get it out of the way.
No damage done.

Y'all are right, once he starts to go, its all over but the crying
I have done the exact same thing, boots were wet from the rain. luckly it missed my wife's SUV by mere inches!! I had to have my wife back her FourRunner out of the garage to pick her back up. Like you said, once it starts, theres no stopping it!!

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Re: SON OF A B Dropped

This just means your gonna have a great trip! Glad to hear everything's ok, and no damage. Ride safe and enjoy your ride!

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Re: SON OF A B Dropped

Sounds like he just decided to take a quick nap before the long road ahead. They do that sometime.

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Welcome to the club I dropped mine the second day I owned it while putting it on the center stand. In my case the right leg of the stand punched a hole in the decking of my shop ramp. Like you and others have said, once it starts there is nothing you can do.
Unlike the K1100LT I have, and have also dropped, the K12LT sustained NO damage

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Well you got that out of the way and learned something. Yep. There's very little tolerance for error with the big beast. I had a similar thing happen when I was not careful putting the sidestand down while still in the saddle. Foot slipped of while I was beginning to lean her over in anticipation of the stand being down. A slow mo fall.

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I went out this evening to top up on gas for tomorrows journey.
Some rain, only gone for 15 minutes
Got home had wife move car out of garage so I could put Maxamillion in the center to load for the trip.
Went to put him on the center stand,
wet foot
slip
and down he went.

Good way to start the trip, get it out of the way.
No damage done.

Y'all are right, once he starts to go, its all over but the crying

There you go. The problem is that LTs are female and you called it "he." No wonder she went over on you! :-)

Then again, someone named Eric with a handle of "MountianMama" appears to have some gender identity issues. :-)

I am still trying to figure out if Mountian is an intentional spelling or if it really is meant to be Mountain? Maybe you are a former Mounty...

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Re: SON OF A B Dropped

You dropped her in your garage with no audience?? What were you thinking?
No HD nor any GW riders to point and offer assistance? No cages to stop and offer assistance as you're busting your butt to get her up? Oh my - you've got another drop coming. Then you can practice "Not a problem, happens all the time", "Sure is a top heavy lady, I'll have her up in a moment", "No - that's ok, she's pretty easy to get up", Thanks buddy - first time in 30 years I dropped a bike".

Anyone else have some spur of the moment comments our friends can use when confronted with a napping LT in public?
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You dropped her in your garage with no audience?? What were you thinking?
No HD nor any GW riders to point and offer assistance? No cages to stop and offer assistance as you're busting your butt to get her up? Oh my - you've got another drop coming. Then you can practice "Not a problem, happens all the time", "Sure is a top heavy lady, I'll have her up in a moment", "No - that's ok, she's pretty easy to get up", Thanks buddy - first time in 30 years I dropped a bike".

Anyone else have some spur of the moment comments our friends can use when confronted with a napping LT in public?
Fortunately, I haven't had the need for a comment as yet, but I do like the idea of having a few at the ready! It never hurts to be prepared.

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Re: SON OF A B Dropped

Just looking at some old posts.
There is a story behind everything.
My father had his honeymoon on a bike
His name is Max
The bike may as well cost a million bucks, so we named the bike Maxamillion, hence it is a he.
The misspell is a dyslexic moment or just poor spelling, take your pick.
The handle Mountianmama comes from my PC800 which when viewed from the top is very curvaceous like a good woman or mountain road, my wife and I also met on curvy roads in the mountains.
No gender issues, that is my story and I am sticking to it.

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If you say so...

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I've heard that it makes a horrible sound as it hits the ground!

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this owner made a horrible sound!

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It's GONNA happen...when and where is a different story. Those SLOW drops leave the bike in OK condition. I've done it quite a few times. Just get OUT OF THE WAY - when she's going...she's gone. Now that you have that all out of the way you'll have smooth sailing from now on. Good Luck on your trip!!
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You what? Dropped your LT?

Heck, mine likes to rest before a big trip!, sometimes ON a trip. Like someone said above usually when I have an audience !

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When I'm done riding, I just throw it down and get it over with.
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I am no more a BMW LT "Virgin dropper" took Old Betsie of the Harbor Freight Dolly this morning front lock on dolly was engage but not back one, so Rear end swing out and there she goes down, and as someone said here once she start you can't stop her...it all happened in slow motion except the language coming out of my mouth...that came out very fast!!

It was fight getting her up had to call wife to come and move here car. I am sure the whole neighborhood heard me huffing and puffing 5:00am in the morning, I sounded like a weight lifter!

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Been there Done that........
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Break anything?
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I am no more a BMW LT "Virgin dropper" took Old Betsie of the Harbor Freight Dolly this morning front lock on dolly was engage but not back one, so Rear end swing out and there she goes down, and as someone said here once she start you can't stop her...it all happened in slow motion except the language coming out of my mouth...that came out very fast!!

It was fight getting her up had to call wife to come and move here car. I am sure the whole neighborhood heard me huffing and puffing 5:00am in the morning, I sounded like a weight lifter!

Sincerly
LT the dropper...
That is a bummer. I now have to go see what the HF dolly is...

Hopefully, you didn't break too many expensive parts.

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Went to put him on the center stand,
wet foot
slip
and down he went.
what you ride a guy? I thought all LTs were gals?

Must be a different model then...

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All ships, cars, trucks, and motorcycles are female. Name is irrelevant. Lots of US Navy aircraft carriers have been named after men: USS John Stennis, USS Ronald Reagan, USS John F Kennedy, USS Franklin D Roosevelt, etc. and every sailor on every one of those ships referred to them as "she". And still do. I love the name Maxamillion and the etymology of it, but she's still a girl.


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I am sure that you resurrected the bike from its sleep like you resurrected this thread... good job!
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Well. The LT is a handful. Impossible to stop once it starts, thats it. It's like trying to keep a drunkin 6'8" 330 lbs linebacker on his feet when he wants to go down.

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Came damn close today. Rode to Jerome AZ with the AZBeemers club, went to make a U-turn to go up to the Asylum restaurant, put my feet down in gravel, and came thisclose to losing her. Luckily my pillion immediately went counter, and we hung on and made it through. But it was close. Very close. Too close for comfort.


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I have to agree. Once she starts, it is best to simply get out of the way and then pick her up once she is done. Might as well post this here also seeing it is the topic of discussion.


Listen for the " OH NOOOO"

Yes, I had an audience.
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Meh, it happens to the best of us....


...not me, but everyone else.


All joking aside (not really joking) I did have avery close call that would have been really bad. Thank god for strong Honda kickstands. Went to put the big girl in the garage - similar story, wet boots and smooth garage floor. I park next to my RC51 and my dirtbike. Went for the sidestand and started leaning the bike on to it. Didnt quite get the sidestand fully down and foot slipped off it and it snapped back up... big girl almost played motorcycle dominoes in my garage, but somehow, my RC51 offered enough stability to "lean against" and hold her up.... and by lean against I mean it pinned me against my RC and i somehow managed to fanagle her back vertical. First and hopefully only time with the LT.

I have gotten intimate with the ground a few times on other bikes, usually at speed though.

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I have to agree. Once she starts, it is best to simply get out of the way and then pick her up once she is done. Might as well post this here also seeing it is the topic of discussion.
I have to apologize... I literally laughed out loud... only because, been there, done that.
I dropped my LT once and it only took once to learn my lesson. It was also in front of an audience (Starbucks parking lot). I know how it feels... thanks for bringing back the memory and making me laugh at my own historical traumatic event.
'They' says... if you have not dropped your LT at least once, you will.
I'm going to do my best to not drop my GTL... hopefully weighing 100 pound less 'might' help.
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I've dropped my LT once, fully laden for a 3000 mile trip, with my wife on the back. The story is interesting enough that I should probably make a thread about it on here someday, but I agree fully that once the LT reaches a certain, not-all-the-great, angle from vertical, it is going to go down with absolution.

On the positive side, the bike is built and engineered to take a fall unlike any bike I've ever owned. A couple of scuffs on the black crash bar cover up front, and a couple of small indents (not scratches per se) in the side bag rub strip was the extent of the damage. You drop a modern sportbike and it is pretty likely you're going to get a healthy four-figure present on your credit card.
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Friday night, I put a friend on back of my k1200 to run to get some Thai food. I wasn't quite ready for his extra 250. The bike shifted to the left and I muscled up, saving it this time. Whew! I was a centimeter of lean from picking her up...again, for the third time.
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Good thread!

Nearly dropped mine whilst checking the tyres prior to test riding it at the servo (they had 10psi in both). Caught it just in time. Don't find it too bad generally, it's just the - "under the 10 km/h" that you know you've got to be really concentrating, more so than on any other bike l've ridden. Good to know l'm not the only one - it's the only bike l refuse other people/friends to ride/lend to just check it out.
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