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Well, it happened to me tonight. I had my 09 LT on the center stand in a gravel parking lot, when I pushed her off the stand she was leaning a little to the left and my foot slipped on the gravel and down she went. Like a dummy I had my Jpegs out and the left one is really bent up. No other damage that I could see in the dark.

What are my options with the Jpeg? can I order a replacement bolt?

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Sorry to hear about your drop, hopefully its just a bent bracket.

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Last time I looked. Raffy (just ride it accessories) still had bolt kits for the j pegs. also someone had spare mounting plates in the classified section.
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I believe the most common reason for dropping the whale is unsure footings on gravel, sand and road debris.
You sir have just added to this statistic - sounds like you got it up and are okay!!

Every time you park and mount the beast is a drop opportunity - mine has been over many times because of
this - in fact I just dropped it at the BMWMOA inside one of the buildings - some people thought it was a
demo - not!!

When you need parts for the jpegs just go to the source:

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Now this is where quick thinking would have been perfect. Something like.... All right, crowd on in now and I'll show you the easy way to upright this fine motorcycle! (Best delivered with a straight face and with an open tank bag nearby to accept gratuities!)

It has been my experience that these things never happen at a convenient time or when no one is present to enjoy the spectacle.

Sorry to hear about your jpeg.

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..... end snip Every time you park and mount the beast is a drop opportunity - mine has been over many times because of this - in fact I just dropped it at the BMWMOA inside one of the buildings - some people thought it was a demo - not!!


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Outstanding.....................you've joined a great club. LOL

I still have the DA club emblem on the side of my bike and the "don't laugh and help me pick this thing up" sticker on the bottom of my left compartment.

Can't say as I've seen anyone else displaying the emblem since there aren't many LT's in my neck of the woods. At the last CCR I attended, I didn't see any then eother. Guys just aren't as proud of their drops as I am. LOL

Oh, OH, I'm due for the next one soon as it's been about a year since my last drop in my gravel driveway. UGH!

That bugger is hard to get back up in gravel footing, but sounds like you got it up OK.

Sorry about the J-peg damage.

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Reminds my of my most embarrassing drop. Shortly after I first bought the LT, I rode to the BMWMOA rally in West Bend, Wi.

I has parked it in the lot in front of the registration tent on the center stand because the asphalt was sloped the wrong way (or I was going the wrong way for it, but you know).

When I got done and back on, I was struggling as we do when the springs are new to get it off the center stand, and my right foot came down in dirt and loose rock and

I learned right then that the rubber wing covered steel and the side bags were strong as steel and that they could hold all 850 lb. plus baggage off my legs. Sure was embarrassing to do that in front of dozens of other BMW riders, but then, I had a lot of help picking it back up at the same time.

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Don't you know the Jpegs are there to protect the tip over wings? Good thing you had them deployed or they would of poked a hole in the tupperware. I've had it happen both ways and just bend the jpegs back into position.

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Thanks guys,

I feel better after reading your posts!! (I'm not the only one who has done this)

This tip over happened at night with no one around (since my buddy had already taken off) I think the Jpeg kept the bike a little more upright than it would otherwise have been making in a little easier to upright. I turned around with my back to the bike, grabbed the side case handle with my left hand and grabbed the handle bars with my right and tried to keep my back straight and lift with my legs, I'm not saying it was easy but I was able to do it myself.

Thanks for the humor and the info regarding replacement parts, I think I can get by with some shoulder bolts, spring and bearing. I just placed the order.

Thanks again,

David

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Dave, like someone else said you may just need the bolt, don't ask me how I know!

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Originally Posted by dthogey
Well, it happened to me tonight. I had my 09 LT on the center stand in a gravel parking lot, when I pushed her off the stand she was leaning a little to the left and my foot slipped on the gravel and down she went. Like a dummy I had my Jpegs out and the left one is really bent up. No other damage that I could see in the dark.

What are my options with the Jpeg? can I order a replacement bolt?

David

David,

This should make you and other first time droppers feel better. It was posted by Pep years ago on the old Yahoo forum but still makes me laugh out loud. My thanks to Dick for digging it up from the archives.

"Originally posted by Pep....

"Date: Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:17 pm
Subject: LT Droppings: We Have a WINNER!!!... ;^)

Charles busted my gut by admitting:

Well, I only dropped it once. I pulled into the wallmart lot and came
to a stop with the front end full right, lost balance and tried to
control the fall as it went down. Many people stopped to admire the
bike in this position. Wanting to further impress them, and having
read the proper technique on how to pick it up I put my back to the
seat, hand on the handlebar, hand on the saddle bag grip, and hooked
the back of my belt onto the edge of the seat. Gave a mightly push.
My belt buckle broke, pants came down below my knees as I fell over
backwards on top of the bike. Seems I bent the rear brake pedal
too. "Are you hurt?" "Not physically, no..."

I love this guy... ;^) Pep"


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Welcome to the club, we have (most of us) done it. Glad you weren't scuffed.

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David,

This should make you and other first time droppers feel better. It was posted by Pep years ago on the old Yahoo forum but still makes me laugh out loud. My thanks to Dick for digging it up from the archives.

"Originally posted by Pep....

"Date: Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:17 pm
Subject: LT Droppings: We Have a WINNER!!!... ;^)

Charles busted my gut by admitting:

Well, I only dropped it once. I pulled into the wallmart lot and came
to a stop with the front end full right, lost balance and tried to
control the fall as it went down. Many people stopped to admire the
bike in this position. Wanting to further impress them, and having
read the proper technique on how to pick it up I put my back to the
seat, hand on the handlebar, hand on the saddle bag grip, and hooked
the back of my belt onto the edge of the seat. Gave a mightly push.
My belt buckle broke, pants came down below my knees as I fell over
backwards on top of the bike. Seems I bent the rear brake pedal
too. "Are you hurt?" "Not physically, no..."

I love this guy... ;^) Pep"


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Holy Crap!
I posted that original post in 2001? Holy Moly....
That's diggin deep in the archives.
Dick dug that up? We all love that guy.

Now see if you can find my post where I describe being down on one knee on my gravel driveway, bike on the centerstand, my hand up under the tupperware, wrapped around the radiator cap, and twisted up to where the airbox temp sensor is, trying to unplug it. I moved the front end to make a little more room for my arm when the bike started to tip, then the bike fell over away from me......only thing I could do was go with the flow or have my arm ripped off at the elbow.... kinda like a full body slam on World Wrestling. Again, I ended up on top of the bike, this time on my back with my arm still stuck far into the innards of the KLT. I looked quickly around to see if my wife was watching,... fortunately no audience this time.

There are two types of K1200LT riders: those who have dropped the bike, and those who deny ever having dropped it.

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I really like this one. Just sorry I wasn't there to witness in person! Posted by Zotter in 2006:

Zotter wrote: I'm gonna have to start a 'new club'.

In a parking lot this fall - quite the severe grade, with a drop down to a stair well. I'd parked once - but had forgotten the whole 'side stand lean over' thing. Parking there - well, she'da rolled away from the side stand down hill. Grade was steep enough, on the side stand she was tilted away, downhil. Not an option.

Was trying to turn around - slow speed turn, was trying to put a foot down - where'd da ground go?? LT goes down and I made a mistake worse.

Didn't let go of the throttle. With the angle of slope, where she set down and me try'n to 'let her down easy' by grip'n the bars - well, engine reved, rear wheel caught just enough and she spun on the left side crash guard - about 270 degrees of rotation. Yea, I let go when I got out of her way - finally.

Thankfully, just chewed up the guard cover - nothing else. No idea how I got that lucky.

Now, that's feel'n like an idiot!!

Break Dance'n LT - gonna have to come up with a fitting name for her. What's a good name for a mauve break dancer?

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I still have the DA club emblem on the side of my bike and the "don't laugh and help me pick this thing up" sticker on the bottom of my left compartment.
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Dropped Charlotte 3 times in 3 months!! But I'm so lucky. The first time was in front of a biker bar at 10 a.m. (the bar didn't open 'till 11), second time at my sons gravel driveway, trying to negotiate a small ditch,(no-one around), third time right in front of my garage, in the alley when my Lib neighbors dog attacked, startling my wife who shifted her weight to the right, putting her foot in my foots space, couldn't get my foot down fast enough to keep her up, down she went again, no-one around,(if you don't count the neighbor who called off the dog and went into her house, never even asked if we were o.k. No class, no character, no culture,) Hey- with the fun I've had with this old girl, I'd proudly drop her on the 5 o'clock news!!! J. W.
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Well, I only dropped it once. I pulled into the wallmart lot and came
to a stop with the front end full right, lost balance and tried to
control the fall as it went down. Many people stopped to admire the
bike in this position. Wanting to further impress them, and having
read the proper technique on how to pick it up I put my back to the
seat, hand on the handlebar, hand on the saddle bag grip, and hooked
the back of my belt onto the edge of the seat. Gave a mightly push.
My belt buckle broke, pants came down below my knees as I fell over
backwards on top of the bike. Seems I bent the rear brake pedal
too. "Are you hurt?" "Not physically, no..."



LOL!!! It was worth the drop just to read this story!!! Very funny

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Well, it happened to me tonight. I had my 09 LT on the center stand in a gravel parking lot, when I pushed her off the stand she was leaning a little to the left and my foot slipped on the gravel and down she went. Like a dummy I had my Jpegs out and the left one is really bent up. No other damage that I could see in the dark.

What are my options with the Jpeg? can I order a replacement bolt?

David
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Welcome to the club! A humbling but common occurrence.

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Welcome to the club! A humbling but common occurrence.
Read this thread and the next day I let her take a nap in my driveway...I must be getting use to her doing this, I let her down easy and popped her right back up with my autocom cord still attached to my helmet.

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How can I get one of those DA Emblem? I dropped mine within the first week of having it.. and it was in my garage. And dropped it again twaice after that; once with my wife on it.


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PLEASE PLEASE post a picture of the DA Club Emblem. I gotta get one
This is the only pic I have of the emblem, but I don't know where or who to get them from nor do I know if there are any available. I don't have a pic of the "stop laughing and help me pic this bike up" that's on the bottom of my bag. You can read it when the bike is on it's side.
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Ping Pete Van Dyke and see if he can help in locating the emblems. I also have a lapel pin in the LT shape and style, that has DA on it - it came from Pete.
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And another thing make good decisions when parking.
Should I use the side of cs.
Look at this picture on my recent trip. Up hill both times on different sides of the street. Almost rolled back into drain. Parked in gear, right foot on pedal and side stand used. Lean angle was too great on wrong side of street but I got the picture without incident. Only the last one was on the cs.
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And another thing make good decisions when parking.
Should I use the side of cs.
Look at this picture on my recent trip. Up hill both times on different sides of the street. Almost rolled back into drain. Parked in gear, right foot on pedal and side stand used. Lean angle was too great on wrong side of street but I got the picture without incident. Only the last one was on the cs.
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This is good advice, several times this summer when riding with a group they park all nice and neat in any direction (mostly Harleys) if they aren't parking facing uphill I will go somewhere else to park or just face the other way. I might look silly with my bike pulled in and all others backed in but that's OK, I'd rather have her upright!!

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Before actually I actually parked the bike I was trying to do two things.
1. Be as far of the roadway to be safe from moving traffic.
2. Be able to get the bike going from such a steep grade.

So I did a couple practices getting it vertical from the side stand and take offs from 1st gear. And let me tell you it was scary on the wrong side of the street cause that 850 was taking us both closer and closer to the point of no return. Even after I took the pictures and was getting ready to leave for real. I was riding solo.
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