As long as you were sitting straight up it shouldn't have been too bad.
Lol, I'm pretty sure they saw as they were right next to me and hard to miss anyway since I had a loud can on etc... Anyway it's not the most embarassing thing that's happened to me by a long way so I don't really care.Believe it or not, they probably wasn't paying that much attention, if any, to you. It just felt like it...
I was! It could have really only gone bad if there was ice on the road, which thankfully there was not. Just a little silly mistake for the first ride of the season!As long as you were sitting straight up it shouldn't have been too bad.
DAYUM! what a deal, if the bike didn't do you in, you Mom would have!When I first got my GS850G I tried to show off to my mum that I'm a skilled rider by doing a spirited takeoff on a green light.
Well...my tyres had more than enough traction for the damp road, but they certainly didn't for the slippery manhole cover I rolled over. The rear tried swapping ends with the front and when they got back onto pavement that started a horrifying tank slapper that was so violent it threw my feet off the pegs. I was certain I was about to be buried under my baby, but I let off the throttle, the bike straightened up, and all was well. Thankfully my mum wasn't watching because she probably would have killed me for that.
We make mistakes because we are human, we are smart enough to know it happens to everyone and that there are some who could not ever admit it. As mad as I was for torching a wire on the saddle of my Sporty, I use the exp. to tell others, this is why ya use fuses of the proper size and if I thought of it, I coulda rigged up a fuse so that torch event would not've happened.I put about 1/4 of a tank of Gasoline in my new Dodge Ram 2500, Cummins powered truck, because the BP nozzles were all GREEN Absolutely no other fueling station uses green plastic covers for their nozzles. I got about 10 miles away and the fun stopped. My truck and the 25ft Pace trailer had to towed into a Dodge dealer in Gallup, NM, to have the tank drained and the pump system purged! $250 latter and 5 hours shot I was on my way sadder but much wiser for the experience.
Oh well, live and learn,
ROFLMAOthe most expensive mistake i ever made (literally cost me my bike) was buying gas for my bike instead of condoms.......... im still paying for that one.
Just an hour ago, luckily with the pickup truck, not the bike.....My latest mistake was trying to do an "Italian Tuneup" on the GS850G in the wet yesterday. Feels like the carbs may need a little carb cleaner as the engine's running a tad rough, but I tried to blew them out with full throttle action. Forgot that wetness plus full thottle aren't a great combo. Got some nice wheelspin action on a green light
Hello Vito, been there myself, not as long but when in hospital ICU for a month for a throat surgery, I had a clot and then lost lots of power in right leg. frigging scared shitless. now I have neuropathy and it was almost a year B4 I could ride again. I am glad you say never say 'NEVER. you would never be the same again if you had to give up what you love.After my medical nightmare, my wife and grown kids all tried to get me to promise to quit riding but I refused to say “never”. I missed a few years of riding, gave up teaching in the MSF, and when I did return to riding it was a scooter for the first couple of years.
We've all done that a time or two!A few days ago I dropped my bike thinking I put the sidestand on .............. but it was not.
I love it when that happens on snow. Doing it on just wet roads would be "practice" for snow conditions.The rear tires broke loose and it tried to swap ends on me as I made the left turn.
Been there done that. Too many times. Why something so basic can be so easily forgot about can only be head up butt syndrome. At least it has always been the case with me.A few days ago I dropped my bike thinking I put the sidestand on .............. but it was not.