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post #251 of 969 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 07:38 AM
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Nice description Bev! When I do park like you did,I ask my wife to get off the bike and I take my time. Neadless to say I droped it twice when the proper condition was met. Just like yours, no damage.



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post #252 of 969 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 07:47 AM
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I have watched and read this thread numerous times in the past year and a half or so and just never really thought this would happen to me.......but.

My wife and I attended the Texas District GWRRA rally in Wichita Falls this past weekend along with about 30 or so other members of our chapter. It was Saturday night when about 8 of us decided to go to dinner together. We pulled into the parking lot and as usual everyone was pulling up to back in straight into the parking spaces, it was my turn to park so I headed toward the bike that had just parked in front of us and made a sharp right turn to pull up and then back up.....except when I pulled up I had the bars turned to the right and well.... all of a sudden I felt an overwhelming weight pulling the bike over on the right side. I knew that there was no way to hold it up and over we went in front of the other bikes in our group. My wife and I both just stepped off of the bike so neither of us ever fell down. Everyone in the chapter came over to help us but I was already trying to upright the bike when they got there. I used the technique that I have read about many times and it worked OK but it was still hard to upright it again. No damage to the bike not even a scratch, it did bend up the hwy pegs on the right front crash bar but I was able to push it back down into position. No damage except to my ego and learned a good lesson.......never try to stop at any kind of real speed with the bars turned. No one that was with us made me feel bad and all said the same thing, it's not if but when it will happen to everyone.

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The wife and I went out on ride today. Passed an ARC course 2 up yesterday and did rather well for the first time taking a course. We ran down to Mansfield, Oh. cut across the central section of Ohio, through Amish country toward Dover, Oh. Found a quaint looking little place in Dover, but it was closed, turned around and headed back out toward the main road. Came up to the intersection and that's were the problem occurred. This intersection was going uphill in the direction we were heading with a stop sign at the top and the roadway tilted very hard to the right. Cross traffic had no stop signs. Well we get to the intersection and saw cross traffic coming. Oh No, by the time my right foot found the ground to hold us up, it was too late. The bike was too far over to power us out. Here I am trying to hold up my very heavy bike, only to look down and see my chrome mere inches from the pavement. A quick 'We're going down' to my wife and my bike is resting on the crash bars. I stayed on my feet, my wife on the other hand fell on her butt. Nothing was hurt but my pride. Th guy who must live on the other side of the intersection came over to check on us and offered help, had said we were the third bike in two weeks to fall over there. the Bike that went passed us when we went over came back to check on us and he too fell over there before.
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The wife and I went out on ride today. Passed an ARC course 2 up yesterday and did rather well for the first time taking a course. We ran down to Mansfield, Oh. cut across the central section of Ohio, through Amish country toward Dover, Oh. Found a quaint looking little place in Dover, but it was closed, turned around and headed back out toward the main road. Came up to the intersection and that's were the problem occurred. This intersection was going uphill in the direction we were heading with a stop sign at the top and the roadway tilted very hard to the right. Cross traffic had no stop signs. Well we get to the intersection and saw cross traffic coming. Oh No, by the time my right foot found the ground to hold us up, it was too late. The bike was too far over to power us out. Here I am trying to hold up my very heavy bike, only to look down and see my chrome mere inches from the pavement. A quick 'We're going down' to my wife and my bike is resting on the crash bars. I stayed on my feet, my wife on the other hand fell on her butt. Nothing was hurt but my pride. Th guy who must live on the other side of the intersection came over to check on us and offered help, had said we were the third bike in two weeks to fall over there. the Bike that went passed us when we went over came back to check on us and he too fell over there before.
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Steve and blk93, you have both passed one of the required tests to enter Goldwingdom.

There was a time when I told Pam that dropping the wing was a part of the scheduled maintence.


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There was a time when I told Pam that dropping the wing was a part of the scheduled maintence.
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Steve and blk93, you have both passed one of the required tests to enter Goldwingdom.

There was a time when I told Pam that dropping the wing was a part of the scheduled maintence.
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Well an official Welcome to our two newest members, Bevman and Blk93wing...

Bevman, you are member number #50.

Blk93wing you are member number #51.

You have joined an elite group of GWOF members. Be proud you are a survivor...

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Well twice in 100,000 miles on this bike over 12 or so years isn't too bad. Both times while stopped and too long of a stretch to reach pavement. This time I had to back it down the hill about 20 feet just to get it to rest on the standstand. Where I was was so steep I couldn't even lower it without leaning it over to the right side. My poor Miata would have got hung up on that turn.
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