2006-10-28 07:04:12 UTC
witnessed whilst riding with me in the past... :-)
Anyway...after five years of riding, and a number of close shaves at
speed, I finally fell off the bike for the first time...in my backyard
at about 5kph! :-S
I usually park on a bit of concrete behind the house, that requires a
sharpish turn-in to get on to. There is also a fair bit of
gravel/grass...anyway, I came home, turned the corner, and then
thought that perhaps it would be a good idea to hit the kill switch to
stop the engine running whilst on its side. I was surprised at just
how bloody quick it all happened, given the incredibly low speed.
Climbing out from under the bike was a bit of fun (not as much fun as
trying to pick the bloody thing up!), but the only damage was a 2-inch
crack to the fairing near the right indicator, and some minor
scratches to the lower fairing on the same side.
I guess it just goes to show that you can't ever be too careful...even
at 5kph in your own goddam backyard. :-) ah well, it's all good as
long as someone gets a laugh out of it, I suppose.
GPX250 -> CBR600 -> F650/R1200GS (when the $$$ are there!)