How Many Have Dropped A 2 Wheeler?

Dropped my 99 Venture while 2 up and pulling a trailer up in Knoxville. Came off 40 and stopped. Put my right leg down, not realizing that there was a dip in that spot. Over we went. Twisted my ankle and my wife bruised her shoulder. Fortunately there was no damage to the bike other than a bent foot peg. I stopped to pick up a bottle of Aleve and dry ate it all the way home that day.
 
I never dropped mine at least 10 times in a slow speed handling/ skills class...... :xszpv::D:D

I had the opportunity to demonstrate the proper way to lift a Goldwing in front of a MSF class. And while there were different skill drills going on, the instructor made sure everything came to a halt so everyone could focus on me lifting my GL1500 from the tarmac..... :blush: ..... Jim
 
Dropped the Harley ultra classic, fueled it up, parked it in the garage when I got back and didn’t get the kickstand fully extended, there’s no way to stop a 900lb bike from falling over, thank goodness for the engine and bag guards. It was a chore standing that joker up by myself.
 
I never "dropped" a 2-wheeler... but I have ferociously held on to it - so as to GENTLY lay it down.:D

For the next couple of days my upper torso let me know what a hero I was... SO sore... :(

1981 GL500 Silverwing Interstate - in gravel - quick stop in a gravelled parking lot.

1987 Kawasaki Voyager 1200 - in gravel - while trying to back up... they didn't have reverse, just leg power.

Yep... thank goodness for the engine and bag guards.
 
trying to put the kickstand down by leaning it away from me,

Bet most new riders have done that accidentally. Once that bike starts falling away from you it's pretty hard to stop.
 
A motorcycles natural state is lying on its side.

Don’t ask me how I know that!

In 1980, while making a slow speed u turn I Dropped my chopped Yamaha 650 in the Mickey D’S parking lot . My feelings were so hurt I picked it up and rode off without going in 😁
 
Just before I traded for my first TG (2016) we were in a congested parking lot and a gal came around a corner and cut me off. I had to swerve too close to a median curb and stop, couldn't hold it up but the engine guards caught the high curb and at least it didn't go down all the way.....lucky.
 
My worst one was on Fri May 13th 2016. I spent the morning down at headquarters turning in all my paperwork to finalize my retirement. After that was done, I raced home and jumped on my 2007 GL1800 (still a bike at that time) for what was supposed to be a 1-1/2 week much needed vacation.

I was going to spend the weekend at a buddy's place along Black River down in Arkansas and then my (now ex) wife and my kids were going to drive down to Gulf Coast in Florida and I would meet up with them Sun evening.

The ride down to AR went great. No issues. But then as I was slow driving the last mile down gravel to my buddy's place, about 100 yards away, it happened. Suddenly it felt like I was driving on ice and front end got real loose. Next thing I remember was bike completely on its right side and on my right leg. I was able to drag my leg out but when I tried to stand, I couldn't put weight on that leg and sat back down. There were some neighbors close by who came over to help, I just asked them to grab my buddy. My buddy drove down in his pickup and I ride in the bed back to his place while others helped to right my bike and get it down to my buddy's.

I found out that the "gravel" road I was on was actually river rock. And since the river has a bad habit of overflowing often, any kind of clay or dirt that should help hold the rock has ling been washed away. River rock is not an easy thing to drive across especially if you are a city boy who never got any experience driving on even gravel.

So I ended up getting brought to hospital and was told I had a spiral fracture of my tibia and slight break in fibula towards top. They wanted to do surgery on Mon but I had a regular orthopedic guy back home who I trusted. They put a brace on leg, ace bandaged it on and released me. I proceeded to have a wonderful weekend after that and was treated like a king until my brother in law and nephew were able to make it down Sun and gave me a ride back home. Unfortunately my (now ex) wife and kids got to enjoy the Florida sunshine without me. Surgery happened a few days later and I now have a permanent rod in that tibia to always remind me of this adventure.
 
Many years back in the ‘80s I had a Honda Magna, would do 70mph in first gear. Got a high speed wobble at somewhere over 100mph, flipped the bike, slid down the road on my back and ended up against a wooden highway post. Helmet and my head split. I woke up in what the hospital refers to as the vegetable patch face down looking into a mirror. When I first spoke I heard a nurse say “God he can talk”. I spent months with diapers on my back in a water bed (also a dislocated shoulder). I now have three deep marks on my skull where it was lifted back into position by doctors. I now ride a Honda trike.

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Well let's see.
wrote off my brand new Ducati 900ss one night in 93 hit 2 deer.
3 decent wrecks in the 1 year I foolishly raced an rz350, that was 84 or 5
Dropped my gs750 at an uphill stop sign out in the country 1 afternoon.
Other than that, nothing except dirt bike wrecks.
 

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