Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19

Thread: My morning commute was a bummer

  1. #1
    Titan Silver mfifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces NM
    Posts
    658

    My morning commute was a bummer

    These pictures were taken this AM on Hwy 70 at St Augustine pass on my way to White Sands. It is not readily evident that the wind is blowing at a steady 35 MPH and gusting at this pass up to 60 MPH. Moments after these were taken was a moment of disaster. I hopped on , rocked her forward off the centerstand and at the same time was hit broadside by a large blast of dust , dirt and wind which almost instantly took me and her to the pavement. The RH miiror snapped off and broke the glass , lens and bulb socket. Scratched up the RH case and gave me a heck of a muscle strain under my right arm. I had a horrible time picking it back up into that wind. Well now it truely looks like I ride !







    And after I got her back up !





    Mike
    Mike & Robin Fifer http://www.n-scale-model-trains.com/ 2002 R1150RT Current
    1995 K75S Sold
    1996 R1100RT sold

  2. #2
    I like TANG! bubbagazoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    1,640
    If it's any consolation to you, Mike, I dropped my RT before I ever rode it. Was picking it up at the dealer and tried to take it off the center stand without first mounting the bike. Bike moves forward, off the center stand and immediately onto the right side. And I didn't have wind to blame. I was just stupid at that moment.
    Robert
    2010 Suzuki GSX1250SEA
    ÔÇ£If you get in too far over your head, remember - full throttle and make it spectacular!ÔÇØ http://www.yearroundriders.com

  3. #3
    Titan Silver mfifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces NM
    Posts
    658
    Thanks Robert , Sorry about your mishap. I guess we just have to accept it.
    Also when I got home it occured to me I didn't even take a picture of her in her un-natural state.

    Mike
    Mike & Robin Fifer http://www.n-scale-model-trains.com/ 2002 R1150RT Current
    1995 K75S Sold
    1996 R1100RT sold

  4. #4
    Registered User jgr451's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Left Coast Canada
    Posts
    1,356
    Bugger!Sorry to hear and see.
    Sometimes,nothing is a real cool hand.

  5. #5
    franze
    Guest

    Me too

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagazoo View Post
    If it's any consolation to you, Mike, I dropped my RT before I ever rode it. Was picking it up at the dealer and tried to take it off the center stand without first mounting the bike. Bike moves forward, off the center stand and immediately onto the right side. And I didn't have wind to blame. I was just stupid at that moment.
    I dropped mine trying to jockey it around in a parking spot at the DMV the day I bought it

  6. #6
    Registered User Bob_M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Portland Oregon
    Posts
    1,767

    Yup

    My only new bike in 25 years was a 1996 Sinus Blue R11RT. The first day I brought it into work to show it off I, dropped it in the parking garage.

    Be glad you bought the valve cover guards before the tip over (DAMHIK)

    Add to motorcycle quotes "it is only new once"

    Still: new or used, perfect or scratched, that is a great bike!

  7. #7
    Titan Silver mfifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces NM
    Posts
    658
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M View Post
    My only new bike in 25 years was a 1996 Sinus Blue R11RT. The first day I brought it into work to show it off I, dropped it in the parking garage.

    Be glad you bought the valve cover guards before the tip over (DAMHIK)

    Add to motorcycle quotes "it is only new once"

    Still: new or used, perfect or scratched, that is a great bike!
    Thanks Guys .
    Bob , It was down several times before I got it. I think I will spring for a new mirror assembly , dash board , and ne set of engine guards. I have got a bunch of take off parts and seats , maybe it will balance out.
    Mike
    Mike & Robin Fifer http://www.n-scale-model-trains.com/ 2002 R1150RT Current
    1995 K75S Sold
    1996 R1100RT sold

  8. #8
    Rob Mayes
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    1,112

    Recovery

    I hopy you recover OK and I know you can fix your R1100RT.

  9. #9
    Titan Silver mfifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces NM
    Posts
    658
    Quote Originally Posted by RJM2096 View Post
    I hopy you recover OK and I know you can fix your R1100RT.
    Thanks Rob , I am pretty stiff today and rubbing myself down with BenGay.
    Man I feel old today!

    Mike
    Mike & Robin Fifer http://www.n-scale-model-trains.com/ 2002 R1150RT Current
    1995 K75S Sold
    1996 R1100RT sold

  10. #10
    look out!!! Visian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    ATL/WNC
    Posts
    8,511
    gorgeous photographs!

    fwiw, for me, it's almost to the point that i just take a hammer and give a new bike a whack before even riding it.

    i almost dropped my new HP2 as i was taking it off the dealer's parking lot. it was a combination of a tall bike, a short rider, not having the darien pants hitched up to the right position for a big stretch and leg swing, and a seat pack that was just a bit taller than i could swing a leg over.... the dealer's wife had to catch the bike (to my unending embarassment).

    ian
    Go soothingly through the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
    ________________________________________________
    '67 Trail 90 || '86 R80 G/SPD+ || '00 1150 GS || '06 HP2e

  11. #11
    Titan Silver mfifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces NM
    Posts
    658
    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    gorgeous photographs!

    fwiw, for me, it's almost to the point that i just take a hammer and give a new bike a whack before even riding it.

    i almost dropped my new HP2 as i was taking it off the dealer's parking lot. it was a combination of a tall bike, a short rider, not having the darien pants hitched up to the right position for a big stretch and leg swing, and a seat pack that was just a bit taller than i could swing a leg over.... the dealer's wife had to catch the bike (to my unending embarassment).

    ian
    I am totally there! I once pulled up to a light on my old Kawa triple and went to put my right foot down to find the kick starter was up my bell bottom pant leg! I looked like the guy on the trike on the old Laugh In show!!
    Mike & Robin Fifer http://www.n-scale-model-trains.com/ 2002 R1150RT Current
    1995 K75S Sold
    1996 R1100RT sold

  12. #12
    screwtop
    Guest
    Great photographic documentation, but can you share with us some of the audio transcript from immediately after the incident?

    All kidding aside, I've been there too and I'm really sorry you dropped that beautiful RT. I dropped my pearl white 94 RS one time with about the same results. I was none too pleased.

  13. #13
    Titan Silver mfifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces NM
    Posts
    658
    Quote Originally Posted by screwtop View Post
    Great photographic documentation, but can you share with us some of the audio transcript from immediately after the incident?

    All kidding aside, I've been there too and I'm really sorry you dropped that beautiful RT. I dropped my pearl white 94 RS one time with about the same results. I was none too pleased.
    S#$T , God D#$M , You Stupid SOB , Crap My Arm and Side hurts, Did I scatch the helmet? and finally How the H$#L am I gona get this thing up into the wind?
    She is an oldie anyway but I have some extra cash so may spring for the 5 or 6 hundred dollars in parts up front.

    Thanks , Mike
    Mike & Robin Fifer http://www.n-scale-model-trains.com/ 2002 R1150RT Current
    1995 K75S Sold
    1996 R1100RT sold

  14. #14
    Has the GS-Lust The_Veg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Atlanta 'burbs
    Posts
    5,327
    Sorry to hear about the incident.

    Hey, at least you're not this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldMw8DMsQ0
    2012 R1200GS

    "If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad

  15. #15
    Titan Silver mfifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Las Cruces NM
    Posts
    658
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg View Post
    Sorry to hear about the incident.

    Hey, at least you're not this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldMw8DMsQ0
    Yeah Really , Who would want a Ducati !!!!




    Just Kidding , Just Kidding LOL
    Mike & Robin Fifer http://www.n-scale-model-trains.com/ 2002 R1150RT Current
    1995 K75S Sold
    1996 R1100RT sold

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •