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mathew
05-06-2014, 05:48 AM
So whilst away I dropped my Capo :crybaby:not once but twice!

Both times from stand still at a junction where the road camber was very steap. I'm a bit short in the leg front! The damage to the bike was a scratched panner, hand guard and a broken indicator. The fairing didnt touch the road which I was happy for.

Now I a wondering if the engine bars / bobbins are needed at all. Overall I was very happy with the lack of damage it got.

What damage has anyone else had when they have dropped the bike?

ChrisHall
05-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Bad luck

If you want to see what happens when you drop it at 40 mph because a useless f******* council can't keep the road in reasonable condition, check out the links below:

250956
(A5120 Dunstable Road between Westoning and Flitwick OS Grid Ref: TL 03116 33685 - near Flitwick Cricket Club)
[Coming towards the camera] on the brakes, tipping into the bend and HOLY CRAP there's f***** trench in the road!!! (The difference in levels is about 2 inches). The front tucked the moment it went into the trench. Ouch and double ouch. Needles to say I'm suing the council for the damage and personal injury. Total is 3.5K if the forks are bent (doesn't look like it). Leaving aside the cosmetic damage, it only needed a front brake lever (bent not broken so it was rideable), indicator and wing mirror to put it back in service.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8M9eT5RGKw-LTNTWEtnR05TQVU/edit?usp=sharing
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fredaroony
05-06-2014, 01:41 PM
So whilst away I dropped my Capo :crybaby:not once but twice!

Both times from stand still at a junction where the road camber was very steap. I'm a bit short in the leg front! The damage to the bike was a scratched panner, hand guard and a broken indicator. The fairing didnt touch the road which I was happy for.

Now I a wondering if the engine bars / bobbins are needed at all. Overall I was very happy with the lack of damage it got.

What damage has anyone else had when they have dropped the bike?

Same thing here on the first ride I took my wife on with me. At a T-Intersection and at a small incline and a little confused with the GPS directions. Forgot the bike was in 2nd (only second ride at all) and stalled it. It went half a metre then it's gone and with the weight/height there was nothing I could do to save it.

Total rookie mistake, looked like a idiot and a very pissed off wife. Only damage was to the pannier but that was cosmetic and a couple little scratches to the handguard but they need to be pointed out.

fredaroony
05-06-2014, 01:42 PM
Bad luck

If you want to see what happens when you drop it at 40 mph because a useless f******* council can't keep the road in reasonable condition, check out the links below:


(A5120 Dunstable Road between Westoning and Flitwick OS Grid Ref: TL 03116 33685 - near Flitwick Cricket Club)
[Coming towards the camera] on the brakes, tipping into the bend and HOLY CRAP there's f***** trench in the road!!! (The difference in levels is about 2 inches). The front tucked the moment it went into the trench. Ouch and double ouch. Needles to say I'm suing the council for the damage and personal injury. Total is 3.5K if the forks are bent (doesn't look like it). Leaving aside the cosmetic damage, it only needed a front brake lever (bent not broken so it was rideable), indicator and wing mirror to put it back in service.



That's crazy and let you us know how you go suing them!

keithc
05-06-2014, 01:59 PM
Christhall

Take a look at this site and see if this has been reported before.
http://www.potholes.co.uk/
If it has then the council wil have no defence. Screen print the web page though as its up dated regularly.

Keith C

RSTman
05-06-2014, 02:43 PM
Bad Luck.
I hope you get a result. IMO people should go to prison for this sort of thing. If your tyres were defective you would be prosecuted, why should council officials be any different? Makes a total mockery of all the Euro risk assessment, health and safety crap we have to put up with. No wonder support for UKIP is on the up.

Nolz
05-07-2014, 05:09 AM
Hot tip on indicator replacement. Not sure what the prices are like in the UK but I had a similar fall which required 1 new indicator. I got it off ebay for $27AUD delivered when retailers here wanted $60!!!!!

I bought one for the dorsoduro, but as we know... it's all the same. I only needed the clear plastic lens so I've taken that and put it on the existing indicator. Perfect fit. It's not OEM but 95% similar and without looking at them side by side you wouldn't know.

dadsafrantic
05-07-2014, 06:37 PM
wow that all sucks.

urbandaddy
06-07-2014, 12:35 AM
ChrisHall,

did is you happen to see how they removed the fairing?

ChrisHall
06-07-2014, 02:39 AM
Fairing removal is reasonably easy. 3 plastic rivets and half a dozen bolts