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SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Goldbug101 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:49 pm

Just ridden 650 miles from home to my brother's house in Basel without incident, bike running sweet as a nut.

Turning the bike round to park it I lost control, stalled and the bike fell over, dumping me on the ground. I wasn't moving and v quiet residential street, so no injury, but wing mirror pod popped off and scratched, engine head protector plastic thingy broken and new auxiliary wing mirror spins round on its own. May just have come loose, may have sheered off back nut.

Mirror pod clipped back on ok, although bulb holder has torn off one of its lugs. I can get the pod resprayed when i get home and probably get a new/used head protector from ebay or motorworks.

But would you credit it, really - all that way without a hitch, then a SAD moment practically outside my brother's door? I was quite tired and hungry, having been riding with just fuel stops for >5hrs.

When an RT wants to lie down there is *nothing* you can do to stop it and it took two us to lift it jp again. Oh yes, scuff to nearside pannier, but it had the odd one anyway.

:pale:

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SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:36 pm

Oh well - it happens!
At least you are OK and the bike is not too badly damaged.
They don't build bikes to cope with falling over and straightening out with a hammer anymore!

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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Goldbug101 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:33 pm

Oh well - it happens!
At least you are OK and the bike is not too badly damaged.
They don't build bikes to cope with falling over and straightening out with a hammer anymore!
Ced, you are, as ever, the voice of sanity and reason!

But I still feel pretty bad about it.

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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby boxerman » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:42 pm

I wouldn't feel too bad...... embarrassed, maybe.... It's something that we've all done at some point or another and it's usually a given that there's a big crowd to watch.....
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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Goldbug101 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:41 am

Thanks chaps.

Took a bit of a punt on the weather coming down here and got away with it, but it looks like I am in for a very wet ride home come Tuesday and Wednesday. I do hate riding in the rain.

Moan, moan, moan!

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SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:14 am

Look on it as an opportunity to check out the effectiveness of the fairing.

I now only carry a lightweight waterproof jacket for summer wet-riding as the fairing is so good. It fits over my leather jacket.
(Peter Storm jacket sold in a mini stuff bag from camping shops such as Tiso for £20. It will fit in the glove box.)

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SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Ruralman » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:34 pm

We've all had out moments with toppling bikes :grin:
I narrowly missed dropping my gsa on Friday when reversing into the garage, only saved by my elbow perched against the garage door! Took some time to work out how to push the bike upright!
Glad that it wasn't the K12rs, my elbow couldn't have taken that weight!

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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby John A » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:45 pm

As long as you're alight then any scuffs etc whilst annoying are minor. We humans usually take longer to repair than mechanical things, so if my bike is tired I'll not hurt myself trying to stop it going over.

If out on a long run I try to have something to eat about an hour out, so that when I'm most tired, the blood sugar level isn't low.

I hope the weather isn't too unkind for your final bits of the journey.

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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Valvoltec » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:25 am

Hi, that a bit of a downer indeed.Coincidently,I was cleaning up the panniers for my new to me r1100rt and found a map of Switzerland,.
I had a few scuffs on the paniers,scratches/scuff removed with a Stanley blade in a shaving motion..
I then polished the panniers with peanut butter?,I thought the same but the results are fantastic.
The panniers had a lot of gravel rash,and more hidden under the rubber protectors,
Pannier look really great.
Can,t help with ridding in the rain,spent two years as a courier,so a few soggy miles,traveled as well.

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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Rugbycoach » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:47 am

Sorry to hear your misfortune. I cannot help thinking though of the comment re tired. I think it could have been worse? riding too far and too long?
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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:29 am

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I had a few scuffs on the paniers,scratches/scuff removed with a Stanley blade in a shaving motion..
I then polished the panniers with peanut butter?,I thought the same but the results are fantastic.
The panniers had a lot of gravel rash,and more hidden under the rubber protectors,
Pannier look really great........,
That's a good tip on using Peanut Butter to spruce up the panniers!
Ced.

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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Valvoltec » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:34 am

Thank CED,I forgot that toothpaste,was used for a final polish!
They are still Black mind you,but smell nice!

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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby george baker » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:44 am

Hi
smooth or crunchy? Sugar free?

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Re: SAD moment in Switzerland!

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:21 am

Don't try it with yellow-painted panniers!

"You'll wonder where the yellow went -
When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent!"
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