Dropped It!

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Moe, Aug 1, 2019.

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  1. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    As the title, dropped my speed after a long day riding in london, made it back home 60 miles away and 5 miles from home filling up on a banked station tipped over to the right. Minor scratches but enough to piss me off.

    Anyone know where I can get an end cap for a lowboy? 15646867445386713592306730179003.jpg 15646867938035157769500375138941.jpg
     
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  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Moe,

    A pisser but it could have been a lot worse mate.
    The mirror & lever end can easily be sorted with a small file, emery cloth & a drop of black paint.
     
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  3. freck

    freck Noble Member
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    As long as you’re alright Moe, the bike can be fixed. :)
     
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  4. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    That's got to be so annoying.:mad: Glad it's not any worse though. As we always seem to say herein, "It'll polish out!" A drop of paint may be handy as well.
    But your pride?:eek: Now that's a whole new ball game!:worried:
     
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  5. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    The lever is fine. And yes thank god nothing noree than some scratches! I usually get off to the left but the pump was on that side and just wanted to pay, didn't realise how much of a slope there was.


    Pride and adrenaline helped me pick it up straight away!!

    Thanks for the sentiment guys guessing a few have done the same
     
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  6. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again
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    Yep you got it. We all been there mate. Glad uok and the bike not so bad
     
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  7. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member
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    Most of us have been there at some time in our biking career, so don't be too hard on yourself. Still f#kin annoying though.:mad:
    Few years back wife's bike fell over in garage, I was 2mtr away with back to it when I heard the crash, so wasn't my fault (honest). I might have been the last one to put it on side stand (badly).:rolleyes:
     
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  8. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    Haa don't tell her rhat. When its your possessions they damage its ohh sorry honey I didn't see, theres is wtf its bloody obvious isn't it!

    I'm counting my blessings that I made it out of London!

    I've wiped over the scratch with some wd40 and doesnt seem too noticeable now. Will just buy some new mirrors
     
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  9. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Yep most if not all of have been there, don't beat yourself up mate......
     
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  10. joe mc donald

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    Agree with every thing the peeps are saying. I know how you must feel but again like the peeps have said most of us have done the same. I will ask my boy about the can I think on his underseat titanium system Arrow supplied him with end cap and baffle.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  11. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    Much appreciated Joe!

    Think having a disloacted knee doesn't help with the top heavy speed..maybe its time for a change
     
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  12. joe mc donald

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    Only you can answer that one Mate. But don't beat your self up over it. If I were to tell you some of the stupid boo boo's I Have made you would wet your self laughing. But why don't you just test some machine that grabs your fancy. Never know you might fall in love all over again. Also it would get you a great smile again. Like I and the bro's have said we all been there and we all bounced back. Do Take Care of your self.
    Kind Regards
    Joe.
     
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  13. Johnjo

    Johnjo Well-Known Member
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    Glad you are okay Moe, just injured pride.

    I wouldn't rush to change your bike because of it.. I think you can drop almost any bike given the wrong/right set of circumstances. I might think differently if you couldn't have picked the bike up again.
     
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  14. topbanana0

    topbanana0 Well-Known Member

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    Never dropped a bike before I got this speedy ( did crash one :confused:) but I've drop this one twice :tired_face:
     
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  15. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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    Hard luck mate, it is fecking annoying when this happens, we have all done something similar at one time or another, I would think Arrow would supply a new end cap if you contacted them, but damage not too bad really.
     
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  16. joe mc donald

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    Spoke to the boy and he couldn't remember where but said they do have a supplier in the UK. He also said his tail cap for the underseat was almost £200 pounds as it was the carbon item. He is going to have a look to see if he kept the receipt but with my boy I don't hold my breath he's as scatter brained as they come.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  17. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    Much appreciated Joe!

    Think having a disloacted knee doesn't help with the top heavy speed..maybe its time for a change
    Totally agree with you there, its been niggling in the back of my mind to get something else, no idea why just has, and now after this its pushing more to at least have a look at options.
     
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  18. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    haha thanks Joe, think for that money I could get a whole exhaust on fleabay.
     
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  19. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    its the worst feeling ever, I think this is just a fact of riding bikes what ever the weight.
     
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  20. Moe

    Moe Active Member

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    what do you guys think of s1000r sport?
     
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