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This came up on the Aprilia forum a while back and it was hilarious! lets hear those dumb moments! Mine was when i had my 4th gen for about a week or so and i was still in that nervous stage of hurting it in the tiniest way. I was washing her in the back yard and my dumb self took it off the stand and put her on the kickstand left for a second to grab something in the garage and came back to her laying on its side just idling! lmao heart just about gave out in horror! she was fine though but hilarious to think about now... damn wet grass
 

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I'm in for this one. Back in 96 I had just bought a 900RR off the show room floor. I lived in a neighborhood with a community mail box so I decide to ride the bike down to get the mail. Now there happened to be a particular neighbor lady getting her mail and I felt the neighborly thing to do was to stop and chat her up. >:) Not even thinking about the huge crown the road had there I proceeded to put my foot down on the lower side. It was MUCH further down than I realized so there I went. Right over. No stopping it. I felt like an idiot.
 

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I just got my rider's endorsement and my buddy let me ride his cbr600 and ask me to take it up to the Harley dealer to get washed. Well I made it up there went to park in the front of the dealership where there is a big crowd hanging out, I went to put the kick stand down and felt it snap into place. Went to set on the kick stand and it slammed straight to the ground! Turns out that snap was the kickstand folding back up lol! Never forget that day, luckily it had already been laid down on the left side so you could not tell the difference, but man did i get heckled!
 

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Had just parked my 10 in the yard, put the side stand down and went up to the deck. Turned around, and watched by 10 s-l-o-w-l-y fall to the ground like it was going to take a nap. The side stand was buried to the root. No damage, but that never happened before in all the times I previously did that.
 

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I have never dropped my bike. Nope. Not me. :confused:

OK, so the funnest/dumbest one I got for ya is from a friend of mine. NOT me riding, but it was my bike. :sad: This happened YEARS ago on my old EX500.

I let my good friend take it for a spin. He'd ridden it a couple times before so I didn't think anything of it. Well, he takes off to go run an errand and he comes back only a few minutes later. Way too soon to run the errand. As he pulls up, I see both front blinkers dangling and swinging around (old stalk-type). I'm like WTF?

Apparently he was stopped at a red light and was sitting up fiddling with something in his pocket. Light turned green and he didn't realize it so the car behind him gave the courtesy honk. This scared him, he lost his footing and down went the bike on the left side. Freaking out that he just dropped my bike, all that adrenaline going, not knowing how much the bike weighs, he hurries and picks it up so fast that it goes right over the top and flips over onto the right side. So, in one tip-over, he damaged both sides of my bike. Thankfully it wasn't too bad and we can laugh about it now. Dumbest wreck I've ever heard about. :badteeth:
 

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I just bought a 02 gsxr 600 and I was riding it in my neighborhood with no gear or lid saw a puddle of water and thought lets ride through it like a dummy and as soon as I went through it 2 seconds later I slipped off the bike and layed it down. I was good I mean I was only going 8 mph smh learned my lesson that day haha
 

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Last month (04 ZX10R) I did an oil change the day before a long ride. I'd gone out that night and got tipsy...came home and tried to check the oil level, the bike was in natural and it moved forward as I was trying to get the bike leveled..The bike fell towards my dirt bike and broke the mirror and scratched the faring... STUPIDITY!!
 

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I took my bike off the rear stand and thought the kickstand was down, leaned it to put it down on the kick stand and over it went, It hit my other bike next to it and damaged both bikes...doh.
 

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A friend of mine years ago wanted to learn to ride, we showed him the basics and another guy had an old Katana he could practice on, he took off just fine , did a big circle and came back.. problem was when he stopped he forgot to put his feet down, just fell right over... never tried again
 

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haha these are great! i got another one for ya. I bought a salvage titled 08 cbr600rr that just had some fairing damage on the right side and i let my dad take it for a spin down the road, he comes back with a grin from ear to ear and stops right on some gravel, his leg slips out and he drops it on the right side, Im laughing because the fairings were already bad on that side and as im walking up i watch him pick it up and loop it right over to the other side lol now im pissed
 

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I took my bike off the rear stand and thought the kickstand was down, leaned it to put it down on the kick stand and over it went, It hit my other bike next to it and damaged both bikes...doh.
I did the exact same thing except the other bike was a sliding glass door, and I was inches away from shattering it. Won't make that mistake again!
 

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05 10r... just finished repairing a bunch of large and small cracks in the plastic from the previous owner and did a pretty good job as I've done lots of epoxy repair. New mirrors, smoked wind screen, CRG leavers and a new shorty brake rez. Rolled the bike out of the garage, started it up, turned around to close my garage door and heard the bike hit the ground and shut off. It actually landed on my new GTI damaging the fender and door, it also hit the car at such a perfect angle that it destroyed the top of the bike and the left side. I couldn't believe the damage, I almost cried. I took this picture to remind me to never leave the bike running wile not on it.




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had a MINT 05 636, Had a garage but no automatic opener...was leaving to go out for a ride, so instead of pulling out dismounting and closing the door, I rode out, reached up and grabbed the door so I could pull it shut as I rode by...well, my glove and jacket caught on the door, my bike continued out the garage, I got hung up in the door and pulled backwards off the bike, and fell flat on my back as I watched my bike go about 10 feet and then fall over...I lived in an apartment and their was multuple people that saw it all happen...was pretty embarrassing! bike wasn't bad, just a few scuffs...
 

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haha great stories. I use to do a lot of drag racing with my 91 ZX11. I pulled up in the staging lanes and put the kickstand down got off the bike and was just hanging out with my buddies waiting for our turn to run. Well the time comes and as I'm swinging my leg over the bike, apparently the kickstand was not quit all the way down and decides to fold up right then. Down the bike and I go in a flaming heap right there in the staging lanes. luckily no damage to the bike just my ego. lol
 

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This was back in 2005 and the only time I every dropped any motorcycle. I had just gotten back from a very long time away from home and wanted to go ride that very night. I was so excited to get out with the guys and ride that I grabbed a handful of throttle as I pulled out of the garage and did a perfect donut in the driveway. I was so surprised with the "stunt" that I dropped the bike on its side. My friend was there looking on stunned and asked "did you mean to do that"? I was extremely annoyed with myself over that. Good thing the bike went into a side spin instead of a backflip wheelie!
 

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I was on my 2014 last year on the local back roads and I did a stoppie when I came to a stop sign like I have a bad habit of doing. Well, when I came to a stop and the rear came down and I put my feet down the road was angled and my left foot came down lower than the right and the bike started to tip. I tried to keep it from falling all the way over but decided to just let it all the way down slowly rather than busting a nut trying to hold it up. It just put a very small scratch in the edge of the mirror. I was by myself and there was nobody around to see it luckily. :)
 

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Ive got many stories..
My dad brought a suzuki dirt bike and completely stripped it and converted it into a mint supermoto.
On completion i said i will take it for a ride for you dad.
So off i went hacking it down some lanes and quite impressed with its grunt i thought id get it up on the back wheel out of the next corner.
Which it did with alarming pace and i had a max biaggi moment.
I hit the back brake but as the pads were new they didnt work and i ended up kart wheeling the bike into a field.
Bent the renthal bars up pretty good which made riding it home for my ear bashing very difficult lol
 

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Following on from the post above i managed to buy a 1 year old kawasaki 636 which was unrecorded damaged.
Stripped it all back and fitted new bodykit and it looked ace.
Rode it to my dads when it was just 4 degrees to show him how nice it was.
Got to a sharp left had bend 10 miles down the road and the rear just let go at about 45mph.
Smashed it up and broke the engine casing and bust the rear wheel too.
Was very very angry.
Never found a reason for it other than a cold bridgestone tyre that hasnt been leant on for a few months doesnt grip :(
 

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This story is both sad and hilarious. I knew this guy about 30 (35 actually!) years ago. We worked together at a shipyard in Seattle. I didn't have a bike at the time. He bought a brand new 1981 KZ750. Man I was jealous! We were all moderate to heavy drinkers back then, especially this guy, he was a young displaced logger. Anyway, he was out with friends drinking and as he was leaving to go home, travelling down the street to the next light, he sees a cop waiting at the light on the cross street. As he rolls up to the light it changes and he has to stop. He stops and promptly forgets to put his feet down. You guessed it, the cop hit the lights and siren, picked him up off the road and he went to jail! I laughed my ass off! Later that year, he ran it right into a guardrail, hit it dead on at 90 degrees! He thought he was on an on-ramp onto I5 but was on a side street that made a 90 degree right turn. He said he was doing somewhere around 45 or 50 mph.. Messed him up good enough that he missed several weeks of work. As far as I know, he's not ridden since. Probably a good thing as he had a hard time staying sober anyway.

PS: I do NOT engage in impaired riding/driving and in NO way encourage it. I also will not ride with those that do it.
 
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