I parked my bike right next to brand new ducati while going to the store, and I was certain I had put my kickstand down. Go to lean it over and suddenly, no kickstand. I'm about to drop my bike AND bring down a beautiful ducati while doing so. Adrenaline kicked in and I kept it from dropping with all my might while letting out a glorious roar, ensuring everyone around me noticed my dumbass.
Strained about every muscle I had in my core, couldn't even fart without pain for the next few days.
When I was on the way to my motorcycle exam a car backed into me while at a crossection (I saw it coming but couldn't get out of the way).
Through sheer anger about this car driver I held the bike up with my arms before it could drop completely and then I went on to pass the exam.
Arms hurt like hell the next day tho.
Gentle drop, no one saw it, picked it back up right away; that’s a “nice” drop man
A+ fall, if I could grade myself haha
Yeah, if you have to use the brakes during slow maneuvers, use the rear. Better to control your speed with the clutch though.
God job getting the bike back up. Next time you fall to the right put the kickstand down before you lift the bike. You wouldn't be the first person who picked up a bike and immediately dropped it on the other side.
Thanks for the tips!
Quick, before anybody sees!
I imagined people in their homes were looking and laughing. At least I was laughing too lol
Coming to a complete stop with the front break and turned handlebars means the bike will immediately and always try to suicide to the ground.
Like others said, rear brake avoids this. By default at low speeds (like under 10mph) it may be advisable to only use the rear.
Nice drop, very gently, good on you for having frame sliders and the i-4 sounds beautiful
Lessons learned, and thank you.
Doesn't look like there's damage, so thats good. Dont cover that front brake and go faster in the low speed. Be sure to keep practicing, I do it all the time so I don't get rusty.
Thanks for the tips! Yes I didnt take into account how uneven that area was, it's pretty much like a big hump from gutter to gutter. Also was too slow but the recent heavy rain has been making me a bit paranoid about losing traction so I have been extra slow. Thankfully I just installed engine sliders a week ago, it did its job perfectly.
Holy geez, glad you didn't twist an ankle or something dumb like that.
That looks like a nice Honda, what bike are we dropping today?
CB650R. Yeah guess I was lucky I was able to jump out of the way and no other vehicles were around.
someone is going to have a sore back
It's OK, I lift ;)
Still haven't dropped mine after a year of riding and ain't planning on it
No one plans on it mate. God speed.
Just remember slow manuvers under 10mph you counter shift weight for balance
18 years and going. I still haven't dropped a bike yet!
Five second rule clearly applies.
The germs didn't have time to get on the bike.
Right turns are always awkward to me. I’ve never laid a bike down before but have definitely come close anytime turning right. Aside from that time I totaled my Harley and was in the hospital for a while. I don’t count that time😅
Sounds like quite a story!
Ahh, that new rider moment when you learn you can't use the front brake in a slow sharp turn! I actually hurt myself when I did it, stuck my leg into the pavement and jarred my hip, that was 30 years ago but the lesson stuck. Nice work getting it right back up, no one saw, besides Reddit, but we understand.
It seems like you were turning your head and looking through the turn, that's good. It also looks like you turned your bars aggressively or maybe that just happened when you fell. On tight turns your clutch is your best friend and just cover your rear brake if you need to make a slight adjustment. Stay off the front brake. Glad you are pleased with yourself. 😁
That's fine. Is that a CB300? Or a 650? Also, kapitbahay mo si Makina?
650R! Sinong Makina?
I feel this pain. Friend drove my brand new ninja 400 home since I only just finished motorcycle riding school. I go for my first ride and drop the motorcycle in the driveway before even leaving.
I've dropped my bikes plenty of times. They can't stay pretty forever.
Ahh, the slow turn newbie drop. Those were the days. Congratulations! Now you understand that the sharper the turn, the faster you need to be going. If you don’t have speed you need to support the bike to keep it upright.
That's exactly what it is eh. I definitely learned some lessons.
Full turn at low speed with no counter weight, and front brake panic. That’s also a very dangerous way to pick the bike up. You’ll get there soon. Keep practicing and good luck!
Dropped mine 4 times in two years and 100% will drop it again or the next one I get.
Oops the U-turn fail. Happens to us all. A bit too slow in the turn. A wee bit more throttle and stay off the front brake will keep you upright.
Welcome to the club though and I hope you stay sunny side up from now on.
1. Great job on picking your bike up.
2. People have gave you really good advice on how to control your bike on slow speeds, so nothing to add there.
3. You dropped your bike in the rain. Give yourself some slack. We all have done it and a lot of the times when we think we're already an experienced rider.
keep your head up and look where you want to go, not at the ground directly in front of you
Where do you live? Looks cool! If you're gonna drop, nice and gentle like that is the way to go.
Happens to the best of us. I sacrificed my body when she tipped over for the first time. No scratches on the bike and only my pride was hurt lol.
Hah don’t feel bad. I just literally took my bike up to show my instructor while visiting a friend taking the course, and forgot to put my side stand down. Luckily no damage but man that was embarrassing.
As a still noob/amateur, the first time i dropped it i wanted to run away to a different country and start a new life with changed name, i picked it up instantly tho
I’m sorry this happened to you
But for newbies reading, this isn’t a “right of passage”
Many people have been riding for decades and never scratched a bike *knocks on wood*
Don't worry. We all drop our bikes. Not just the first ones.
Best advice Ive ever been given: do not use your front brake when getting to a complete stop or stopping with the handles turned. Sure way to go down. Sticks with my every time I ride. It was the way I dropped my first bike years ago
Dropping a bike is not a rite of passage, I've dropped mine in a petrol station and it wasn't something to be proud of
No front brake in a u-turn. 😉
I don’t think dropping your bike is a right of passage. Rather a sign that you still have a lot of learning to do.
You got sliders.. good job, I got ran over by a cop car 6 days after I bought mine so it's ok. We all fall from the bike from time to time. Trust me, it'll happen again.
I tried to put my 500+ lb Blackbird on its center stand while sitting on it. I’ve done it dozens of times in the 17 + years I’ve owned it.
The bike tipped left and pinned my leg under it and my shoulder against the shelves in my garage.
I had to rip my leg out from underneath it, which caused a lot of skin tears and worsened the break.
I had no way to get it back up until I had help which made me feel like less of a rider.
Fortunately, only lost a mirror mount but still gave me pause.
Always take a moment after a slip to check both you and the bike. It doesn’t take much pressure to break a front brake lever or f up your clutch. And maybe it’s just my old dirt bike days talking, but shift and rear brake levers bend quite a bit too.
And if you get rolling on adrenaline and find out you’ve broken a rib or a finger it’s going to be tough to stop safely and you might not be in an ideal situation.
I’ve been riding over 35 years. Shit happens. Just be safe.
Thanks for the advice.
No. It’s not a rite of passage.
Dropping bikes happens dont be embarrassed
And people say the "U" turn on the BMV test is useless or point less. Doesn't seem so useless now does it.
When your going super slow like that...
Sit straight up and put the bike down under you..
Leaning out on your outside butt cheek, if seated.
Dont use front brake on loose or slippery ground.
Don't lean your body over with the bike.
Keep your weight over the line between where the wheels touch the ground.
right of passage is dropping your new bike ???? LOL no. F
Welcome to the low-speed-drop club! Membership: absolutely everyone who’s ever ridden a motorcycle
He bought his first bike.
Two types of riders;
1) those who have dropped their bikes
2) those who haven’t dropped their bikes yet
3. Those that will never drop it.
(don't project your inadequacies on to other please)
just curious , is it common for people in US to learn to ride a motor cycle without the knowledge of riding a cycle/bike ?
no rhetoric intended
No idea, I'm not American.
Hey congrats on dropping your bike! Wait until you get in your first crash, that is also a right of passage. Also there is nothing stopping you from dropping your bike every single time you get on it, so please plan accordingly! You dropping your bike was bound to happen and not in any way preventable, there was nothing you could do (judging by the video). The Gods of motorcycles will come get your bike even if you learn how to ride it properly so save yourself some time and just keep going!
> Wait until you get in your first crash, that is also a right of passage
shut the fuck up. That's not a right of passage, nor is it something to expect. IF you ride with the mentality that you will crash, then you need to sell your fucking bike because you'll make it true. period.
Build your skills and ride with the mentality of not fucking up. And if you do fuck up, learn as to what you did wrong and don't do it again.
It's not a fucking right of passage. Stop normalizing dropping your bike and learn how to ride better. You fucked up. Get back on it, and stop bragging about dropping like an idiot. Why on Earth do people post this shit and squeal about how *they're such noobs and soooo embarrassed*?
If your such a massive noob that you can't make simple slow maneuvers without dropping your ass, get a dirt bike or a bicycle and stay the hell off the actual roads until your monkey ass learns how to balance. This sub has so many stupid "*tee-hee* I dropped my bike" posts that it's nauseating.
Next time you drop on that side don't be in such a rush to pick it up. Put the kicksnd down first. You won't get away with doing it like tt on a bigger bike.
So cool to share this video, bro. Especially since it was the perfect crime, no witnesses. But it's really helpful to for everybody to see how stuff like this happens.
I saw a much more serious version of this type of lay-down once, captured on a back alley garage cam. A very slow motion lay down right outside the guy's garage, essentially standing still. But he wasn't wearing a helmet, and when the bike went down, it caught his leg underneath, forcing his body down with the bike. It created a whip-like motion, with his head banging on the pavement so hard that it killed him. Looked like a nothing incident until that sickening impact.
IMO, the mistake you made was same as his: not enough speed to stay upright in a very tight turn. But you got two things right that he got fatally wrong: you wore life saving safety gear, and you jumped clear of the falling bike. That second thing is a little counter-intuitive, kind of hard to let your bike just fall on the ground. But it's the right choice.
They say the lion's share of motorcycle accidents happen within a mile of home. FWIW, I strongly suspect a great majority of those accidents are of this nature, either as you leave or return. Right when most riders are relaxed, either before or after the "dangerous" part: that's when it's time to be extra vigilant.
In over 15 years of riding I havent once dropped my bike. It's not a rite of passage, it's a stupid mistake
What was the problem, did your foot slipped ? Why didn't you hold it up with your legs or accelerate out of the fall ?
I tipped over a few times , but was fortunately either able to just hold it up with my legs or if my foot slipped on the pavement , to accelerate out of the fall.
Just read you're a beginner , my bad . That's just experience :)
Sorry mate, but that windshield is more embarrassing than your dropping your bike :D it looks ridiculous. Anyways, stay safe and keep practicing!
No other options, It was my last choice. Function over from for now, the highway winds are a bit shocking! Thankfully they can be removed ;)
the right of passage is when you are shithammered at the bar, and some girl keeps insisting on a ride, even though you know you are shithmmered.
you finally give in, quick spin around the block, come back, park on the sidewalk, and never bother to put your feet down.
luckily your buddy is there to ask what the fuck is going on, and you tell him to just STFU and lift the bike off you
/was the oddly specific?
we've all been there...glad to see it wasn't serious and the bike is OK
Hindi naman masama pagka drop sir! Rider from the PH din. Ride Safe po
Lakas ng ulan, kanina lang yan! Sobrang noob kasi haha. Buti nalang ganyan lang nangyari. Ingat din!
At least you didnt do what old mate did on his dad's collector Ducati
Gwapo naman bike mo brod. Pwede hiramin??
I took around 7 months until I had basically the same drop, only on a very slide hill and with some gravel under me (it was paved where I dropped it but because the part behind that wasn't it was littered with gravel). Only thing that counts is that it's running and standing fast. I wasn't so lucky because 4 people watched me drop it...you can imagine the adrenaline and shame :D
I’d better to learn this way then how some of the other people do. That is trying to do a wheelie or going to fast.
Don’t let it get to you. I dropped my z first 3 weeks.
If anything, I'm happy it happened this way. Was dreading it will happen in a worse way.
I dropped mine the second day I had it... Though it was in a trail on a nasty hill climb... but hey
Awit. Good job, nabinyagan ka na. Hahaha Wala namang damage sa handle bar or foot peg?
Maliit ng gasgas lang, buti nakabitan ko ng engine sliders last week. Sya yung sumalo ng tama, pero di naman halata. Oo binyag talaga buti nalang ganyan lang!
I feel ya my man, had my first drop on the weekend. Was making a turn down a steep laneway with a van blocking my view of cars coming down the one way. Was about to turn, saw a shadow last second and adjusted, put my foot down but it was too steep and the bike went down. Turned out to be some guy walking his dog....
One time I was turning around going like 5 mph hit some gravel and dropped my bike. I was so pissed! I’m so hesitant now when doing u turns lol. You seemed to avoid it falling on you which was good.
its sooo tropical in your neck of the woods!
Don't feel bad, my first drop was in the garage putting it on the centre stand. Overbalanced the bike away from me and it fell 🤷♂️
Robert Simmons(paying it back) - Motorman videos show you the way.
Keep the throttle loaded and keep it there.
When you're going that slow it helps to open both legs out for balance. You can do one leg too, the one on the side you're turning on.
Just easy thoughtless balancing.
I have the same bike :) awesome choice :) No worries, sometimes it happens - every time less and less
Did you get a helmet with a camera mount already built in? Curious what you used for this. Mostly I hear about people jerryrigging a GoPRo to the front of their full face helmet.
Bought [*this*](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087CQWVMN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_P49E68Q32NPG597KCMT5) online for like $6. Works great and you dont have to stick it on.
I dropped mine parking it and I felt like Homer Simpson.
A few points from me to add to the others.
When the bike does down, get it up and safe but let it stand for a minute or two before switching it back on.
Check your slider!! Can't reiterate this one enough. I had a small drop on my bike which bent the bold, it ended up snapping off a few days later leaving part of the bolt in the engine. Cost me £250 to remove in the end! (I did try to remove it myself first with a variety of methods but couldn't in the end).
I did the same thing the second day I had my bike haha. Picked it up so quickly I threw out my back.
Man it could be worse.
I dropped my bike pulling into my garage.
That's a nice looking street. Where in the world are you? Japan?
Haha, at least you made it 2 weeks. I dropped my first bike a few days after getting it. Same scenario, I was turning it around and wasn't going fast enough to keep the bike up.
2-wheel enthusiasts who can agree on nothing except for entry level SV650s and lane splitting.