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post #1 of 8 Old 11-10-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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I am confined to the couch, so I had time to join this forum very early in the piece. I have bought a 2010 KLR with the following mods:
Vance Hines pot, tank crash bars and 2 vison x additional lights.

On day 2 and 230 km I had my first fall..... cant believe it. Not fast, no real damage to the bike, but a swollen knee. Either typical me or bad luck, got into a S bend corner, wrong position, hit the gravel. tried to brake on the gravel and goner.

How early have you had your first stack?

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-11-2013, 05:51 AM
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short story long. I bought my first KLR in 1996 in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was the third bike I had owned at that point. I a college vagabond staying with some friends that summer. So i Bought the bike on a Thursday, went out of town, got back on Sunday and went out with a buddy to explore. So we were cruising around all over the place and ended up at Horestooth reservoir. There is/was a municipal motocross track there. So we were navigating that when my licence plate hit the tire and fell off. So i put it in my pocket. a few laps later i went around a corner, my front tire went over the top and i went straight down on my shoulder. i thought my helmet hit my shoulder. it hurt but not more than a good thump. i picked up my bike and rode to the parking lot. the pain was starting to intensify and my arm was getting heavier and heavier. we took off for home when a park ranger pulled me over. my plate was in my pocket, the bike was unregistered and uninsured and the ranger had no sympathy. i got 40 hrs of community service for no insurance and 17 years later my broken collar bone still sticks out and inch or so form my shoulder. so basically 3 hrs into my first real ride.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-11-2013, 07:12 AM
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Welcome to the forum, my1stklr.

You are not alone. Back in 1994 after spending almost 5 years in Korea, I picked up a nice old Suzuki SP600. I took off riding single-track trails in the Rampart Range area near Colorado Springs.

Within a couple of hours, I had tipped it over onto a large rock and put a big dent in the gas tank.



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post #4 of 8 Old 11-11-2013, 07:26 AM
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1st couple of weeks

Within the first couple of weeks riding my new Yamaha TwinJet 100, I put the front wheel into a streetcar track. The wheel stopped and I high-sided over the handlebars onto the top of my helmut. First lesson learned that day. (atgatt)
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-11-2013, 08:47 PM
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lucky for everyone i was able to record my first. enjoy

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-12-2013, 10:30 AM
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Landing on the snake, man thats some bad luck.
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-13-2013, 01:02 AM
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lol yeah i kind of ruined his day didnt i

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-14-2013, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome replies and amazing video scrapper. What a good video to have - relive the whole thing and analyse.
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