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so tonight i went to the ymca to workout and and took my bike. when i came out i got on the bike and tried putting it in neutral. couldnt get it to go. i usually let the bike warm up when im putting my gear on but since i couldnt get the bike in neutral i couldnt it didnt warm up. someone should have slapped me off that motorcycle right there. I WAS TRYING TO PUT IT IN NEUTRAL WITH THE BACK BRAKE. i had to laugh and figured id share my stupidity
 

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LoL been there, that and the why did my bike die? re-start.. died again? what the heck? restart pull forward bike dies... ok whats going on... go to put the kickstand down.. notice its already down... oh... sheepish grin and a quick look around... re-start take off laughing at own stupidity. lol
 

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I've done stupid crap light that before....... Light go to start the bike and hit the horn button instead of the start. everyone turns and stares at you cause you look like you don't know what your doing. My 4wheeler starts on the left side and the bike on the right so i always get them mixed around and make me look like an idiot.
 

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I've done the whole 'kick it in first gear and die' thing many times :p stupid kickstand switch. I've also gotten off the bike to fill her up and forgotten to put the kickstand DOWN!
 

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the second time i ever rode a bike i didnt have a clue on how the whole down shifting worked, on cars it's easy so i thought it couldnt be too hard.
i paniced at a stopped my first stop sign i must have been in 5th or 6th gear and i was on a small hill i'd rev it up real high to try to take off and stall every time, there was like 5 cars behind me i backed up and waved them on say goodbye clutch. talk about feeling like an idiot. that was my friends bike though and its gone now.
 

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everyone has stories about stopping for gas, getting off, and not putting the kickstand down................trust me, you aint the first.

but it is fun to laugh at ourselves
 

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Many years ago I came out of a bar with a girl I had offered a ride to. Got on the bike, tried to kick start it, tried to kick start it, tried to kick start it, I tried many times but it just wouldn't turn over. I was a little embarrased in front of the young lady.

I called my brother to tell him my battery was dead, because it had gas. He was pi&&ed, cause he was with a date, and had to leave to come rescue my azz.

As we sat there waiting for my bro in his pick up truck, I started thinking, lets see it has gas, when oh chit it hit me, I realized I never turned on the gas valve.

LOL --I turned on the valve and kicked it right on. We went for a ride laughing, but my brother almost lost his little mind when we rode up to his truck laughing and telling him how dum I was.

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a buddy of mine got his bike after his divorce. he would take and ride it around all the time.. one time he got to a red light, stopped, leaned back on the seat and put his feet on the handle bars reclining trying to show off for a car load of college girls... then remembered that he forgot to put the kick stand down as he kissed the pavement lol
 

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Try leaving your disk lock on and dumping your brand new ride in a parking lot, Not that I did that:lol:
 

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so tonight i went to the ymca to workout and and took my bike. when i came out i got on the bike and tried putting it in neutral. couldnt get it to go. i usually let the bike warm up when im putting my gear on but since i couldnt get the bike in neutral i couldnt it didnt warm up. someone should have slapped me off that motorcycle right there. I WAS TRYING TO PUT IT IN NEUTRAL WITH THE BACK BRAKE. i had to laugh and figured id share my stupidity

That must have been SOME workout. :)
 

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Many years ago I came out of a bar with a girl I had offered a ride to. Got on the bike, tried to kick start it, tried to kick start it, tried to kick start it, I tried many times but it just wouldn't turn over. I was a little embarrased in front of the young lady.

I called my brother to tell him my battery was dead, because it had gas. He was pi&&ed, cause he was with a date, and had to leave to come rescue my azz.

As we sat there waiting for my bro in his pick up truck, I started thinking, lets see it has gas, when oh chit it hit me, I realized I never turned on the gas valve.

LOL --I turned on the valve and kicked it right on. We went for a ride laughing, but my brother almost lost his little mind when we rode up to his truck laughing and telling him how dum I was.

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:lol: D, You know how many times I did that during my MSF class? Like 100 at least!

That's why I bought a feul injected bike! :tongue:
 

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Had been out at a party and was riding home with a mate on the back. Stopped at an intersection cause I thought I saw a car and next thing you know we were laying on the ground. We had a laugh got back on and rode home.
 

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I've never done anything like that.

(at least not that I'm telling about :lol:)
 

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Do you ever read the titles of threads and want to make smart a$$ comments like....

how do you put the bike in neutral?

duh...with the SHIFTER???

:D

(However....the story was a lot funnier!....and I've been caught by the kickstand-down problem too!)
 

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Do you ever read the titles of threads and want to make smart a$$ comments like....

how do you put the bike in neutral?

duh...with the SHIFTER???

:D

(However....the story was a lot funnier!....and I've been caught by the kickstand-down problem too!)
yes and yes I did
 

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Try leaving your disk lock on and dumping your brand new ride in a parking lot, Not that I did that:lol:
I left mine on once but instead of dropping the bike, the bike suddenly stopped and the family jewels went right into the tank! I didn't even get the clutch all the way out when I hit the tank but I swear to you, I saw my nutz go flying out of my mouth just before I blacked-out (I'm pretty sure that that's what I saw--can't be too sure because I was crossed-eye at that moment).

I got my feet down quickly, got the stand down somehow and actually had to throw my leg right over the bike with my hand to get off of the bike. You know the drill...hunched over in pain, shaking and sweating. I'm still not sure how long I was hunched over but I finally managed to get upright, check the bike out and this time, I took the lock off...for the last time. I never used the **** thing again.

When I got to the house where I was having dinner with the in-laws, my wife asked me, "What took you so long? You were only five minutes away?". I just told her, "I'll tell you some other day...", and I tried to walk in the house in a straight line.
 
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