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The fact that you are still here talking about it says, you were and you weren't.
At times, I think if I had a guardian angel, he or she would really have the most tattered wings in the fleet from working overtime, protecting me from my own stupidity.
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LOL, I think Guardian Angels ride in cages. You ever notice how much better cage drivers get out of an accident with a biker?
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LOL, I think Guardian Angels ride in cages. You ever notice how much better cage drivers get out of an accident with a biker?
Hmmm....Now that you mention it....
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It 'seems always a money ratio.
You can't both drop and affordable ride..so adaptation absolutely adopts.
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It 'seems always a money ratio.
You can't both drop and affordable ride..so adaptation absolutely adopts.
Did you just have a stroke?
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I answered number 5.

Does riding off road on dual purpose/ adventure bikes count? That happens all the time for me.

Do kickstand accidents count? Those happen more often. Maybe three of those over the last 25 years.

Just get tired and make a mistake and drop it? I did it once on an FJ1200 turning onto a dirt road 25 years ago. Really sucked. Expensive too.

Engine guards, sliders, and frame protectors are factory designed into everything from Touring bikes to Cruisers to Sport Bikes. You think there might be a reason?
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I've dropped bikes more times than I can remember......I do remember exactly how many times I have gone down with a bike though....4. I even remember the bikes.
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