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Only once...............this week!
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Alot. Though only twice on pavement so far.

I spend a lot of time like this.



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^Haha...


Yeah, depends what you ride, where and do those drops without rider count.

I have dropped two times... once because side stand didn't come to the point that it stays
open or out. Boy, was that embarrassing... The other was, when my son jumped off the bike and I wasn't ready for his jump... Yeah, another embarrassing moment
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On the street , never, in the dirt a ton of times and once in the garage.
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I consider it being referred to as "Dropped" when you fall over at a stop light, fallover backing it out of the shed, tipping it over working on it, falling down pulling into a driveway, spinning out in wet grass and laying it down, having it idle in the driveway and vibrate off it's kickstand. I'm sure I'll remember more after I'm done posting this. I don't consider it dropped if you lay it down at speed or someone hits you, that's a crash. To me, Just saying.
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once - forgot to take the disc lock off the ninja
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Once. When I want to wash it on the patio I have to squeeze thru a narrow gate in my chain link fence. You know, turn the handlebars this way and get a mirror thru and the other. Lost my balance. Held it from going all the way down but it killed it. Trashed my back trying to hold it up. Wife ran out and gave me a hand. Yeah, embarrassing.
Don't recall ever dropping another bike. I may have tho. Some of those days are pretty fuzzy.
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Never once on the street but paid my fare share on the track. Luckily escaped with only flesh wounds.
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If you count dirtbikes and road racing then it's a number too high to count. If you only count street riding then twice. Once my first day of riding, before being properly trained on how to use the brakes and once while accelerating through a hard corner and catching some sand mid corner that washed out the rear tire.

Besides those two it's been about 250,000 miles of safe street riding so far.
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Ask my buddies why they call me Domino and they'll just tell you not to park on my left side.
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