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i just dropped my bike in my parking lot...... i was making a right turn in the garage in my space at low speed........ but my steering was all the way to the right that it locks...... bike fell down on the right..... just 5 cms from touching the ground..... being heavy, i had to drop it....... so i did very slowly...... and the bike is fully down on the floor...... i picked it up..... i noticed coolants?! (green/blue drops) on the floor..... very slippery..... i test rided the bike in the garage to check for any problems...... the steering seems weird.....

if we position the wheel straight..... i turn the steering let's say... 10 degrees left or right...... it seems so slippery and easy to turn...... and 10 degrees over..... more stiff

i'm used to the stiff, because it allows more accuracy.....
or maybe i'm just paranoid and it's normal...
need help on this please.... the bike did not bang on the floor....dropped slowly and will this damage anything from functioning properly and needs adjustment? or maybe the coolant hit some parts..... making them more slippery than usual, such as steering?

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Highly doubt anything is damaged especially as you eased it onto the ground from 5cm's.

They aren't that delicate.

Get some sliders or dont drop your bike ever again :laughing
 

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It sounds more like you've got a pre-existing issue with the steering head bearings or you're just feeling the way the tire is biting on the floor. Or perhaps your tires are worn badly and you're feeling the oddness in handling that is created by the worn profile. It's hard to tell from your odd description. But either way it was there before you dropped the bike There's no way you did any damage to the bike from a fall like that other than some scuffs on the paint or metal. As Crass says, they just are NOT that delicate.
 
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i dont get parking lot drops ,put yur feet down

you could have dropped that bike from straight to straight over,not likely to break anything there either .Sliders would have kept it off the ground ,they are perfect for walking speed crashes
 

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Yes, the coolant drip strikes me as very odd if all you did was gently lay it on its side at a standstill. I've dropped bikes in similar fashion with only light scuffs to the bar and lever ends and fairing (hell, I've highsided my 600 at 70 km/h without damaging the rad or hoses, but I think I just got lucky that time:rolleyes).

Like TeeTee said, these may be pre-existing issues. If you have any concerns at all, take it to someone who has the experience and knowledge to properly diagnose any potential problems.
 

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new bike 1 month old... had 100% trust in it..... now i won't have so much confidence on the streets.... but yea i'll get it checked up if needed

sorry, but i'm new, what's a slider? and how much for one
 

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Do you have a steering damper on it? after drops, some of this bind up. Also check for cables for interference off center. The coolant came from the recovery tank, as your system is sealed. I'm also wondering how many bikes have you had?
 

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There's your problem. You had 100% trust IN THE BIKE! The bike is just a tool with limitations. It's up to you to learn to operate it within those limitations.

Oddly enough there's only two things you could have done once the bars hit the travel stop and you realized that it wastn't enough. The first is to stick your foot out and save it as Borderline suggested if you were going slow enough. The second would have been to add a tiny bit of throttle if there was room enough to deal with the runout and not get into even more trouble.

I almost did the same thing when I first brought home my Ducati. The Ducati is known for having the least amount of steering lock known to man. I coasted up to my garage in neutral and went to turn it for setting up to back it into the spot. But there wasn't enough steering lock and I knew right away I was in trouble when the bars BOUNCED off the steering stop far too soon. Out came the foot and I saved it but I realized then and there that this was a different sort of bike. BUt it wasn't the bike's fault. It was mine for not realizing what the limitations were and riding within them.
 

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hahahaha
i got no modifications on the bike yet... just getting the right gear at the moment is a pain in the ear already.... the problem is i try to strive for perfection but unforunately, low experience and limitations on the bike...... i wanted to park, then put my legs down..... oh well, back to the frog walk :D
thanks for the feedback guys, really appreciated
 

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that's good as well..... learn what's inside instead of what's on the surface
in the end, bikes deterioate... we age.... but as long as our passion for riding in our heart stays strong with our bike, that's all that matters
 

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if the bike continues to cause you distress in the trust department, i know a good shrink who can take that away. your bike is fine. your pride is hurt but that can be repaired easily enough. your sub-concious is the problem now and therapy may be needed to alleviate that dreaded fear you now have.
 

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sigh..... u guys are right, it's my brain...... poisoned
i was really impressed with the sport bike when i got it...... i found out, that it was invincible, compared to my previous bikes (scooters, 100-200cc bikes) but now..... i'm riding it like a scooter again, except on straight lines where i accelerate to my desire, but as for the cornering...... can't do it anymore.... always have to brake until around 20-30km/h before i turned.... boring..... sigh..... just this conditioning of fear
 

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you'l get over it. def yur brain having a problem and not the bike.
 

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Yes, the coolant drip strikes me as very odd if all you did was gently lay it on its side at a standstill.
The coolant probably came from his coolant reservoir overflow. Most watercooled bike have a little rubber tube that come out of the plastic coolant reservoir to vent extra pressure if the bike overheats, much like a car. It's pretty normal for a bike that's been laid down to drip coolant and even gas while it's on it's side.
 

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so is that something i should be concerned about? the tube to the coolant reservoir is loose or not connected?
 
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