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How NOT to park your BMW F800GS....

Out for a ride along Lake Okanagan today, and I saw this BMW.

Absolutely NO idea what he could've done to get it like this , but I walked around and didn't see any blood, then when I rode by later a wrecker was picking it up....



FWIW - this road was gravel/ dirt last time I rode it, maybe a month ago.

What do YOU think happened to get it in that 'attitude'...?
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All care and no responsibility. Great way to transport a bike, even though it has been in an accident. Maybe the owner wanted more damage to help write it of.
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Felt from the cliff? What is above? Road, house, point of view?
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Perhaps he was on that shoulder and accidentally gunned it when it started slipping down the embankment?


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So THAT'S how you tow a motorcycle... Lol


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I guess the bike tumbled there after falling off a truck or trailer or that it got punted there by a passing vehicle?!?! Seems kinda douchy of the truck driver to NOT put the bike back on it's wheels, since it was like 90 degrees either way, eventually it will need to be flipped 180 now. I have seen bikes being towed on their sides, but that was the way they were anyway.
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I'ts more difficult to ride BMW's because your little pinky has to be in the air the whole time
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He obviously looked at the BMW website that says "takes you anywhere you want to go..." and decided to try to climb that rock face.
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Pretty sure that is a whiskey throttle episode.
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Wow, that sucks for someone. Hope the rider's OK.

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Vertical parking takes less space don't you know.

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That is the new method for testing subframes.
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...What is above? Road, house, point of view?
MORE cliff for maybe 20 feet.

ONLY hypothesis I could imagine - he's in the ditch (...WHY...?), guns it to get back onto the road and as it started up that steep part, it wheelied over backwards against the cliff. Where HE went...? Tossed off?

(In the ditch, just beside the rear wheel, was the broken-off windshield and a mirror....)

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Strange. The tow driver is an idiot for sure. I guess he figured the bike is totaled. Wouldn't fuel leak out which would be an environmental concern for the tow truck driver?

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Strange. The tow driver is an idiot for sure. I guess he figured the bike is totaled. Wouldn't fuel leak out which would be an environmental concern for the tow truck driver?
Environmental concern and tow truck driver don't seem to go together. Many years ago I worked with several with my first job out of college and I think the last thing on their mind is concern for other's property or for that matter the environment. Maybe they've changed over the years......

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