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So I had the bike up on the paddock stand while fitting gear indicator. Let the bike down from the stand when done and started to lean the bike towards the side stand with my left arm. I have a plate and screws in my left elbow and boy did I get some pain when I realized too late the side stand was NOT down. Managed to hold it at a odd angle while I called out to wifey to get her ass down here pronto. Today I am nursing a painful elbow but that dont matter as the bike still looking good :)

Note to myself .. always check the stand is down when it needs to be!
 

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I've done that myself TC3, :rolleyes: I was very lucky too, it was a Harley Street Bob, couldn't hold it though, had a low wall to the left about 3 ft away, it landed on the handlebar end, punching a hole thro the left rubber grip, :) was I lucky, couldn't believe I didn't have more damage, The gods were with me that day :D
 

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I've done that myself TC3, :rolleyes: I was very lucky too, it was a Harley Street Bob, couldn't hold it though, had a low wall to the left about 3 ft away, it landed on the handlebar end, punching a hole thro the left rubber grip, :) was I lucky, couldn't believe I didn't have more damage, The gods were with me that day :D
The gods love bikes too :)
 

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You were lucky! God didn't love my Guzzi, I was in a garage once waiting for a friend to fill up and was having trouble getting my bike into neutral. I fiddled around, rocked the bike a bit, put the stand down. Then took the stand up and rolled it forwards and back. Then got off it forgetting the side stand was up ... CRASH it went in front of a garage full of people :BangHead:. This man got out of a car, came over to help me lift it and said, You should be more careful you'll damage that lovely shiny bike!! As if I needed telling??!!
 

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You were lucky! God didn't love my Guzzi, I was in a garage once waiting for a friend to fill up and was having trouble getting my bike into neutral. I fiddled around, rocked the bike a bit, put the stand down. Then took the stand up and rolled it forwards and back. Then got off it forgetting the side stand was up ... CRASH it went in front of a garage full of people :BangHead:. This man got out of a car, came over to help me lift it and said, You should be more careful you'll damage that lovely shiny bike!! As if I needed telling??!!
I can understand how embarrassed you must have been. On a trip around France we stopped at motorway services to fill up. The others finished before me and pulled up outside the shop for coffee. I lost balance somehow as I was getting on bike and ended up on floor with bike on top of me shouting out to the others for help with a full service station looking on... :) ... once again the bike was saved but my ego and leg were bruised....
 

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I can relate. I got off my Harley Softail to unlock and open shed doors before I put it away. As soon as I started walking I realized I forgot to put the kickstand down. Fortunately it had crash bars and fell onto the grass. Scratched my mirror. I was lucky there was not more damage and happy no one was watching. It is next to impossible to hold up a 700lb Harley once the fall begins.
 

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It's a funny thing this bike dropping. I won't own up to how many times it's happened to me :rolleyes: suffice to say I have a box full of broken levers - mainly off my Gladius which at 202kgs and top heavy didn't need an excuse to go down :upset:.

But every single time I've dropped it, even including the time I broke my tib and fib, my first thought was, is the bike ok? Next thought was, did anyone see? Then, how am I going to get myself and bike up again .... :sad1:

One of the funniest occasions must have been when I was learning on my little YBR. I was riding alone round some quiet country lanes, and thought I'd try an emergency stop. Looked around, no other vehicles, did a perfect stop - then went to put my foot down and didn't realise the road had a negative camber - so over I went, landed in a hedge while the bike ended upside down partly on top of me and partly in a ditch. My first thought: My bike!!! Is it damaged?? Then, how am I going to get it upright out of a ditch?? But with some superwoman strength I managed it, looked around to check no-one saw, checked the bike which luckily landed on grass so no damage, and rode off :D:D
 
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