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post #1 of 15 Old 08-06-2010, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Quick "OOPS" this morning...

I rode in to work this morning, just like usual.

I pull in, back it into place, put the kickstand down and get off... just like usual.

About a second later the bike is moving forward and falling into me... OH CRAP!

I catch it, get it back up and this time I'm more careful setting the kickstand.

This is the first time I have done that, and a good reminder to pay attention.
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...darn thing is heavy when its that far over.

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Since I don't have proper riding shoes (I know, I know) I *usually* tuck my laces in before I hop on the bike.

My previous bike was a VTX 1300C. If you think it's hard to catch the 919 falling over, try a VTX. My shoelace got caught on the footpeg. Luckily it rested lightly on the pipes and I was able to unhook my foot and get it righted and no damage to the pipes.

I've been pretty diligent about the laces ever since then.

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post #3 of 15 Old 08-06-2010, 10:27 AM
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Amen to that!

They are heavy when leaned over really far. Learned that with a borrowed 600rr. I decided to borrow my brother-in-law's 600rr just to take the road test. I scheduled the test in November. No proper gear. It was unusually warm so I thought it would be okay. It dropped to normal temps the day of the test. I was so cold that when I stopped, I could not move my legs from the pegs. Finally got them off and caught the bike just before hitting the ground. Thought I busted a nut by stopping the fall and standing it back up.

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Since I don't have proper riding shoes (I know, I know) I *usually* tuck my laces in before I hop on the bike.

My previous bike was a VTX 1300C. If you think it's hard to catch the 919 falling over, try a VTX. My shoelace got caught on the footpeg. Luckily it rested lightly on the pipes and I was able to unhook my foot and get it righted and no damage to the pipes.

I've been pretty diligent about the laces ever since then.
lol ya i know what your talking bout... stalled my dads vtx1800R mid turn in a parking lot had to use all my might to not let it touch the ground... needless to say i always keep a hand on the clutch now to feather it if need be.

And the shoe lace thing is classic... i rode my dirbike up to a buddies house, and my shoe lace got caught on the shifter... when i tried to put that foot down i couldnt and ended up falling over in like slow motion... luckily i stopped right on the edge of his driveway and fell into the grass... had a good laf at that.

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damn right they are parked her outside one day to do some work on the truck and it sunk the kick stand into the ground do to the fresh rain. was just resting one the case and exhaust when i came back out damn thing to a few grunts to get back up right especially since the ground had dried a little around the kick stand.

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post #6 of 15 Old 08-06-2010, 11:53 AM
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I use to rent this place and the driveway had a pretty steep angle, one time I left the bike in neutral, put the kickstand down, got off, start walking away, and then I heard the bike hit the concrete

Since then I always leave the bike in first gear when parked

Kickstand sinking in the gravel after the rain happened to me too

One guy at work busted his ankle when his shoelace got stuck on his footpeg, fell over on his foot

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In the past week I've had a couple close calls. One was when I parked in a parking lot to run inside a store for "just a minute"....my kickstand sank into the asphalt and I got back just before my bike leaned over to take a nap. Then, day before yesterday, I was pulling out from an uphill stop and turning right...my bike somehow didn't make it into first gear and stalled out on me (its been a long time since this last happened to me!), causing me to take heroic measures to catch it from falling.




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I'm an office drone and sometimes ride to work with dress pants on. Cuffed hems tend to get caught on peg feelers. I try to bring my leg up after a stop and it's hooked. So then I keep trying to bring my leg up without dropping low enough to get unhooked and look like I am trying to kick start a moving bike.




As for the kickstand, I have a small cloth pouch that some swim goggles came with and into that, I keep a steel electrical box cover. Works like a charm and the pouch keeps it from getting my jacket dirty or snagged from sharp edges. I started doing that the first time I had to use a wadded up paper bag to put under my stand.

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I rode in to work this morning, just like usual.

I pull in, back it into place, put the kickstand down and get off... just like usual.

About a second later the bike is moving forward and falling into me... OH CRAP!

I catch it, get it back up and this time I'm more careful setting the kickstand.

This is the first time I have done that, and a good reminder to pay attention.
Don't get complacent with the easy things in life or things could turn "Way Too Interesting" in a hurry!


...darn thing is heavy when its that far over.
I had the same darn thing happen to me the other day in front of a store, I did a quick glance to see if anyone saw it, and to assess how many cool points I may have lost (I do not have many to begin with other than riding a 9er) And all was well, it only appears an old Blue Hair in a Buick might have saw it if the steering wheel did not block her view.....

And like we taught in MSF Course the point of no return, when you reach it, you better be able to LIFT!!!!!!

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Am I the only one that puts it in gear when I park it?

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Am I the only one that puts it in gear when I park it?
nope, do it with EVERY manual vehicle i drive/ride/own.

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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/5456/481/

Not the cheapest solution but it works great! The magnet makes it easier, slap it on the stand and put the bike where you want it.

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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/5456/481/

Not the cheapest solution but it works great! The magnet makes it easier, slap it on the stand and put the bike where you want it.
That thing still requires that you fully extend the side stand, which is what I did not do

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post #15 of 15 Old 08-12-2010, 07:09 PM
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One time I pulled into my friends driveway on my CBX, put the side stand down, got off, knocked on the door, no-one home. Got back on the bike, lifted the side stand, just then my friend pulled in behind me in his car, so I got back off the bike! Yep, you guessed it!!!!

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