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Offline wordmason

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avoid parking with the kickstand uphill
« on: July 25, 2009, 03:58:00 pm »
The motorcycle parking area in the covered area at work was full one day, so I parked in a car space in the outdoor area. That area of the lot is on an incline, and as I pulled into the space, the slope was up to my left, but not nearly steep enough that I would think about the bike not being able to stand there. I put down the foot peg and got off the bike, but I didn't notice that the peg contacted the pavement before it was fully extended! As I got off the bike, the kickstand folded up and the bike went over, nailing me between it and the car in the next space. My 250 pounds absorbed most of the impact, and I was able to right the bike, but my Rifle windshield shattered as it struck the car door. Note to self: Double-check to make sure that kickstand is fully extended!  
Regards, John Wilcox, COG 7157  Bonney Lake, WA

Offline Greg Habel

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avoid parking with the kickstand uphill
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 01:54:00 pm »
John, CDA0302.  The dreaded kickstand crash!  That's one that sneaks up on ya.  You think you're all set then over she goes!  Glad to hear you and the bike weren't too badly damaged. If you want to save some money, try cutting your own shield.  Home Depot sells the lexan pretty cheap.  Alternatively you could probably have a shop cut one for you or order from Riffle.  I have a shorty that I use for the summer that is good for much more wind flow.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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Offline Robert_Elliott_GA

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avoid parking with the kickstand uphill
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 05:44:00 pm »
Murphs also sells the replacement shields as well, one of the pull down options on the Rifle system.  Had to replace my shield after I went through a new installation. :)    
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Offline Crashcup

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avoid parking with the kickstand uphill
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 05:54:00 pm »
Whew!  Makes me feel a bit better. About the 2nd time out riding my bike after buying it in April, pulled into the driveway and put down the sidestand - part way - and caught the bike as it fell. Scared the crap outta me that I came so close to cracking up my nice "new" (2005) bike!  
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Offline Greg Habel

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avoid parking with the kickstand uphill
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 08:21:00 am »
Keith,  If your drop was a Concours, put your story in a separate post and I'll award you your very own CDA number.    Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (3.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle"