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Offline Proliant

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Embarassing ......
« on: March 07, 2017, 11:16:32 pm »
Today was the first time I have ever dropped a motorcycle ...... It was sad and pathetic. I don't even have a very good story, but here goes ......

I was sitting in the parking lot just letting my bike warm up (it was in the 40's here) ..... I had put up the kickstand and was standing there flatfoot when a squirrel or some other small animal darted past my foot and I lifted it up involuntarily and in slow motion like a movie ... the bike simply leaned and fell (thankfully I got my leg out of the way). Its a good thing that I'm a fairly large guy at 6'3" and 270 .... that bike is heavy.

On the good side of things ..... there was barely a scuff on the bike itself (not that it was a fabulous looking bike to begin with).

Anyway, thats my sad little story.


Offline Gumby

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Re: Embarassing ......
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 11:56:50 pm »
Frickin' varmints. :-[

Offline smithr1

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Re: Embarassing ......
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 07:44:29 pm »
Sorry, I know the feeling.
Check the peg brackets real good.  Sometimes they will crack but not fail and then next time you stand on the pegs it will snap... bad time...  check. :)
Bob Smith (smithr)
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