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Offline Uncle_Charlie

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Grrrrrrr.......
« on: July 19, 2014, 10:27:27 pm »
I guess I need a CDA number.  First, I don't have a garage and have to park the bikes on the front porch.  Wednesday night I was trying to put the connie on the center stand.  When trying to stand it upright, the connie kept going and fell to the right.  :-[ Remember, this is on the front porch.  The aftermarket top box struck one of the corner columns holding up the roof over the porch knocking the bottom half of the column into the yard.  The top half of the column was dangling from the ceiling.  Using a craftsman motorcycle jack under the remains of the column and a 2x4, I braced up the porch ceiling until yesterday when I built a new column.  Surprisingly, damage to the connie is quite minimal.  There is a barely perceptible ding in the tank where it struck the edge of a hand rail.  It appears to have tweaked the rear subframe as the gap between the rear tail plastic and tail light is not consistent.  As the gap progresses to the right, the gap gets larger.  Looking at the subframe, it looks stout enough to me to stand up to striking a wooden column, but maybe not. 

Anyhow, that's my story o' shame.

Offline ChipDoc

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Re: Grrrrrrr.......
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 02:20:04 am »
I swear, we seem to have the most issues when we try to leave Connie alone.  I suspect the trick is NEVER get off the bike!  I'm sorry to hear of your drop and I'm glad to hear that neither you nor Connie was seriously hurt.  And your incident does qualify you for the CDA Award except for one thing.

You need to be a full COG member.  Don't worry, we don't make you drop her again after you've joined in order to qualify!  Most folks join if they hang around a while and like what we do here, so just drop me a line after that happens and we'll add you to the roster.  It does seem as if you HAVE joined, but that you haven't yet been assigned a COG number.  Holler when that comes through.

Just to avoid confusion, here are the instructions: How to Convert from Forum Subscriber to Full COG Membership