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Offline Don

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It is the Pressure Washers Fault
« on: August 26, 2008, 09:00:00 am »
I have to move the Concours from the garage walking on the right hand side of the bike.  I had my pressure washer sitting on the left side and did not realize that the bike kick stand folded partially up as it enocountered the pressure washer tire on the way out of the garage.    Leaning the bike over to the left as I always do in the morning prior to going to work, you guessed it!  The bike just kept going and landed with a loud "Crunch".  Both the footpeg and the footped mounting bracket broke on the left side.  Some $85 and my labor and a week and a half later me and the bike are back in business.  After 3+ years of ownership, the old girl is officially dropped but certainly not gone.  She is just like the dog, a family member!    Ride Safe and God Bless  
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Offline Greg Habel

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It is the Pressure Washers Fault
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 11:16:00 am »
Don, CDA0284.  The dreaded Kickstand Crash!!!  That just reminded me - time to clean up my garage and get the extension cord away from our bikes!  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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Offline Brett0769

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It is the Pressure Washers Fault
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 11:52:00 am »
I did this inside the first 2 weeks of ownership. I was putting air in the tires at the little C-store near work. (I was checking every day at that time). Put air in the front and I was on the right side of the bike. The rear valve stem was hiding behind the bags so I pulled Connie up and rolled her forward a bit... (see where this is going?). Went to set her back down with rear valve stem at the bottom of the wheel and got the painful realization that the kick stand had folded, so I set her down as gently as I could then picked her back up. ::sigh::  
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Offline krumgrinder

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It is the Pressure Washers Fault
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 10:01:00 am »
Yup, me too, a couple times.  Once while practicing figure eights in a parking lot (got dizzy and lost balance) and once just walking her backwards in a hurry in the driveway.  Lost my right foot peg in the first incident; be sure you grind those peg back corners back so that they fold up farther- this saved me on the second drop, and also once at a remote gas station, in a land far, far away... ;p  Steve K.  '02 Concours  COG# 6550  AMA# 965469  'No matter where you go, there you are...'
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Offline Ulric_Dahlgren_MD

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It is the Pressure Washers Fault
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 11:25:00 am »
I have yet to have the pleasure with the C-14, but have come close. The closest was when I was stopping and went to put down my left foot, but the kickstand caught on my bootlaces.  
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