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Offline EyeOnTheSky

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Tipped Over While Moving Off Center Stand
« on: July 03, 2008, 09:57:00 am »
I posted this in the old forum, but I'll re-post here for my CDA number.    I tipped over my Connie on her right side when I tried to moved her off the center stand. No damage done, thank God! A little bit of coolant leaked out, but that's about it. I got her upright in about 10 seconds, probably because of the anger I felt at the moment. Someone suggested that I remain seated when I move it off the center stand next time, but I don't think I'll put it on the center stand anymore. I ordered a Baxley LA Chock that you can check out here    I'll proudly display my CDA number now.  
« Last Edit: July 03, 2008, 09:57:00 am by Dave »
Dave  COG #8241  CDA #0276  AMA #1029586  2005 Kawasaki Concours

Offline Greg Habel

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Tipped Over While Moving Off Center Stand
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 01:29:00 pm »
Dave, CDA0276.  Welcome to the CDA club!  That's a C10 correct?  I agree with the recommendations of sitting on the bike when getting it off the center stand.  I rock it forward and then use the front brake to slow my decent.  Congrats on getting it back up; she's heavy for sure.  Check your foot peg bracket very carefully.  The ones that don't bust off usually end up with a hairline fracture that will likely result in it busting off at the worst of times.    One of these days I am thinking of intentionally putting her down on a secure carpet and then practicing getting her back up.  Could be a good exercise for a COG rally too.  I'll have to take a look at the Chock - maybe I could use one.  Greg  COG # 7010/7010a (Tracey)  CDA 0120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude (CDAAD)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle".  05 Ninja 250  
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COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (3.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle"