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Offline Merlin

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Windy alley..
« on: June 16, 2011, 06:58:59 am »
So, pretty embarrassing to have this as my FIRST post on the board, but oh well!
I had just obtained this really nice looking 92 C10 and had it in the alley behind my condo, there's a grade to the alley and the side stand was on the up-sloping side which put the bike almost exactly 90 degrees to gravity, I was about 8 feet from the bike when I felt the huge gust of wind and the first thought through my head as I turned and sprinted back to the bike was (something I probably can't post here). I partially caught her and as gracefully as possible followed to the ground.  This bike has (or rather, at the time had) a faulty/missing/degraded gasket around the fuel cap, so with the bike on the side and fuel spilling everywhere, I'm trying to pull her back upright while standing on slippery concrete with shoes covered in gas!  Thankfully a neighbor was nearby and able to assist in righting her.

Damage:
Mirror is useless (not broken, but won't hold position)
Footpeg and mounting had to be replaced
Luggage has a break in the plastic near the forward latch
Brake lever bent forward

*Note: Luggage rack had previously been broken and welded... so the luggage break may or may not have been my fault.
Also, previous owner has owned up to dropping her in the past and having to replace the footpeg as well, though the luggage rack damage was not from him.
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Offline Cap'n Bob

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Re: Windy alley..
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 07:17:00 am »
Wow, the damage doesn't sound all that graceful! Welcome to the club and the forum.  :)

Offline Greg Habel

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Re: Windy alley..
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 08:34:48 pm »
Joe, CDA0354
Good attempt at the save.
I hope you weren't smoking at the time with all that gas pouring out!
I think our C10's were designed to keep the parts guys in business when it comes to drops.
Greg H from Mass -  MA/ME/NH/VT co-AAD 2012+ with wife Tracey
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