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Stationary Drop grrr...

SteveL-J

Training Wheels
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Having changed the front tire and adjusted the brake lever, I went out for a quick spin around the block to make sure tire was seated/sealed. Stopped, I thought, by garage door, hit the remote and suddenly Connie was trying to take a nap on her right hand side. She succeeded.
What the fuzzy happened?
Front wheel was turned too tight and the adjustment to the brake lever meant I didn't have enough hold on the brakes and I may have released the clutch just enough to push her over. Arrggggghhhh!
Results; as I had removed the bags the front foot peg took the brunt of the impact and broke off, there is a new small crack in the fairing above the right front indicator and couple of new scrapes on lower fairing. Luckily the new Rifle windshield was not affected.
Lesson learned:  Change one thing at a time and trust your instincts. While riding around the block I was thinking the brake lever did not feel right. I should have stopped/parked, in a straight line and re-adjusted the lever.  The good part is I am more concious of the balance/top heavy aspect of the Connie.
Any tips on repairs to the fairings gratefully received.

What I omitted; I hurt my back trying to pick her up, a neighbor helped afterwards but damage done. But after a few sessions with chiropractor I'm 95% better six weeks later!
 

croach1776

Member
Member
There is a video on how to pickup any large bike that might make it easier next time. Will fwd if interested.

 

MAN OF BLUES

Member
Member
croach1776 said:
There is a video on how to pickup any large bike that might make it easier next time. Will fwd if interested.

picking up a Harley, resting on a bag, is apples compared to torpedoes, when trying to pick up a C14, on it's side,full tank, in a garage, after you laid trapped under it..for 20 minutes screaming; oh, and when it fell, there were no saddlebags/luggage/crash bars mounted., .... yeah, right,,, it actually lays in a "negative attitude",bar on ground, peg on ground, almost upside down.... and even getting it horizontal, using those means, will never result in a complete "pick up".. btdt.. have the hernia... and a testicle that does not function...
 

SteveL-J

Training Wheels
Forum Subscriber
Warning misogynistic comment may or may not follow.
Red has nice eyes!

@Mr Analdweeb Man O' Blues "Ouch!"

I did know, somewhere in the dusty back room of my mind about the back into it method but the idiodrenaline kicked in first.
 

Cra-z1000

Member
Member
Before mounting the new peg grind off the little hump that prevents it from folding up further . That might save the peg if it happens again . Take a peek at the remaining peg and you'll see where to grind . Also examine the peg bracket as that may have cracked also . Then of course grind the other also .
 

SteveL-J

Training Wheels
Forum Subscriber
Yeah both bracket and peg were replaced.
Did not grind the peg may do so later.
 

yachtjock1

Tricycle
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Twice I have turned right and touched the front brake on a stopping uphill turn . Twice I have had to pick up my bike, the more it goes over the harder you pull on the brake the faster it drops. I'm not Shure but I think their is a correlation between the two!
 
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