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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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fell over today

Yep was parking at the gas pump to fill up and stretch a little and did so faster than I wanted! AS I was getting off I had not turned the bars to the left which is necessary since I lowered it about "3/4 and bumped it forward a little Guess what the kickstand folded up and it fell down with my big butt half on and half off,naturally there was a crowd around and the sound of a fat guy on a motorcycle falling down and knocking the garbage can over in the process gets their attention.Luckily the only thing broken was the last two inches or so of the clutch lever and my pride took a hit but that is how the day started for me.I have been riding on and off all day since then so it ended on a positive note,now to start digging thru my junk for a complete clutch lever,Denny




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Bummer, but doesn't sound quite as embarrassing as when I did something similar,
but dropped over onto a full dresser Hardly!!
I'm still here typing, so it all ended with a friendly handshake and a "Whew, I thought my life was over" thought as I pulled outta the parking lot!!

Good to hear things weren't too bad for ya!!


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Hey now you have an excuse to get the Kuri wide levers. Yippie!!!
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Yesterday after pulling up to a curb I was pushing the bike backwards to get a better parking position and lost my balance, regained by balance and could not stop it from going over. No damage (other than to my pride) was done! I know that I can still pick it up by myself. I just wonder when I am going to stop testing my theory.

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Yesterday after pulling up to a curb I was pushing the bike backwards to get a better parking position and lost my balance, regained by balance and could not stop it from going over. No damage (other than to my pride) was done! I know that I can still pick it up by myself. I just wonder when I am going to stop testing my theory.
You and me both; BTDT, quit countin'. The 750 ain't so bad, but nearly 900 pounds of loaded Goldwing takes a minute or two to get psyched up and set to lift...

Usually it's in my own driveway, or the front yard, but every once in a great while... <sigh>

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I was impressed by the fact that the VN was a whole lot easier to pick up than either that old Electra Glide or The Voyager either one,and I hadn't thought about the Kuri Wide Levers,I must be slipping in my old age,Denny




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Mine when over on me at a stop sign after my near-death experience of a few months ago. No damage not even to my pride, I was lucky to be alive so picking up my bike was nothing!

I have the Kury wide levers and love them. They are as cheap or cheaper than OEMs - go for it.

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one of the few times my wife has rode on this bike with me .
stopsine, dip in the road, didnt notice,put my foot down, road lowert than i thought , down we went, "WHY DID YOU DO THAT ???????"she said as i picked it back up . sarcasticly i said "it seemed like the thing to do at the time" . she gave me that ( you dumb a#$%#$% ) got back on , and was quiet the rest of the ride.

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one of the few times my wife has rode on this bike with me .
stopsine, dip in the road, didnt notice,put my foot down, road lowert than i thought , down we went, "WHY DID YOU DO THAT ???????"she said as i picked it back up . sarcasticly i said "it seemed like the thing to do at the time" . she gave me that ( you dumb a#$%#$% ) got back on , and was quiet the rest of the ride.
OMG! How funny! I can remember being the wife on the back and saying those exact words! Maybe thats why I am now riding my own bike?

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Stator rebuilt, 6/2007
Carbs rebuilt
ACCTs rebuilt
New fork seals
Metzlers 880's
New tank (to me)
Harley heritage seat
Flyscreen
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In the works: ear shave, and new exhaust (haven't decided what kind yet), paint job, & lowering her.

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You and me both; BTDT, quit countin'. The 750 ain't so bad, but nearly 900 pounds of loaded Goldwing takes a minute or two to get psyched up and set to lift...

Usually it's in my own driveway, or the front yard, but every once in a great while... <sigh>

Jim
I quit countin sometime back, but when it happens I still wonder I am glad it is not a goldwing, not sure if i could do it. Hey what does 'BTDT' mean?

85 VN 700 'V'
Stator rebuilt, 6/2007
Carbs rebuilt
ACCTs rebuilt
New fork seals
Metzlers 880's
New tank (to me)
Harley heritage seat
Flyscreen
Darksider: Vredestien 165H R15 DS#144
In the works: ear shave, and new exhaust (haven't decided what kind yet), paint job, & lowering her.

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