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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Darn, Down Again!! - Dang kick stand---

Well I was going to meet Dragonrider, another forum member in Lynchburg Tn. (and no I had not already been there and consumed any Black Jack) and my next door neighbor was going to ride down with me... I live the last house on the short lane ( 1/10th mi.) and rode up to his house and put the bike on the kick stand to talk a minute, we started out up the lane to the main road and made a right hand turn onto the main road, I don't know for sure wheather I had shifted to 5th or was still in 4th when I started around the left hand turn, anyway the kick stand hit and bucked me to the right, I sorta got Clyde back up but had to lean again for the turn and this time I was much closer to the right side of the road and he pitched us again and I had to go off a grassy bank and into a yard with big cross ditch at the end with trees & boulders and I had to lay Clyde down... Banged & scratched me up pretty good, but no broken bones or lost parts I don't think... Not so with Clyde, I loaded him up and took him to the Kawasaki shop for an estimate and where the Ins. adjuster will look at him... I'll say this much, I have $500 deductable and that won't get things started...
Worst part is being stupid, this is the 2nd down in what, 3 weeks, and after soooo many years of accident free riding & driving... Makes me wonder if I am really getting too old, NO WAY!!!
I know the kick stand has a sefety switch, but I must have just made a stab at it and maybe got it part way back and it jared down, of course I really don't know, just a WAG...
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sorry to hear that, hope you get him back up and going soon.
what does this, your sidestand falling down?

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Oh no! What in the world? Were you able to look at the side stand and see any marks on it? I'm shocked that it could have caught and pitched you sideways. Seems like the movement of the bike would have just pitched the sidestand back up. Old Dog, I'm so sorry to hear you went down again. I'm so glad you weren't seriously injured. Man!

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Sorry to hear of the incident Old Dog. Glad you are not seriously hurt. I hope the motorcycle doc has Clyde up and running soon. I wouldn`t want you to miss this riding season too.

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Glad you're OK, and wish Clyde was as well. Machines can always be fixed.

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whoooeeee, am i ever sore this morn., left shoulder really sore and having to one hand the keyboard...lol...
anyway fergy i didn't look at the kick stand but am sure that was what did it, like you though i thought the 1st hit would have knocked it back up, but the 2nd one got us off the road over a grassy bank and down...
i did a couple of years ago file a bit off the forward kick stand stop so it could could go for a bit more and would have a bigger cam to roll forward over, and am now wondering if that had an effect...
loaded up and got clyde to the shop yesterday for an estimate and for the ins. adj. to look at, good thing i did, don't think i could have done it today...
have a good one...old dog...

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Sorry to hear you went down again.I hope you and your bike are back up,and running real soon.

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Man, sorry to hear about that, Dog. Hope you're up and in the saddle again soon!

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Sucks dude, sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon and you and Clyde are reunited...
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The more I think about it I can see how the side stand, if it were fully forward and you leaned over on it, how it would have to cam over and could kick you to the right.
Well, I am thankful you weren't beat up too badly. I know Clyde is tough and is probably hankering to get back on the road ASAP. You take your time though and get those bumps and bruises healed up. Hang in there buddy!

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