Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oliver Springs TN
Happens to everyone! Even me (of all people). I dropped mine on a Harley. Broke my fiberglass CB antenna (yes I said CB antenna) but that's another story. All I wanted was a little BBQ but just as I was leaning the bike over on the stand, I heard the recognizable sound of the kickstand popping up. I must have not kicked it forward enough. Then the loose gravel under my left boot got involved and down she went. It fell (in slow motion as I recall) into the first Harley in the row to my left. The antenna hit the saddlebag on Harley #1. I attempted to slow the inevitable fall to the ground while picturing Harleys falling like domino's as crazed bikers looked on out the windows at the guy on the Rice Burner. Thoughts went through my mind of fat bikers in black leathers running out the door followed by chicks with no tops on (that was the only good part). I envisioned myself fighting off 15 bikers using the broken CB antenna as a defensive weapon while attempting to not let the bare breasts distract me from the fight. But in the end, all turned out well, as it never left a mark on any Harley. No bikes fell over (besides mine) and nobody saw anything. No videos were taken and posted to YouTube, no police reports, nudity or biker gangs were even involved. My KLR may have got scratched but if it did, the new scratch blended in with the old ones so I couldn't see any change in the bike. It's all part of the ride. Someday I may tell the story to my grandchildren. I'll embellish the story to make it a little more interesting and throw in a few 9mm handguns and nipple clips between the lines. Grandpas are supposed to be good storytellers.
“Take the risk of thinking for yourself , much more happiness , truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.” Hitchens
Last edited by Toney; 05-21-2018 at 08:19 AM.