Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Steering locks & gravity
Hi gang, had to let you know about my 'stupid' accident. The other night I open up the garage, get back on the bike and 'walk' it in past my other 2 bikes, decide to lock the steering before getting off, then stood on my left leg and dropped the bike over. Yep, sidestand up. You'd be amazed how fast they go down when the wheel can roll away to the right. Crushed foot, bent gear lever, and screwed arm from lifting it off my leg from sitting position. Not a good start to a long weekend!
1973 Norton Commando 850 [ since '82 ]
.040" over - mikuni 34mm - dual fire single coil
1993 Harley heritage softail [ since '03 ]
S&S 96" [ in '10 ] - V&H Pro-pipe
2011 KLR 650 [ Dec. '12 ]
EM Doo w/ torsion spring - Hindle stealth muffler -
dyno-jet kit - snorkel & L-mod - T-bob.
Various Japanese & British since '71 - Ride on!