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post #1 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Was going to check my tire pressures today like I do every day I ride to work and after kneeling down by the front tire, realized the valve stem was in kind of a tough place to reach.

I was too lazy to rise to my feet and actually push the bike forward or backward a little bit, so I reached up and grabbed the right handlebar and something else and just leaned the bike up off the stand and pulled it forward a little bit so the wheels would turn.

Of course, when I did this, the kickstand drug and rotated to the rear and when I went to lean the bike back over onto it, the stand flipped up and since I was still down on one knee with no leverage, the bike winded up flopping down on its left side in the driveway with me still hanging onto the right bar muttering a few choice expletives.

I consider it kind of an honor to know I'm probably the only person who has ever done this.......



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post #2 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 12:32 AM
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Never done that, but I've done equally dumb things. Even dumber. Ever start the bike with the oil cap open. Messy.




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post #3 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 12:36 AM
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Ever start the bike with the oil cap open. Messy.
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post #4 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 07:39 AM
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Just don't forget when you disable the clutch safety the bike will start in any gear. It's great if you stall on the side of a big hill, bad if you forget the bikes in gear while parked. lol

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post #5 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 09:21 AM
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My favorite is when I spend all day trying to figure out why it wont start, then realize the fuel is turned off.
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post #6 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 09:35 AM
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Managed to drop mine in the garage in the spring and flooded the carb. Had to send out a mayday on that one.

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post #7 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 05:38 PM
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Ever changed the oil and filter, started the bike and instantly realized that you forgot to re-install the drain plug (and instantly shut the bike off). Not me....I swear

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post #8 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 08:12 PM
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Been there, done that, have the tee shirt. Thanksgiving Day last year, the bike is roughly one month old. Just ran the fuel out of the carb in the driveway and pushed her into the garage for hibernation. Same deal, the kickstand must have dragged a bit on the way in and when I let go of the bike and turned my back I heard the kickstand go all the way up and a gut wrenching crash followed. Bent the handlebars and broke the left rear turn signal. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!

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post #9 of 21 Old 10-06-2011, 09:45 PM
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Pulled up to a stop light once with a hot little blond in the turning lane…. Yop… I looked at her and I smiled and she smiled back and I was instantly in LOVE…. So in love in fact that I forgot to put my feet down…. BOY DID THAT SUCK
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post #10 of 21 Old 10-07-2011, 06:51 AM
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I remember one day we were at a track somewhere in the mid west…I went into the stacker tractor trailer to take my bike out… there was a bunch of bikes in the trailer. I reached in and quick released the ratchet strap on one side of my bike only…. That side POPd up and the other side stayed down and the next thing I knew there were a bunch of bikes laying on their sides and a bunch of guys just looking at me. …..
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