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  1. Steve822

    Steve822 New Member
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    She may look like she is having a rest after a ride out but due to the gradient on the track she went over as I was reversing her toward the garage. Joy.
    Busted indicator lens & bent gear shifter. Minor scratches on screen & tank.
    All the fluid levels seem to be fine but is there anything else I need to be aware of before I take her back out? Thinking being on her side is not good for such a big bike.
     
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  2. stollydriver

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    Get yourself some engine bars - stops it falling horizontally. Check bars and securing bolts, then anything obvious.
     
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  3. Steve822

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    Serious thoughts about engine bars. Trying to lift her whilst flat on the ground and the gradient against you was fun - channeled the angry green superhero (then asked the wife for help).
     
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  4. stollydriver

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    You will find them invaluable not only protection but also to pick up.
     
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  5. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    And that's how I'll leave it.
    It happens to all of us mate. Dropped mine at a stop sign. No damned reason. Just fell over. But you seldom do it twice.
     
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  6. MrOrange

    MrOrange There is no good cop!
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    Mainly fluid levels need checking. If you left it on its side long enough, you might get some oil in the bores, but do no harm, bit of smoke on start up.
    Brake fluid reservoirs can leak, just clean up any leaks, make a mess of paint if it has leaked.

    It happens to us all. :confused:
     
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  7. Steve822

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    Cheers for your comments, when it happened I felt like a right numpty but it's all a learning experience, especially how heavy she is when she gets past the tipping point.
     
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  8. chiari1

    chiari1 First Class Member
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    I did it in the car park at last years GMU , wot a nob !!
     
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  9. Godders

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    What, the wife?
     
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  10. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Don't worry, we've all been there Steve. As well as the stuff above just check the battery hasn't leaked any acid
     
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  11. joe mc donald

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    What a bummer. But we all been there.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  12. Godders

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    The most embarrassing drop I did was in 1982 6 miles outbound to France with girlfriend on back of a 900 six cylinder Benelli sei. Hauled on the very good anchors to let a late zebra crossing wrinkly to pass. Girlfriend rode forwards as did I onto petrol tank. Too high for a 31” instep and dropped it.
    Was a whole load of pensioners who helped lift it off me
     
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