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Re: [ST] ouch

Hm, done that, too. Sitting on the bike, showing it to a friend and 
forgetting to kick the sidestand out. When I stood up, I expected it to stop 
leaning, but it wouldn't. After grunting and moaning, trying to keep it 
upright I thought it wasn't worth injuring myself and let it go. Some 
scratches on the fairing, a bent gear shifter, the majority of the weight 
was held up by the hard case (on the black underside where you hardly notice 
it) Conclusion: If sitting  on bike first switch brain on, then bike.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc Van Est" <MarcVE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 5:51 AM
Subject: [ST] ouch

>I Brilliantly managed to drop my one week old bike.
> Bummer.
> I didn't leave it in gear, kicked out the side stand, started getting off 
> and it rolled forward. Next thing I knew crash - me lying under the bike 
> after not being able to stop it falling, and my mate Johan laughing at my 
> stupidity. I cant say I saw the funny side at the time, I was seriously 
> p#$$ed off.
> My neighbors are giving me skew looks at the language they heard at 7 on a 
> Sunday morning.
> I got the quote today for the repairs (thank %$d for insurance) : R8 400 
> (US $1200) to replace a fairing panel, flicker, crank case cover, mirror 
> and clutch lever.
> I could probably have most of it 95% repaired for under R1 000, but I'd 
> rather pay the insurance excess and get it sorted properly.
> I can honestly say that the RS side stand was a lot more positive and 
> stiffer than the Daytona setup.
> cheers
> Marc
> (slightly battered Daytona 955)
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