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Re: [ST] ouch

I'm beginning to think that low speed or even stand still drops are a lot more common than I ever thought. I did it with a loan bike. My '99 ST was in for a major service and they gave me a demonstrator 2004 ST for a week. I promptly dropped it that night when I forgot about my disc lock for the first time in years.
My partner is on the mailing list for Girls Ride Out, a bike club for girls, in Sydney Australia. Some of the stories from there are incredible. More than a few of them seem to drop their bikes everytime they think about riding. Sometimes on both sides! One remark was to the effect that "they must be made to do that"...
-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Van Est <MarcVE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: ST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 15:51:25 +0200
Subject: [ST] ouch

I Brilliantly managed to drop my one week old bike.


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 

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. 


(slightly battered Daytona 955)

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