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We were eating dinner at Yreka, CA. Some really good prime rib. Just as I finished off the desert, this dude comes up and asked if I own a motorcycle. Ok......I knew where this was going.

I'm up, out the door. Damn near took it of the hinges I was so pissed. there it was, belly up. My baby, on the ground....in pain! So far over the left rear view mirror was all stove in. Damn I was pissed. they guy followed me out and told me he was the one that knocked it over.

Ok, I could have done something stupid. The thought did cross my mind. But the guy did come out there and fess up. This took balls...and showed some class. Thanks to this forum, I knew how to pick it up. I had to look impressive dead lifting that thing.

He was amazed that there was no real damage. Couldn't even see where his car hit it. the left rear view mirror is scratched up some, under the turn signal light....that's about it. There was a little oil, on the ground. Not much about a half a cup. Couldn’t see where is came from though. I felt all around and under…...nothing. Still I am going to stop at the closed Honda shop, I can find, and have it looked at.

It started up ok. I moved it back and forth, bounced the front end...nothing out of the ordinary. It started right up, everything sounded ok. No weird smells of smoke. Even though he called his insurance company and we exchanged info, I don't think anything is wrong. The mirror was just turned in (the hinge), it popped right back into place. I don't like the oil on the ground thing though.

He gave me the old....'I didn't see it' BS. I explained to him that these modern cars don have the visibility the old ones did. A point he conceded. He was genuinely shook up. I’m thinking there is a car driver out there that will be watching out for us, from now on. I hope so anyway.

So.....does this count as a drop? I didn't do it, but I did have to pick it up.

 

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Oh, that sucks, but I don't think it counts. You have to drop it.

When I dropped mine a couple weeks ago I had about a teaspoon of oil drip out.

Did you find out what he hit to knock it over?
 

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Oh, that sucks, but I don't think it counts. You have to drop it.

When I dropped mine a couple weeks ago I had about a teaspoon of oil drip out.

Did you find out what he hit to knock it over?
Well.....he backed into it. He was backing out of his parking spot. Only thing I can figure, is he hit it enough to move it forward and enough to allow the kick stand to flip up and........boom. I mean he would have had to back up three car lengths to do this.

I've been over the ass end with a fine tooth comb....nothing. He couldn't have been moving very fast....just enough to nudge it off the stand.

Don't I get some points for the dead lift? I mean, I had to get it passed the crash bars, then it rolled upright and the parking lot was at an angle, not favoring me.

I found a Honda shop about 50 miles north of here. I'm going to call them and see about an oil change (free of charge) and have them check it out. When I get home I'll have the shop, there, look it over and replace anything that is damaged.
 

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You didn't drop the bike. Count your blessings; you could have been on it going down the road when he hit it. He learned a lesson he will never forget and you found someone who cared enough to seek you out.

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Glad to bike is okay & Also that it does'nt count... ;)

The day I got mine out of paint shop, drove directly to work... put on centerstand...

2 hours later it was laying on its side... not diagonal... on its side... no damage :p
 

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Yeah it ain't a drop unless you do something stupid like when I went to put my GL1100 up on its center stand and straightened it up from leaning on its side stand. I let it go past the center and it went over on it's right side. I almost did a summersalt over it as well trying to keep it upright. Of course it hit the work bench and I had to buy a new windshield. See if you you don't do it it don't count. Sorry, better luck next time.
 

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Just wondering:

Is it harder to get it up to the crash bars or the rest of the way up?

I once had my 1200 laying all the way on the ground, but I had help tp pick it up.
 

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clpete wrote:
Just wondering:

Is it harder to get it up to the crash bars or the rest of the way up?

I once had my 1200 laying all the way on the ground, but I had help tp pick it up.
Indeed it is. You're lifting the entire weight of the bike. Once you get it passed that 'tipping point' on the crash bars, it's a piece of cake. It just rolls right up. That first couple inches (6 maybe?) is a bear. Had I not had solid footing (and the brute determination of being pissed) I wouldn't have got it upright, by myself. To make matters worse, the lot was at a downward angle, which made it more of a lifting distance (angle). I will choose parking lots more carefully from now on.

I got a hold of the Honda Dealer in Medford Ore (it's the closest one). So I am just hanging out till they call me back - short staffed today. Or check out time....which ever comes first.
 

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Ok I'm kinda new here, is there some kind of contest about dropping your Wing? The last time mine dropped was when I was trying to get it up on the center stand and the stand brackets gave way. The bike tipped over and the center stand remains in the parts bin.
 

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yours counts
 

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Wow, that's amazing that there are still people out there that own up to their mistakes. My car just got hit this week, in my apartment parking space and nobody left a note or anything. Hope everything works out with little trouble.
 

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Wow, that's amazing that there are still people out there that own up to their mistakes. My car just got hit this week, in my apartment parking space and nobody left a note or anything. Hope everything works out with little trouble.
That is why I made it a point to thank the guy for being that honest and up front. Most people would not have done that. I don't think there will be much trouble. I'll just get all the scathed up parts replaced. I don't think there is anything major.
 

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Glad to hear that everything is alright with the Wing and there is still honest people out there with enough gumption to admit a mistake. (even if they just backed into someones "baby")


The competition is not for the dropping of the the bike but the most humorous and entertaining way in which it happens......
We ALL have dropped a bike (some with more grace and style than others). this is just a good place to vent the frustration that goes with it......


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Ok I'm kinda new here, is there some kind of contest about dropping your Wing? The last time mine dropped was when I was trying to get it up on the center stand and the stand brackets gave way. The bike tipped over and the center stand remains in the parts bin.
Not a contest.... just funny was it happens, because it's not IF you drop your bike it's WHEN and how many people see it happen :waving:
 

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I sure hope I don't drop mine again, I think it would be pretty tough to get her back on her wheels now.
 

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The cage driver could have fled and got away with it. He made a mistake and did the right thing. Hats off to him, many more would have hit and run.

You maintained your cool, which isn't easy and even made him fill better by suggesting thecar he was driving didn't have great visibility, Hats off to you.

Honda did the right thing and designed the Wing to sustain very little damage when knockedover, Hats off to them.

Your are not a member of the dropped club unless it was your fault for dropping it.

I use to stop for A beer at a Tavern in Colorado Springs, The Royal Inn, it had plate glass windows so you could watch your ride - it was a Harley hangout. Usually 15 to 30 bikes lined up. A female rider pulled up, locked her rear wheel (you already know were this is going) and hung out in the bar for a while. When she left, she forgot the lock, fell over when it jammed and knocked over about ten bikes - like domino's. Probably good thing she was a female, had it been a guy, he probably would have got beat. (I got lucky, mine was missed.)
 

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A female rider pulled up, locked her rear wheel (you already know were this is going) and hung out in the bar for a while. When she left, she forgot the lock, fell over when it jammed and knocked over about ten bikes - like domino's. Probably good thing she was a female, had it been a guy, he probably would have got beat. (I got lucky, mine was missed.)
This why I avoid, when possible, women riders and give women car drivers a wide birth. They are too used to getting a 'free pass' and not held to account for their actions.
 

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I sure hope I don't drop mine again, I think it would be pretty tough to get her back on her wheels now.
Maybe the two of us could do it:cheeky1::dude::cheeky1: NOT:action:
 

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The guy did the right thing. He came LOOKING for you! In this day an time that is
a very admirable quality. The sidestands on these bikes dont take much of a nudge
to lay them over. I found out last summer in Alliance Neb. Parked it on the sidestand
without putting the front tire against the curb nor putting it to full lock left. It rolled about three inches and laid down. Fortunately no damage. Still you hate for anything
like this to happen. Honda did a good job on these types of parking lot lay overs.
Very minimal damage happens. That is if you park in such a way that there is nothing close for it to lay against if its going down.
 
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