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Only had the wing for a little over three months but ride it almost every day. Always wondered if I could pick the bike back up if I were ever to dump it. Been riding about 40 years and am pretty confident but at the same time I knew the day would come. It did, this morning. Pulled in the parking lot at work this morning, swung around and came to a stop in order to back up and dang it I guess I wasn't paying attention or something and dropped her. Nothing damaged except my pride thank god. The good that came out of this is that I now know that I can set her back up by myself. And like they say, with out pictures, it didn't happen.:ssshh:
 

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We who ride don't need pictures in this situation, we been there and done that. :brokedown:
 

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Do a search. There is a technique for picking up these beast where a 5'-0" 100 lb lady can pick them up.
 

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Good thing mother Honda had the good sense to put the bars on them front and back!
 

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I,ve had mine fall over 2 times in the last month both times I was backing up in a parking lot my foot slipped on some gravel I impressed myself buy holding that beloved heavy beast for a good 30 seconds before I gave up ....you get used the embarasment
 

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Good thing mother Honda had the good sense to put the bars on them front and back!
Boy you ain't a kidding. It basically just caught me off guard, you know that oh spit moment when you realize you are not going to save this one. I looked it over expecting the worst but the bottom of the crash bars seemed to be the only place that made any contact. Very good design if you ask me. Oh, I'm sure it will happen again, live and learn I guess.
 

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Forgot the kick stand once that was painful.
You too! I couldn't believe it when I did just that last week. Filled the bike with gas, pulled it into a parking spot and started to get off forgetting that little detail. It sure does make one feel like a complete idiot though it does reduce hubris. No damage done other than my opinion of myself. But then that wasn't very high anyway.
 

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I've seen the kick stand/gas station one a few times. The last one was a guy on a Harley pulled up to the pump, hit the kill switch and let go of the grips and stepped off the bike.

It is amazing at the transformation on his face, surprise, fear as he jumped clear and then the head twist to see who was watching.

There must be something about the process of pulling in for gas that leads us to forget the important step of putting down the kick stand. Our minds must move on to the next step, whatever that is.

It is just like a lot of accidents on a long haul run occur within 30 miles of the destination. We are thinking of what needs to be done when we stop.



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I am so glad that I am Not the only one. When it happens do you look around to see if anybody saw you..........I did and said to myself this is embarresing
 

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Hodgy wrote:
...Our minds must move on...
There's no doubt mine has moved on!:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:I just wish I knew where it went.
 

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Knob wrote:
Only had the wing for a little over three months but ride it almost every day. Always wondered if I could pick the bike back up if I were ever to dump it. Been riding about 40 years and am pretty confident but at the same time I knew the day would come. It did, this morning. Pulled in the parking lot at work this morning, swung around and came to a stop in order to back up and dang it I guess I wasn't paying attention or something and dropped her. Nothing damaged except my pride thank god. The good that came out of this is that I now know that I can set her back up by myself. And like they say, with out pictures, it didn't happen.:ssshh:
Wow dude! You be close to SUPERMAN....:cheesygrin:
 

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Yep, Metropolis is the home of Superman. A statue, the Planet (weekly), museum and everything.

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Wow dude! You be close to SUPERMAN....:cheesygrin:
 

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Best thing to do when you drop your bike is just to act like thats the way it's supposed to be parked! Hang your helmet on it , take the keys out of it and walk away like it's normal! You'll get some of the strangest looks!:baffled:
 

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KB9VBT wrote:
Best thing to do when you drop your bike is just to act like thats the way it's supposed to be parked! Hang your helmet on it , take the keys out of it and walk away like it's normal! You'll get some of the strangest looks!:baffled:
:ROFL:Yep,that's what i do everytime!;)
 

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You should have seen the previous statue. Superman's feet were like 50 times too big for his body. The present one (the one pictured) is much much better. He needs to save the court house behind him because it's in bad shape and the county is broke. That spot is known as superman square by the way.
 
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