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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Kickstand brain fart

Happened to me yesterday so just thought I ask for a show of hands (misery loves company) how many of you have went to set the bike down and forgot that you didn't put the kickstand down (don't be ashamed).

I got lucky the saddlebags and pegs saved the bike, wish I could say the same for my ankle.
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 05:34 PM
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I can honestly say, that has not happened to me, honestly.

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I have done the opposite!! When I first got my Custom, preparing to go on one of the first rides, I couldn't understand why the engine would cut out whenever I enagaged first gear.....Doh!! sidestand still down!!!
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Do you mean like last Thursday when I got ready to go and remembered that my riding glasses were still in the saddle bag? I was getting off the bike when I realized that the stand wasn’t down (about 2 degrees past the point of no return). I haven’t tries to go with the stand down in a while…

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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Do you mean like last Thursday when I got ready to go and remembered that my riding glasses were still in the saddle bag? I was getting off the bike when I realized that the stand wasn’t down (about 2 degrees past the point of no return). I haven’t tries to go with the stand down in a while…
The point of no return is right, why couldn't I know what was happening before that point. You know it happens so fast and yet it felt like it was all in slooooooowwww mooooootttttiiiiiooooon.
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I came real close a couple of times. Luckily I caught myself before the "point of no return".
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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 01:03 AM
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makes me wonder if I am the only one who shuts the bike off by putting the kickstand down. Never have to wonder if the kick is up or down when the bike is off.
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makes me wonder if I am the only one who shuts the bike off by putting the kickstand down. Never have to wonder if the kick is up or down when the bike is off.
Me too....
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Happened to me yesterday so just thought I ask for a show of hands (misery loves company) how many of you have went to set the bike down and forgot that you didn't put the kickstand down (don't be ashamed).

I got lucky the saddlebags and pegs saved the bike, wish I could say the same for my ankle.
I've done that more than once but not since I quit drinkin'
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post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 07:27 AM
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I've done it once. Isn't it funny that when we do something like that, the first thing we do is look around to see if anyone saw it?

I often pop the kickstand down before I come to a complete stop.

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