Looks like I got into the wrong size bike forum--I have a 500 LTD. However, once I dropped my 800 Classic after fishtailing to a dead stop on hot, recently-laid asphalt; a policeman drove through the construction zone right past me. I told my husband to "Pick up the bike!" and he did (well, that was 10 years ago). He jumped back on his bike, I managed to start the Vulcan, and we got out of that construction zone. The worst was when he had a
GL1800, put the kickstand into a hole, and let it fall onto my brand new bike. Doghouse for ages!
I'll have to admit, the 500 LTD is the way to go for me now, and my husband has a 650 Vstrom. Our bikes got bigger, and now as we get older the bikes are getting smaller. You guys with the heavier bikes have much better I-dropped-my-bike stories, though.