Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: dunedin, FL, USA
i live in dunedin fl, and rode up to durham nc last week to play some golf with a buddy. coming back on I85 toward atlanta, i'm trailing this suzuki gsx something, apparently a college kid going back to athens for fall semester. in light traffic, we are playing a bit and doing roll-ons. admittedly, that suzuki pulled me from 60 on, but whatever. all in fun. i think 120 was as far as it went. anyway, i digress. he turns off the athens exit, about an hour later i pull over for a fill-up. i rolled up to the gas pump, unconsciously flipped my kickstand down and it slipped off my foot and retracted. i leaned left and without a stand, bike went down on left. i try my best to right it, but cant get it up, even with the old harley technique of lifting with legs. i holler at two young guys and they graciously come over and help me right my bike. no harm done.
there is a lesson and a question here:
lesson: after hours of interstate riding, develop rituals that are ridiculously careful. come to complete stops, look at everything with i a fine tooth comb. u are in a sorta daze after interstate and dont know it.
question: how the fu%# do u get the kgt back vertical after a drop?