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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2009, 4:45 pm Thread Starter
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Don't ask me how I know ...

Don't ask me how I know that when you have been riding all day and are tired, that if you don't put the kick stand all the way down, your bike will go to its natural state of rest...on its side.


Don't ask me if I know that changing engine oil after a long drive will burn your hand.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2009, 5:33 pm
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2009, 5:41 pm
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There are 2 kinds of motorcycles

After owning many bikes I have found there are 2 kinds of motorcycles those that have fell down ,and those that are going to fall down,,, carefull now joesflashdog the fast reliable red one
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I have problems putting my feet down after a long haul, kick stand understood.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2009, 11:49 am
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Yes, mine tried to take a nap in King City last weekend for the very same reason. just nicked up the lower rear corner of the saddlebag, and pulled half the muscles in my back trying to save it.

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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2009, 12:12 pm
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Don't ask me how I know...

sounds like a neat thread in itself. I'm thinking of mine: When you take all the fairing panels off a GT, there will be rubber bushings which will fall out and you will never be able to figure out where they go.
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2009, 4:07 pm
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Yes, mine tried to take a nap in King City last weekend for the very same reason. just nicked up the lower rear corner of the saddlebag, and pulled half the muscles in my back trying to save it.
I just thought that was part of your new bike break-in process, David.

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Years ago I bought a new K75 and rode it from the dealership back to the office. A customer walks in not an hour later and asks "who's BMW motorcycle is that lying on its side?" I reply that he's a very funny guy and he says that he's serious.

I go outside and sure enough it's lying on its side! I haven't even put 20 miles on it! I had put it on the center stand but failed to notice that one side of the stand was on the edge of the asphalt, which broke off allowed the bike to tip over.
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2009, 12:43 am
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I just thought that was part of your new bike break-in process, David.
Yes, I decided to do a light tipover early in their lives rather than my previous habit of crushing them into smoldering piles later on.

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