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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 6:04 pm Thread Starter
 
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Can't believe it

So, it's the last day of this three year project that has been an absolute marathon this virus/infection thing I've had is still holding on (can't hear a thing out of my left ear), and I'm just grumpy, tired and it's one of those morning where the only reason I'm doing anything is that I'm an "adult" - know what I mean? If it wasn't for my wife, my girls and my business partner I would have stayed home! Who needs a final deliverable and a paid invoices, right?

Anyhow, my bright spot is the beautiful K1200GT in the garage and I throw my crud in the top case, don the gear and fire her up. Oh, the sound of that perfect 4, I'm thinking the ride will be great, this is what I need.... Up goes the kickstand and I back it out of the garage making sure I don't back into my truck and I lose it... the bike goes over and I'm trying to fight it and there's that sound -

Brand new paint on asphault

- the worst sound in the world!

There I am, crying in my Schuberth. Heaving the Starship up. Cursing like a sailor.

One week old, 30 day tags on her. F*$*&#*@&*(([email protected](@*@&$$*(!!K!!!!!

I'm so bummed.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 6:15 pm
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I dropped mine too a little over a week ago on that camping trip when I was blown over by a 40mph gust (that's my story and I'm sticking with it). Horrible sound, I feel for ya. I'll make sure to drink a bit more Guinness for you tonight!

The left case took most of the damage, then the headlight surround trim piece, and some rash on the side panel just for good measure.

I couldn't stand seeing my new girl in that shape so I decided to have the panels painted - I took them off when I got back into town from the trip and dropped them off at the paint shop last Tuesday...not sure what the cost will be but more than I care to pay I'm sure. I'll let you know (or maybe won't if you don't want to hear!) how much it ends up costing me...

The good thing was that I needed to have those bits off for the Motolights install so I was able to get that all wired up over the weekend nice and clean since all the panels are off. Looks like a pretty spiffy Transformer when naked!

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 6:35 pm Thread Starter
 
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I couldn't stand seeing my new girl in that shape so I decided to have the panels painted - I took them off when I got back into town from the trip and dropped them off at the paint shop last Tuesday...not sure what the cost will be but more than I care to pay I'm sure. I'll let you know (or maybe won't if you don't want to hear!) how much it ends up costing me...
No, no. Let me know, because I can't stand seeing the scars either. I was wondering (while cursing a bluestreak while driving downtown today) what was cheaper, new tupperware or new paint.

Good idea on wiring in some lights while the plastics at the painter. Maybe I'll do the same, sure helps take the sting out... :banghead
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 6:42 pm
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No, no. Let me know, because I can't stand seeing the scars either. I was wondering (while cursing a bluestreak while driving downtown today) what was cheaper, new tupperware or new paint.

Good idea on wiring in some lights while the plastics at the painter. Maybe I'll do the same, sure helps take the sting out... :banghead

I wondered the same thing - I went to the dealership and priced the 3 scratched panels, hoping it wouldn't be too bad.

I hope you don't read or post here standing up...

The cover for the rear case (just the COVER)
The front headlight surround trim piece
The left side panel

For just those 3 bits...I was quoted $1,300.00 for all new bits. The dealer was pulling it from their catalog and I could see that was the price...the cost of a new case is less than $100 more than the cover by itself (!!)

Valuable lesson for me that day - don't drop the bike, vanilla face! (sorry, my inner narrative is stuck in Borat mode)

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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 6:47 pm
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The important thing is that nobody got hurt so it can be chalked up to "stuff happens". Now I have not one but two misery loves company stories that I hope will make you feel at least a little better.

First Story: I had recently purchase a brand spankin new 1995 K11LT with all the bells and whistles and was prouder than a new daddy. Had it about one month with about 1800 miles on the clock and decided to go for a Sunday ride along the Washington State coast. Stopped in one of many parks, pulled into the asphalt parking lot, dropped the side stand, wife and I get off, we store our gloves in the top trunk and head off for a short walk on the beach. We get about 20 yards from the bike when a guy comes running up to tell us our bike had just fallen over. Seems that we had a side stand roll-off. I've never had it happen before and never since but the side stand gods were in a bad mood that day and my bike got tagged with about $2100.00 worth of 1995 dollars damage. At LEAST there wasn't any kids standing next to it when it took the plunge.


Second Story: Hitting a small mid-life crisis I purchase a beautiful 2003 Ducati ST4s. I've owned the bike 8 days and I ride it to work. Being EXTRA careful, I park it in the employee parking lot right where I can see it from my office window AND where I believe it will be safest. It's after 5:00 PM, most everybody has left for the day except for me and few others. The head of our HR department leaves before I do and promptly backs her car into my beautiful 2003 Ducati ST4s smashing the right side onto the pavement.

The only positive I was able to get out of my mishaps was that the bike can be fixed and it made me get over my obsession with door dings and scratches!

Seriously, I hope you can get your bike fixed soon and try not to lose any sleep over it. It happens to the best of us.

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 30th, 2006, 7:40 pm Thread Starter
 
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Thank, John. I've been here before... A couple months after I bought my CBR a friend decided to see what if felt like to sit on it and "could see touch the floor", she toppled over and took most of the force but broke the bar end. A month after I bought my Vic Kingpin I was moving the bike for my then GF to park and in my excitement to see her forgot to put the kickstand down. Doh!

The GT takes more damage unfortunately. Any scratch is too many for me.... Hopefully the bodyship can fix her up, not what I was planning to put my bonus into but se la vie.
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Sorry to hear of your mishap. Don't put yourself on front street if you don't have to. Anyone looks at those scuffs, tell them you was doing 120mph going into a decreasing radius 20mph turn when a baby bunny jumped out in front, well you couldn't hit a baby bunny, so......

The women will love that.

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 2006, 5:08 am
 
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So, it's the last day of this three year project that has been an absolute marathon this virus/infection thing I've had is still holding on (can't hear a thing out of my left ear), and I'm just grumpy, tired and it's one of those morning where the only reason I'm doing anything is that I'm an "adult" - know what I mean? If it wasn't for my wife, my girls and my business partner I would have stayed home! Who needs a final deliverable and a paid invoices, right?

Anyhow, my bright spot is the beautiful K1200GT in the garage and I throw my crud in the top case, don the gear and fire her up. Oh, the sound of that perfect 4, I'm thinking the ride will be great, this is what I need.... Up goes the kickstand and I back it out of the garage making sure I don't back into my truck and I lose it... the bike goes over and I'm trying to fight it and there's that sound -

Brand new paint on asphault

- the worst sound in the world!

There I am, crying in my Schuberth. Heaving the Starship up. Cursing like a sailor.

One week old, 30 day tags on her. F*$*&#*@&*(([email protected](@*@&$$*(!!K!!!!!

I'm so bummed.
Hey Brian,
i'm so sorry to hear about your mishap
it has happened to all of us

october, 2005
on my 2002 K1200LT
with the wife/2-up
after having ridden the "usual" amount of BMW miles over the years
2.5 miles from our front door... sunny day.... no cars around
turned left from a light
10 mph
fell over...
have NO idea what happened
$300.00 BMW Gortex boots didn't save me from breaking my left ankle as the my ankle was trapped under the bike

so......
my wife had ridden 80K miles 2-up over the years and has only recently started riding A LITTLE/JUST TO MAKE ME HAPPY again
it sucks

i'm glad you weren't hurt
as i've said before
the dad of my old partner used to have a saying.... and i like it very much:

"If money can fix it... it ain't broken!"

great words to live by, i think
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 2006, 8:28 am Thread Starter
 
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i'm glad you weren't hurt
as i've said before
the dad of my old partner used to have a saying.... and i like it very much:

"If money can fix it... it ain't broken!"

great words to live by, i think
Definately. If that's the worst thing to happen to me I'm doing very well. It's just a bummer when your shiny new something isn't anymore.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 2006, 9:49 am
 
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It's just a bummer when your shiny new something isn't anymore.
Amen to THAT statement...
i think we can ALL feel your pain on THAT one
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