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post #1 of 16 Old 05-23-2018, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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whoops dropped her

was coming to a stop and turning off traction control forgot to put my feet down. fell over like a tree. broke the brake lever and just a small scratch. got lucky
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...broke the brake lever and just a small scratch.
...and shattered ego. Unless, of coarse, no one was watching. In which case, it never happened.
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First scratch complete, now you don't have to worry about it anymore and can ride it like it's meant to be.
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That sucks. Had a friend who did that on his Harley on the way home from the bar. Forgot to put his feet down when he stopped haha. I would have taken his keys but he is twice my size and a Ahole when drunk!
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First scratch complete, now you don't have to worry about it anymore and can ride it like it's meant to be.
IE putting your feet down when you come to a stop
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Years ago I parked my bike in my friends cul-de-sac, but didn't realize how steep the incline was between the street and his yard and as soon as I put it on the kick stand a stepped away, it fell over. Live and learn. I am glad you didn't tear it up. Do you have any protection on the bike (frame, engine or axle sliders)?

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I was adjusting the handlebars on one of my bikes and kept having to...
1) get on, 2) raise kick stand, 3) feel the bars and the bike side to side, 4) put kick stand down, 5) get off adjust
repeat...
Well, after about the 6th time of doing that, I forgot step 4 ... so I can empathize with you.
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If it makes you feel any better, I had dropped my 2016 on the second day of ownership. I was so used to the weight of my FZ07 that I underestimated the extra hundred pounds this bike weighs.... I scratched the **** out of the clutch cover and side of the front fender.... happened at a stoplight


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If it makes you feel any better, I had dropped my 2016 on the second day of ownership. I was so used to the weight of my FZ07 that I underestimated the extra hundred pounds this bike weighs.... I scratched the **** out of the clutch cover and side of the front fender.... happened at a stoplight
Wow, you came from an FZ-07 too? That was what I traded for my F. I had originally planned to keep both, but after a test ride on the GXSS, I knew the FZ-07 wouldn't get ridden much.
Don't get me wrong though, I loved that bike and sometimes miss it's quick handling, low rpm torque, and easy wheelies!
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If it makes you feel any better, I had dropped my 2016 on the second day of ownership. I was so used to the weight of my FZ07 that I underestimated the extra hundred pounds this bike weighs.... I scratched the **** out of the clutch cover and side of the front fender.... happened at a stoplight


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Axle sliders and engine cover my friend.

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