Guys... Always check side stand prior removing paddock stand

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Guys... Always check side stand prior removing paddock stand

Postby nicogri » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Or gravity is gonna hit you in the face like a bitch ^^

I always always check but this morning I forgot and guess what ??? Side stand was up (it is always down but 2 days ago I cleaned the grease out of it) !

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Re: Guys... Always check side stand prior removing paddock s

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:16 pm

Been there. Done that to my SV 650. Makes u wanna kick your own ass.
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Re: Guys... Always check side stand prior removing paddock s

Postby jmann » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:52 am

Comrade: Only today I had my hand on the rear stand to drop the bike off. Fortunately, I checked the side-stand and discovered it was up :roll:

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Re: Guys... Always check side stand prior removing paddock s

Postby nicogri » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:08 pm

Always check it :-P

Murphy's law : it is always gonna be down... The one time you are not gonna check it will shurely be up !

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Re: Guys... Always check side stand prior removing paddock s

Postby DukeNukem999 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:52 am

I always always check it.. too paranoid not to ...lol
Saying that I nearly came unstuck getting off the SD990 one morning months ago.
The sidestand hadn't deployed properly.... the one time I didn't check it before trying to get off. I just caught it an inch from the ground. Only got a scuff on the handlebar end... phew !.
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Re: Guys... Always check side stand prior removing paddock s

Postby Stratkat » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:22 pm

ah hahahahah! well done! last time that happened to me was 20 years ago. i pulled to a stop on my 748, i was talking to someone. then, distracted, i just got off the bike while still talking and didnt even deploy the stand, dropped it right there, lol.
it had these knock off mirrors that were supposed to pop off (they had designed a shear screw that was suppose to sacrifice itself...), but instead broke the magnesium fairing stay they were attached to %&^@$#&(*&%*$$$!!!!!!

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Re: Guys... Always check side stand prior removing paddock s

Postby coyo » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:27 am

Yup, did it on my TL1000. I was on the right side so couldn't stop it, but could slow it down. Minimal damage. Lesson learned.


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