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Offline Dualsport

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Dropped her within hours of buying her.
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:55:08 am »
Had to go to Houston, a 9 hour ride for me. Was getting at the Kawi dealership getting new tires for my KLR-650 for the trip and the damned dealer sold me a Concours. I went home and transferred everything to the new bike. Rolling backwards down my driveway I caught a pant leg on the left footpeg and fell left, breaking off the rear brake pedal. Had to go get a 1/2" electrical conduit connector, bend it oval shaped in a vice. Stuck the broken off front portion in the connector and screwed it down, then tapped that assembly on to the broken lever with a hammer. Tightened up the screws and it worked. Lasted for months until I could replace it all. As some have posted, I may have done more damage and worsened the scratches just trying to pick it up on the sloping driveway. Never fixed any of the scratches other than to smooth them out. It's been my experience that if'n I'd fixed it all, I'd have just dropped it again shortly thereafter... 

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Re: Dropped her within hours of buying her.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 12:50:44 pm »
Got that out of the way.
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Offline Conniesaki

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Re: Dropped her within hours of buying her.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 07:58:28 pm »
My co-worker dropped my '96 Honda CBR900RR with 11 miles on the ODO.

Offline O.C.

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Re: Dropped her within hours of buying her.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 06:54:52 am »
I'm embarrassed to admit I dropped a newly purchased ZX9R within 25 yards of the supplying dealership back in mid 90s......  it was wet and the tyres were new   :-[ 
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