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Offline stlheadake

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I can't believe I'm writing this.
« on: May 30, 2011, 02:14:05 pm »
Forgive me for I have sinned...I let my girl down!  I work at a university, and had to deliver some material from one side of the campus to the other.  A distance of about a mile.  My bike had been parked for a couple of hours, but was 'cold'.  I fired her up, put on the lid, and ran across campus.  That took all of about 5 minutes including the stop light.  I dropped off the mail, and ran back out to my sweetie.

I put my lid on, hopped on her, fired her up.  I had parked nose up hill, so backing out was easy.  I dropped her in gear and started to pull off.  I was kind of rolling into a turn (had to make a 90 degree turn immediately to get out of the parking lot).  Just as I started to pull away and turn, she hesitated and died. 

All I could do was try to catch her with my leg.  Too heavy.  I held onto the bars, but I swear something was breaking.  I let her down easy, as she threw me over the top.  I landed on my side as I had to jump to move my leg.  Right there in front of God and everyone, I let her down.  I looked around, and snatched her back up.  I didn't even look for damage!  I didn't see broken pieces laying around and I split!

Back at my parking space (on the other side of campus) I surveyed the damage.  Got some scrapes on bottom the back case, and lower front fairing.  The mirror on the right side took a little scrape too.  Nothing bad at all, just scraped my pride.  I was sore for a day where I struggled to keep her up.

I NEVER thought I would EVER drop this bike!    She has this hesitation for a while.  I think I need to raise the idle a little.  I am so heartbroken!  What's worse, is shortly after that incident, I was tying some things on the passenger seat, and they fell and dented my gas tank!  I vowed that she isn't going to turn into my work truck.  I had it from new, cleaned it about every day.  Then it got a dent, and another.  Now it hasn't had a bath in two years. 
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Offline booger

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Re: I can't believe I'm writing this.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 06:43:30 pm »
Simple.  Fix the dents and give her a spit shine!!!

You will be so proud that you won't dump her until the next time ;D

Offline timmerz

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Re: I can't believe I'm writing this.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 10:58:20 pm »
Always a little traumatic finding out we are just human beings after all....my drop of my Concours is the first time in 40 years of street riding that I was not able to control the bike's falling down....after reading your story, sure doesn't seem like it was your fault, sounds more like the bike has developed a bad spot off idle that's going to cause you more problems further on down the road if you don't start working on getting a solution soon...don't be too rough on yourself!

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 03:24:16 pm »
Gosh that sucks having all that happen close to the same time frame! The dents just feel insulting I bet.

Hope you can find a way to fix them then I bet she'll look great all cleaned up!  8)
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Re: I can't believe I'm writing this.
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 03:39:26 pm »
You know that ugly dark spot on some womens face?  They call em "Beauty marks"!  All you did was add character and beauty!