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Offline azul10

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New is gone
« on: May 15, 2011, 05:26:28 pm »
On 5/10/11 I traded my Vmax on a new 2010 Concours and rode it home. Parked it in the garage and got it out Fri. (13) . I didn't even make it out of the drive. I still don't know how it happened exactly. I had backed it from the concrete in front of the garage and took off on the gravel. I think I may have swerved around a hole . I was leaning to the left too far I had the clutch lever depressed and thought to myself to let it out and power out . but the bars were turned too far and I couldn't release the clutch. I was on the gravel. Good thing for the pivoting mirror.  Some scratches on the mirror and a little on the side fairing edge.  Oh well the new is gone now I don't have to worrry or baby it. Let the good times roll :-[

Offline timmerz

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Re: New is gone
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 09:02:18 pm »
Ah, that sux Azul...the first scrape is always the hardest to stomach...really sux to be human at times, eh? Really sorry it happened!

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Re: New is gone
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 09:18:30 pm »
Sorry to hear that man

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Re: New is gone
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 09:21:41 pm »
Dropping a Connie is like what Hemingway (sorry 'bout that) said about going bankrupt, "It was slow at first then all of a sudden at the end." I've come "this close" twice to dropping mine in the garage trying to get to the remote door panel but caught it both times. THEN I went and bought a mini opener that I keep in a baggie in my jacket pocket. Every time I read one of these, it makes me stop and go "could've been me."

Bummer, I don't care what you call it.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2011, 08:44:59 pm by Ron Dawg »
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Offline Tom J.

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Re: New is gone
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011, 04:58:51 pm »
Sorry to hear that... what year was your Max-  I had a '98.  Lots of fun, but the connie is 10x the bike!!
'08 Kawasaki Concours
'98 Yamaha VMax
'84 Honda V65 Magna
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Offline goatmar

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Re: New is gone
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 08:03:39 pm »
Oh man scratches on that beautiful blue....... bummer.........  :'(
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