Author Topic: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand  (Read 4147 times)

Offline Damn Potholes

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Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« on: March 24, 2012, 12:53:36 pm »
I like you guys but this isn't the club I wanted to be part of.  I was moving the bike around in the garage taking pictures of the backrest assembly when it happened.  I was using a block of wood under the kickstand instead of putting it on the center stand.  Pure lazyness on my part.  I got on the bike like I do every time with a bit of momentum to the right to get it up but...it was already up so when I gave it that momentum, it went over and there was nothing 135 pounds of me was going to do.  I feel fortunate there was so little damage.  Mostly to my ego.  And its really ironic that I was going to start on the tip-over protection today.
I was planning on repainted it Cadillac Pearl White next year so this gives me that leverage with the wife.





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Re: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 01:45:33 pm »
Ouch, sorry bro...  :'(

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Re: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 01:51:20 pm »
Think of it this way. Now that its scratched up, you can stop worrying about it and just ride ;D

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Re: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 02:44:07 pm »
Think of it this way. Now that its scratched up, you can stop worrying about it and just ride ;D

No worries there.  If I wash it three times a year its an amazing thing.  Rain or shine just doesn't mix with wax and polish.
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Re: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 04:06:32 pm »
Well disguised CDA ;)
BTW, OUCH!!

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Re: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 06:39:00 am »
Sorry man!

So you had some tip over protection waiting to be installed?
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Re: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 10:27:05 am »
Sorry man!

So you had some tip over protection waiting to be installed?

Not exactly.  I bought all the raw materials and was going to start milling the pieces.  I guess now I know exactly where the points of imact are..permanently etched into my bike.
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Re: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 10:33:53 am »
So how about some pics of the backrest ;D
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Re: Don't use a block of wood instead of the center stand
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 09:53:23 am »
Good picture of the luggage rack.
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