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Thread: After 30 years it finally happened:-(

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    Donski
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    After 30 years it finally happened:-(

    Went for a short ride to fill up the tank for today's tour and parked in the garage, thinking about something else and did not put down the side stand. Boy, what a surprise as I found myself wedged in between the wall, wife's bicycle and the lawn mower! Needless to say, very embarrassed and got some scratches on the side bag and minor damage on valve cover! Bot, how did I forget my visual check of the side stand?

    Anyone know if you can get replacement covers for the side bags?
    Don

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    You're amongst very good company. What took ya so long?

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    At least YOU were alone on the bike.

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    Been there, done that.....

    If nobody saw you, it didn't happen!

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    I like the fact that putting the sidestand down kills the motor. A pretty positive check.
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    Side bag covers should be an easy buy or find something used on line if you can't.
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    About a year ago I put the sidestand down but apparently not forward enough because when I dismounted, the bike followed me to the left and I was kinda pinned between it and the old Honda, holding it up and calling for my wife who was nearby. She held the bike and took just enough weight off me so I could regain my posture and finally put it up on the stand. Not a bit of damage (except to me ego) since I was the soft thing that kept the BMW from falling into the Honda.
    "The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why" -- Mark Twain

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    Old man in the mountains osbornk's Avatar
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    Took me about 30 years to do the same stupid thing. The only problem was I was in the middle of a busy parking lot with people watching. I now kill the engine with the side stand switch.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    I bet you were day dreaming about winning another bike

    The real important think, did you damage the wife's bike. That could be a lasting mistake she will bring up for the next 25 years.
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    LOL! I'm in enough trouble with her usually without even trying anyway!

    How you doing, Tom?
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    I guess just about everyone has done something like that at least once. I remember getting stuck between my boxer and a gas pump. Had to ask my date to rescue me.
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    Spray on pickup truck liner

    Scraped up a side bag a few years back and someone on the forum suggested spraying them with black truck bed liner. Comes in a can and is inexpensive. Thought about wrapping stickers around the cans and calling it Saddlebag Touch Up Spray.

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    Question Side Covers???

    What model, year etc?????
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