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Offline andersoncm2

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Well, dang!
on: April 10, 2021, 09:41:56 PM
Had a great ride with the wife today, but did have one hiccup. After eating a late lunch, the wife helped me knock the new off the Versys. As she was boarding on the pillion seat from the left, we lost balance and went over on the right side. She jumped off and I did my best to hold up the Versys as she slowly found her way to the ground. Luckily, I had removed the side cases before our ride. Light scuff to right hand guard, light scuff on exhaust shield (most visible damage), and light scuff to the outer point of right signal. I'm amazed at how tough the turn signal was. I would've bet money that the signal would have snapped, but it didn't.  The wife was bummed, but I told her not to worry. I've, unfortunately, dropped bikes before in parking lots. I told her it happens.

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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 12:40:45 AM


 Yup, these things happen to all of us. Glad you got off so lightly.

 Rob.

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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 04:07:21 AM
My side stand is pretty stout.  On our two-up rides so far, I just have her hop on first, then I get on the bike and slowly lift the bike to center, off the side stand.  Has worked out so far for me...

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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 06:34:35 AM
It happens to the best of us......don't ask me how I know  :008:   
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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 08:00:00 AM
“After a late lunch.....” there has to be a friendly quip about “ Dude! How much did you eat?!”
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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #5 on: April 11, 2021, 11:06:12 AM
At least there were no injuries

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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #6 on: April 11, 2021, 11:16:03 AM
*Originally Posted by jmason [+]
My side stand is pretty stout.  On our two-up rides so far, I just have her hop on first, then I get on the bike and slowly lift the bike to center, off the side stand.  Has worked out so far for me...
I ride two up the majority of the time and use the same technique. I don't trust the side stand completely, so I normally take a little weight off the stand as the wife boards by standing on the left side and pushing right on the handlebars. The side stand would probably be fine, but I have trust issues🙂
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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 04:21:15 PM
*Originally Posted by peejay69 [+]
“After a late lunch.....” there has to be a friendly quip about “ Dude! How much did you eat?!”

Lol! :008:

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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 07:56:13 PM
As Tallyrex said, no injuries it's the main point!! I had similar incident with my K1200LT and always on stop with no damage or injuries. It's easier to stand on balance when you ride!!
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Re: Well, dang!
Reply #9 on: April 13, 2021, 12:45:57 AM
*Originally Posted by jmason [+]
My side stand is pretty stout.  On our two-up rides so far, I just have her hop on first, then I get on the bike and slowly lift the bike to center, off the side stand.  Has worked out so far for me...
 

 :028:

Best way IMO ....and she likes it as well , she climbs first on my seat and pulls herself on the back seat using the hand rests , i get on and when Im  ready to bring the bike up to center she leans very slightly out to help.




but then again each to there own   eh