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Offline andersoncm2

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Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
on: September 23, 2021, 08:38:39 PM
Well, I am embarrassed about this, but 2 weekends ago, my wife and I were out for a nice long ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This was her very 1st time riding as pillion with me on the Parkway.  She was a little nervous (she's still a little timid at going around sharp corners while on the back of the bike), but I kept my pace down to ensure she would not feel overwhelmed.  We stopped at an overlook on the Parkway to snap some pictures, talked to some of the other people who were at the overlook, and then got ready to head back out on the Parkway.  Not sure why I did it, but I did--I stalled the bike pulling off from the overlook--we were turning right and I was looking over my left shoulder as we stalled.  You probably already know what happened--bike tipped over on the right side, in front of everybody.  My wife jumped off like a scalded cat, as did I.  Luckily, the Givi crash bars took the brunt of the fall.  Unfortunately, I did snap the right, front turn signal and scuffed the mirror and hand guard.  One of the other overlook patrons helped us pick up the Versys.  Although the turn signal snapped, it was still hanging on by the wires, and it still worked.  Borrowed a hair tie from my wife to tie the signal up so it would not be dangling, and we headed off to ride the rest of the day.  Well, yesterday, the new turn signal arrived, and it was one of the easiest "uh-oh" fixes I've ever done on a bike in my 20 years of riding.  Glad I purchased the crash bars.  A quick touch up with some black textured paint, and they look new again.  Not worried about the scuffs on the mirror or the handguard since the scuffs can barely be seen unless you really look for them.  Now that the signal is fixed, we are good to go once again!!!!

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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #1 on: September 23, 2021, 08:56:33 PM
Many of us have experienced the same or similar    :169: 
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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 08:29:43 AM
Good to hear that the only personal damage was to your ego.  I've stalled a bike and dropped it while riding with a bunch of guys  :lostit:

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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 09:43:40 AM
Ho yes, been there, done that!  :169: With the boss on the back as well: she was not a happy bunny. :192: Got away with a banana-ed clutch lever.

Incidentally, I have stalled a few times pulling away from junctions recently and I think I know why: the idle speed had somehow dropped to about 750 rpm. I readjusted to 1,050 as per the manual and hopefully this will cure the problem. It's worth a look to check.
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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #4 on: September 24, 2021, 08:39:58 PM
Well I think it was the quickest way to get your wife used to tight turns.  :008: Good plan!

Glad everything turned out ok though
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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #5 on: September 24, 2021, 08:44:37 PM
*Originally Posted by Deso_70 [+]
Well I think it was the quickest way to get your wife used to tight turns.  :008: Good plan!

Glad everything turned out ok though

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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 09:44:48 PM
I dropped my old Triumph Trophy when a few of us were escorting a friends body to his funeral. I refused to take responsibilty and blamed it of Charles' ghost. He would have liked that.

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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #7 on: September 25, 2021, 12:44:55 PM
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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #8 on: September 27, 2021, 01:52:04 AM
*Originally Posted by Sir Rupert [+]
: the idle speed had somehow dropped to about 750 rpm. I readjusted to 1,050 as per the manual and hopefully this will cure the problem. It's worth a look to check.

After I read above, I checked my idle and it too had somehow dropped to 900, now it's at 1050

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Re: Fixed an "uh-oh" yesterday
Reply #9 on: December 01, 2021, 07:22:25 PM
Count yourself lucky that it broke the signal vs. breaking out the fairing, like happened to me.