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Side stand screwed me tonight. Bike went down in my garage, slowly as I caught it. Broke off an inch or two of the clutch lever and bent the foot shifter in. I bent the shifter back out and the clutch lever is still long enough to work until I get a new one. I guess I'll have to get one of those giant side stand plates.
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Welcome aboard Willy! Love the name!! And great first post. Don't feel bad, you're not the only one....



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I'm glad it was in the garage and I caught it. I still feel stupid that it happened at all. Better in the garage then on the street.
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Better in the garage then on the street.
I don't know about that. Nothing beats having all your stuff in the top case spill out into the street. It's totally awesome!
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Motowerk flatfoot, and clutch lever replacement thread are your friends. Best to get your drop out of the way, now you can ride with that in your pocket.

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I'm sure I'll be there one day. I bought new leather jacket Saturday and got about a mile before a car started to pull into the turn lane I was in. Cool thing was, the car behind the guy that was going to hit me laid on his horn before I had a chance to. That guy saved me and my new $350 jacket.
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Glad the drop is out of the way!
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I'm sure I'll be there one day. I bought new leather jacket Saturday and got about a mile before a car started to pull into the turn lane I was in. Cool thing was, the car behind the guy that was going to hit me laid on his horn before I had a chance to. That guy saved me and my new $350 jacket.
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Speedy's Flatfoot will be a big help. Barkbusters hand guard will save the clutch handle.
My 09 V laid down on my back patio with nine miles on it......
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Recently drop the V on a Tour and no damage at all. The hand guards saved the clutch and just a bit of scratch on the bag.

don't feel bad , it just happens.
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I'm glad it was in the garage and I caught it. I still feel stupid that it happened at all. Better in the garage then on the street.
I had a similar situation, at least your foot wasn't caught between the bike and the ground like mine was! See my post "My Versys hurt me".

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I don't know about that. Nothing beats having all your stuff in the top case spill out into the street. It's totally awesome!
And I was there to witness it! Wish I would've had the camera handy!!!!



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Side stand screwed me tonight. Bike went down in my garage, slowly as I caught it. Broke off an inch or two of the clutch lever and bent the foot shifter in. I bent the shifter back out and the clutch lever is still long enough to work until I get a new one. I guess I'll have to get one of those giant side stand plates.
I did the same damn thing this spring. Was rolling it out of the way, and dragged the stand just overcenter without noticing. Set 'er down and down she goes. Same damage, even. Although that wasn't as frustrating/embarrassing as the time I was rolling off a curb in front of the supermarket and dropped it on the other side trying to stop for a pedestrian who was walking out from behind the giant pillar I was parked by. Mostly my own bloody fault for poor parking choice. That one got me some nice bright yellow streaks on my side case from the curb paint. No other damage, except to my pride.

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