Back when I bought my Buell I made a error in starting it to warm up not paying 100% attention to it. 2 days home and I start it and turn around to get my gear on only to hear CRASH. If you've never seen an XB idling it shakes like a crackhead in BAD need of a fix. My Buell walked right off the kick stand and crashed to the ground as I didn't get it fully down, no kickstand switch on a Buell from the factory. Broke the foot peg, shifter, clutch leaver and mirror. I learned NEVER to turn my back on a running motorcycle because just like little kids THEY will make trouble every time! NOT a cheap way to learn but I always check the stand by pulling the bike backwards to be sure the stand is FULLY down before I start it.
BTW I took the kick stand switch off my KLR after it failed in the middle of east nowhere. I plan to leave the "V" alone unless it fails, if it does then I'll by-pass the stand switch on it as well. I never had a bike with a kick stand switch before I bought the KLR. Never had a problem until the Buell and haven't again.
Or was that look THEN leap?
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Last edited by Time; 07-13-2012 at 06:00 PM.