So, I am slowly heading towards my driveway from work last night, thinking of backing the bike in to my garage which is basement level and as I maneuvered it SLOWLY, I get to a part of the driveway where the front tire was higher than the rear, making me unable to reach the ground (I have to tiptoe when at standstill) to support the bike as it moves back. Before I knew it I was letting go of the handle bars and my baby is lying, right side on the pavement!
If anything good came out of this, I was able to "test" the accessories I installed:
Barkbuster storm handguards had a 1 inch scrape on the black plastic cover, the weights were good.
The SW-Motech crash bar did it's job! It sufferred a couple of scratches about 3 - 4 inches each, but I can spray paint it black and it really protected the right side of the bike.
The Motowerk swingarm spools (right side in this case) also took a bruising, but nothing else, except to tighten it again.
The only damage to the bike is the end part of the metal underside of the right footpeg broke off clean-about an inch! Right foot felt OK as usual this morning to work, no effect on the ride at all, but I plan to replace it anyway. The rear brake pedal looks OK, worked fine this morning.
I did notice that there is a wiring connector that came loose, disconnected. Its connection is to the left side controls for all the lights, horn. Wierd, because the bike fell on its right side! I snapped it back on. Does anyone exactly what it controls?
Of course I am saddened, but I am more disappointed in myself and EMBARRASSED! I'm just grateful it happened while trying to park it and not on the road or at high speed!!! I rode to work this morning, but before doing so I did the TCLOCS inspection more deliberately than usual. Everything looked OK so I took off to work and all seemed to be as they should!