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So... Rookie Mistake #1 was a previous thread where I laid down my bike at a stop sign at night, but caused no damage.

Rookie Mistake #2 - Got home from work, went to get off my bike.. .and promptly fell over on my side with the bike on me. I had forgotten to put the damn sidestand down. WTF (arkle)!

Damage to bike:

- Snapped off 1.5 inches of the clutch lever. (The mechanism is fine, just not the lever itself.)
- Scratched up red left fairing/plastic.
- Scratched up grey left plastic radiator cover.

Damage to pride... priceless.

So now I need to know where to get those parts with your help please.

The first thing I did was go to Twistedthrottle and buy the SW Motech crash bars I had been putting off buying. :(
 

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Just think of the damage that would have been if you weren't there to cushion the fall.
My wife has scolded me quite a few times for putting my body in the way of falling toys.
Now you can become aquainted with polishing compound & Bike Bandit, and yes my crash bars are scratched.
 

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I had a similar incident while parking my dad's KLX in his barn, but I didn't even get my kickstand down. I had pulled up to the left of a floor trough and when I put my right foot down to kick down the stand, the concrete wasn't there, just an eight inch deep trough. I managed to jump clear of the bike, broke a few inches off the brake lever and sustained a severe laceration to my pride. Even as an adult, there's nothing quite as intimidating as having to tell you old man that you laid his bike down (at least it wasn't one of his nice bikes).

Either way, at least your ok. And good luck with your repairs, it sounds like your V deserves an extra farkle or two while you're at it!
:goodluck:
 

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I can live with the cosmetic damage for now. I need to replace the clutch lever as it is prevents me from riding the bike.

Sources?
 

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My old next door neighbour did stuff like that all the time except he was a real pi**tank and it happened a few times.
The craziest one was one night he came home while we were sitting in our back yard and he pulled into his driveway and not only did he neglect to put his stand down he forgot to put his FEET down also!
It was like watching a slow motion replay as he fell over pinned under the bike and when I went over to lift it off of him he was killing himself laughing.
Til this day I don't know how he ever survived.:dgi:
 

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Newby's and rookie's. Well we all have to learn. Not mad at YA, But yes that PRIDE hurts, please don't B mad at me, cause even tho I've riden more than 750,000 street miles in my career, I also commented Laugh Crash # 1 a week ago EA. 0 mph dump into gravel! Net loss 1 RH bar mirror and priceless amount of shame! Duh Hu?
 

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Been There...Done That....Got The T-Shirt.:D
 

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P.S. x 2 I was more embarrassed last week than most of first few times that happened to me, because people were Watching. Tip from my old dirt bike days: Tighten the upper of the 2 perch clamp bolts to torque specs. Apply BLUE locktite to the lower bolt and tighten until mild force is required to rotate the assembly. P.S. AGAIN> I've changed my levers to CNC foldable types (Please don't ask me why) so I have good clutch lever, yours for the taking A: PM me with info necessary and pay postage only. And B don't play fun with my hillbilly &&& no more .
 

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Hey man, I know how you feel. I dropped mine in the driveway the other day too. My handguards did an amazing job in protecting the bike. I have the barkbuster storms.
 

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My old next door neighbour did stuff like that all the time except he was a real pi**tank and it happened a few times.
The craziest one was one night he came home while we were sitting in our back yard and he pulled into his driveway and not only did he neglect to put his stand down he forgot to put his FEET down also!
It was like watching a slow motion replay as he fell over pinned under the bike and when I went over to lift it off of him he was killing himself laughing.
Til this day I don't know how he ever survived.:dgi:
The accident prone seem to have a way of coming through general mayhem relatively unscathed. A friend of mine back in high school had crap like barn doors falling on him happen disturbingly often, yet was never seriously hurt until he was riding his bicycle and got hit by a car.
 

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Hey man, I know how you feel. I dropped mine in the driveway the other day too. My handguards did an amazing job in protecting the bike. I have the barkbuster storms.
+1 on the Barkbuster Storms. Saved me some damage in my 0mph drop a couple of months ago.
 

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I'd like the Barkbusters if they didn't have Barkbusters plastered all over them.

Gonna go with the Acerbus or whatever the name is in a couple of weeks.
 

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Well... one minor disaster turned into some fakles for my V.

Ordered a new clutch lever, SW Motech Crash Bars, and Acerbis Handguards. Gulp... $325.00 all together!
 

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I almost did that a few times. I did do that once on my first bike) So with my Versys, I started using the kickstand to kill the engine instead of turning it off the with key or kill switch when I stop. Never an issue since.
 
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