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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Dope of the week award

After having the Tambo for a week, and being busy on other bikes, I decided to roll it out and fiddle with it yesterday. Came with a nice little rear stand which is rather awkward to use when single handing. I checked the kickstand down and fwd, put a foot against the stand and started rocking it forward. Up and over the stand she came with nary a hitch. So I let it go over onto the kickstand. You know what's coming, wait for it, wait- It's now over at a pretty good angle but I knew that the stand was at a rather sharp angle so ease her on over, a little more, boy this thing's getting a little heavy, where's that damned kickstand, and then in a split second comes the realization that it's gone too far, and I can't stop it. Too late for that so now hang on and please Lord don't let it go down hard. I feel the right side of my back go but T.S. save the BIKE and screw the back. And slowly but sure down she goes. Elizabeth Taylor in CF and gold laying there on the floor. F#$% S*&*. Stand there staring in disbelief and try to get it back up. Just exactly where does one grab something that is all rounded and smooth and covered with CF panels? Holler for my wife (105 lbs- oughta be a big help), more S&*^ F#[email protected] and somehow we got it back up, my trashed back notwithstanding. You ready for this? Not a scratch or ding anywhere. Must have rested on the bar end and footpeg plus it went down slow. Just ask my aforementioned back. My good deed box is definitely empty now. All used up for this one.

I think what happened is that in the process of rocking the bike off that worthless little rear stand the kickstand must have touched and moved aft enough to overcenter it to the rear and it simply folded up. Rest assured I'll straighten that situation out as the stand is touchy to begin with and allows the bike to lean over at a terrible angle. Fortunately my rear stand for the Duc 1098 fits the MV exactly so I won't have to buy another.

If you're going to comment I would much prefer that you laugh and call me a moron as opposed to the usual "bummer", "sorry to hear that" etc. After all it is funny, after the fact.

Lee

P.S. John, I'm sorry. Your sweetie is just fine.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 02:55 PM
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Lee,

Not to be brutal, but when I read the title your name came to mind. But seeing that you have already nominated yourself, I am GLAD no harm was done to your mistress.

Bag the rear stand it comes with and get a PITBULL.

I wish you better luck in the future.

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nice...shouldn't the title be "Lucky Bastard of the Week"???
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I did the exact same thing, only it fell AWAY from me, to the right side--Minimal damage and a fubar'd back.
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AF and Reo,

That bad eh? Geez, I've gotta' work on my image.

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Oh well, shit happens......

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If you're going to comment I would much prefer that you laugh and call me a moron as opposed to the usual "bummer", "sorry to hear that" etc. After all it is funny, after the fact.

Lee

P.S. John, I'm sorry. Your sweetie is just fine.
ya moron!!........bummer though....... .....sorry to hear that!!!!
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Quote:
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If you're going to comment I would much prefer that you laugh and call me a moron.....
Wait a minute....you are the owner of a Tambo, right? You're not a moron. Like most of us, I'm just envious....

The undeniable fact about motorcycles, and riding motorcycles, is that they occasionally fall down. As for me, I understand this, accept this, and don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your scoot!

Again, you are not a moron.

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