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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-29-2006, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Tipped over my F4 today

I parked it at a parking garage. Started walking towards the clerk to get my ticket. And then I hear this noise behind me. Doh!

Bike is on it's side. I was in total shock.

These kickstands are crap!!!!!! Now I gotta pull the side panel off and get it to my body guy. $150

Mirror popped off but I think I can repair it myself.

Tiny scratches on the tank and tail. Not visible without really looking for it.

This sucks big time, but stuff happens I guess.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-29-2006, 09:16 PM
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i'm sorry that happened
the side stands are NOT adequate, to say the least

i'm happy that you weren't on it when it fell over

i hope you get it fixed soon.....
and that all will be well soon
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This one time(at band camp) I went to start my 95 Duke while standing next to it and I (never leve it in gear) the sucker leaped forward and fell on me. but it also landed on a rock that scrached it on the lower part of the faring. After a while you wont feel like an ass any longer. All.......in.......time.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-29-2006, 09:30 PM
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LOL! That sucks! If its any constilation to you I just brought home my used '02 748R that I bought on Wednesday. And you know how it goes when you just bring home a new bike. You just hang out in the garage and stare at it. Well I leaned up against the bike to look at the instruments and the F'n Kick stand bracket broke and my Mint Condition 748R tipped over. I was like NOOOOOOO!!!!! It must have had a stress fracture in the kick stand bracket or something. Maybe Italian kickstands suck!! LOL! I dont know but luckily I got away with a couple minor scratches on the side fairing and that was about it. Im just going to buy some yellow touch up paint and touch it up and feather it in with some of the GLARE Polish I get for free from my work.
Dude that stuff works really good. Luckily for me my garage has a wooden floor otherwise the damage might have been ALOT worse.
But the bummer is now I have to wait 5 days for the new kickstand bracket to come in, but I also ordered a stronger after-market kick-stand from
cycle-cats. Oh well. I'm just glad it happened in my garage and not anywhere else. I'll tell you what I always used to lean against my Jap bikes with the kickstand down and that NEVER happened before, but with my new Ducati I will never do that again. Live and learn.
PS. Hey Turbo My dad is from Greatneck LI and his Aunt used to live on Highland Ave off of Belt Parkway in Jamaica. I was just there in July visiting my cousins who live in Northport near Huntington. Yankees Baby!!!!

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Yeh sorry to hear about your mis-hap.

Hopefully I have done all my drops on my previous 97' ZX-6R. But it hurt then too
Though thanks to those experiences, I am fanatical now about where I park, how I stop, how I push it, how I lean on it, whos near it , how I wait at the traffic lights.

I once dropped it at traffic lights in the rain next to a bus full of people, the road was super slipery, my foot slipped. and I struggled to get my leg out now its just a funny memory and a cool story
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Sorry to hear about it. You will feel better in time.

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I am sorry to hear that! I know how you feel... you might have heard about my Senna getting knocked over by some MOFO when it was less than 1 day old.

anyway, you can get it back to perfect, it's just a bike after all... good luck.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-30-2006, 03:01 AM
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Hi Turbo, I can only echo what the other guys have already said; when this happens you feel sick to your stomach and you just feel pretty helpless and annoyed but it will pass and you will be determined to fix your bike up better than new. We all feel for you mate.


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If you can't fix it with a hammer you've got an electrical problem!


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But.....a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-30-2006, 04:09 AM
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I feel for you turbo, it's all the hassle getting it back "right" again, but it does come good in time.
We were at a popular stopping point the other week and heard that horrible "crash" sound as someone's bike fell over into someone elses, turned out he had parked his bike facing downhill on the sidestand and it just rolled forward.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-30-2006, 07:37 AM
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Turbo, mine fell over once. It happens.

It has a small scratch on the timing cover and the fairing, and the clutch lever and bar end got a little scratch. That's it.

I haven't fixed it. I kind of don't want to. It makes me feel even less like I have to baby the bike around. Not that I really did before...

For only $150 I'd be tempted to fix the fairing though. I could proabaly use a black sharpie to "fix" the lever and bar end.

Ahh. Maybe somewhere in the future it will get done.

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