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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just Fell Over

Dead still in a parking lot in front of a motorcycle shop on the way home from purchasing the 312. Kickstand wasn't all the way down and I was half-way off the bike, over she came. Just a couple of minor scuffs (barely noticeable and it identifies her as mine) and a snapped the end of the clutch lever (new one arrives on Thursday). Been riding for over 40 years and I guess stuff still just happens.

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Oh Man, I feel for you - stupid stuff like that really gets in your head, gald to hear it turned as good as could be expected. BTW I love your attitude.

We have ALL done it at one time or another, especially after a long 'trouble free' period we tend to get complacent whether we admit it not.

My wife last Tuesday was riding her Moto Guzzi out the driveway she saw our neighbour and stopped because she wanted to talk to her - anyhow, she stopped with the back wheel on driveway & the front wheel on the road - of course when she went to put her foot down, she realised there was the 'dip' and as she is not 6'5" she was never going to reach the ground before the bike got past 45degress - the rest is histroy. She also got lucky - clutch lever snapped (fixed next morning) & the centrestand lever held the bike off the ground not a scratch anywhere. She did jar her leg tho as she valiantly tired to hold the 200kg beast up before succumbing - God bless her

Good luck with the new bike - I am sure you'll love it notwitstanding the insupicious start.


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Oh Man, I feel for you - stupid stuff like that really gets in your head, gald to hear it turned as good as could be expected. BTW I love your attitude.

We have ALL done it at one time or another, especially after a long 'trouble free' period we tend to get complacent whether we admit it not.

My wife last Tuesday was riding her Moto Guzzi out the driveway she saw our neighbour and stopped because she wanted to talk to her - anyhow, she stopped with the back wheel on driveway & the front wheel on the road - of course when she went to put her foot down, she realised there was the 'dip' and as she is not 6'5" she was never going to reach the ground before the bike got past 45degress - the rest is histroy. She also got lucky - clutch lever snapped (fixed next morning) & the centrestand lever held the bike off the ground not a scratch anywhere. She did jar her leg tho as she valiantly tired to hold the 200kg beast up before succumbing - God bless her

Good luck with the new bike - I am sure you'll love it notwitstanding the insupicious start.

Rob, that's two hiccups over Moto Guzzis in the last few months.........

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We have ALL done it at one time or another,
Geez ok ok - ditto for me too - my baby's first bubble bath - I moved it forward to finish the wheels. Not enough attention to the sidestand and over it went ...like slow motion - fortunately(?) on to me in a semi-crouched position so I had little leverage to bring it back up and had my leg pinned underneath. Once the family got over the "humour" of it they helped me get it back up embarrassing given it was in the front drive way in full fiew of neighbourhood

No trauma to the bike but I trauma enough for me NEVER to do it again.
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Rob, that's two hiccups over Moto Guzzis in the last few months.........
Yes Randy you are right & I did point that out to Lou - I am telling her the new Brutale 675 would be a much better bike for her She likes the idea but doesn't want to sell the Guzzi nor her Vespa, simply add it to her collection - I wonder where she gets that from


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Yes Randy you are right & I did point that out to Lou - I am telling her the new Brutale 675 would be a much better bike for her She likes the idea but doesn't want to sell the Guzzi nor her Vespa, simply add it to her collection - I wonder where she gets that from
Can't argue with the Vespa.....I just bought Jackie one.

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micwhitt1,done it myself,lucky all fairing panels were off,she went over gently in the garage onto some carpet so no damage to the bike,but my little finger got caught under the handle bar and disslocated the finger (fuckin bike tried to kill me) off to emergency for 6 hours. Just make sure the stand is fully extended before leaning the bike over.I am sure you will in the future anyhow.


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Tamburini was home sick the day they taught kickstand design in school.

If I park my F4 anywhere in public, I use a bungee to hold the stand to the front disc. You never know when someone's going to feel they're allowed to sit on it for a cheeky photo or see how heavy it is as you're chatting and putting on your helmet. Even after modifying the spring plate so it wont auto-retract, I still don't trust it fully.

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Is my 750 stand different? I havent had much issue beyond it feeling loose from time to time (and just needing to be tightened down) and rubbing on a spot on both the factory bodywork and the carbon fiber where the spring is.

Being said I have dropped it. I was on it though and was able to slow it down so the only real damage was a scratch on the mirror (since replaced), scratch on the phonic cover (also replaced but I need to get some sort of guard for it) and a scratch on the airbox from my watch, where my wrist got pinned between the handlebar and the airbox because the PO had moved the bars way back.

My technique for keeping asses (that arent mine) off my bike is a two-parter. First I have a cable lock that I run through the frame and my helmet to lock my helmet down on the seat, second I have the factory alarm sent to "sensitive" so tilting the bike results in an ear piercing scream.
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Last week, drunk, forgot what happened and suddendly I lied on the ground. Me and My 848 got small scratches
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