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Old 07-08-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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And now for something completely stupid

Just wrapped up 55,000 mile maintenance last night.

New chain and sprockets… $260
Valve check (no adjustment needed)… $40
Change oil, coolant, fork oil, and lube all the chasis bearings… $45
Clean air filter, change spark plugs, fuel filter, sync carbs… $30
New Avon Storm STs… $250

Forgetting to lower the side stand after taking the bike off the lift… PRICELESS!




I just let her go and watched her fall over. My first drop (of this bike). Dang, that was loud. Luckily, I still had the front fairings off. Scratched the stator cover, bar end, frame slider and left rear plastic. Bent the shift lever, too. Frame slider saved me significant woes.

I will not be taking pictures to chronicle this moment in my bike's history.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:28 AM   #2
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dude! that sucks, but at least youre able to laugh at yourself about it.
i just started using a rear-stand and worry about that every time i lower it off the stand.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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I was taking it off the rear stand when it happened.


Still rides like a new bike, though.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:34 AM   #4
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i put the bike on a rear stand while i went on vacation last week and when I was taking it down to go ride after returning, the kickstand wasn't down. GLAD I NOTICED!
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:36 AM   #5
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:25 AM   #7
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OUCH!!!

Mr. Gravity, please let me introduce you to Mr. YZF600R..

Shoulda known an engineer would not have time to read the owners manual for the lift.

I haven't had a good fall-over in a while, which means I am due.

Say, can you purchase/swap "fall-over credits" like you can pollution credits?

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Old 07-08-2008, 11:20 AM   #8
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where are you buying your parts, those are cheap, besides the chain/sprockets and tires.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:39 AM   #9
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where are you buying your parts, those are cheap, besides the chain/sprockets and tires.
I buy parts from www.mrcycles.com. I also use their online fiche diagrams to figure out what the left over parts are when I'm done. Everything else is either from Autozone or Walmart.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:48 AM   #10
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Say, can you purchase/swap "fall-over credits" like you can pollution credits?
Check craigslist? I thought I was covered based on the amount of time my Honda spent on the ground. Of course, my wife dropped it most of those times, so the credits probably stay with her. I should be good for a while. I left it on the ground a good couple of minutes, just to be sure.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:24 PM   #11
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haha. that sucks
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:26 PM   #12
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Sucks, dude. But... glad your leg or other vital parts weren't under it!
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:29 PM   #13
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do they not teach kickstand usage in the MSF course?
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:39 PM   #14
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I have almost done the same thing more then a couple times..... At least you didn't have the fairings on it...

55k and still rollin along....
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haha

Most of those bikes end up on the ground anyways.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:09 PM   #16
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Brb.......gotta send a mass email out.......

Ok seriously, David that sucks. (But you've got more than me to let me find out about it.)
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well i would laugh, but i have almost done that myself
just lubing my chain
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:37 PM   #18
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Yes they do teach this in the MSF course. "OK everyone look down and make sure the side stand is fully down...." Guess David missed it. Maybe we need to send you to remedial training...lol
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, I've done just about the same thing. Meant to lube the kickstand, didn't, and the next morning I didn't put it down all the way. It hit the stand, which buckled almost instantly. My tank hit right at the ledge in my garage and left a big nasty crease.
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, I've done just about the same thing. Meant to lube the kickstand, didn't, and the next morning I didn't put it down all the way. It hit the stand, which buckled almost instantly. My tank hit right at the ledge in my garage and left a big nasty crease.

Oh yea, I drop my tank trying to put on some Graves smog plates, it had a full tank of gas and now it has a softball size dint. And i wasted half the gas trying to put in my truck. It sucks so bad.
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