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Big Blue UK
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Hands up

Postby Big Blue UK » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:06 pm

All those who have forgot to put the side stand down, Did it earlier, only the second time, fist on my Z1000ST in 1983 I think.
Embarassing or what :)
I never turn off the engine with key or kill switch, side stand down, engine off, ignition off.
Pulled up, hit the kill switch, and lay the bike onto the crash bars :o

If at first you don't succeed, hide the evidence.

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Re: Hands up

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:54 pm

I did forget the stand once, but I was able to stop the bike from falling over completely ...

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Re: Hands up

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:16 pm

That's my method - kill the engine by putting the stand down.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Hands up

Postby Sidcar » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:24 am

Not a problem with an outfit but I've done it on my Triumph more times than I care to remember, no cut out switch on old Triumphs, but it doesn't fetch you off just makes an embarrassingly loud crunch as the stand grounds.


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