DAMN IT!


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DAMN IT!

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:45 pm



After decades of riding I finally did it. And in the garage too!
I dropped the big girl on the VTX. The only thing holding it up was the kickstand of the VTX. I wiggled out on the left of it and it was leaning to the left big time.
So I pulled and pulled and pulled. NOTHING! Rrrrrr... Finally I called my wife and we both pulled and pulled and pulled. I could actually hear it laughing at me and the VTX was saying "get it off of me!!"
So my wife went next door and got our neighbor to help. Meanwhile I was checking both bikes to see it there was any damage and found none (yet) on both bikes.
So our neighbor arrives and after the third time trying we got her off.
I put the kickstand down and rechecked both bikes. I thought that the seat was torn but it was just dirt. The only thing I found was the clutch leaver was bent a bit but that's it. Easy fix. Ordered a chrome one from Cruiser Customizing (along with some other things).
Anyway, I reall won't know if there was any more damage until I was both of them. That's where I really look at things.
So that's been my evening, how's yours?

Rrrrrrrrr...


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Re: DANN IT!

Postby FM-USA » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:10 pm

Lucky you weren't the VTX. :shock:
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:15 pm

I just rechecked both bikes and so far only the clutch handle was damaged. Everything else seems fine.
Boy I lucked out.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby crock4 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:17 am

c5cruiser wrote:After decades of riding I finally did it. And in the garage too!
I dropped the big girl on the VTX. The only thing holding it up was the kickstand of the VTX. I wiggled out on the left of it and it was leaning to the left big time.
So I pulled and pulled and pulled. NOTHING! Rrrrrr... Finally I called my wife and we both pulled and pulled and pulled. I could actually hear it laughing at me and the VTX was saying "get it off of me!!"
So my wife went next door and got our neighbor to help. Meanwhile I was checking both bikes to see it there was any damage and found none (yet) on both bikes.
So our neighbor arrives and after the third time trying we got her off.
I put the kickstand down and rechecked both bikes. I thought that the seat was torn but it was just dirt. The only thing I found was the clutch leaver was bent a bit but that's it. Easy fix. Ordered a chrome one from Cruiser Customizing (along with some other things).
Anyway, I reall won't know if there was any more damage until I was both of them. That's where I really look at things.
So that's been my evening, how's yours?

Rrrrrrrrr...


I can relate. Layed mine over twice in six weeks. No harm except pride. Both times in parking lot. The first backing up. Foot slipped, and she went over in slow motion. Too heavy to stop so stepped off, assumed the position, and up she came. Girl passing by in cage pointing and laughing. :oops: 2nd time after 200 mile ride 95 degrees pulled into parking lot to rest, turned too sharp, same results,except laughing audience. I'm used to riding with my wife, but we are dealing with her third bout with cancer so I've been solo for awhile. Needless to say I have been a little preoccupied lately. Haven't had this happen in several years, and aside from the obvious embarrassment, it got me thinking about my abilities and focus. Haven't taken a riding course in a few years, so thought I might sign up for one. Maybe get my mind back to where it needs to be while out riding.
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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:47 am

Pride. That's the biggest (and only) pain I feel this morning.
Washing both this morning before it gets too hot to see if there's any damage that I may have missed last night. :shock:

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby FM-USA » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:14 am

Those "SIMPLE" tip-overs could be avoided if only Honda made the seat area 2-3 inches shorter.
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:18 am

They are big seats but that's what makes them a so called couch.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby FM-USA » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:22 am

Mine's the 91 model, and I feel it (the pan) after a couple hours.
Gotta rebuild mine soon.
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Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:45 pm

Well I washed them both. Did some light polishing and other than the clutch handle I found zero damage.
THANK GOD!!! :D
That won't happen again, I hope. :?
Oh and it's warm, not too bad, mid 80's but it is humid!
Southern California doesn't mean Southern United States.
Just talked to my friend in Austin TX and he just laughed. :( No simpathy.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:51 pm

FM-USA wrote:Mine's the 91 model, and I feel it after a couple hours.
Gotta rebuild mine soon.


Or just buy a new one?

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:54 pm

Maybe I should look into making it a trike. :roll:
If it falls over then I'm hanging it up and sticking to cages.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby FM-USA » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:16 pm

c5cruiser wrote:
FM-USA wrote:Mine's the 91 model, and I feel it after a couple hours.
Gotta rebuild mine soon.


Or just buy a new one?

SURE, send me the money.

I have the means (machine) and knowledge (at least one brain cell) to do upholstery.
Besides, like shoes, no 'off the shelf' seat fits the 1st time.
Also, as the seat breaks in, I can adjust it in no time flat.
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby Hoosier Jack » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:29 am

I can relate. Layed mine over twice in six weeks. No harm except pride. Both times in parking lot. The first backing up. Foot slipped, and she went over in slow motion. Too heavy to stop so stepped off, assumed the position, and up she came. Girl passing by in cage pointing and laughing. :oops: 2nd time after 200 mile ride 95 degrees pulled into parking lot to rest, turned too sharp, same results,except laughing audience. I'm used to riding with my wife, but we are dealing with her third bout with cancer so I've been solo for awhile. Needless to say I have been a little preoccupied lately. Haven't had this happen in several years, and aside from the obvious embarrassment, it got me thinking about my abilities and focus. Haven't taken a riding course in a few years, so thought I might sign up for one. Maybe get my mind back to where it needs to be while out riding.


I was by the dealer the other day and they were doing the State motorcycle driving test in their parking lot and right before I had got there a guy in a full dress Harley had dumped his bike trying to get around the cones. It is tough enough taking that test in front of a bunch of people watching, tougher still on a big rig like that.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby c5cruiser » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:35 am

Hey crock4
I'm really sorry to hear about your wife. I've had a friend a long time ago pass due to brain cancer. He was with me when I bought my first bike. A Honda CB350 and later we bought 2 CB750's. Loved both bikes.
Nevertheless I hope she has a quick and full recovery.

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Re: DAMN IT!

Postby crock4 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:46 pm

c5cruiser wrote:Hey crock4
I'm really sorry to hear about your wife. I've had a friend a long time ago pass due to brain cancer. He was with me when I bought my first bike. A Honda CB350 and later we bought 2 CB750's. Loved both bikes.
Nevertheless I hope she has a quick and full recovery.

Thanks for the kind words. Sorry about your friend. My wife is what got me on a goldwing in the first place. It is the most comfortable, reliable bike out there IMHO. I am blessed in many ways.
Bob


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