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Man down, dammit!

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Just now, I was backing my 900 pound GL-1500 out of the shed and making
my usual "K" turn to head out the driveway.
I'm still not sure what went wrong, but the bike suddenly fell over on the
right side and trapped my foot under the passenger footboard.
I managed to pull my foot out, but my shoe stayed under the bike.
I didn't break anything, but I sure messed up my instep good.
The weight of that bike took all of the skin off of the top of my
foot in a patch about three inches long.
I'd post a picture, but I don't want to gross anyone out.
It looks like hell....and it HURTS.
There goes my July 4th riding weekend.
Dammit!!

P.S. Who ever heard of getting road rash while standing still!!!
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Could have been worse - I got my leg trapped under a Harley, pinned by its red-hot exhaust. Burned through my knee-high boot & into the meat of my leg. Took awhile to get over that...
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Duck-walking the bike is always a challenge. It only takes a pebble to unsettle your footing. It happens to me on a daily basis and up to now I have been lucky enough not to fall over. Stuff happens.
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Well thank God that the exhaust pipes are well protected on the Wing.
I didn't come anywhere near them.
Could've been a lot worse.
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Duck-walking the bike is always a challenge. It only takes a pebble to unsettle your footing.
That's why they put a reverse gear on the GL1500
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I feel your pain, or I should say my wife does. Just got back from a ride when some foul weather and sudden high winds hit us just as we stopped. A huge gust literally dumped us on the road and the bike on its left side. With in a couple minutes it was dead calm again. The wife got a bad scrape from the driver seat rest mount on the back of her leg. Not the way we wanted to end today's trip. The only good news is I'm getting better at getting the bike back on two wheels. ;)
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offcenter wrote: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:58 am Just now, I was backing my 900 pound GL-1500 out of the shed and making
my usual "K" turn to head out the driveway.
I'm still not sure what went wrong, but the bike suddenly fell over on the
right side ...
Maybe one of these in front of your shed will help?


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I'm sorry for the misfortune of the tip over and your damage.
I went down 4 1/2 yrs ago, t-boned a young lady who pulled out from a stop sign. I went down on my left side at the sudden stop from 35 mph. I was out for a bit and my engine guard layed on my left ankle while I was out.(5-10 minutes is my guess)
When I came to, I and I realized the bike was on my foot hurting like the dickens, I used my right foot to push the right handlebars to be able to get my foot free. I had other damage but will leave it at that for the original post from then.
Didn't break any bones but couldn't walk on it for 3 months and it was very tender for 6 or 7 months and still feel it at times now. I got back on in 3 months on another bike I bought and rode cross country for some therapy time of 10 weeks on the road and 9,000 miles.
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You know, "could have been worse" doesn't make it feel any better. But it's sometimes nice to hear other peoples' woes. I tripped and hurt my knee a couple of weeks ago. Still hurts. But saying it could have been worse...Yeah I could have cut off my leg and the dog could have left me.
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Hoosier Jack wrote: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:26 am You know, "could have been worse" doesn't make it feel any better. But it's sometimes nice to hear other peoples' woes. I tripped and hurt my knee a couple of weeks ago. Still hurts. But saying it could have been worse...Yeah I could have cut off my leg and the dog could have left me.
The dog leaving would definitely be worst!
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FM-USA wrote: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:46 pm Maybe one of these in front of your shed will help?
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LOL!!! Yeah, that would help alright!!
Thanks for all the sympathies, guys.
It's now been five days and the foot is healing
nicely. It still LOOKS ugly as hell, but it doesn't
hurt...much. LOL!!
I even managed to get out for a short ride this
morning, on my smaller lighter '76 Wing instead
of the 1500. I was climbing the walls just
sitting here watching my foot bleed. LOL!!!!!!!!
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Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 am
Maybe one of these in front of your shed will help?
Actually, FM-USA has a point there.

You can buy heavy duty turntables made especially for motorcycles - like this one - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rugged-motorc ... 2548.l4275

Of course the down side is that you will always have to put your machine on its centre stand to use it.
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2x8 x 3/4" plywood with. Bolt head sticking through dead center. Maybe?
Find the balance sweet spot and mark it.
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Sorry to hear this ,hope you get healed up soon.
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brettchallenger wrote: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:46 am
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:46 am
Maybe one of these in front of your shed will help?
Actually, FM-USA has a point there.

You can buy heavy duty turntables made especially for motorcycles - like this one - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rugged-motorc ... 2548.l4275

Of course the down side is that you will always have to put your machine on its centre stand to use it.
Hmm....Just looked at that. Doesn't specify how much weight it will hold.
The 1500 weighs over 900 pounds. Somehow that thing doesn't look strong
enough to hold it.

Couple more thoughts:
Getting the wing up on the centerstand on top of that thing would be difficult.
And, if you did get it up there, how would you rotate it?
Some bikes like BMWs are well balanced fore and aft on the center stands.
The Wing still has a LOT of weight on the front wheel when it's on the stand.
You'd have to physically lift the front wheel to rotate the bike on that turntable.
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Maybe this will make you droooool...

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As for the plywood idea.
If the wood ends scrape for too much friction 1/2 doz. round head screws will make it slide easier.
Whatever end is heavy tie a rope to the plywood and pull that around while lifting a little.
My little contraption is geared for space saving when not in use. ;)


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