Talk about feeling like an idiot!!

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Talk about feeling like an idiot!!

Post by offcenter » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:23 pm

Ok, I got a good one for ya. Just happened a couple of days ago.
The shed where I keep my bike is at the end of a narrow alley alongside my house. I always pull into the shed forwards and back out.
And my GL1500 has aftermarket chrome saddlebag guards that wrap around the rear and sides of the bike.
When I back out, I have to make a reverse K turn so I can head out the driveway forwards.
The other day, I put the Goldwing in reverse and start to back up to my left, up against the neighbor's fence. It's a wooden fence, but there is just a small section of old wire fence left there from years ago, sort of buried in the bushes against the wooden fence. As I back up, the chrome saddlebag guards hit the old wire fence.....and get TANGLED IN IT!
Now here I sit. I can't go backwards. I can't go forwards 'cause I'm tangled in the fence.
I tried to put the kickstand down but the bike won't lean over....'cause it's tangled in the fence!!!! So I can't get off the bike to get untangled!!!!!


I finally managed to wiggle a little forward, a little backward, an inch here, an inch there 'til I could get the kickstand down.
Then I was able to get off and go get a wire cutter to cut that damned fence off of the back of the bike!
Just a little while ago, I backed my pickup in there and chained it to the old wire fence and pulled that damned thing out so that it can't happen again!!!!
Talk about feeling dumb. There I sat hooked to the fence and I couldn't move OR get off the bike! LOL!!!
No damage to the bike by the way.

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Re: Talk about feeling like an idiot!!

Post by jcn59 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:08 pm

Most everyone feels dumb sometime. It's okay unless the feeling doesn't go away.

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Re: Talk about feeling like an idiot!!

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:50 pm

I used to try and back into my shop....
that is a lot more dangerous than it sounds.

gave up, now I go in front first, and back out.
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Re: Talk about feeling like an idiot!!

Post by 89 1500 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:55 pm

My doh moment came when I pulled in to the driveway with 15 of my riding buddies there. Got the beast stopped hopped off and headed to the group, I heard the bars hit under the bags and motor then the realization that I didn't bother with the side stand set in. There I am 2 steps away staring at my feet while everyone laughed and gave me hell. To make it worse they kept at me while I picked the monster back up and leaned it on the side stand. No not a bit of help getting it back up but it's not hard unless your laughing with them about a couple of comments.

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Re: Talk about feeling like an idiot!!

Post by raven41951 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:23 pm

I'm waiting to hear that now your neighbor wants you to replace his wire fence :)

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