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!!!!!

Sominabeetch!!

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!
Arrggghhh!
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!!!!
LOL!!!
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.


George in Jersey.
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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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