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I need to put my name on the Wall of Shame

The other day I was filling up fuel in my 1800 C. After getting all dressed up, leg over the saddle I realized that the key was in my back right pocket. As I was fumbling to get the key out I lost my footing on the bike and it started leaning to the right , it got to the point of no return where I could not get her up on my own. I didn't lay her down. somehow I managed to hold her up with my right thigh and my left hand on the handle bar. Thankfully one gentleman saw me struggling and came to my Aid and helped me get her back up.
Although nothing happened to the bike I think I may have ligament damage on my left elbow due to trying to hold her up! I start my second session of Physio and let me tell you, I am in a lot of pain! I can barely squeeze my thumb and index finger together as the pain shoots right up my elbow! You would think this is a noob mistake but I cannot believe this happened to me in almost three decades of riding.
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Everyone has or will do something they know better than to do. Iíll help make you feel better. Once, with my Shadow I pulled into the garage, shut the bike off and changed my sunglasses for my regular glasses. Something I donít normally do before getting off the bike. I then stood up and let the bike go over to the kickstand. Only I hadnít put it down. Bike leaned to the left, and further to the left, until the bars hit my tool chest. Luckily that was enough to keep it from going all the way down.

If that doesnít help, I can tell you about the time I tried to back my truck out of the garage without opening the door........


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Doctor's advice....

Injured man: Doc, it really hurts whenever I do this! What's your advice?


Doc: Don't do that.





Hope you feel better soon.
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Well . . . I have nothing on you guys.

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no shame buddy, that kind of stuff can happen to anyone.
ride on!!
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Spend $10,000 on doctor bills but dont scratch the bike You are the man

I always put my kickstand down as a rule until the bike is started. Even when I fuel I stand up straight fill it up close cap set on kickstand until its started and I am ready to go. Its a habit that I started out of fear of fuu876ing up. Hope you get better
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Almost three decades of riding and this is the first and for sure the last time this ever happens!
My arm is killing me now! Every time I pull in the clutch I feel like my elbow is going to pop about because it's so painful. It's funny how my natural instinct was to save my bike and not the ligaments in my arm. Haha, in retrospect I would have done it again if I had to. The pain I would feel seeing my bike lay down would be much more painful in the long run for me
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The chance of dropping your bike seems to always relate to the amount of people standing outside the shopping centre watching you. The more people watching, the more the likelihood. I had a XV750 which make a horrible noise if the starter didn't kick in properly. Never made that noise at home in the garage, just when folk were standing at a bus stop or something. Then the way some males look away with a smirk when you say in a panicked voice "Quick, give me a hand to get it up" We have all done it at least once.
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Spend $10,000 on doctor bills but dont scratch the bike You are the man



I always put my kickstand down as a rule until the bike is started. Even when I fuel I stand up straight fill it up close cap set on kickstand until its started and I am ready to go. Its a habit that I started out of fear of fuu876ing up. Hope you get better


No worries, heís Canadian. No medical bills.

Or maybe I have him confused with another member.


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Rule #1 of motorcycling...


its WHEN, not if....


I put the side stand down, forgot to put transmission into gear. it rolled off the side stand.
at a gas station...
only bent the clutch lever.. 1985, 1983 750 Interceptor.
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