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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. I’ll 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 don’t normally do before getting off the bike. I then stood up and let the bike go over to the kickstand. Only I hadn’t 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 doesn’t 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.



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Hope you feel better soon. :thumbup:
 

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Well . . . I have nothing on you guys. :grin2:
 

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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, he’s 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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Thank goodness I have extended coverage through my work. Physiotherapy is not covered under the provincial Health Plan. By the way, there is no such thing as no medical bills. Whatever you don't pay upfront you pay through extremely high taxes! The Canadian model when it comes to Health Care is pay me now or pay me later.
 

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No shame brother, it happens. Hope your arm gets feeling better as our riding season is coming to an end.
 

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Stuff happens unfortunately, I hope you get over this soon MrJo. Not a MC story, but my son and a friend of his built a new big porch and deck, steps and a ramp (for future use) for us recently to replace the old smaller one that was falling apart. The floor of the old deck was level with the door threshold and that's what we've been walking across for 20 something years. The floor of the new one is slightly lower making it a 3 to 4 inch step up into the house. Pretty small yes, but people are creatures of habit. The first day we used it, we all three tripped going into the house, me first and I fell hard, then after telling me to watch out for that step my wife tripped on it, and a few hours later our son who built it also tripped on it, but he was able to recover his balance before going down and my wife was ok. I jammed up the two middle fingers on my right hand real good breaking my fall and have a sore back and am sore all over. After a week it's getting somewhat better but the fingers are still tender and it hurts to use the vtx front brake. None of us ever tripped on it again, and I got one of those rubber door matts that's like a small ramp, elevated on one side, just for good measure.
 

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I guess if there's any consolation to the story, is that the riding season here in Ontario Canada is coming to an end within the next six to eight weeks or so. My morning commute to work has becoming much more chili and I need to use my good old electric vest to keep me warm during that cold commute.
For me the biggest pain I go through is the pain of not riding probably for the next five to six months of the year due to the Long Cold Winters we have here in the Northeast. The only therapy for that is if I had the time and money to move to a warmer climate.
 

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Yeah, we're seeing closer to freezing here in the mornings. Still getting into the 60's and 70's during the day, some days, but the mornings are definitely dress for warmth rides.
 

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Yeah, stuff happens. Sorry to hear you're in pain and wishing you speedy recovery so that you can enjoy the nice fall weather before winter hits.

I can tell you from personal experience that the engine guards (crash bars) help stop the bike from falling over completely and they make it easy to get the beast upright solo.
Though I would never admit to dropping the bike. Ever. That never happened. Never ever. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :D

Feel better.
 

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Thanks for the well wishes! I guess for me the pain of Shame is much more than any physical pain. That's why I had to get it out on some forum because it is so unlike my character to be that irresponsible and not put down the kickstand when fumbling for my keys. I guess if there is any positive lesson from here is that I am going to be much more Mindful and not ever, ever make the same mistake again!
 

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Thanks for the well wishes! I guess for me the pain of Shame is much more than any physical pain. That's why I had to get it out on some forum because it is so unlike my character to be that irresponsible and not put down the kickstand when fumbling for my keys. I guess if there is any positive lesson from here is that I am going to be much more Mindful and not ever, ever make the same mistake again!
I said that the last time I almost dropped the bike.

and the time before that.....

and the time before that.....

and the time before that....

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