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Congrats, now you will never forget again. (I hope :D )
I haven't forgotten to put the KS down (YET). And there is no documented instance of me dropping the bike twice. ;) Nobody saw so it never happened. Fortunately I had already installed the crash bar. No damage and much easier to pick up. HAD it ever happened. Which it never did. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :D
 

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Fortunately that's never happened to me on my VTX. That would be a hell of a girl to pick up!
I did however drop my Honda Magna many years ago. it was at Wasaga Beach during bike week and I got distracted looking at all the bikinis walk by. I dismounted the bike very quickly without even trying to put the kickstand down.
I definitely earned my spot in the Hall of shame that's for sure 🙄
Aside from my scratched turn signal and a bent clutch lever the damage was minimal.
 

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If the bike goes over on the right side....Put the KS down, turn your back to the bike, squat with your back against the bike and get a good grip in each hand somewhere solid on the bike. Slowly lift with your back & legs being careful as you get it nearly vertical to turn around and then ease it down onto the KS. Had to do this once 3 weeks after I got the bike 8 years ago. Probably couldn't do it now. If she drops on the KS side, I imagine the same procedure will work enough to get it near but not vertical enough to get the KS down. If not, make a new friend fast, to help you.
 

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I tipped a tractor over once but never a motorcycle. :serious:
 

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Today was my day to forget to let the kickstand down and put the bike down. Fortunately the engine guard protected the bike. No damage. On the positive side I practiced picking up the bike.
if nobody else saw it and the bike was down for less that 11 seconds and without damage to the bike it actually never happened. must have been a daydream, case over. 8)
 

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After a 500 mile, 100 degree day, here in Texas we stopped to get gas and I forgot. While I didn't have the strength to stop it, I slowed it down enough that a member of our group saw what was happening, put is side stand down and ran over to help me stop it before it hit the ground and then stand it back up. My back hurt for about a week.
 

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Make sure you're wearing gloves too, these things get friggin' HOT!
 

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If the bike goes over on the right side....Put the KS down, turn your back to the bike, squat with your back against the bike and get a good grip in each hand somewhere solid on the bike. Slowly lift with your back & legs being careful as you get it nearly vertical to turn around and then ease it down onto the KS. Had to do this once 3 weeks after I got the bike 8 years ago. Probably couldn't do it now. If she drops on the KS side, I imagine the same procedure will work enough to get it near but not vertical enough to get the KS down. If not, make a new friend fast, to help you.

^^^Yep


And put it in gear first if you can.
 

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If you leave it in first gear and put the kickstand down it will kill the bike due to a safety interlock. Many people do this on purpose. If you are one of them how many times have you left the key on. That I have done a few times. I have never failed to put my kickstand down, but it has sunk in hot blacktop. I’d bet the divot the kickstand left is still in front of the hotel in Winthrop, WA
 

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For some reason (I don't know how, I can only guess), I got into the habit early on to watch the kickstand foot touch the ground. I guess since I frequently set her on the KS on grass or gravel.
So EVERY TIME the KS goes down, I have my eyes on it and watch how deep it digs as I put weight on it.
That turns out to be a good safety procedure for never forgetting the KS. Well .... until one day I forget. :D
 
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