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post #1 of 20 Old 10-18-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Dented my tank!

Thanks to the upright kickstand, my girl fell over and landed right on the garage support pole. Needless to say, she landed on her tank and put a big dent in it.
Question is, is the tank 2 pieces? Hoping that it is a outer shell or will I have to bondo it to fix it?
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post #2 of 20 Old 10-18-2013, 10:07 PM
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Sounds liked she dented the tank cover, which is easily removed/replaced. You'll find several threads here with good instructions.

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post #3 of 20 Old 10-18-2013, 11:31 PM
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I have never dropped a bike before, excluding my 80mph crash at the track..haha, but I will say this. I walked up to my new Vstrom and grabbed the bars and turned them. Boom it started to go. Somehow I caught it. The stand is very weird on this bike.

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Fun, picking up ol' porky up off of the ground, eh? Most have done it, not quite like you're mysterious 'just ridin' along' scenario, I'm thinking, but welcome to the club anyway.

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post #5 of 20 Old 10-19-2013, 08:22 AM
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I've gotten in the habit of shutting down in first gear. The Strom rolls forward, way to easily on the side stand in neutal


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post #6 of 20 Old 10-19-2013, 10:04 AM
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I take an extra second to grab the front brake before swinging my leg over...especially since I've got side cases and it's a BIG leg swing!

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post #7 of 20 Old 10-19-2013, 10:10 AM
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Adds more corrector to the bike. Tell them that it was a high speed wreck and you and the bike survived.

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post #8 of 20 Old 10-19-2013, 11:18 AM
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I have gotten into the habit of stopping in 1st and killing the engine with the kickstand. Not sure if this puts extra wear on that mechanism but I will know when it fails.
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post #9 of 20 Old 10-19-2013, 12:30 PM
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I have gotten into the habit of stopping in 1st and killing the engine with the kickstand. Not sure if this puts extra wear on that mechanism but I will know when it fails.
Why?

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post #10 of 20 Old 10-19-2013, 01:31 PM
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As to the question of "Why", I figure that it cuts out 1 step in the process. Unless you have a center stand, you are going to put down the side stand when you park. Since the strom has an auto kill when in gear, I don't have to hit the kill switch. Plus the switch sits slightly under my mirror extender and takes a little effort to use.
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