Dropped my 13' DL650 Adventure.
And I'm actually glad it happened the way it did. I came to a stop on a super steep street with a stop sign. The start did not go as smoothly as expected and I dumped it on it's left side. I learned a few things. Once a 475 pound bike starts to go..it's pretty hard to stop it. If it had not been for a few videos you guys had recommended, I would have been lost or hurt in trying to pick the bike back up. I remembered one of those videos was using your back against the bike. Put the bike in gear, one hand on the bar, the other on the hard bag, and lifted with my knees with my back towards the seat. Came right up. The bike was still on the vertical incline when it came up, so I was glad it was in gear. 1/4 inch scuff on the Barkbuster and the little rubber corner protector of the hard bag. The actual bike never touched. Glad I got that out of my system and no longer have to worry about when my first drop was going to happen. Thanks again for the video suggestions. They probably saved me from blowing out my back.