Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Lie down time
Sunday on my way home from the Adelaide toy run I let my 2012 DL650 have a short lie down. I am afflicted with a common ailment,ducks disease (legs too short) and can only get the balls of my feet on the ground when stationery. This is not normally a problem on regular roads. Picture a "T" junction with stop sign, had to stop for an oncoming car, put left foot down, no contact with road, oh dear, lie down time for bike! Thankfully I let her lie down gently on the sloping road without me underneath. I momentarily tried to stop her falling over but physics and non Herculean strength prevented that. Long story short, bike stalled, me unhurt but pissed off, big effort to stand bike up. Bike with minor scars,I love oggy knobs, scraped passenger footpeg and bar end weight. Another of life's experiences I guess, maybe I should have taken my Bandit 1250 instead, my feet are flat on the ground with that bike. Early next year the Bandit will have a sidecar attached, no more falling over again.