If You Dropped Your Strom - How Did You Do It?
I'm a bit of a realist and understand that there are really two kinds of bikes those that have not been dropped yet (or lied about) and those that have been dropped.
Please understand that there are many ways to drop a bike, I've heard at least 132 different ways.
Let's face it, it happens at all kinds of different times.
I dropped my V-Strom one day while installing Progressive Springs in the forks.
Picture this - I had the handlebars off and the bike on an ATV/Motorcycle lift.
I had the left side completed and was just finishing up installing the right side spring. The fork cap was giving me fits, so I decided to take the bike a little higher to take the pressure off so I could get the fork cap back on. Well, that put the bike a little too high to get good leverage on the fork cap. So I decided to lower it.
How did that work? Not too good!
When the front tire came in contact with the floor, the completed left side was much stiffer than the right side without a spring in it. As the bike started to go over, I went to grab it. However, the handlebars were not on the bike and over it went. I was lucky enough to have it fall towards me, so I was able to kind of let it down slowly. After it laid on the ground, I put the handlebars back on and was able to get the bike back up.
It can happen in so many ways, this was just one example.
What is your experience?