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post #1 of 9 Old 06-08-2007, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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I knocked my bike over.....

In 10 years of riding 6 street bikes, I have never dropped one. Well, I still didn not dop it, but knocked it over in my garage. I was moving my lawnmower, that pushed into my daughters Powerwheel, which knocked my bike over. It landed on a stroller, so it really did not impact the ground. But, It broke 3/4 of the way, the sunken in box on the faring where the turn signal mounts.

Before I take some Epoxy and try to rig it myself, does anyone have any ideas?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-08-2007, 10:43 AM
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Can you post a picture of the damage, this will make it easier for us to visualize and thus make recommendations.

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DaddyO,

Congratulations! The suspense of "When will I drop my V-Strom" is now over for you! No longer do you have to lie awake at night thinking about when it's going to happen! :mrgreen:

Heck, there are those here that have thought about purposely just knocking it over to get the wait out of the equation!

Super Glue works well on those directionals. Just don't ask how I know this!

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I'm much more fortunate that you, DaddyO. I dropped my V within two blocks of picking it up from the dealer. Only damage was to my inflated ego.

Anywhoo . . . It's a little unclear from your description, but if the fairing itself is cracked you should probably use ABS cement, 'cuz that's the type of plastic most fairings are made from. Epoxy doesn't hold as well.
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Sorry Dude, if you had a gardner, this never would have happened, and why weren't you riding the bike instead of mowing the lawn. I have to think your priorities are all wrong. LOL

Kidding man, Send pictures and I am sure the team of scientists here(me included) can come up with a fix.
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Sorry Dude, if you had a gardner, this never would have happened, and why weren't you riding the bike instead of mowing the lawn. I have to think your priorities are all wrong. LOL

Kidding man, Send pictures and I am sure the team of scientists here(me included) can come up with a fix.
I agree, 12 million illegal aliens in this country looking for work and you are still doing your own yard work? You are lucky that the gods of social justice allowed you to get by with cracked plastic. Stop punishing your innocent bike. Hire a non-resident to cut your grass and then another one to clean out that garage. And hurry the clutch lever is next.

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I agree, 12 million illegal aliens in this country looking for work and you are still doing your own yard work? You are lucky that the gods of social justice allowed you to get by with cracked plastic. Stop punishing your innocent bike. Hire a non-resident to cut your grass and then another one to clean out that garage. And hurry the clutch lever is next.
LMAO My point exactly, hurry, go to Home Depot, they are ll there waiting for you, Save your clutch lever, save yourself....!!!
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Better to get it out of the way on a slow or stopped drop over. That way you have the one chalked up and now your ready to ride. I slipped in pea gravel on my 1300 VTX dressed out at 670+ lbs.......closer to 700 and you would be amazed how easy to lift it up on embarassment and adrenalin.:mrgreen:
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-09-2007, 01:40 AM
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My Concours and I together weigh in at 920 pounds and only about 185 of that is me. I've dropped her both sides, and I agree anger and adrenalin make it possible to pick up a LOT of dead weight. The Concours forum I hang out on (www.concours.org) has a special forum for those who have dropped their Connies, if you post them your story they will award you a CDA number (Connie Droppers Anonymous). That's not for moving crashes, just parking lot, stop light, garage, driveway drops, that kind of thing. Interesting, humrous and educational reading. I'm new here so it's not for me to make suggestions, but I think a StromDroppers section would be a great addition to this forum. But then of course, I haven't dropped mine yet!

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