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post #1 of 74 Old 12-12-2016, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Last days (daze ) on my 650 ?

Expletive, expletive...took a spill while standing still. In my kids' driveway I put down the kickstand and failed to consider the slight downward slope on the left hand side of the bike. The stand was useless, allowing the bike to go down smack dab on top of my left big toe. Probably broken but I won't go to doc unless problems arise.

Ugh clutch lever is effed up, but then only a small scrape through the paint on the most protruding edge of the tank. I didn't examine it much further. My son in law and neighbor righted the bike while I bitched and moaned, lying in the driveway. On the sofa now relaxing with a small ice pack.

Of course Mrs sinsd insists the bike must go, despite the fact that this is only spill number two of my 19 yr riding "career". I HAVE been considering swapping for something lighter like a cb500. Dunno how how this will be resolved with her. More ugh.
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Oh man. Sorry to hear it...I did the exact same thing minus the landing on my toe. Have replaced the bits and fixed the scratches.
Hope the Mrs. gets past her concerns and you can keep riding.
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Hopefully your wife will change her mind. If not, I have a suggestion. Next time you're in the middle of your "honey do's" inadvertently drop something on your other foot or create some other mishap. Her philosophy should prevent you having to perform said task in the future.


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Oh man is that embarrassing. Glad you and the bike only have minor damage. I dropped mine the only time (so far) in my driveway. My first reaction was to look around to see if any of my neighbors saw me. Luckily no one was home so my "expert" image wasn't damaged.
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Glad you're OK (more or less)

I had my first drop (on this bike) on day 2 when my wife was mounting the bike in our driveway. We picked it up and went for her first ride.
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Front left turn signal was loose but I snapped it back into place. Seems as firm as the right side. Light abrasion along outer edge of leftside mirror. That's about it. Haven't tested whether twisted clutch lever affects operation.sure would prefer to ride it home this afternoon. Shoe and sock on. Foot feels somewhat swollen and toe is throbbing a bit, but I'll live.
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OK clutch seems to be ok but lever operation feels goofy. Should be able to ride home easily enough.
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Drops happen.
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Just rub some dirt on your toe and get back to riding, already!
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Ego injuries are very painful but its up to the injured to decide how long that pain lasts.

Big toes can occupy a lot of our brains pain capacity too. We can only wait out the passing of the throbbing toe though.

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