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post #1 of 16 Old 05-06-2010, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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where not to park your v-strom...

... behind your girlfriends car.

bought the bike yesterday.
got it home ~3am
laying on it's side in the driveway behind my gf's car by 8am.

went home from work to inspect damage aroun 930, a few scratches and one plastic body retainer missing. i had no choice but to take it for a test drive on my way back to work

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Do you need help hiding the body?
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Did you have crash bars on? No broken signals or levers? I'd say you got lucky. If your strom is like most, that won't be the last time she ends up on her side. Just don't tell the GF that. Milk this one.

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technically, g/f bought the bike. i have a "zero interest" loan for the majority of the purchase price.

bike is lowered 1" by PO, makes side stand sketchy. it'll prob get returned to stock ride height tonight.
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well.....at least you got that out of the way.
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laying on it's side in the driveway behind my gf's car by 8am.
Dude! I'm so sorry. I hope that everything is ok........
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a hundred miles or so later, and no permanent damage to the bike. still missing one pop rivet form under the front fairing.

i'd like to order tip over bars (tonight) but have yet to decide which brand. i'd better make up my mind before round 2 though...

i also raised the bike back to stock height and feel it sits much better on the side stand (compared to 1" drop). this will give her a little more bump room next time!
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You'll think of your girl friend first thing every morning when you look at your bike. That's probably not the reason she had in mind though.
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a hundred miles or so later, and no permanent damage to the bike. still missing one pop rivet form under the front fairing.

i'd like to order tip over bars (tonight) but have yet to decide which brand. i'd better make up my mind before round 2 though...

i also raised the bike back to stock height and feel it sits much better on the side stand (compared to 1" drop). this will give her a little more bump room next time!
The original height will make the side stand work better.

I feel badly that I didn't point that out to you. Did the bike tip to the left or the right.

Thank goodness that flat black is somewhat of a forgiving color.

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