My Fiancee Saved the Strom!
I have been lurking around this forum for years, and finally purchased an Orange 2k9 wee. I've read people posting over and over that at some point you WILL drop this bike. I have been riding for only a few years, but had yet to drop a motorcycle. Well, yesterday we took a ride to the store and I placed the bike on the side stand and got off, allowing her to get off second. (It is easier for her since she is 4'9" and the Givi v46 makes it difficult for her to swing her leg over). I went to grab the handlebars to stabilize the bike so she could get off, but apparently I didn't place the stand all the way down and it started leaning over. I tried with all my might to pull it back up. While I was struggling, she jumped off the back, landed on her feet, and ran over and helped me pick it back up BEFORE it hit the ground. This lesson cost me nothing but a sore back.