FrugalNinja250 (Crankcase) View all posts in this topic  
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:53 am
Gravel driveway        

My driveway is gravel over broken asphalt. I'd been riding for a month, got used to just plopping the bike onto the side stand while swinging my leg over the saddle, one day the side stand found a crack in the asphalt and started sinking. My leg was in the air over the back of the saddle, and with only one off-angle leg I couldn't stop it from going down. It was a gentle drop, only bent the clutch and bar a little (had both straightened in 15 minutes), but it was embarrassing as heck. Lesson learned, I always put full weight on the stand before starting to dismount.

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