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Unhappy From clean to [email protected]*ker!!

Got home early from work, with the full intentions of cleaning the chain, washing and waxing Scoot.

Action complete. See 1 pick of teaching my boy how to (IMO) dry a bike...

Waxed up, ready to roll, took the bike out. I noticed the clock was flat. Adjustment lever must have been hit while washing. So, pulled over to adjust, dropped the kick stand...odd pavement so it didn't fully seat before I hopped off.

Dropped bike ensued....

Tried to catch it before it hit the ground, hyper extended my right thumb and the weight drove me to the ground so smashed my left knee.

Damage - bent bar, dented tank (son of a b&@tch!!) and bent/scratched mirror arm.

I would think the damage could have been much worse, but dammit, the TANK!!!!! Oh, and can't use my thumb, but dammit, the Tank!

I did continue to ride it for ~10 miles after. Odd with the bent bar. However slight it is, def noticeable when riding.

Sad day.....
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-30-2018, 07:27 PM
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I hurt for you. That's a bummer.

You did supply a neat trick I will be doing. Using a leaf blower to dry it off. Great idea!

I am wondering though, how did the tank dent get so high on the tank? Did the bar bend into the tank or am I looking at it wrong.
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I hurt for you. That's a bummer.

You did supply a neat trick I will be doing. Using a leaf blower to dry it off. Great idea!

I am wondering though, how did the tank dent get so high on the tank? Did the bar bend into the tank or am I looking at it wrong.
The bar bent and the clutch/grip assembly that is metal hit the tank.

If I had the high bars or the 1 inch riser I had planned to do, perhaps it would not have hit the tank.

It was also humiliating while I was picking up the bike when an old lady in a car passing by said "Are you okay...". haha. Nice lady, but I said "Nothing to see hear, move along!!!"

Back pack or normal blower: gets all the water out of all the nooks and crannies.
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Dentmasters should be able to get the dent out of the tank as the paint looks intact? If just a bent bar then lucky escape!

I'm wondering whether to fit the engine bars as a precaution but they spoil the lines and I'm not sure even they would save the exhausts/bars
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Dentmasters should be able to get the dent out of the tank as the paint looks intact? If just a bent bar then lucky escape!

I'm wondering whether to fit the engine bars as a precaution but they spoil the lines and I'm not sure even they would save the exhausts/bars
From the drop I experienced, no other damage other than a bent bar, dented tank, and scratched/bent left mirror arm. Overall, I think I am somewhat lucky. It's the tank that kills me.

The paint does indeed appear to be in tact. Look at the shine and frost silver reflective-ness! haha.

I agree that the engine bars spoil the lines of the bike.

And isn't it like 1am in the UK? You are dedicated to the forum!
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Sorry to hear that. It hurts to drop a bike...
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Seeing this damage is making me reconsider the R&G protection options... So sorry you're having to deal with this.
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Truly sorry to see that you damaged your bike.
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So sorry to hear about that.
It’s both painful & frustrating when something like that happens.
As PFEN said, can your insurance cover the cost of replacement parts ? The bars will need to replaced for sure, and the tank may (or may not be) able to be repaired.
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