Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Spring, Texas, USA
Re: Doooooh! Stupid me...bike fell over
It has been a long while since I have posted or replied! Hi everyone!
Well don't feel too bad. My 02 LTE and me fell over last night at a stop sign. Stopped at the stop sign. Planted both feet, or so I thought. The street had a slant to my right and my bike started to lean to the right. My wife was on the back which just helped to keep the lean going. I couldn't get my right leg to handle the load and in slow motion....down we go. My right J-Peg punched through the lower fairing, which is only noticable if you are level with the j-peg and extend it. Some slight crinkling on the rear side bag plastic chrome piece. But nothing like the character you have!
More is the loss of ego and self-esteem for falling off my bike! A sore knee and a sore right elbow where I caught all the weight as we were going down!
At least it was at night and there was no one to see us except US! lol
And the wife wasn't even hurt! Of course that wasn't verified until after I had surveyed the bike! She wasn't complaining so I figured she was ok!
Yea and if ya'll believe she would have let me check the bike out before checking her out, if she was hurt, well we all know how that story would have ended.
So to right the LTE I put the kick stand down, placed my butt up against the bike on the right side, got my grip points and dead lifted her back to verticle. Impressed the wife to say the least! Although she would have been more impressed if I hadn't caused her to fall off the bike in the first place. Her silence was actually was than if she had said anything!
So at some point I'll buy another right side lower fairing (silver or magnesium color-what ever is the right one for the Champagne 02 LTE) and become characterless again! Or I might just not replace it and if any one ask me if iI can prove that is my LTE I can say, "yep that is my bike!" And I can prove it by describing the j-peg induced hole!
But the nice thing is that she has told me that she will get me replacement parts, cause she knows how I like to keep my LTE looking good! Even nicer if she actually pays for them. But at least she has said I can replace them!
She likes riding on it also which helps!
Glad to hear that you didn't break the mirrors or bend any levers etc.
The body panels are expensive enough.....sigh!
"Riding in Houston is like riding in the middle of a stampead! The herd has no soul and is unforgiving!