Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Peoria , Illinois, USA
Hail Hail the Brave Wife Club
My wife whew...what a brave soul.
I had just spent 1800.00 getting my RT Custom painted, and then I had ridden to St. Pete/Tampa to visit a friend. Being gone for a week and her being 8mos pregnant...when I got home she rushed out to see me. I was getting off the RT, and I was standing there taking off my gear and it was on the side stand. Well, the brick I had it on, tipped upwards and my wife was on the "safe" side of the fall. Well, I was about 2steps to far to grab it, my wife was right next to it and attempted to hang on to it....it fell and she stepped into the fall with it, and just as she did, her right shin came into FULL contact with the Catalytic Converter...whom I must say after getting off a SS1K....was RATHER warm....needless to say, she left about a 5" circle of skin stuck to the converter....rushed her to the hospital and being she was 8mos prego, they couldn't administer anything....REAL good in the pain medicine.
So, to this day...with the nasty scar she has...she always says that is HER proof that she loves me.
Let the bikes go.... do NOT try and stop them....... I would spend 15K RIGHT NOW to go back in time and get her out of the way.
Damage to the bike was minimal, about 100.00 to replace valvecover guard and had to take the bike in for one small touch up which they did on warranty.
Am glad you and the Mrs. are ok and the damage was minimal. I have dropped mine once in the garage...and almost at the top of Skyline drive...I was holding and holding and holding...I was still on the bike...and I asked the assistance of a bystander who helped me right her. I know that goes against me telling you to let it go...but I was still on the bike, and was able to hold it till he came over... had I been off the bike< I would have backed away and yelled "timber"
May that be your last drop.
Colorado Springs, CO
2003 K1200LTE "Infinite"
2002 HD FXDL "Kristi"
2002 K1200RS "Monique"
1996 R1100RT "Kami"
1988 K75s no name