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post #1 of 22 Old Oct 18th, 2006, 3:12 pm Thread Starter
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Okay guys and gals let us see which side our Big Uns favor. If (or when) yours tipped over did it go to the RIGHT (brake sid down) or to the LEFT (Clutch side down??

Thought I would add the below from another thread:

My one and a half cents on when to use the center stand ONLY ON SOLID FLAT SURFACES

I know this guy pretty well that on the second day he had the bike he was showing off the hydraulic center stand to some of his closest bike challenged (NON LT OWNERS) friends. The surface was concrete but slightly up hill and slightly sloping off to the right. All went well and all were appropriately impressed...

Until 'my friend' went to leave and as he pushed it forward off the stand over to the right she went.

Needless to say that also impressed my I mean his friends as well...

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Okay guys and gals let us see which side our Big Uns favor. If (or when) yours tipped over did it go to the RIGHT (brake sid down) or to the LEFT (Clutch side down??
Hey, Gene - you might wanna run this one in the 'Survey and Polls' forum in conjunction with a tip-over poll already there (wuz just a yes/no poll).

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Both times that my baby has laid down for a rest has been on the left side. Not looking forward to when she lays down on the right side (heaven forbid, knock on wood, etc.).

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Hey, Gene - you might wanna run this one in the 'Survey and Polls' forum in conjunction with a tip-over poll already there (wuz just a yes/no poll).

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That sounds good to me. Does the moderator have magic dust that can move it? Or do I just repost it?

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That sounds good to me. Does the moderator have magic dust that can move it? Or do I just repost it?

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Gene - Modulator can move it, and may sooner or later. It's getting some play here, so no harm.
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My one and a half cents on when to use the center stand ONLY ON SOLID FLAT SURFACES

I know this guy pretty well that on the second day he had the bike he was showing off the hydraulic center stand to some of his closest bike challenged (NON LT OWNERS) friends. The surface was concrete but slightly up hill and slightly sloping off to the right. All went well and all were appropriately impressed...

Until 'my friend' went to leave and as he pushed it forward off the stand over to the right she went.

Needless to say that also impressed my I mean his friends as well...
Reworded from another post of mine:
I had a similar experience, although I should have known better!
I always have thoughts about the surface conditions before putting my LT on it's center stand, it goes something like this:
"This parking space doesn't seem flat enough, maybe I should find a better one." I usually follow my instinct and move the bike instead of trying to put the LT on its' center stand in a questionable location. ... then one day, after having that thought, I decided "I can do this." As she went up, she went over, away from me (on the the right side). This happened at the local BMW dealership. Boy was I embarrassed and shaken!!!
I like to believe that it will never happen again, but never say never.

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First time was on the right side. Second?
Yeah, can we get a "Both" option in here? I guess I'll go with my first drop. Second was the opposite, and third was same as first.

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What about an option for "both"?

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Yeah, can we get a "Both" option in here? I guess I'll go with my first drop. Second was the opposite, and third was same as first.
Ryan, you sound proud -- I aspire to embrace my screw-ups and smile about it! Good attitude!

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I love the bike and everything about it. The engine guards work fabulously, and as long as my screw ups only lead to scratched plastic pieces, I can laugh it off. Only once was it my fault (thought sidestand was down).

I certainly don't boast about my drops with anyone except you all. It's no secret to us that if you let the COG get off center, gravity takes over. No use in getting bent out of shape - although the first time I was irate.

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yeah, and Heidi Klum's "only a girl".... heh, heh

1. almost left side, 3rd day of ownership (saved by a passing workmate), just damaged me instead... (rolled off the sidestand, slightly down hill, though I didn't realise it was)

2. right side, soft ground, all the way......

3.... ohh no... not if I can help it (fingers crossed)

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Hi,

missed two important options.

Both
Not dropped it yet

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Slow motion lay down on left side after a false netural.......
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yeah, and Heidi Klum's "only a girl".... heh, heh
In my younger days I used to bounce at strip clubs, after you've been on that side of the curtain. They are all the same, when the chick comes along with 4 holes PM me.
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Just after purchasing, I pulled her off the centerstand and used to much handle bar to pull forward. Was kind of a right turn as she come off the stand, she layed over like it was nap time. Woke her up and drove the snot out of her making she she didnt do it again. I think its what she wanted all along.

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Ok hind site is 20/something I tried to edit and add two more options Both and None to no avail. Originally I guess I just could not imagine some one dropping it twice....... ........ (yea right)

So far it looks like the left side is the tender side...
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Originally Posted by UncleRock
In my younger days I used to bounce at strip clubs, after you've been on that side of the curtain. They are all the same, when the chick comes along with 4 holes PM me.
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After gems like this, Rock is STILL my hero.
I thought about not replying to that, because it would continue the digression (big time), but...

I guess it just shows that -- while we share one thing in common here, the LT -- we all come from very different backgrounds and experiences. It's that diversity that makes us strong! (or so they say...)

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Both, don't relly keep track, it's only a bike!
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I'm with you there, I'm not a member of the DA club yet, but it is after all a piece of tin. New tin or new parts for it can be purchased, on the other hand, I can't by a new wife or child or something living breathing ( pets excepted).

I see myself as a future member of Droppers Anonymous!

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