I thought I'd share my experience last night when the LT fell on me.
When I come home from work at night, I always back the LT into my little parking spot next to the curb/sidewalk. Last night as I was backing, I saw the curb getting closer and raised my right foot to place it on the curb and help me push back, but I misjudged the position and missed the curb. Before I could correct my mistake, the bike leaned over; trapping my foot under the tip-over wing. My foot was firmly stuck between the curb and the bike; the three points holding the bike up were the tires, and my leg. It's probably a good thing there was less than a gallon in the gas tank.
So there I am; it's 40 degrees, it's midnight, and I'm stuck under this big bike with no idea how I'm going to get out of this mess. It was really starting to hurt! I thought maybe my leg or ankle was broken. I was holding myself up from the ground, and still on the bike, by my right arm held straight out. I tried to push the bike up and forward to release my foot, but as it moved a little, it slid down my leg and put even more weight on it causing a lot more pain.
The bike was off and in gear, so it would not move any further forward. I finally managed to stretch my left leg enough to take it out of gear, but when I used my left hand to pull on the right grip, the bike started up (nice and smooth by the way) and I realized I hadn't even turned off the key. (I always use the kickstand to turn off the bike, and I usually do that before I start backing the girl. Trying to be polite to my neighbors at midnight.)
Every direction I moved caused more pain and I was getting angry (with myself) as I tried and tried to get loose. I must have been talking to myself, or the bike, because after 20 minutes of so, someone finally came to my rescue and actually asked if I need help. He had a friend with him and they pushed the big girl back upright and held it there for me.
I was able to climb back on the bike and complete backing it into my parking spot while thanking them again and again. My leg wasn't broken but I've got a big “dent” where the tip-over wing sat on the front of my leg. My boots probably saved my ankle and the other gear may have cushioned the weight of the bike against my leg just a little. I'm going to have a nice bruise or a while, but most of the pain went away during the night.
What an experience!
Thanks for reading.