I took the bike out of the garage today, just to warm the engine as she sat on the drive. I know she can move forward and off the side stand, so I made sure she was facing uphill a bit.
On a cold day like today and without having been started for a few weeks, she is prone to stall, so I kept an ear open while I pottered about doing other things.
Was plesently surptised to hear she didn't stall, but when I got back to her to pop her into the garage...........UH? How did THAT happen?
She was halfway down the drive, both wheels in the air, almost upside-down!!! Engine purring politely. (for those who know my drive - she was parked by the garage when I left her and was almost by the gate when I got back!!)
There was a long scape in the tarmac (ash-felt?) and the bike was seat side facing downhill. She must have started slipping backwards, turned and flipped over hard and possibly continued sliding for a while.
Devil of a job getting her tire side down,
Damage - scraped back box, side box, bumpers and worst - broken mirror housing.
All in all, I think I got off quite lightly. If she had left the drive, there are some very hefty bolders she could have ruptured herself on - worse still, she could have entered the sesspit!
- She can fall backwards as well as forwards (will use something on the brake leaver in future)
- She don't have a tip over engine kill sensor like my ST1100