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post #1 of 5 Old Feb 5th, 2009, 4:52 pm Thread Starter
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wind blew the GS over

Well the heavy winds blew the GS over along with a KLR. My GS fell on top of a scooter.

Buddy and I picked the KLR up first. Then pulled the scooter away from the GS. Picked the GS up and moved it accross the street so the sidestand would be in the same direction of the wind.

Damage: Front brake is probably messed up. Fast blinking light and when I actuated the lever, it started to leak from the banjo bolt. Tightened that one out and cleaned the gas tank as best as I could. I pumped the lever a few times but I won't use it going home if I can help it.

Will see if it will correct itself with fluid added.



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Re: wind blew the GS over

You might recognise this Bike Raffy I came out one morning after a wind storm Thinking AW it'l be ok I have a Bike condom on it....
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Re: wind blew the GS over

Ha! Good one.


Back in the day, my 2004 LT was tipped over by kids in Ely, NV. They tried to tip mine over and do a domino effect by getting a second LT to tip too.

I have picture of it somewhere. The brake lever snapped. I rode the rest of the way to Breckenride, CO with just enough room to use two fingers on the lever.



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Re: wind blew the GS over

All is well. I got on the bike started it and the ABS light blinked like normal. Pumped the lever until full pressure was established. Rode home in the rain.

Washed the tank (to remove any brake oil residue) and wiped the rest of the bike dry. Made adjustments to the hand protector and tightened the mirror nut.



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Re: wind blew the GS over

Ah yes, some of us still remember that ride through Ely - near and dear - as one of the last (and for some of us, the first) great group LT rides. Whatta time. Remember, they wouldn't serve us dinner at that steak house, so we had to go to the other restaurant... But Breck and all the good company and time there...

But I digress. Glad to hear that the GS only suffered minor damage, and that you could repair it.

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