I have been owning and riding my new (to me) LT for the last 3 weeks without any incident but with the fear of having it tip over after having read so many bad stories about it. Well it finally happened this evening. I parked it on the side stand outside of a Barnes & Noble. Went there for a about 20mns and when I came back the bike was laying on its left side. Not sure what exactly happened as I never before has any of my bikes tipped over on their own. I tried to pick it up using the technic describes on youtube for this bike but there was no way I could lift this monster alone. Fortunately I eventually got some help. I could verify that the side bumpers work well as there was almost no damage other than scratch on the bumpers.