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Almost dropped my bike

Wow! Backed the bike out of the garage, and was going to get off the bike to close the garage door. I guess I must have kicked the stand up and forgot I did it. I stood up and went to lean the bike over onto the kickstand that wasn't down. I noticed just as the highway bars were about to touch pavement (almost a 45 degree lean). Fortunately, all those years of roofing gave me the forearm strength to stop the bike from laying down. Whew, that was close! All I could think was "what the hell?" I am very much aware of the kickstand, so I don't know how I got so close to laying it down like that.
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I've done the miss the kick stand thing a few times,not much fun

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The highway bars should protect it from hitting any thing else on the bike, and if it does drop it is easier to pick up because of the angle, it's not all the way on the ground,


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I did the same thing but in reverse. I had just come back from a fairly long ride. I put the kick stand down and when I went to dismount to open the garage door I was pretty stiff and caught my foot on the sissy bar which caused me to tumble forward into the handlebars which moved the bike ahead enough to fold the kickstand and down she went! I managed to get clear of the bike but broke the clutch lever and the windshield. UGH.
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I've done the miss the kick stand thing a few times,not much fun
What's up with that? That's like leaving a car in drive, and getting out of it. If that had been my VTX, I don't know if I could have made the save with as much lean as I had on my Phantom.
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I did the same thing but in reverse. I had just come back from a fairly long ride. I put the kick stand down and when I went to dismount to open the garage door I was pretty stiff and caught my foot on the sissy bar which caused me to tumble forward into the handlebars which moved the bike ahead enough to fold the kickstand and down she went! I managed to get clear of the bike but broke the clutch lever and the windshield. UGH.
Sorry, but I had to laugh. I can only imagine I'll do something similar down the road, as it can be hard at times to get my leg over the top of the Mustang backrest while avoiding the sissy bar on my VTX.

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