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Offline SaturnV

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Re: New Bike Arrgh!!!!
Reply #10 on: 12 April, 2017, 09:10:26 AM
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Sorry to hear that but sadly have been there, done that, got the T-shirt lol.

Not happened to me with the Biffer yet but did very similar with my (40kg lighter) CBR; in the garage (less embarrassing cos the neighbours can't see!) hoisted onto the centre-stand, bike fell AWAY from me and the wall broke its fall - and the mirror.  I know how it happened:  when I put the stand down and started to put my weight onto the foot lever then hoist her up & backwards only ONE side of the stand was properly making contact with the concrete floor. Then of course, because it wasn't squarely planted on the ground, as soon as I started lifting it up it pivoted on the other side and rapidly fell away from me  :006:

Ever since then on both bikes I made a mental note to change my procedure and made it a 2-part process:  Step 1 - ensure both 'legs' of the stand are firmly contacting the ground; Step 2 - take the strain and stand on the stand using my full weight on the foot lever and hoist her up.  Works better than ever before cos now I'm not using as much effort with my arms as most of the work is down with my foot and the body weight.  So if I put on a few stone it's gonna be even easier!  One good excuse to indulge over Easter  :mfrlol:

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Re: New Bike Arrgh!!!!
Reply #11 on: 12 April, 2017, 09:39:51 AM
*Originally Posted by Tommo2 [+]

Has anybody used the services of Chips Away or similar companies? Or has anyone got any recommendations for a reasonably priced talented fairing repairer?
I am sure I can't be the only one to have had the same problem.
Tommo

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Re: New Bike Arrgh!!!!
Reply #12 on: 12 April, 2017, 09:43:33 AM
Thanks for the sympathy. I had a 175 mile ride afterwards, but it hurts more now. I don't think Mr Honda would be sympathetic over the war scars, bike is on PCP finance.
You may be right to leave it, be my luck to fix it and do it again!
Supposed to be touring Belgium, Holland and Germany at the end of May, if it's healed........
Tommo

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Re: New Bike Arrgh!!!!
Reply #13 on: 12 April, 2017, 09:50:13 AM
Thanks for the tip Robbo, looks professional outfit. I will look into that.
Tommo

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Re: New Bike Arrgh!!!!
Reply #14 on: 12 April, 2017, 10:03:58 AM
Just remember these too.

I know them both as I lived not far from both.  :028:

http://www.sudden-impactuk.com/
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