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In a moment of indecisiveness when turning right out of a junction I stalled it. In what felt like slow motion the bike tipped to the right and it gently touched down.........#@$%!

Apart from the embarrassment...there was lots!! I was physically ok. I picked the bike up off the floor and parked up to assess the damage, imagining the worst!

Expecting to see scratches on the tank plastics and rear subframe it was such a relief to find none there at all. The only damage was..

1) oem bar end weight scratched - oem part £21
2) oem brake lever broken at the end but still fine to use - oem part £51
3) oem mirror plastic very minor scratch - too small to bother with.
4) oem rear footrest hanger tiny scratches by the foot peg - I'll use some black paint and it will never notice. I'm so glad I hadn't taken these off, the damage would have been so much worse....

The footrest and rear brake lever touched down but they aren't marked at all. I also have Evotech front fork spindle bobbins which did touch down but are again unmarked.

All in all...my baby is ok....phew
 

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Good info @Last Minute.

FYI You can add rear peg sliders that fit into the pillion footrests without too much bother:

 

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I had a moment like that, sat in the petrol station I thought the side stand was down doh.
 

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Good info @Last Minute.

FYI You can add rear peg sliders that fit into the pillion footrests without too much bother:

Yes I saw those and thought ' who would ever need those'!!
 

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When I was new to riding, I was on a group ride and waiting in line to fuel up. My new Arai helmet was sitting on the mirror. My head was a little buzzy from the 100 miles we just did at a quick pace. When I went to roll the bike up to the pump, the handle bar knocked the helmet off and I watched my $600 piece of artwork crash onto the pavement. While I was leaning over the bike to watch the helmet crash, the bike starts to go over too. Double whammy. In front of lots of people.
 

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Thanks for sharing. I've learned a lot over the years from posts such as these.
The following are what I've learned over the years:
1. You better be careful where you put that helmet. If it might drop, it will drop.
2. You better be sure the side stand is down first before letting the back go.
3. When you put your foot down, you better be aware of what surface your boot will be on.
4. Don't stall starting a turn from a stop. LOL
I'm sure there are more tips from others.....
 

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Good tips @Vu Le - one more, be aware if the ground is further away on one side than the other (sloping ground / road camber) when you come to a stop - plan where you will become stationary and where you will plant your feet.

Also I think it's a really good idea to get used to holding your bike with finger tips was you walk around it. Get used to doing a full lap around your bike while holding with fingertips from all directions. When you get comfortable with the bike's balance it becomes so much easier to manoeuvre around in a confined space or on uneven ground.
 

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I dropped mine pulling into a rutted uphill driveway And she stalked (second gear)
One tiny scratch on brake lever ball
One scuff on plastic fork protection
But I want to point out that when the bike was down brake fluid flooded the rubber gasket in the front reservoir
I had leaking occur so I took off the cap and gasket, dried them and put it back together
I’m glad I noticed because I had a drop on the tank that I got before damage occurred
 
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