Unfortunately I did. The bike went down so fast I didn't even have time to react. My left leg was pinned under the bike for most of the time the bike was sliding but the majority of the pressure was on my ankle. I thought it had worn through the ankle bone.Mike: I hope you didn't slide and "wear through"! Don
Wow,bummer! My bike has the single bar two point connection "case guards" and had signs of use because upon close inspection I realised that the bike had been laid down and the right guard had road rash and the mounts were cracked and re-straightened, indicating that they do bend over in a lay-down! The case was protected and I have since re-welded the cracked mounting tabs with stainless filler rod and polished them to their original beauty and strength. My case guards also have small tabs for the "highway pegs" I removed because they just weren't comfortable and had no use on a "muscle bike"! I would suggest case guards for any bike to any rider! Not long after getting my bike, my wife and I were riding home from KC and I opted to take a rural scenic route home when a deer decided to cross the road directly in front of me! I only had enough time to yell "hang on" when I locked up the rear brake and the deer took out the plexiglass wind shield on the now removed fairing! Meanwhile the bike went into a fish tail slide nearly throwing my poor little wife off the back of the bike, she was only hanging on by one leg and her "talons" that were deeply embedded into my sides, she was screaming bloody murder and all I could invision was her little foot mangled in the rear wheel! I didnt use the kickstand once I got stopped, I just laid it down and quickly turned so I could attend to her foot! Thank God her foot was fine and had been pinned between the muffler and the tire, it was the heat that made her scream and thanks to the leather boots she was wearing, no injury was sustained! Only her boots were destroyed,one burned, the other with the toe rubbed out of, not even her sock was touched.....Only her will to ride through rural "corn-country" was hurt! Cant say that I blame her! The deer was fine and.... wow,sorry for the long post, hows that ankle Mike?Unfortunately I did. The bike went down so fast I didn't even have time to react. My left leg was pinned under the bike for most of the time the bike was sliding but the majority of the pressure was on my ankle. I thought it had worn through the ankle bone.
Thats funny Mike, although im sure it wasnt very funny at the time! Kinda makes me want to start a "Ever Forget To Put The Kickstand Down?" Thread. LOL I wonder if those count as "laydowns"?It's been several years but other than the obvious scar the ankle seems to be completely normal now. That was the second time this bike ended up on it's side. The first was when the ex bumped it off the center stand while attempting to park her car in the garage but that was back in the mid 80's. :lol: