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For anyone out there that thinks that engine guards are unnessecary, check this out. I'm using a 20'x20' tent for a temporary garage right now to restore an old ford van. Last night it started raining, so I put my bike inside the tent. I got about 15 feet away from the tent when I heard a loud crash. I went back in to find my bike laying on the engine guard that I put on a couple months ago. The mirror hit the side of the van and was destroyed, but if it weren't for the engine guard, I'd be looking for a new tank and whatever else would have hit the ground. I only got a couple scratches on my highway pegs and the guard. The ground is on a pretty good slope, and I guess I didn't have the kickstand all the way down. Or it just rolled off of it. It sucks, but it could've been worse. I know... I need to wash my bike.. :oops:



 

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was it in gear when you parked it?

engine gaurds are money well spent on any cruiser :wink:
glad it didn't get hurt!
 

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same thing happened to a friend of mine...he did'nt get his kickstand all the way out when he got off his yame 1600....he cought it before it got to the engine guard though....they are money savers thats for sure.
 

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no, the bike wasn't in gear. It's a wonder this type of thing hasn't happened before now because I have a bad habit of forgetting to put it in gear when I park on a slanted surface. Maybe I'll remember now..lol
 

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no, the bike wasn't in gear. It's a wonder this type of thing hasn't happened before now because I have a bad habit of forgetting to put it in gear when I park on a slanted surface. Maybe I'll remember now..lol
Yeah, that can have a way of changing your habits. I remember parking my '83 GL1100 without putting anything under the stand (not on pavement) and came back to find it on it's guards. Now this bike weighs a ton (a top-heavy ton) and is a real b1ts to pick up. That is when I became obsessed with making sure the bike wouldn't go down while parked. Always in gear now with adequate support. :wink:
 

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Boy you ain't kiddin' about those Gold Wings... My brother has an 86 and it fell on it's side once when he was trying to squeeze that beast out of his garage. He said the same thing. A real bear to get it upright again.
 
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