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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Default VTOC -- Victory Tip Over Club (Joined Yesterday)

Well, I finally got it over with. My first (and hopefully last) tip over on my new XCT. Was at the Credit Union getting some cash from the ATM and moved to a parking spot. To my dismay, when stopping, I felt nothing underfoot. The ground sloped drastically to the left and down she went. I flew off into the grass next to the parking spot and laid there for minute wondering just what in the heck happened. Looked at my bike and there she lay...almost on her back (the slope in the parking spot was that dramatic). Got up and put the wheels on the pavement and tried to pick my baby up. Not a chance with the angle and it took a passerby to assist in getting her upright and on the kick stand. Once on the kickstand and alone once more, it took me several minutes and lots of grunting and groaning just to get the bike upright off the kick stand. That is how bad the slope was on the parking spot I had chosen. I feel quite scatterbrained for not checking the lay of the surface before entering the parking lanes. I chipped and scratched the paint on the hard lower (left side) and falling over slid the lower up into the clear wind deflector. Scratched the lower there as well. The front fairing has some paint missing right on the edge where it dug into the pavement. Clutch lever broke off at the break point and still works though. Today I'm sore as the dickens, but glad it went down in a parking lot and not while moving. I will say the left hard bag was untouched -- the bar that protects the hard bags works GREAT!!!! I do have some scratching on the crash bars themselves, but it will actually buff out really well as there isn't much (if any) damage to the bars. If she hadn't gone over so far, the crash bars would have prevented any damage to the plastic parts at all. Now all I have to do is figure out whether to get the scratches repainted or just get a new hard lower. The left side of the fairing should be okay with just some touchup paint. I'll head on down to the dealership tomorrow and see what they can come up with. Hope it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg to get it repaired. Stay tuned boys and girls....news at eleven. Well, we'll see.

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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:20 PM
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Glad you were not hurt.

Back in the saddle for ya and enjoy the ride. Be safe.

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As the only person I know of to drop it twice in once incident, welcome.
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Sorry for your pain. I have been to your town enough to not all is flat.
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Did mine 2 days after I got it. Bent clutch lever and somehow loosened connection on voltage regulator. Sucked

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Welcome to the club!

Did nearly the same thing last year to my 2 month old to me XC on the right side in a parking lot in Hot Springs. I had the wife on the back and we both tumbled. Was travelling with my brother, who quickly parked his Goldwing upright and jumped off to help me upright the XC. It was pretty embarrasing, but overall pretty minor incident.

My bike had very similar damage as you describe, but I have some pretty deep scatches in the side of the forged bars. I had to replace the brake lever ($100) and at the time I didn't have the bag protection bars so had to replace the right side reflector that is attached to the hinge (~$10). Also had some minor scratches on the edge of the fairing and the bottom edge of the saddlebag.

So does anyone know how I would get the scratches, one might even call them gouges, out of the chrome outside edge of the forged bars?


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Welcome to the TOC, I see our current president Depot Picker has already blessed your membership! I may be the new president since mine TOC'd once from my mistake, was backed into/knocked over once and is now in the insurance lot for them to determine if it is repairable.

It sucks that it happened but it did and you didn't blaim the kickstand like many anonymous members have. Glad to hear there wasn't too much damage to you or the bike! Bikes can be fixed or replaced, people feel the pain for the rest of their lives!


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I just put my 2010 on its side this past weekend, moving it in the garage not under power and didn't here the kickstand go up. Thankfully I just put the bag bars on a month ago.

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Well there's 2 types of Motorcycle riders, those that are gonna drop their bikes and those that are gonna drop 'em again....
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