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So I get home from work tonight, start looking for a spot, which leads me around to the front of my apartments as all the further spots were taken and I was hoping for a random opening up front. I get around to where my bike is parked only to find it laying on its side.....no note, no insurance info, nothing.... :mad::rant::(

At first I thought maybe the wind snatched the cover enough to blow it over... but as I lifted it up to its natural position I noticed that the kickstand was up. The only thing I can think now is that some ass-hat pulled into the spot too fast or during the heavier rain without looking and bumped the rear tire, which would cause it to lunge forward and the kickstand of course would snap into the upright position...

Not much for damage luckily. The frame slider on that side seems to have taken the impact. The mirror twisted around into an unnatural position, the rear peg bracket caught the rear, but not before the tail fairing hit the ground. Didn't crack the fairing, again lucky, but did scratch the decals through the cover. :mad:

Going to have a better look in the morning when it's not raining and hope I don't discover anything else. Rear set folded up like it is supposed to, and like I said, it has pretty long frame sliders on it that probably saved a lot of damage. :mad:
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Just horsesh*t that no one would bother to fess up, leave a note, or even upright it, they just simply took off.. the worst part is that they have to live in my building because of where they were trying to park is only close to my building anyway. I did have the cover on, which is black and silver, but the whole bottom part is silver.... I guess from the back it would be kinda hard to see in the dark, with rain, but it is in fact parked almost directly under a light....grrrr Just hope I don't find anything else in the morning. To aid in being seen I rolled the bike further back in the parking spot so it is more visible when you are pulling up..... if it is on its side in the morning I'm breaking out my gun...
 

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Whenever I park my bike on the sidestand I ALWAYS put it in 1st gear, and run it up against the compression stroke. That way if it gets bumped from behind you at least have a chance that it won't roll forward off of the sidestand, and eat sh*t. In 1992 I had a girl @ a bike night standing with her friends back into my BRAND NEW (216 miles) F2 Honda, and knock it off the stand. left side mirror, turn signals(2), and scuffed the hell out of my mid fairing. I wanted to kill her!! All I got was ooh, sorry.
 

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No cameras unfortunately. That is a good idea Olddude.... All I have to do is remember that it's in first before I try to start it, or things could go bad for me. Well, then again, they won't start in first anyway..... I guess that'll work just fine for me then. Appreciate the suggestion!
 

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I just thought of something thanks to FB1000inPA's post. :idea:

Cameras in the neighborhood?
From now on, whenever I park in a parking lot, I'm going to look for commercial surveillance cameras. And park within view of them. Might even put a little sign on my bike to alert people to that fact.
What do you guys think?
 

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Whenever I park my bike on the sidestand I ALWAYS put it in 1st gear, and run it up against the compression stroke. That way if it gets bumped from behind you at least have a chance that it won't roll forward off of the sidestand, and eat sh*t. In 1992 I had a girl @ a bike night standing with her friends back into my BRAND NEW (216 miles) F2 Honda, and knock it off the stand. Right side mirror, turn signals(2), and scuffed the hell out of my mid fairing. I wanted to kill her!! All I got was ooh, sorry.
:plus1: I've always done the same, it's habit, I don't even think about it anymore. Must be an "Old Dude" thing.
 

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Whenever I park my bike on the sidestand I ALWAYS put it in 1st gear, and run it up against the compression stroke. That way if it gets bumped from behind you at least have a chance that it won't roll forward off of the sidestand, and eat sh*t. In 1992 I had a girl @ a bike night standing with her friends back into my BRAND NEW (216 miles) F2 Honda, and knock it off the stand. left side mirror, turn signals(2), and scuffed the hell out of my mid fairing. I wanted to kill her!! All I got was ooh, sorry.

Godsmacked is going to love you!!!---:rockets: At least she said sorry, **** happens, you could of asked for her number to assist with the bill and possibly initiate a friendship:idunno:

I can't remember the last time my bike was out of my sight for any duration........I don't use it for errands or commuting, just pure me time!!!:D
 

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Unfortunately I do use mine to commute, but if I have to go to work, which I hate, I may as well enjoy getting there. Even makes quitting time that much more special!
 

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Amen! I have since gotten over it, mostly... but still sucks when I only had the bike for 3 days. Since that little incident I now park in first gear. My alarm will be here in the next day or two, so I will also get an alert if some jackarse runs into my bike, or even touches it!!! :thumb:
 

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Bad news, these people just don't care or realise how we love our bikes, they drive around in a bubble, to busy, to tired and worn out with modern day life.
Old fashioned values don't exist any more.

Hope the bike is Ok dude,

Ian
 

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Bike got off easy for getting tipped. Mild marks on the left engine casing, scuffed up the front side of the mirror (which now matches the other side lol), scratched the tail but it only peeled the decal and didn't actually hit the plastic, scraped up the passenger peg bracket. All in all easy day. I have pretty decently long frame sliders on it, so between that saving the plastics and engine case and the peg bracket catching the tail end, things could have been much worse.

I did get my alarm and installed it today, nothing great but at least it'll warn me if it gets messed with, or if someone hits it. Hopefully I'll be fast enough to grab my gun and get out to it! At least fast enough to chase em down or get the plate number.
 

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Grab your gun!!!!!?????? That's some messed up U.S. crap right there.... No offence but really.....a gun to protect a bike from a human????:think:
 

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Grab your gun!!!!!?????? That's some messed up U.S. crap right there.... No offence but really.....a gun to protect a bike from a human????:think:
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My gun has a flashlight attached to it, might need to see if it is dark? :idunno: Really doubt I would shoot anyone unless they were threatening my life or the life of someone else... just FYI, it was more of a joke :thumb:
 
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