i dropped my America once when I thought i had put the side stand down, It must have only moved half way then sprang back.
You could imagine my surprise when i thought "wow this stands a bit shorter than yesterday
"then progressing to "oh **** no!" and quickly on to "##** its heavy on this angle and i think i should stop twisting the throttle and place the bike as gently onto the gravel as i can "
now i look before i lean the bike over
i have now a pair of OEM mirrors for sale one with a tiny gravel scar