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post #12 of (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 05:40 PM
mvagusta
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To answer the questions about rolling off the stand or the stand breaking, it was rolling. The stands SEEM rock solid. Dont know why, but they have a tendency to roll forward. I've been riding a long time and have parked all kinds of bikes on all kinds of surfaces. In my case, there was indeed a "slight" sloping gradient but certainly not enough that I would ever guess in a million years would roll the bike over. In my (sad) case, I actually watched it roll forward, lunged for it, and missed it by a nano second. My damage was limited to a completely toasted left side floor board, (sheered right off) and a smashed left running light. When I posted my story back in July, I got some responses saying it happened to them as well, hence the warning.

Engine off, parked in gear, both good plans. As is cranking the wheel hard right.
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