Blown Over

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by G-10, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. G-10

    G-10 Been here awhile

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    We came home tonight to find my covered GS Adv on its side in the driveway!
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  2. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    Is the driveway ok?
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  3. Crazy Legs

    Crazy Legs Let's Ride!

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    That happened to me once with my FLHTC. I parked on a inclined driveway and left it in neutral. The wind kept blowing, rocking the bike, until the bike backed down, rolling to one side because of the kickstand until ....:dirtdog
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  4. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Was weather a factor?
    Pretty stormy tonite in central CA.
    Otherwise,was it hit by someone pulling into driveway to turn around or did some A** push it over?
    Check carefully for damage in case someone hit it.

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  5. PCLS2FLY

    PCLS2FLY Hooker Pilot

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    Happened to me too. Kind of thought it would take a tornado to blow the GS over being so heavy. Wasn't till I put the cover on that it did. Right onto my neighbors Mercedes. My top box dinged his door pretty good and front fender. Thankfully I only had s small scratch on my crash bar. Insurance took care of it all. I'm amazed I didn't have any war page on my factory top box either.
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  6. yaycep

    yaycep Been here awhile

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    Wind and cover can be a bad combination... Even the side stand can't stop it
    10329940_10152238723348889_3637953400844747384_o.jpg ... :muutt
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  7. motolover

    motolover rookie

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    Why don't you use the center stand?
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  8. qman8

    qman8 15 GSA / 08 WR250R

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    Centerstand is nowhere near as stable as the bike on the side stand! (All else being equal).
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  9. motolover

    motolover rookie

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    We have strong winds and I usually park on the center stand when windy. I also always look to park front pointed to the wind direction, not side. No bike cover, however.
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  10. qman8

    qman8 15 GSA / 08 WR250R

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    NOT a good idea. Leave it on its side stand...and IN GEAR. Bike facing wind IS probably a good idea.
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  11. qman8

    qman8 15 GSA / 08 WR250R

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    I remember the first MOTO GP at Indy in 2008 when the hurricane blew through. There were dozens of Ducatis that got blown over, because some of the guys put covers on their bikes....and the rest were a row of dominoes! Wind and bike covers don't play well together! Also, covers in the wind over time will wear into paint and plastic as it flaps back and forth.
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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Sidestand, no cover. The cover acts like a sail in high winds. Sidestand gives a wider triangle and is more stable.

    (cue the centerstand always guys!)
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  13. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore The Real Deal

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    Should he pull the spark plug to make sure a bunch of oil didn't leak past the rings?
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  14. gusable

    gusable Been here awhile

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    I'm just glad the driveways ok... :)
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  15. G-10

    G-10 Been here awhile

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    I was able to right it myself, however I learned a lesson. I had it covered and on center stand. I'm going to use the side stand now so that the weight of the bike is supported at three points. With the center stand, the rear wheel is off the ground and with wind the cover acted like a sail rocking my bike off the stand. I started it up and everything felt fine.
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  16. Ludlow

    Ludlow Adventurer

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    Trunks can also do it. DAMHIK.
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  17. qman8

    qman8 15 GSA / 08 WR250R

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    Swimming or Elephant?
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  18. kojack06

    kojack06 Been here awhile

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    The chubby German left a divot in the masonry work.:y0!

    Just kidding...
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  19. radon222

    radon222 14GSAW

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    We had gone away for a weekend to visit family when a freak windstorm blew through. Two bikes sat on their sides for two days until we got home. Nothing beyond cosmetic damage fortunately and what really sucked was the RT was only 3 months old at the time :(

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  20. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    Ancor them down like your hauling it.
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