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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by G-10, Jan 10, 2017.
We came home tonight to find my covered GS Adv on it's side in the driveway!
Is the driveway ok?
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 ....
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.
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.
Wind and cover can be a bad combination... Even the side stand can't stop it
Why don't you use the center stand?
Centerstand is nowhere near as stable as the bike on the side stand! (All else being equal).
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.
NOT a good idea. Leave it on its side stand...and IN GEAR. Bike facing wind IS probably a good idea.
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.
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!)
Should he pull the spark plug to make sure a bunch of oil didn't leak past the rings?
I'm just glad the driveways ok... :)
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.
Trunks can also do it. DAMHIK.
Swimming or Elephant?
The chubby German left a divot in the masonry work.
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
Ancor them down like your hauling it.