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Well this really sucked just because I can't believe it happened. I was in Hilton Head, SC. The public beach parking was paved. The parking spots however were not. They were also fairly flat. Unfortunately there was no where else to park.

Long story short I get on the bike to leave and start pushing it backwards. My feet were slipping on the rocks because I was working hard to get that big bike moving backwards. Then it happened. My left slid out from under me and before I could try to gain my footing the bike leaned to far left and I couldn't hold it up. My foot was already out of the way so I tried to ease the bike down the best I could. No damage at all to the bike. Thank you tip over points. I lifted the bike back up and decided to walk it backwards onto the pavement.
 

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Two types of bikers that will have a zero MPH tip over. Those that have and those that are about to. :)
 

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So many unbelievable saves when no1’s around but get a crowd & she’ll fall over on the easiest of spots every time lol. Has happened to us too, the tip overs are very effective at preventing damage & saving ur ankles
 
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Pulling out of the gas station, go down the little apron to the road, get your front wheel on the road and rear on the apron. The middle of the bike is over a foot high at that valley. Ask me how I know, no don't ask. :badgrin:
 

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Mmmmm, a prestigious club.

Can I join?

My qualification pic...

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Yeah, that was a hard lesson in backing-up this heavy thing. Had the handlebars turned slightly to the right, so that the bike would end up aimed to the left, for a straighter departure away from the barn's ramp.

Turned a little more to the right, and the bottom of the bike squirted to the left, increasing the lean to the right. Old-school brain, reflexively thinking low-speed maneuvers, said "Turn into the lean", essentially turn the handlebar more to the right, compounding the problem.

Fighting the lean (a losing battle), pulled upward on the right handgrip, which swung the handlebar even more to the right, adding even more lean, and I lost leverage (right handgrip close to the tank).

Man, it doesn't take much lean before this beast hits the capsize angle.

Well, it was a slow/gentle letdown, with elbows, knees, and shoulders popping and crackling all the way down. Fortunately, no damage to the bike. No witnesses ('till now).

Damm, this thing is heavy. Had to use my tractor with tie-straps to get it back up...

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*Gasp*
 

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Yeah, that was a hard lesson in backing-up this heavy thing. Had the handlebars turned slightly to the right, so that the bike would end up aimed to the left, for a straighter departure away from the barn's ramp.

Turned a little more to the right, and the bottom of the bike squirted to the left, increasing the lean to the right. Old-school brain, reflexively thinking low-speed maneuvers, said "Turn into the lean", essentially turn the handlebar more to the right, compounding the problem.

Fighting the lean (a losing battle), pulled upward on the right handgrip, which swung the handlebar even more to the right, adding even more lean, and I lost leverage (right handgrip close to the tank).

Man, it doesn't take much lean before this beast hits the capsize angle.

Well, it was a slow/gentle letdown, with elbows, knees, and shoulders popping and crackling all the way down. Fortunately, no damage to the bike. No witnesses ('till now).

Damm, this thing is heavy. Had to use my tractor with tie-straps to get it back up...

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You got away with no damage this time. Get yourself a highway bar, it won't go so far over and you should be able to get her back up without the tractor.

@650lbs the Vegas feels like a toy compared to the 900lb Vision.

As we get older, it becomes more important to get yourself clear and let the bike go to the ground. It's too easy to pull something that will take longer to heal than one's pride or finding a replacement turnsignal!
 

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Moving the XC in my shed, turning it around to left...
Ok stand up and push in a left arc till she's facing the other way and back onto the stand.....
Whaaahhh!!!

Oh sheeeeittt!!!

Forgot to put the stand back down...
Brainfade!

Thank you forged tipovers....
and yeah no fighting it once it's past the point of no return
 

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We have a concrete driveway and a paved street out front, but there's about An 8 foot shoulder of gravel between the two and cars go fast on the road. I had my daughter on the back to take her for a nice ride, stopped at the road to check for speeders and my foot slipped in the gravel. Down we went. Tried to hold it, but no use. Neither of us got hurt, but thats how my drive belt got broke. ☹
 

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Moving the XC in my shed, turning it around to left...
Ok stand up and push in a left arc till she's facing the other way and back onto the stand.....
Whaaahhh!!!

Oh sheeeeittt!!!

Forgot to put the stand back down...
Brainfade!

Thank you forged tipovers....
and yeah no fighting it once it's past the point of no return
Gee! I don't feel so bad now.
 

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We have a concrete driveway and a paved street out front, but there's about An 8 foot shoulder of gravel between the two and cars go fast on the road. I had my daughter on the back to take her for a nice ride, stopped at the road to check for speeders and my foot slipped in the gravel. Down we went. Tried to hold it, but no use. Neither of us got hurt, but thats how my drive belt got broke. ☹
How did it break the belt?
 

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Moving the XC in my shed, turning it around to left...
Ok stand up and push in a left arc till she's facing the other way and back onto the stand.....
Whaaahhh!!!

Oh sheeeeittt!!!

Forgot to put the stand back down...
Brainfade!

Thank you forged tipovers....
and yeah no fighting it once it's past the point of no return[/QUOTE
Moving the XC in my shed, turning it around to left...
Ok stand up and push in a left arc till she's facing the other way and back onto the stand.....
Whaaahhh!!!

Oh sheeeeittt!!!

Forgot to put the stand back down...
Brainfade!

Thank you forged tipovers....
and yeah no fighting it once it's past the point of no return
I rated it funny because I had just gotten my XLCH (kick start only, and they were a bear to start) started when this chick pulled up and wanted to talk. I hit the kill button and stepped off to walk over to her car. Got about one step and "crunch" it was down. Didn't even get close to having the stand down and locked. Anything to look cool ya know.
 

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How did it break the belt?
I don't know. It went to the right and was in 1st. As I tried to save it, my left hand slipped off the clutch, and my right hand twisted the throttle for a second or 2 before I could kill it. My guess was some gravel got in the belt. From now on, if it starts going over, (while stopped) I'll kill it quick.
 
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