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Bike's down !!!!!!

Riding past my local Wa Wa today and I notice 4 bike's . I then do a double take cause two of them are on the ground.. WTF so i pull in thinking I mite snap a pic. But the rider's came running out. I dont think they were to happy. The wierd part is they were'nt down on the kick stand side......
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maybe they were pushed over
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Could be... I saw a guy's bike fall over on a windy day... Of course he had his front wheel turned away from the lean from the kickstand, making it stand almost perfectly upright... I laughed...
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The store was slow. No one was even near the bike's Very strange....
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Could be... I saw a guy's bike fall over on a windy day... Of course he had his front wheel turned away from the lean from the kickstand, making it stand almost perfectly upright... I laughed...
I see a lot of people do that and I dont get it. Maybe its the "cool" thing to do...
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Kick stand may have sunk in pavement.

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Kick stand may have sunk in pavement.
Seen that too... though haven't had one fall over yet... It actually happened to me the last time I rode... Oh for christ's sake... that was a month ago...
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Kick stand may have sunk in pavement.
Happens a lot out west. I saw it lots of times while I was stationed @ Ft. Bliss in El Paso (the butt-crack of Tx) Always carried a small metal plate to put mine on.

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Happens a lot out west. I saw it lots of times while I was stationed @ Ft. Bliss in El Paso (the butt-crack of Tx) Always carried a small metal plate to put mine on.
Happens anywhere there is asphalt and temps above 80 for most the day.

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the post said that it wasn't on the kickstand side.......

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the post said that it wasn't on the kickstand side.......
Probably had the bars turned the wrong way and got a nice wind gust... Or my grandma was driving through that parking lot... You'd be AMAZED at the things she avoids while crashing into stuff...
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the post said that it wasn't on the kickstand side.......
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Happens anywhere there is asphalt and temps above 80 for most the day.
Yeah, but I have never seen one go so deep that it fell over here.

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This guy that went riding with us this past weekend lowered his bike and never chopped the stand. So his bike was standing damn near straight up. One gust and it's going down for sure. We brought it to his attention, so hopefully he'll be doing something about it soon.
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