Well, the inevitable happened… While parking Lucy at my folks, I made the mistake of trying to make a tight right turn to avoid hitting the edge of the pavement/grass and tipping her over. Turning the bars all the way to one side or the other and moving forward tends to cause the bike to tip in the turn direction very easily.
And Of course, it was my bad (previously broken and in pain still) leg that it tipped towards. It was all I could do to slowly lower it down and not drop her. The damage was very minimal, just some scratching on the exhaust’s carbon fiber portion and the mirror, the latter I can easily use a nail file to smooth and touch up with some black anodize paint on stuff that matches it.
But it hurt my leg which was already in pain, and if I had tried to hold it up I could have rebroken or broken my leg or caused damage… and if I dropped her, it would have done big damage.
My brother came out and helped me get her back up. But my heart broke when it happened. And now I am extra aware of this happening… Worst part, I’ve made this turn around at my folks 2 dozen times and easily done this same thing catching the bike before it drops (on the Harley) half of those times. I tempted fate and she told me how she felt about it.
Not sure how to clean up the carbon fiber portion… maybe file the rough area and put some clear nail polish on it. The mirror, no biggie, worst case I replace it but its not damaged.
Now my leg, it hurt already from 4 days of biking (bicycle) in a row plus a mile of walking… and then this. Ugh.