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Have been really enjoying riding the bike, on Monday night when i parked up, went to get off and realized the stand wasn't down properly so the bike fell over, absolutely gutted. Having owned much bigger and heavier bikes in the past without issue I can't believe how stupid I was.
 

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Ouch! That has to be frustrating. This wasn't your problem but it almost caused the same thing to my bike. I came out after 4 hours and the kickstand had sunk about 1 1/2 to 2 inches into the asphalt parking lot. It was hot and relatively new asphalt (3 months) but I always carry a kickstand pad now. The footprint of the kickstand is really small.
 

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Gosh darn it, sorry to see it. But don't feel too bad, it happens.

At least now you have an excuse to buy some modifications ;) New levers and bar ends?
 

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I did the same thing @ Walmart. When I kept leaning I realized I forgot to put the kickstand down (noob). It was too late. Too much of an angle to recover I was able to gently lay it down. No damage to the bike. But my ego was badly damaged, and I felt soooo embarrassed. Sorry to hear what happened, it's all replaceable...
 

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Not quite the same situation, but a few weeks ago a car backed into my new z650 while it was parked on the side of the street, knocked it over and caused some nice damage up the side and on the gas tank. Thankfully her insurance covered it, but it was still heartbreaking to see that on such a nice new bike, I feel for ya!
 

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Thankfully the tank wasn't damaged so the cost to repair isn't that much.

Just really annoying and having to ride with half a clutch level lol.
 

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I did the same thing @ Walmart. When I kept leaning I realized I forgot to put the kickstand down (noob). It was too late. Too much of an angle to recover I was able to gently lay it down. No damage to the bike. But my ego was badly damaged, and I felt soooo embarrassed. Sorry to hear what happened, it's all replaceable...
The exact same thing almost happened to me. Second time out riding, went to get gas, got off the bike without putting the kickstand down and just barely managed to keep the bike from hitting the ground. There were quite a few people that saw so I feel your embarrassment lol
 

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The clutch lever broke? How did that happen? I feel like no matter how you drop it, the handle would prevent it from doing anything to the levers.
 
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