My drive way is pretty level at the garage door area and I usually open the door , roll my machine out and walk back in and close the garage door and lock it and go out the side door.
So the other day I did my usual routine and pulled the door down and started walking away when I heard a sickening noise. I quickly opened the door and Yep, there she was laying on her side. My stomach started knotting up.
No damage done except a ripped grip on my left handle bar and a scratch on the mirror edge.
Anyway.....what I discovered was the friggin kickstand has NO tension in the down position. If the bike isn't sitting perfectly level and is out of gear it will roll right off the kickstand.
I am going to take the kickstand off and shorten the spring or cut a little deeper channel in the groove where it fits when in the down position. Either way, something has got to be done. Since this happened I always make sure I leave it in gear when I park it.
Anyone else have such a loose kickstand? There is dang near No spring tension on that kickstand when it is down.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way !