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    Dropped her!! Then a brief no-start period
    on: Jul 14, 2018, 07.48 pm
    Jul 14, 2018, 07.48 pm
    Had this posted in my intro post but figure this is probably the more appropriate board..

    Just not sure if I should be concerned about this no-start after dropping the baby yesterday or if it's pretty normal.

    So... Lucky me, I let my brother take it for a spin around the neighborhood. No worries, safe rider, never dropped a bike and I let him ride my bike all the time.

    He brings it to a stop and at zero mph, it falls on its left side on top of him.

    After making sure he's ok, the damage looks minimal.

    Clutch lever snapped, scrapes along the engine case on left side of the differential cover. Seemingly no other damage!

    These two scrapes are basically the ONLY cosmetic damages. But both happen to be the most expensive pieces to replace!

    I'm slightly OCD about my vehicle's condition, but I suppose I'll learn to live with the scratches.

    What freaked me out a bit was that after getting it upright in a matter of seconds (I'm a rather hefty lad) the motor took several attempts to turn over before firing up.

    It was about 4 starting attempts with two on/off key cycles before it actually fired up.

    Maybe this is normal when you drop a CT? Only bike I've ever dropped is a Harley and it fired right up.

    That's my only real concern, is did something mechanically get damaged? Thoughts?

    And yes, yesterday was Friday the 13th  :112:

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    Re: Dropped her!! Then a brief no-start period
    Reply #1 on: Jul 14, 2018, 07.54 pm
    Jul 14, 2018, 07.54 pm
    Tilt switch kicked in.?


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    Re: Dropped her!! Then a brief no-start period
    Reply #2 on: Jul 14, 2018, 07.58 pm
    Jul 14, 2018, 07.58 pm
    Yeah the bike turned off on the drop.

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    Re: Dropped her!! Then a brief no-start period
    Reply #3 on: Jul 15, 2018, 04.56 am
    Jul 15, 2018, 04.56 am
    I was just worried something went wrong since it wouldn't fire up right away. Took several ignition starter tries and key on off cycles.

    Drove it today to the shop though, turned over on the first try just like new.

    Besides the bent shifter pedal and broken stub of a clutch lever, still rode like a new bike with straight tracking and no abnormal vibes.

    Bro offered to buy me a crash/engine guard and pay for repairs.

    Not so bad after all  :008:

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    Re: Dropped her!! Then a brief no-start period
    Reply #4 on: Jul 15, 2018, 12.23 pm
    Jul 15, 2018, 12.23 pm
    I don't think its an issue.  I dropped mine when I first got it and it did the same thing.

    Cheers,

    Jon

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    Re: Dropped her!! Then a brief no-start period
    Reply #5 on: Jul 15, 2018, 12.40 pm
    Jul 15, 2018, 12.40 pm
    I take mine offroad quite a lot so its spends a lot of time on its side ;)

    Yes that is normal.  Seems to take a while for the tilt sitch to start working again.

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    Re: Dropped her!! Then a brief no-start period
    Reply #6 on: Jul 15, 2018, 01.58 pm
    Jul 15, 2018, 01.58 pm
    Anyone thought of a good cheap way to protect parts agains a stationary fall. Likes of the Cardan cover and engine casings? I know there are expensive options, but something adhesive that will just take the scratches?

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    Re: Dropped her!! Then a brief no-start period
    Reply #7 on: Jul 15, 2018, 02.05 pm
    Jul 15, 2018, 02.05 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mcgrath [+]
    Anyone thought of a good cheap way to protect parts agains a stationary fall. Likes of the Cardan cover and engine casings? I know there are expensive options, but something adhesive that will just take the scratches?

    Crash bars are the only way to go