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  1. #1
    Hooligan
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    tipped it over

    well........it happened. i put the kickstand down in some gravel and got off a bit too quickly. it idled on it's side for a few seconds, maybe a few more before i could stand it up.
    is it a ticking time bomb?
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    Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    i just used the search button. looks like this was covered recently.
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    Re: tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by mfp View Post
    well........it happened. i put the kickstand down in some gravel and got off a bit too quickly. it idled on it's side for a few seconds, maybe a few more before i could stand it up.
    is it a ticking time bomb?
    Not really. The left side has oil return possibilities, and you were right there to shut it off.

    The word on the street is, always park it in gear. It will fall off the stand very easy with any nose down incline. In gravel, you were pretty much screwed.
    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

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    TMZ of the ZRXOA
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    Re: tipped it over

    Yup......when on the side-stand, always, always leave it in gear. Even when in the garage, my ZRX was parked in 1st gear.
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    tipped it over

    Sorry to hear this. Your engine is more than likely just fine.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    This works well in all kind of soft / unstable grounds (Greg Couch)

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    Re: tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by OLI View Post
    This works well in all kind of soft / unstable grounds (Greg Couch)
    Are you saying Greg is unstable, or that his stand is good in unstable conditions ?

    I'm only jealous, because I want more of Greg's stuff.
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    Re: tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by dano View Post
    Yup......when on the side-stand, always, always leave it in gear. Even when in the garage, my ZRX was parked in 1st gear.
    Because I live on the escarpment of the Hayward fault, the bikes in the garage are all in gear with a piece of 2x4 in front of the rear wheel.
    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

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    Re: tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadman View Post
    Because I live on the escarpment of the Hayward fault, the bikes in the garage are all in gear with a piece of 2x4 in front of the rear wheel.

    When I had my ZRX, more times than not, it was secured by my Baxley wheel chock. Even in my garage, I felt uneasy having a bike on it's side stand.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    Sorry to hear about this. Mine tipped when I had it parked perpendicular to an incline. As others have said, level ground and in- gear

    Pucks are also your friend when it comes to gravel and soft dirt/grass as they take up no room in the tank bag are light weight and most importantly- cheaply had http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...=1#post4727045
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    Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    small crack in the fairing as well. anyone try the abs solvent method?
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    President of the ZRXOA
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    tipped it over

    Search for Cadman's thread on fairing repair
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    Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    Mine is not nearly that bad. Just need to repair/reinforce it on the inside of the fairing and use a paint pen on the outside. Or something
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    autotech2 started a thread on touch- up paint, for the black color, Company may also carry the other kawa colors: http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...=1#post4741617 cheapest, acceptable paint pens I've seen are $15 and up so I may get some of the colorrite for my side fairing which i scraped by Removing and installing my gas tank numerous times before getting the proper method down
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    Re: tipped it over

    When I bought my ZRX it had about 14K miles on it. I was not a member here. I did note some slight rash on the right engine cover and the right handlebar was bent slightly--indicating it had been down at some time.

    Happy to report, at 72K miles with no problems so far. Knock wood.

    So, my advice is to start is up and listen for odd noises and, if you don't hear something, just ride the bike and don't worry.
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    Re: tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by mfp View Post
    Mine is not nearly that bad. Just need to repair/reinforce it on the inside of the fairing and use a paint pen on the outside. Or something
    If you expose the ABS at the crack, and mix up a little ABS particles and cement, you can apply it like you would epoxy and it will melt into the fairing. Takes a day to set up. You can stitch the two sides together with a soldering gun, but don't go too far into it or the paint on the outside will discolor.

    Others have used epoxy. I can't say how that would turn out, but I would start by giving it a slightly rough, unpainted surface to bite in to.

    I learned by working with an old fairing and trying different methods. A local bike salvage would have piles of broken ABS. I cut 1/8 strips off an old fairing to use as filler rod while using the soldering gun, equipped with a cutting tip.

    Good luck.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    If you grind about an 1/8 inch of material off the tab the sidestand seats against it will give you a little more angle on the
    stand and it will not be as prone to rocking back off the stand.
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    Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    Embarrassed to admit mine tipped over when backing it out of the garage onto my asphalt driveway with me sitting on it.
    Not paying attention, backed it out and turned 90 degrees and over it went.
    Only damage was slight scratch to frame slider and bar end weight so got lucky. These bikes , however, are more top heavy than they look. It was hard for me to tip back up. It wasn't running so no problems there. Been more careful since then though. Stupid mistake.
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    Re: tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by budzrex View Post
    If you grind about an 1/8 inch of material off the tab the sidestand seats against it will give you a little more angle on the
    stand and it will not be as prone to rocking back off the stand.
    That's a good idea, I'm going to do that
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    Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    Seems like the overwhelmingly advice is to leave it in gear when using the sidestand.....

    Should the bike be shut off, or can you leave it running as indicated in the OP????

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    Re: tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas12 View Post
    Seems like the overwhelmingly advice is to leave it in gear when using the sidestand.....

    Should the bike be shut off, or can you leave it running as indicated in the OP????
    You are welcome to try parking a motorcycle IN GEAR with the MOTOR RUNNING and then try to walk away.....

    NEVER leave a bike running unattended.

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    Hooligan
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    Re: tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    You are welcome to try parking a motorcycle IN GEAR with the MOTOR RUNNING and then try to walk away.....

    NEVER leave a bike running unattended.


    Lol......FINALLY!!!!


    I thought all the well meaning posts were forgetting the most important part.

  23. #23
    President of the ZRXOA
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    tipped it over

    Quote Originally Posted by Ringnut View Post
    That's a good idea, I'm going to do that
    I opted to grind the stand instead of the frame. Same result.
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