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A car backed (gently) into my parked Valk yesterday and knocked it over. Before rushing to pick it up I had a close look from every angle and was pleased to see nothing in contact with the concrete except the engine guard and the very tip of the exhaust, a bit of scratching on both the only damage. Nice work Honda designers 馃憤馃徏
 

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I'd still be pretty dang P.O.'ed. I've had a bike knocked over by someone before and it scratched up almost everything on the side it fell on and broke the lever, and whoever it was just put it back on the stand and drove off. Even the slightest little scratch, as you know, will be noticed by a discriminating buyer, so it either has to be fixed or the driver needs to comepnsate you for loss of value.

Sorry to hear this happened to you.

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When my bike was delivered to my home years ago from out of state, it arrived on its right side. It had (obviously) broken the tie-downs while taking an onramp too fast in Chicago. Four hours later it arrived at my home with what turned out to be $2400+ in damages, which the shipper paid me out-of-pocket so it wouldn't be on his shipping & insurance records. Its arrival was a Christmas present for my wife and I. Good thing we live in a state without many winter riding opportunities, as it was at least fixed by spring. Some people really don't know how to use tie-downs and should be prohibited from trying unless they complete the "State Safety Tie-down Strap course", or at least take the time to learn from someone who knows how to do it safely.
 

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When my bike was delivered to my home years ago from out of state, it arrived on its right side. It had (obviously) broken the tie-downs while taking an onramp too fast in Chicago. Four hours later it arrived at my home with what turned out to be $2400+ in damages, which the shipper paid me out-of-pocket so it wouldn't be on his shipping & insurance records. Its arrival was a Christmas present for my wife and I. Good thing we live in a state without many winter riding opportunities, as it was at least fixed by spring. Some people really don't know how to use tie-downs and should be prohibited from trying unless they complete the "State Safety Tie-down Strap course", or at least take the time to learn from someone who knows how to do it safely.
I mean not funny that it happened... funny for the State Safety Tie-down Strap Course. 馃槣
 

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A car backed (gently) into my parked Valk yesterday and knocked it over. Before rushing to pick it up I had a close look from every angle and was pleased to see nothing in contact with the concrete except the engine guard and the very tip of the exhaust, a bit of scratching on both the only damage. Nice work Honda designers 馃憤馃徏
I found out the same is even true with Corbin hard bags, as long as the ground is flat and the bike doesn't roll further toward upside down. It was a tremendous relief in what were otherwise two very upsetting events until that realization.
 
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Strap tie down notes.

1. Attach to something that wont move or give before what your atrapping does.

2. Have at least one strap over or higher than the center of gravity to prevent tippage

3. Don't go cheap on straps.
 
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