Having never owned a Guzzi before the GRiSO I am still finding Nuances that I sure more experienced Guzzi owner would know all about (much to my demise)
To paint the picture.
I am about to depart a café (grey gum putty rd) , the bike has been wheeled back off the parking hard stand onto the hard packed sand.
I am sitting on the bike ,kick stand down , the bike idling as I affix helmet gloves etc.
I stand the bike up with the bike slightly weighted onto my right thigh and leg. Handle bars turned slightly to the right.
As I stretch my left foot to kick the stand up, I kick the bike into first gear.
The bike lurches forward and to the the right loading up the right leg. The right foot slips and I find I cant hold 220 plus kilograms from the effect of gravity. Even with many four lettered incantations. The bike goes down albeit controlled.
With the bike lifted back up no damage except my pride has taken a massive hit.
Very embarrassed in front of a dozen other riders I continue my ride.
I now have a new routine [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Only redeeming factor of the day. Mint CBR 1100R circa 1980s