Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Central MA, USA
OK, there is the remains of a hurricane off the coast, but winds have been fairly light around my area. I was parked on a concrete pad around the corner from the front of the store. (not only puts me on a level concrete place that won't be damaged by the kickstand, but it is also in the shade) The pad is between the entrance structure and the start of the handicap parking. It's about 20 feet wide and long. This time of year there is a hose connected there to water the plants outside. Nobody has ever said a word about parking a bike there and I do so every time I shop there.
Came out of the store today and she's lying on her side. Opposite the kickstand.
Furious that someone might be responsible for it, but also amazed that there isn't more damage. I'll post photos when I can take them tomorrow, but there really isn't much to see.
1) Rear pannier cover has a scrape on the lower front where it sticks out furthest.
2) Mirror pod popped off, but snapped back on without any issues. Minor scrapes on the outer edge.
3) bent the bracket and scraped the new Clearwater driving light on that side. Bracket was easily bent back.
4) Side shelter scraped where the mirror pod attaches and there is a crack in the plastic on the back side of where the mirror pod attaches.
I'll have to replace some panels at some point, but overall not too bad. A lot less than I would have expected. From about 10 feet you would really need to look hard to see the damage.
I really hope it wasn't a person and just some freak wind. I'm trying to convince myself that this is the case.
I did ask the store if they had any video of the area, but the camera pans and on one sweep the bike is up and when it comes back, it's down. There are people coming in and out, but no way to say anyone went around the corner and did the deed.
2015 NM4. took delivery on Sept 13, 2014
Mods: homemade bracket for topcase, modified NC700S center stand, rear brake at left hand using Silver Wing master cylinder, Amps Rugged Mount 12v GPS charger/mount, USB power at handlebars, Hot Grips heated grips, Clearwater Glenda LED driving lights, SAE power port, Mo-Door hidden garage opener, Custom seat foam and gel pad with hot weather top pad.