I got home from a ride on Saturday night and my son came out when he heard me pull into the garage (gotta love the sound of those pipes indoors). While I was still straddling the bike, he ran around back and raised the rear with the paddock stand. Unfortunately, he aligned the right side, then had to move it a little to align the left side, and he never double checked the right. The right spool was not inside of the saddle, and was on top of the edge. Within a few seconds it abruptly dropped the right side, while still holding up the left. I grabbed the right bar while it was falling, and held it up while he removed the stand. Thankfully, nothing hit the ground. It took all the strength I had to catch and hold that bike, and my right leg was basically underneath it, helping to hold it up. Scared the crap out of me.
Lesson learned: Make sure both spools are completely in the saddle before lifting, or walking away!
Last edited by 92VFR; 07-26-2013 at 04:13 PM.