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post #1 of 26 Old 10-18-2019, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Is the kick stand strong enough to support an adult getting on the bike? I'm tall, but I have had passengers that are short and sometime have a hard time getting their leg across, especially with the bags on the bike. Usually I get on first to keep the bike up, but was wondering if someone got on before me, would the kick stand hold?

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-18-2019, 09:40 AM
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I'm 240 and get on my 650 using the left footpeg. Kick stand holds me.

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I'm 240 and get on my 650 using the left footpeg. Kick stand holds me.
Me too, and yes it does. Even when the bike it loaded for travel. I have a little trouble lifting my leg up and over if I have boxes or bags on, so stepping up and through works great.

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I've mounted my bikes (everyone I ever owned) the way Highwayman2016 does, every single time. I admit I weigh a bit more than half of what he does and am likely quite a bit shorter. It might be prudent to take a good look at what the kickstand is resting on before doing so - I'm very careful on soft ground or asphalt in the summer sun.
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I've done the same side stand mount as the others and what the stand rests on is important. My 04 Wee leans a lot and I use a block of 2X4 under the stand to make sure I won't have that "sinking" feeling and the stand augers into the ground.
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I have one of these kickstand pucks on my bike at all times and use it whenever I feel the bike is on potentially soft ground. I also have a string tied to the puck and wrap the string end around my left handlebar as a reminder to not leave it behind.
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post #7 of 26 Old 10-18-2019, 11:10 PM
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This is all good news for me as time is causing a reduction in my dexterity. I've always been nervous of the pushbike or horse method.
It's natural to have an aversion of ending up on the deck in front of onlookers while attempting the unusual.
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post #8 of 26 Old 10-19-2019, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Cool. Thank you.
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I have one of these kickstand pucks on my bike at all times and use it whenever I feel the bike is on potentially soft ground. I also have a string tied to the puck and wrap the string end around my left handlebar as a reminder to not leave it behind.
Same here, but in true hillbilly fashion, I use the metal lid from a can of green beans..........
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It is for me. I stand on the left peg in order to clear my saddle bags. I also use a bolt-on larger side stand foot that is always there when needed.
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