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post #1 of 24 Old 11-18-2013, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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My 2005 Wee is still being shipped to me but I'm wondering where I'll store it. Can someone measure their bike and tell me the length and width the bike takes up on the side stand. My bike does not have side bags.
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post #2 of 24 Old 11-18-2013, 10:52 AM
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I think on the side stand the bikes sits pretty close to vertical. Is that right or does it lean a bit and take up more width?
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It does lean a bit to the left, so it takes up a bit more room, but not a lot. If you have a center stand, I advise using that, rather than the side stand.

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I tend to keep mine on the center stand as well. I keep mine here at work (it is good to be the boss sometimes) and I worry about someone knocking it over on themselves or something while messing with it. Shouldn't happen but you never know. At times we also have employees kids around too. Them climbing up on a bike on the center stand seems less likely to fall over on them...not that they should be on my bike.

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I keep mine in the basement .However , I'm not allowed to run it in the basement .

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I keep mine in the basement .However , I'm not allowed to run it in the basement .

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"not allowed"?! those Canadian women keep you guys scared, don't they? MAN UP!!

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post #8 of 24 Old 11-18-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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It doesn't have a center stand yet. I will be adding one of those before too long.

Be careful keeping your bike in the basement my uncle has a 1968 triumph that's been in his basement since 1982.

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If you can park the right side of the bike next to a wall and aren't worried about it tipping over, you can put a 1/2" or so piece of wood under the kickstand to get it more upright. You can save several inches of space that way.
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I like to store my bike on front and rear stands. They keep the tires of the floor and they make servicing and washing much easier!!

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