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post #21 of 33 Old 04-11-2019, 08:45 PM
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Never heard of the horse mount. Seems to be a great idea but scary to me as well. All that weight on one leg doesn’t hurt the stand or leg?
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post #22 of 33 Old 04-11-2019, 11:05 PM
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I'm 6' 200ib. Been doing this for two years and have no problems with the kickstand. It is definitely the easiest way to mount and dismount. I check the kick every once in awhile to make sure its tight and never have an adjustment issues. I do have problems with my factory center stand, which is very difficult to raise my bike and tends to "lock" at a point before full upright. Dealer sees no problem, however I have another bike, same weight, and the bike just swings up and down on the center stand with no problems at all.
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post #23 of 33 Old 04-12-2019, 08:57 AM
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Here are some video options on mounting a loaded motorcycle. Hope they help!!!


The mounting demonstration on the video below starts at the 1 minute 30 second mark.


This one's pretty good.


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I don't ever swing a leg with bags and top box because I seem to get is snagged on something half the time. I mount from the highside(opposite of kickstand). Bike is usually in gear because I dump the clutch with brake on to kill it like notacop. I still grab the right handgrip(now it really can't roll away) and squeeze the front brake, lean back on my right leg, then 'stab' my left boot over the center of the saddle. Works for me, may not work for everybody.

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Motor7, you learned that from the 'motor' days? seems I've heard the LOE's mount the bike from both sides. I've done it that way on occasion but it seems odd.

My '55 Ariel 650 twin and my '89 R100GS I could get the bike on the center stand quite often while sitting on the seat. Just a flook of the design and the surface where I had parked.
Sure made it nice though.
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post #26 of 33 Old 04-12-2019, 10:15 AM
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Yup, trained to always mount from high-side and to hold the front brake while doing it.

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On checking the side stand for tightness....with the bike on the centerstand, I can rock the foot of the side stand left to right about 1/2". The side stand nut seems good and tight. Is this pretty normal? BTW my bike's 11 years old.

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On checking the side stand for tightness....with the bike on the centerstand, I can rock the foot of the side stand left to right about 1/2". The side stand nut seems good and tight. Is this pretty normal? BTW my bike's 11 years old.
I recently found the side stand bolts on my K7 Wee a little loose. After removing, cleaning, lubing, and reinstalling the side stand, there was still some play between the foot and bracket. It appears to be intentional as there is some significant clearance between the two pieces.
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The way I get on most days... Especially with baggage or with a pillion rider. Awesome video series if you need it, and this method of getting on takes a LITTLE practice in the garage, but makes life REALLY easy once you get it. (important info starts at 50 seconds in)

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Or better video explaining high side mounting.

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