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post #1 of 23 Old 01-05-2007, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Unexpected problem with 'Stich

Got a new (to me) 2piece Roadcrafter yesterday, so I had to try it out with a '3 bipper' ride - that's the fuel doohickeys on the display.
Sizing is ridiculous but the fit is good....with one small exception.
Caution: graphic mental image follows.
Now, I can pretty well kick as high as those gals in Las Vegas, so mounting the 'Strom has never been a problem, uphill or down, even with a 31inch inseam. Until today.
I swung my leg up and promptly booted the saddle from the bottom. I then manually picked up my leg and this time booted the back Kappa box.
Sod this, said I, grasping myself by the crotch and thigh, I finally managed to get my leg over the saddle. Now, all this happened in my underground garage, hence no audience, but on the return trip, I had to start infront of a bus line-up in Whiterock.
Suave and debonair like Fred, or rather Ginger, I sidled up to the bike and tried swinging my legover from parallel. No go. Finally, I had to resort to the crotch and ass lift method.
There must be a better way.

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post #2 of 23 Old 01-05-2007, 01:20 AM
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LOL that's funny. Kicking your bike.
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Traveler, been there done that. Don't bend like I used to so I just step up on the footpeg if the bike is on sidestand.

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Time to get some 'Kiss' style platforms!

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There must be a better way.
Grab the front brake, left foot on peg, up and over. I feel better about doing this on the centerstand, but I know some folks do it on the sidestand.

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post #6 of 23 Old 01-05-2007, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Time to get some 'Kiss' style platforms!
Now there's an idea! Preferably in Silver sparkle, no doubt.
I tried this morning with my ancient leather pants on and had no problems, so it is the constriction of the 'Stich....... should they make a "Crotch extension zip-in" elipse piece do you think?
P'raps I should check www.codpiece.com - no, dammit, that's a webhosting site.
OH well, the footpeg swivel method is next.

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I would just ride it sidesaddle.

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Got a new (to me) 2piece Roadcrafter yesterday, so I had to try it out with a '3 bipper' ride - that's the fuel doohickeys on the display.
Sizing is ridiculous but the fit is good....with one small exception.
Caution: graphic mental image follows.
Now, I can pretty well kick as high as those gals in Las Vegas, so mounting the 'Strom has never been a problem, uphill or down, even with a 31inch inseam. Until today.
I swung my leg up and promptly booted the saddle from the bottom. I then manually picked up my leg and this time booted the back Kappa box.
Sod this, said I, grasping myself by the crotch and thigh, I finally managed to get my leg over the saddle. Now, all this happened in my underground garage, hence no audience, but on the return trip, I had to start infront of a bus line-up in Whiterock.
Suave and debonair like Fred, or rather Ginger, I sidled up to the bike and tried swinging my legover from parallel. No go. Finally, I had to resort to the crotch and ass lift method.
There must be a better way.

ROTFLMAO, you could just carry an electric cattle prod with you and hit yourself in the rear with it when ready to "mount" the bike. You might be propelled completely over the bike though so practice would be in order first, hehe.

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post #9 of 23 Old 01-05-2007, 06:09 PM
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I had a similar problem in my Stitch getting on my FJR until I bent my leg while swinging over. My straight leg kept hitting the top box.
(I'm waiting for the ABS models to reach New England.)
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I had a similar problem in my Stitch getting on my FJR until I bent my leg while swinging over. My straight leg kept hitting the top box.
(I'm waiting for the ABS models to reach New England.)
OK that does it....if I have to bend my leg to mount the beast, rather than approaching in a regulation goose step, followed by a high-kick remembered from my days infront of the barre at the ballet studio, then I'm trading the VStrom in for a 100cc Step-Through Moped Honda Dream. Or a Dan Gurney Alligator.http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roa...or_motorcycle/

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