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11-25-2013 07:59 PM
bumper 230 lbs and I do it all the time. No problem
11-25-2013 03:29 PM
Good to know

Happy to hear of no problems mounting the bike while it's on the side stand. As I age I am having more and more trouble with my right hip joint when swinging my leg over the bike. Thought I might be coming to the end of my riding. Happy to learn of a work around. Thanks all.
11-24-2013 11:04 PM
BabaAus 275 pounds WITHOUT any gear. With bike on side stand, I pretty much always put my left foot on the left peg and swing my leg over. Been doing it since I got the bike 20K miles ago. Works for me!
11-24-2013 10:43 PM
biddysere Just don't park it where the ground is sloping to the right! I did. leaned over to look at the seat and the bike fell over, hitting the garage post, denting the top of the gas tank. $1300 for a new tank!
11-18-2013 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

Like tilting the whole bike and spinning it around?
Yeah, I was a little confused too.

I figured he might be tying a rope to the side stand and hauling around someone on a surfboard:

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Much too far forward and close to the wheel and chain. I'd use the luggage rack.

I'm 6'1" and I lift my right leg and swing it over the seat. Even with my helmet sitting on the luggage rack, I'm good.
I guess not everyone has as long of legs as others.

As far as the strength of the side stand... I often wondered about that too.
When I was bike shopping, I wanted to put both feet on the pegs. Every bike I tried, sales people invited me to put my feet up. The side stand would hold the bike and my weight no problem.
11-18-2013 10:51 PM
Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

Like tilting the whole bike and spinning it around?
I use this method in my garage every time I come home from a ride. This has been done on three different Stroms, over a seven year period. I would say I've done this hundreds of times and never had a problem. So, can you mount the bike while it's on the sidestand? I would say yes, as long as you're not a SUMO wrestler in your spare time. :biggrinjester:
11-18-2013 02:24 PM
Originally Posted by Sconde View Post
To get the back wheel off the ground to do chain maintenance I usually apply the front brake and then lift the back of the bike up so it rocks up onto the kickstand and the front tire. I then push a block of wood under the bottom of the rear suspension and then lower it back down. So I guess the kickstand can withstand at least the weight of the bike...

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Though I'm not proud of it, and I certainly don't recommend anyone else try it, I've done much the same thing except I "balanced" the bike on the side stand and rear tire, raising the front wheel off the ground, then stuck a block of wood or something underneath to support the bike "just off balance" (with just a bit of weight on the block) so I could remove the front tire-wheel assembly for tire change. Dangerous and risky, but it worked. I haven't admitted I did this unsafe thing until now.

It put a lot of weight onto the side stand...
11-18-2013 01:55 PM
GLHS837 Nope, he means getting on like you do a horse, just stepping your left foot on the footpeg and standing up wile swinging a leg over. I do this maybe %98 of the time. A short guy thing, especially if you keep a hard case on the back.
11-18-2013 01:21 PM
D.T. Boarding?

Like tilting the whole bike and spinning it around?
11-18-2013 01:08 PM
Originally Posted by Dan-tastic View Post
I do it everyday....215# plus gear. No probs
Ditto, I'm 230 plus gear
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