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Offline CheesyWotsit

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2016, 01:49:10 AM »
Same here. But usually  with engine off, in gear, and front brake engaged.
Also helps prevent "muddy seat".

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2016, 06:06:40 AM »
Footpeg everytime for me. Bars slightly to the right. In gear. Front brake on.
  I'm 15 stone and have done it with all my camping gear on the back of the bike. I think that kickstand's stronger than it looks. Well I hope it is!

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2016, 03:51:29 PM »
I can't get my leg over these days either, I think the Mrs has lost interest 😉.  Do you think it would help if I fitted her with foot pegs?


 

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2016, 04:27:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by OldManTony [+]
I can't get my leg over these days either, I think the Mrs has lost interest 😉.  Do you think it would help if I fitted her with foot pegs?


 

read the thread man, someone already said something about Cowboy style guess that should do the trick
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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2016, 06:18:04 PM »
Reign it in lads.

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 07:13:36 PM »
Back to the OT - I gave a lift to a buddy biker - he has a very short inseam and I was on my GS so I was curious how he was going to climb on. He put his left foot on the passenger peg and hopped up easy-peasey and the bike didn't even lurch.   His trick was to rest his left foot on the peg but to jump upward with his right leg and swing it over. 

I tried it once or twice and it works well when I don't have a top box on. 

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2016, 11:40:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by OldManTony [+]
I can't get my leg over these days either, I think the Mrs has lost interest 😉.  Do you think it would help if I fitted her with foot pegs?


 

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2016, 12:49:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by OldManTony [+]
I can't get my leg over these days either, I think the Mrs has lost interest 😉.  Do you think it would help if I fitted her with foot pegs?

I think a trade in for a newer model is the only answer. It may or may not have footpegs but it probably needs to be in the lighter colour range.

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2016, 03:02:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
I think a trade in for a newer model is the only answer. It may or may not have footpegs but it probably needs to be in the lighter colour range.
That sounds like a very expensive option.  I've had her nearly 40 years, however I don't think she is a sought after model, so the cost could exceed the benefit I'm afraid.


 

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 12:52:51 PM »
I realise this is an old thread.  I recently broke my femur/hip of my left leg and three months later getting on the bike is quite a problem using the conventional method.  For those forum members that adopted the 'stand on peg' method (like getting onto a horse), I am interested to know if there have been any subsequent issues with the side stand not being able to take this additional weight, over time.  I know the Explorer had a recall issue with the side stand bolt breaking although I am not aware of any problem of this nature fro the Tiger.  I called my local Triumph dealership and could not obtain a definitive answer.  The view was that Triumph (the company) would likely not advise this method but this was possibly more to do with potential legal consequences of broken side stands than anything else.  So...could any long term users of the 'stand on footpeg' method please provide an update on long term experiences.  Many thanks.

 


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