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.