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Offline Jamstealer

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 01:12:55 PM »
No issues at all. Used this method forever, on most bikes ( except for very low ones).
Plus often sit on the bike on its side stand too when parked up. Have had the Tiger 5 years, used most days, so minimum of 4-6 mount/ dismount per day
For reference I weigh 76 kg ( 12 st). Perhaps different for those who are much heavier?


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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 04:05:41 PM »
I'm about 2 stone heavier and it's no probs for me. In fact I've been getting on this way ever since I cracked my knee on the pillion grab rail !!


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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 04:46:53 PM »
11 stone, always get on with the footpegs, can't get my leg over like I used to do, so my wife tells me  :015:
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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2017, 08:24:53 PM »
No problem here either.
14st and been using this method since I swapped out my Blackbird.
Just make sure the bike isn't too leaned over, grab a handful of front brake, left foot on peg, right leg over. Simples.
Have also on occasion had to jump on from the other side. But unnerving when the suspension compresses. But can be achieved with caution.
Don't forget the handful of front brake though.

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2017, 11:45:52 AM »
same here, about 98 kgs with lid etc, cowboy style at least 50% of all mounting/dismounting and I have done 48,000 kms with the tiger, no trouble whatsoever
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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2017, 05:20:49 PM »
OK! Many thanks one and all for your various replies.  As they say, I will adopt the position. Cheers!

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2017, 10:47:27 PM »
I usually leap frog on from the back  :156: well at least I did until the back box started to get in the way :005:

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2017, 10:51:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mrsteve [+]
I usually leap frog on from the back  :156: well at least I did until the back box started to get in the way :005:

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2017, 01:44:36 AM »
I not only get on with one foot on the peg but then sit on the bike with the side stand down whilst my daughter gets on as pillion, i'm 14 stone and she is about 8ish. No problems after 10 months of doing this.  :046:

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Re: Using Footpeg to get on Bike
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2017, 07:44:16 AM »
Hi,
Late entry to thread, I guess you got the message !
Have big panniers and have got into habit of using footpegs to climb on and off, no problems. Small bloke, 11st. A mate with a Guzzi Stelvio does same.
Find I use this mode even when I get on my Bonnie without thinking - doh
It is better to burn out than to fade away

Also a Bonnie and a Yamaha XJ6 in garage, in theory the wife's. She tours with me and only falls off in gravelly car parks !

 


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