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Offline rubbertoe

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Using the Side Stand
« on: December 10, 2020, 06:49:46 PM »
  Do you think the side stand  is strong enough for this 200 pound rider to stand on to swing the other leg up and over the panniers to mount the bike?  Yes I have a centerstand and it is too hard to get the bike on without a board under the rear tire. Easy to do at home but not out and about.

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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 07:35:49 PM »
200lbs is about 90kg (my weight).
Do it all the time. No problem.
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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 07:38:53 PM »
Yep, do it all the time.
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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 08:39:15 PM »
That's how I do it every time.

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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 09:39:32 PM »
Thanks for the replies I will try it out :002:

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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 10:07:17 PM »
Using the footrest to mount the bike when on the sidestand was a revelation to me, after years of struggling to get on my old Steamer.
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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 10:27:16 PM »
I grew up riding horses and that's how you mount a saddle, it never even occurred to me people might not step up that way.

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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 11:19:39 PM »
Well my concern is that the side stand may not be designed to take that kind of stress.

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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2020, 11:21:50 PM »
I watch people pivot the entire motorbike on the side stand, I imagine it can take me stepping straight up on it.

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Re: Using the Side Stand
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2020, 10:43:20 AM »
I don't do it as a regular method, it depends on how the old limbs are acting and if luggage fitted but I'm probably nearer 220lbs in full bike gear and never had any doubts about the stands capability. :002:
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