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Offline road warrior

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Re: Cowboy mount
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2021, 10:21:44 PM »
Thanks for the replys. I guess I will trust it but with caution.
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Re: Cowboy mount
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2021, 10:33:02 PM »
Dude it's hollow.

Offline K1W1

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Re: Cowboy mount
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2021, 11:02:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by road warrior [+]
Thanks for the replys. I guess I will trust it but with caution.
Road warrior

I cant speak for the 900 but the Tiger 800s have the worst side stand ever in terms of the bikes propensity to roll off it and lie down. Always grab a handful of front brake when getting on and off the bike if you use the so called cowboy method even if the bike is usually left in gear because one day it may not be.

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Re: Cowboy mount
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2021, 11:04:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
Dude it's hollow.

Are you saying that the side stand is hollow? That surprises me. Do you have proof, maybe one cut in half or broken or something?

Offline coddy

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Re: Cowboy mount
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2021, 03:13:16 AM »
When I bought my T800 the salesman at the Dealership said the bike was designed so the rider can mount the bike by standing on the foot peg.

My mate wont mount his GS 1250 this way though as he says he knows someone who broke his sidestand mounting this way on his BMW GS 1200

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Re: Cowboy mount
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2021, 09:28:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by coddy [+]
My mate wont mount his GS 1250 this way though as he says he knows someone who broke his sidestand mounting this way on his BMW GS 1200

He actually knows somebody or he read about it happening to an unnamed "mate" of somebody posting on the Internet?


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Re: Cowboy mount
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2021, 01:46:23 PM »
Pretty confident that they are not hollow - the photo in this thread also supports that https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,30132.10.html

Cast alloy with a little machining for the pivot hole i would say!

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Re: Cowboy mount
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2021, 02:17:36 PM »
It's hollow i bought a spare. It's folded and i believe welded on the seam.

 


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