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Offline johnboy1984

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getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« on: September 09, 2015, 12:36:45 PM »
Afternoon folks, quick questioon... Is it the norm, or more accurately do any of you step onto the footpeg while the bike is on sidestand in order to get onto the xr?... might sound silly but the bike is quite tall, and I dont want to kick the sh1te out of the rear cowling every time I get on it....

 My mate has a 1050 tiger and this is how he has always got onto it, however I worry about all that weight on that tiny little stand .. also my bike doesnt have centre stand

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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 04:48:55 PM »
Good question. I get onto my GSA like that, as I have a bad back, and swinging my leg over causes a twinge. But on the XR, I just get on it normally.

I'm going to France on Friday, and won't have time to fit the luggage rack to the XR before then, so will take the GSA, but if the side stand could take the weight of me mounting it the same way (I'm 11.5 stone), I could put the luggage on the back seat, and mount horsey style! :152:

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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 05:13:00 PM »
Hi Rich.

I usually Goose Step over it but I do on occasion use the peg to get on.  The bike moves quite a bit when you do it but you get used to it.  My wife uses that method to get on when she rides pillion as she is quite short  but I am over 15 Stone with Armour and all kit so I think you should be ok with 11.5.

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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 06:29:22 PM »
I'm 18 stone so maybe that's why I'm a bit reserved about doing it lol... She appears to squirm a bit.... Ive a terrible fear of the stand snapping or the frame snapping where the stand bolts on... I suppose with luggage you have no other way but to use the pegs?

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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 01:12:00 AM »
This bike is already leaned over so far to the left on the sidestand that you'd want to make sure that you were on a flat surface when you stepped onto the footpeg.  Doing that on a surface that is additonally left leaning will leave the bike coming right up off the ground.  Had it happen already without using the footpeg to mount the bike. 
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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 07:45:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by grnmtvt [+]
This bike is already leaned over so far to the left on the sidestand that you'd want to make sure that you were on a flat surface when you stepped onto the footpeg.  Doing that on a surface that is additonally left leaning will leave the bike coming right up off the ground.  Had it happen already without using the footpeg to mount the bike.

Yeah I instinctively do that anyway mate... my blade fell off the stand in the driveway before so im very cautious now about where I park my bike... the footpeg definitely seems like the best way to get onto her, I was out on it last night and hit my knee off the grab rails trying to get on from the flat ground...

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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 07:50:05 AM »
A side stand foot is needed and indeed on the way from Wunderlich
available to pr order I think from Nippy Normans
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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2015, 07:58:59 AM »
Ouch the knee clobber I feel that I think that is the real reason for kneepads in the trousers.  Waiting for the sidestand foot from Wales he will contact me when he has them in.

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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2015, 09:33:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Redrick [+]
A side stand foot is needed and indeed on the way from Wunderlich
available to pr order I think from Nippy Normans

Middle of October they told me.
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Re: getting on and off the x.r.. sidestand?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 09:37:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by bagwafu [+]
Middle of October they told me.

Yep that is what my "touratwat" agent told me too
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