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  • Offline SeaTac   ca

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    Mounting while on side stand
    on: July 24, 2023, 08:22:04 pm
    July 24, 2023, 08:22:04 pm
    Hi Folks,

    I'm curious if the side stand is sturdy enough to use while mounting the bike?  With my Triumph Sprint it was mentioned that the side stand is mounted directly to the engine and mounting the bike, via the footpeg, while on the side stand, it can cause irreparable damage to how the stand is affixed to the engine.

    I've seen lots of folks mount their GS's that way and I'm wondering if the XR is as sturdy?

    Thanks. 

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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #1 on: July 24, 2023, 08:28:40 pm
    July 24, 2023, 08:28:40 pm

    Well ive sat on the bike roadside feet on both pegs with the side stand down doing whatever such as on the phone and its never concerned me, same with a heavier BM RT without issue.

    Only thing i'd never do is spin the bike 180 on the side stand i see some do, f*k that
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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #2 on: July 24, 2023, 08:50:01 pm
    July 24, 2023, 08:50:01 pm
    *Originally Posted by SeaTac [+]
    Hi Folks,

    I'm curious if the side stand is sturdy enough to use while mounting the bike?  With my Triumph Sprint it was mentioned that the side stand is mounted directly to the engine and mounting the bike, via the footpeg, while on the side stand, it can cause irreparable damage to how the stand is affixed to the engine.

    I've seen lots of folks mount their GS's that way and I'm wondering if the XR is as sturdy?

    Thanks.

    I was scared for my bike everytime i had to put it down on a slight downwards gradient on the stand side, bike leans over so much standard, + downwards gradient, puts soo much weight on that stand and it looks bloody flimsy... There were some cases of it being slightly (and I do mean very slightly) bent under normal usage, I personally would never mount this bike from the sidestand or spin it on the sidestand as It looks like it'll snap right there and then. The centerstand however is plenty sturdy, no problem sitting/jumping/getting on the bike when it's on the centrestand.

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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #3 on: July 24, 2023, 09:28:22 pm
    July 24, 2023, 09:28:22 pm
    Used to spin my streetfightered GSXR's and R1's (and plenty others) around 180 on sidestand all the time, wouldn't do with the XR, a good 40Kg's more and it's big.
    I have mounted XR while on sidestand but mine is now lowered with Std stand so sits better anyway.

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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #4 on: July 24, 2023, 09:51:22 pm
    July 24, 2023, 09:51:22 pm
    Thanks for the replies folks.  I'm mostly looking when I have it loaded for trips with the top case, panniers, and a duffel on the pillion seat.  Its a bit too tall (or I'm too short) to swing a leg over loaded like that and have to do a front kick to put my leg across the seat or slide off.  Using the height advantage of the foot rest certainly makes it easier. 

    I've never pivoted a bike on the side stand and don't plan on starting now.  I know what's meant by the lean.  When I first got the bike in the fall, it took me a while to get used to how far it leans on the side stand.  I have a side stand enlarger from Wunderlich and that helps a bit.  The center stand is rock solid.

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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #5 on: July 24, 2023, 09:58:31 pm
    July 24, 2023, 09:58:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by SeaTac [+]
    Thanks for the replies folks.  I'm mostly looking when I have it loaded for trips with the top case, panniers, and a duffel on the pillion seat.  Its a bit too tall (or I'm too short) to swing a leg over loaded like that and have to do a front kick to put my leg across the seat or slide off.  Using the height advantage of the foot rest certainly makes it easier. 

    I've never pivoted a bike on the side stand and don't plan on starting now.  I know what's meant by the lean.  When I first got the bike in the fall, it took me a while to get used to how far it leans on the side stand.  I have a side stand enlarger from Wunderlich and that helps a bit.  The center stand is rock solid.

    I'd put it on the centerstand and mount that way then, it's one of the easiest bikes to put on a centrestand I've had.

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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #6 on: July 24, 2023, 10:49:19 pm
    July 24, 2023, 10:49:19 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    I'd put it on the centerstand and mount that way then, it's one of the easiest bikes to put on a centrestand I've had.

    But if the OP is short then getting it off while mounted won't be so easy . . . . . .

    Just need to master the "kick n hop" . . . . . . stand slightly back, right leg kick up then hop in and over the seat. At 5'7 it's the only way I can get on a bike with luggage on pillion seat :D

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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #7 on: July 24, 2023, 10:51:56 pm
    July 24, 2023, 10:51:56 pm
    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    But if the OP is short then getting it off while mounted won't be so easy . . . . . .

    Just need to master the "kick n hop" . . . . . . stand slightly back, right leg kick up then hop in and over the seat. At 5'7 it's the only way I can get on a bike with luggage on pillion seat :D

    It's not so bad tbh, pop the kickstand away, lean back, then quickly forward and let the bike roll off the centrestand, added style points if the engine is already running and in 1st gear, even more style points if you take off from that motion.

    Ah the "kick n hop" true stable of the gentlemanly rider getting on a bit... Now where have I seen that one before...  :745:


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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #8 on: July 25, 2023, 01:44:30 am
    July 25, 2023, 01:44:30 am
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    It's not so bad tbh, pop the kickstand away, lean back, then quickly forward and let the bike roll off the centrestand, added style points if the engine is already running and in 1st gear, even more style points if you take off from that motion.

    Ah the "kick n hop" true stable of the gentlemanly rider getting on a bit... Now where have I seen that one before...  :745:

    I need a bit more time practicing in a parking lot before I attempt that.  This bike makes my triumph feel like a Grom by comparison.

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    Re: Mounting while on side stand
    Reply #9 on: July 25, 2023, 04:11:59 am
    July 25, 2023, 04:11:59 am
    Mounted mine ("18) from new on the side stand many many times - still no obvious damage.

    if you are really concerned - try it from the other side. Takes a little practice to become comfortable with the technique, but can be a useful skill occasionally.

     



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