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Old 08-23-12, 21:05   #21
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I always park nose up-hill if I possibly can. Even if it is parking nose into the curb. Since the kickstand pivots to the rear, if for some reason the bike pops out of gear it won't fold up the side stand and flop over.

Ask me how I got into that habit. Go ahead.
This. I do this as well really...for the exact same reason. I've never had a problem but it's the motorcycle equivalent of curbing your wheels...
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I do kickstand pivots all the time. I would say once every 2 rides. Its pretty cool to throw around 400 lbs easily. The more you do it, it will become 2nd nature.
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Haha, I'd never heard of the kickstand pivot before. So I had to go to the garage and spin my F800R around (the Daytona is sans sidestand). It's so easy it's awesome. Or, as the kids say, legit.
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inside knee out, rotate inside hand so it doesn't get pinned between the bar and tank, move you ass out to the outside of the saddle while weighting the inside peg. I'm all arms and legs at 6'4 and using that technique I manage just fine.
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I just pick my bike up and carry it.
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Haha, I'd never heard of the kickstand pivot before. So I had to go to the garage and spin my F800R around (the Daytona is sans sidestand). It's so easy it's awesome. Or, as the kids say, legit.
lol, even I can do it. So yeah, word!
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I always park nose up-hill if I possibly can. Even if it is parking nose into the curb. Since the kickstand pivots to the rear, if for some reason the bike pops out of gear it won't fold up the side stand and flop over.

Ask me how I got into that habit. Go ahead.
Ill bite, How?
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Well, it involved a KLR650, an ill timed bathroom/hydration break, a four foot gentle roll into a creek, and a weekends worth of camping gear getting soaked.

Just about dropped a nut hoisting that pig out too. If you think a KLR650 is awkward, try wrestling with one in two feet of ice cold running water with 75 extra pounds of (now water logged) gear strapped to its back.
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