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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Ummm ... Learn to back up? A steel side stand, and its clevis, is strong, but the tang can be the weak point on some bikes.


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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    [...A lot of the side stands are cast aluminum and I wouldn't trust any of those...]

    If a motorcycle does have an alum sidestand, I'd guess it was forged aluminum and not cast aluminum. Castings are just too brittle and break easily when a bending force is applied.

    All the Honda motorcycles I've owned had a steel sidestand but perhaps the CBR sport bikes have forged alum sidestands?

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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtFlier View Post
    If a motorcycle does have an alum sidestand, I'd guess it was forged aluminum and not cast aluminum. Castings are just too brittle and break easily when a bending force is applied.
    You're right. I didn't say what I meant. Forged aluminum.
    The side stand is a poor place to try to save weight by compromising strength. I sometimes mount my bike by standing on the left foot peg and swinging my right leg over.

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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Side stand - No. Center stand - on very smooth concrete. I use a small piece of carpet in the garage. First saw this at Rich's Seats years ago. I am going there Fri. I am interested to see if they use the side stand thing on big bikes without center stands.
    I agree. The NT has a nice center of balance and you can pivit it on the center stand if you have the room. If you are young and muscular, you might get away with it on the side stand ah la the vid. I would love to see a weak little old man try it on an FJR....not.
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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote Chris View Post
    I would love to see a weak little old man try it on an FJR....not.
    Well, I'm not particularly little, but I'm weak and old, so I'll be willing to try it with your FJR ins Spearfish.
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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Tarman View Post
    Well, I'm not particularly little, but I'm weak and old, so I'll be willing to try it with your FJR ins Spearfish.
    Its a Honda rally. I am bringing my HONDA motorcycle. Isnt there something about those that bring other makes buying the beer????
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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Maybe I should bring the goldwing and let him try.
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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonydtiger1971 View Post
    Maybe I should bring the goldwing and let him try.
    Nah....we dont want to hurt Phil......

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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote Chris View Post
    Nah....we dont want to hurt Phil......
    You wouldn't. I don't know if could get the Goldwing off it's sidestand, much less manage to tilt it up on to the sidestand.

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    Re: Has anyone ever seen/done this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Tarman View Post
    You wouldn't. I don't know if could get the Goldwing off it's sidestand, much less manage to tilt it up on to the sidestand.
    My '83 was very managable...as for a 2017, well, that might be something else. No Wingabago for me....

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