My wife groweled at me for riding up the bank in front of our house so I used the steps a few times. When I started leaving a black strip of rubber on the side walk she told me to use the bank.
I rode my XS 650 dual sport up the stairs and the side stand got caught on the top step and tossed me over the bars. It left the bike idling in gear with the tire spinning stuck on the top step and me on my back in front of the bike, all this on a sunny Saturday afternoon as my wife pulled up in front of the house and a couple neighbors doing yard work. Oooops! Yes I did learn my lesson, the side stand has been moved to the swing arm and I have a skid plate mounted.