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Old 07-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #12
Monsignore
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Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Astoria, Queens
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I mount from the right. I'm 6' tall. I bend my left leg and lead with the knee. This allows my foot to clear my top case. Then I just muscle the bike off the side stand (tricky if it's heavily loaded and/or stand is downhill). I turn the key just before mounting so the bike's self-check is generally done by the time I've got the bike up right.

Dismounting, I grab the HB tank guard and kind of slide my left leg over the rear, bent as before to clear the top case. Dismounting I'm usually looking right at the right side cylinder. It probably looks a little odd to an observer, but it works.
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