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Old 07-04-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Mounting your bike?

Do any of you mount your GS using the foot peg with side stand extended? Or Center stand extended?
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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I suppose it depends where the bike is. I often get on my bike when it's on the center stand and rock it forward. I always put my bike on the center stand when fueling, but generally put the side stand down when out riding.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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I use the side stand and the high side foot peg. While it seems unnatural at first it becomes much easier with a little practice. Do not try this with s soft suspension.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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Mounting?

So long as I end up on top of it and not underneath, I'm pretty happy!
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #5
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:24 AM   #6
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Do any of you mount your GS using the foot peg with side stand extended? Or Center stand extended?
All the time when the bike is loaded on the back seat. I have short legs. Good way to dismount as well.

Jim

PS I am not a small person, no harm to the sidestand.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:11 AM   #7
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I am tall enough to step over to mount but I have found that with boxes mounted I usually bang my lower leg on edge and after a few times have a bruise so I mount it like mounting a horse, much easier when loaded with gear and heavy riding clothes. D.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:35 AM   #8
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I start about 50' directly behind the bike and run toward it at top speed. Then, just as I reach it, I leap into the air and use the luggage rack as a vault handle and jump right into the saddle.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:49 PM   #9
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I start about 50' directly behind the bike and run toward it at top speed. Then, just as I reach it, I leap into the air and use the luggage rack as a vault handle and jump right into the saddle.
that is what i am screaming..just like Roy Rogers

just have to be careful as to not hurt "Dale's bits" !
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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that is what i am screaming..just like Roy Rogers

just have to be careful as to not hurt "Dale's bits" !
Exactly!!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #11
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that is what i am screaming..just like Roy Rogers

just have to be careful as to not hurt "Dale's bits" !
I am another Dale!

I mount my 1150GS like Roy mounted Trigger!

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:00 PM   #12
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:43 AM   #13
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Do you start the bike before leaping?
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #14
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Do you start the bike before leaping?

No, no, I hold my arms out straight ahead of me like superman as I leap, with the key in the left hand pointing straight forward. I slide it into the ignition in one fluid motion as I come to rest in the saddle, and my right hand grabs the grip and activates the starter button as my left foot sweeps the sidestand up and pops the lever into gear, and roar off in a cloud of dust and fumes. This has been known to make children cry and women swoon, and other men slink off in humiliation...
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:14 AM   #15
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No, no, I hold my arms out straight ahead of me like superman as I leap, with the key in the left hand pointing straight forward. I slide it into the ignition in one fluid motion as I come to rest in the saddle, and my right hand grabs the grip and activates the starter button as my left foot sweeps the sidestand up and pops the lever into gear, and roar off in a cloud of dust and fumes. This has been known to make children cry and women swoon, and other men slink off in humiliation...
Emoto, where is the video?
I want to learn your technique
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