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Old 03-25-2012, 11:55 AM   #61981
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OK guys I need help. I'm really getting a kick out of riding the DR but the climb aboard is tough. I got crushed in a car wreck 13 years ago (gotta stay away from those dangerous 4 wheel vehicles). Anyway, I have a bad left leg and walk with a cane and I'm having a hard time getting my right leg over the seat. This things even higher than my Hypermotard. Right now it is all stock and I need it about 2 inches lower. What's the best way to do it?
Don't know if this will work for you , but two of my riding buddies leave their bikes on teh kick stand and step on the left footpeg with their left leg to assist in getting their right leg over the seat. It seems to work well for them, just not sure if this will work for you with your bad left leg.

If that doesn't help maybe lower the bike?

Another crazy thought might be to relocate the kick stand to the right side and use the technique above from the right side?

I'm assuming you've already tried just mounting from the right off your "good" leg?
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #61982
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #61983
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Shit, sorry to hear that, sounds like a trike will be a good fit, post up some pics when you turn it into a DS
No prob, they haven't chopped it off yet (may be years from now or next week depending on when the big one hits). Even then I may get a fancy titanium prosthetic and an electric shifter but that still leaves me with the issue of getting aboard.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #61984
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Don't know if this will work for you , but two of my riding buddies leave their bikes on teh kick stand and step on the left footpeg with their left leg to assist in getting their right leg over the seat. It seems to work well for them, just not sure if this will work for you with your bad left leg.

If that doesn't help maybe lower the bike?

Another crazy thought might be to relocate the kick stand to the right side and use the technique above from the right side?

I'm assuming you've already tried just mounting from the right off your "good" leg?
I'm climbing aboard with the kickstand down now but I don't climb on the left peg 1st because I weigh almost as much as the bike does dry and I'm not sure the side stand is robust enough to handle the stress. Don't want to break it off at the frame. I'm thinking of adding a center stand and climbing on the foot peg, then rocking back and riding off of it. Anybody else doing this?
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #61985
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...I'm thinking of adding a center stand and climbing on the foot peg, then rocking back and riding off of it. Anybody else doing this?
i am fortunate that i do not have your difficulties; i hope you can maintain as long as possible. truly sorry!

my ducati darmah does not have a side stand; all it has is a center stand. so, every time i ride it, i have to rock it off its stand. but, i don't do this while it's in gear and running. i can't, most of the time - ie: when it's in the garage, it's facing forward, a few inches from something. and, even if i could, i would not be comfortable having the bike simply take off on me, like that. but, it is easy enough to do anyway, w/o the bike running... and, the darmah weighs ~480lbs...

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Old 03-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #61986
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got it thanks i have checked that even though mine has a nipple type plug on it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:38 PM   #61987
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Service manual- Engine runs poorly at higher speed range
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4.too narrow spark plug gaps
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #61988
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I have the center stand when on the stand seat is to high to get on. the center stand for the DR is not a role off type.
I am sure the side stand could hold over a thousand pounds.
And it is a job getting the bike up on the center stand.
Getting it on the center stand isn't a problem (bench press 325, curls 125 in 3 sets of 10). The upper body still works fine. I think if I throw my weight forward it should come off the stand easy enough. I just want confirmation from someone running a SW Motech center stand now.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #61989
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Yep, everyone knows the blue ones are the fastest.
No, no! Yellow is the fastest! That's Suzuki's racing color. Watch Wharton and Alessi on Supercross.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:47 PM   #61990
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No prob, they haven't chopped it off yet (may be years from now or next week depending on when the big one hits). Even then I may get a fancy titanium prosthetic and an electric shifter but that still leaves me with the issue of getting aboard.
I think your only solution is to never get off, keep riding and send us ride reports LOL

I've had bikes you could roll off the center stand, but never had a center stand on a DR so I'll leave that one to those that do.

As far as the stand and frame holding you as you get on, I would not worry about that, just make sure the ground under the stand is firm enough
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:49 PM   #61991
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No, no! Yellow is the fastest! That's Suzuki's racing color. Watch Wharton and Alessi on Supercross.
So, your saying I have to change plastics now, ahh, procycle already has enough of my money
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:53 PM   #61992
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got it thanks i have checked that even though mine has a nipple type plug on it.
Give up and just get a TM40, did you say you have other DR's, try swapping a carb?
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:57 PM   #61993
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Give up and just get a TM40, did you say you have other DR's, try swapping a carb?
nope i have had other dr's, cant swing the pumper right now would love one. guess i will keep trying. thanks
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #61994
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I think your only solution is to never get off, keep riding and send us ride reports LOL
Isn't that the goal of all of us here?

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #61995
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I have the SW Motech center stand. I am going for a ride now (rain delay nascar) I will give it a shot also when the bike is up on the stand it is close to rolling off on its own.
Thanks, let me know how it goes... or what hospital to send the flowers.
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