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Old 02-24-2014, 02:47 PM   #1
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Wicked Mounting the bike

Ok got a new F700 GS, I was told I should not put my footing on the foot peg and climb on while the bike is on the foot stand due to only one bolt securing the stand... at my age it is easier for me when I have to swing my leg over the boxes...any issues with doing this ?

40 years riding a V-Twin it was never an issue, but these bikes sit higher and I am really starting to like these ADV bikes
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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The real problem with that method will occur when you are off-road and parked on a soft surface, You need to get comfortable getting on without using the pegs/sidestand so that when you are offroad in rough terrain you can still get on the bike,
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:13 PM   #3
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Yes B_C

Yes I will work on that for sure, but after two lower back operations things don't swing like they did 20 years ago maybe over time I will figure out a method that works better.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:26 PM   #4
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Ok got a new F700 GS, I was told I should not put my footing on the foot peg and climb on while the bike is on the foot stand due to only one bolt securing the stand... at my age it is easier for me when I have to swing my leg over the boxes...any issues with doing this ?

40 years riding a V-Twin it was never an issue, but these bikes sit higher and I am really starting to like these ADV bikes
don't ya worry your pretty little head about it. I spend hours on the peg drinking beer, napping, talking to a buddy that also is on his peg (he has a XLV). Only issue is that you need to retorque it once and again from time to time (i.e. once a month).
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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I have the same problem. I have a1200gs and a honda transalp. I found some very good videos on utube on mounting from the right side. I put a larger kickstand pad on the gs and that helps in soft underfoot. When you mount from the right side it takes weight off the kickstand.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:32 PM   #6
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don't ya worry your pretty little head about it. I spend hours on the peg drinking beer, napping, talking to a buddy that also is on his peg (he has a XLV). Only issue is that you need to retorque it once and again from time to time (i.e. once a month).
Just so it does not snap off, I can retorgue it once a month easy .. these bikes are a blast.. reminds me of riding back in the last 60's on the dirt trails.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:33 PM   #7
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Just so it does not snap off, I can retorgue it once a month easy .. these bikes are a blast.. reminds me of riding back in the last 60's on the dirt trails.
I will give that a try.. I can lift my left leg allot better
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:40 PM   #8
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Just so it does not snap off, I can retorgue it once a month easy .. these bikes are a blast.. reminds me of riding back in the last 60's on the dirt trails.
yep I needed a new bike to fall in love all over again. Everytime I come down from my pregnant elephant and fire up that parallel twin I feel the smile again that made me buy it in the first place. But I am still glad to have my boxer right next to it :o)
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:44 PM   #9
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I found that getting on from the right side is easier when using the peg, but now I just lift my right foot over the seat and slide on. I have to do it that way with luggage on anyway. I just had a lower back operation 3 weeks ago, maybe that will loosen things up but I'm not counting on it. Arthritis in my right hip prevents me from swinging my leg over when I have the panniers on.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:50 PM   #10
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arthritis in my left hip. ONLY way i can mount is with the bike on the sidestand and me standing on the left peg. this has presented a challenge at times off road for sure! i do have an extension foot on the stand and carry an easily accessible 3x4" piece of wood in my tank bag to put under there in the soft stuff. pia but works!
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #11
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:00 PM   #12
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I stand on the peg to mount the bike all the time. If you are so heavy you will break a steel bolt you need to go on a diet.

You can look up the shear strength of a bolt that size and see how your weight compares. Or you can go by internet rumors.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:33 AM   #13
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I'm 5'9", I put my left leg of the peg and throw my right leg over the seat, I can't swing it over for two reasons: saddles and physically in bad shape. I have not had any issues with the peg bolt thus far.

I have never tried mounting it from the right side because I keep thinking my heavy a$$ will tilt the bike over me... Ought to try it now.


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Ok got a new F700 GS, I was told I should not put my footing on the foot peg and climb on while the bike is on the foot stand due to only one bolt securing the stand... at my age it is easier for me when I have to swing my leg over the boxes...any issues with doing this ?

40 years riding a V-Twin it was never an issue, but these bikes sit higher and I am really starting to like these ADV bikes
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:34 PM   #14
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I have never tried mounting it from the right side because I keep thinking my heavy a$$ will tilt the bike over me... Ought to try it now.
Lean over the bike as you mount from the right, also the bike will stand up as you mount.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:59 PM   #15
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I stand on the peg but I'm only 225lbs plus gear....
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