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Old 04-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #6136
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I use the left foot peg like a stirrup on a horse and I am not a tall bastard being 5'8
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #6137
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I use the left foot peg like a stirrup on a horse and I am not a tall bastard being 5'8
That's a great idea. I'll give that a go. How do you get off it? I often kind of fall off with my right leg still stuck on the seat. I then grab my right leg with both hands, pull it over the saddle and try not to let the momentum make me fall on my arse! Not very elegant, I must admit and quite amusing to onlookers!
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #6138
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The reverse.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:49 PM   #6139
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The reverse.
For some reason I think I will end up with me on the ground and the bike on top of me if I do that. I'll give it a go though today. I will make sure someone else is around with a camera so if the bike falls on top of me the advrider community can laugh at me too!
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:11 PM   #6140
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For some reason I think I will end up with me on the ground and the bike on top of me if I do that. I'll give it a go though today. I will make sure someone else is around with a camera so if the bike falls on top of me the advrider community can laugh at me too!
I would really not recommend steping on the footpeg. You're putting alot of faith in the sidestand when you do that. I'm 5'2". the bike is taller than I am.

Getting on: Instead of swinging your leg over the seat, face the bike, put your foot on the seat and slide it over to the other side. When you're almost there, giv'er a little jerk with your body and the bike will come upright. I sometimes have to bash my body sideways a couple times cause I'm not heavy enough to tilt the bike.

Getting off: Instead of getting your foot with both hands and creating a bad scenario, face the bike as you're coming off. basically hop backwards with your left foot and slide the right one up and over the seat. This will keep your foot from getting caught on luggage and you dont need to grab your foot with your hands so it's safer. still looks funny though.

Like I said. I'm 5'2". If I can do it, you can do it.
If you need a video I can make one.

Edit: Here you go. Found a pic. This is how tall I am compared to Big Red.

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #6141
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I often face the rear and pull my right leg back and give a mighty swing forward, up, and around to get my leg around the luggage and over the seat.

Other times I step up on the left footpeg and fold my right leg up to put my knee then foot over. You can use the step and handlebars to pull and torque yourself up or you can step up pretty gently if you think about keeping the bike balanced as you get up and seated.

I'm not sure either is safer or more dangerous than the other.

For dismounting I almost always put my right foot on the ground and swing my left leg over the back. I do this even when the top case is there; I just have to fold my leg more as I swing it over. My top case is pretty close; -- there's not room for 2-up with real-size people.

174 or 175 cm -- 5'8.5" or 5'9" (I'm shrinking already.)
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #6142
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I've been using the footpeg for mounting and dismounting for many, many years on different bikes and never had a problem. I always hold the brake on while doing this however.

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Old 04-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #6143
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My buddy gets on his XRL from the right side. Stands on the peg with his right foot keeping the bike balanced and swings his left over.. Looks awkward to me but it works for him and he is an experienced rider.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:04 PM   #6144
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I've been using the footpeg for mounting and dismounting for many, many years on different bikes and never had a problem. I always hold the brake on while doing this however.

Take care, Mike

I've been doing this since I put my action packer on I'm over 300 and pegs haven't let me down yet (pun intended).

The only thing I'd rather have metal pegs when the rubber ones are wet you have to be careful or your talking an octave higher with the mismount.

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Old 04-25-2013, 05:42 PM   #6145
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It's not the pegs breaking I was concerned about. It was the side stand.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #6146
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It's not the pegs breaking I was concerned about. It was the side stand.
The stand hasn't been a problem either I did shorten it 3/4" because it stood to vertical with me on it.

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:11 PM   #6147
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It's not the pegs breaking I was concerned about. It was the side stand.
I have a 36" inseam so getting on/off is never a concern, however, side stand is more than capable. A common thing for me to do is balance the entire bike on the side stand and spin the bike around. Been doing that with nearly all my bikes my whole riding life. Just did it with my Triumph 675 this afternoon....
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #6148
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I have a 36" inseam so getting on/off is never a concern, however, side stand is more than capable. A common thing for me to do is balance the entire bike on the side stand and spin the bike around. Been doing that with nearly all my bikes my whole riding life. Just did it with my Triumph 675 this afternoon....
Interesting. What about a fully-loaded adventure-ready KLR? How does that work for the spiny technique?
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:34 PM   #6149
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Interesting. What about a fully-loaded adventure-ready KLR? How does that work for the spiny technique?
Yup,when on a single track and the road ends, without enough room to turn around.Just put the kickstand down and spin and balance the bike around in a circle it's not easy sometimes, but very doable
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #6150
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Anakee 3s

so my rear Anakee 2 on my KLR has just about worn out, and I wanted a replacement.

Turns out they have just now been replaced by the Anakee 3.... which really looks to me like a road tyre... the few reviews it has so far indicate that it is designed for "adventure" riders who ride their big bikes on road more than 99% of the time.

I ride on road plenty which is why I'm not after a knobby at the moment and the Anakee 2 was great for my forays onto dry dirt on the KLR.. which is more like 20-30% of my riding, not 1%. I'm really unconvinced that the Anakee 3 will do the same job.... SO what can you KLR riders suggest to me as a replacement?
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