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Old 07-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #16
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Mount the GS from the left. After your right foot clears the seat of the GS, place it firmly against the seat of the Harley. Start the GS as you begin to push against the seat of the Harley until it rises from the side stand, then push a little more until it falls over. You now have a clear path to get the hell out of there without fear of scuffing your pannier on the Harley.


Believe me, it was tempting. Were it not for the fact that he parks there almost as much as I do I might have not been so cordial in my note!



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Old 07-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #17
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This can be a challenge, especially for short GS riders:




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That's easy because Harleys are made for short riders. Just mount it from the right side and ride off.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #18
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This can be a challenge, especially for short GS riders:




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That's not a Harley, that's a step stool.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:17 PM   #19
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Seriously though, why would someone expose their bike to the likelihood they'd return to an insurance claim when they got back?
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #20
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Seriously though, why would someone expose their bike to the likelihood they'd return to an insurance claim when they got back?
I think he has a thing for adv riders...
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #21
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This can be a challenge, especially for short GS riders:


Va rider. What'd you expect. . ..
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:00 PM   #22
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Mount the GS from the left. After your right foot clears the seat of the GS, place it firmly against the seat of the Harley. Start the GS as you begin to push against the seat of the Harley until it rises from the side stand, then push a little more until it falls over. You now have a clear path to get the hell out of there without fear of scuffing your pannier on the Harley.
Funny, I was thinking the same exact thing before I read your post.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #23
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Is there even enough room to stand your bike up straight without hitting the Harley? Did you have to roll your bike forward at an angle to get it out of there? There is no reason to ever park that close. Someone needs to teach that person some manners.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #24
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Shouldn't this be over in the asshole parking thread? But seriously, why is he/she parking like that? Trying to hawk-in on your already paid for meter? I don't get it.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:14 AM   #25
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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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Old 07-06-2013, 02:52 AM   #26
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Do any of you mount your GS using the foot peg with side stand extended? Or Center stand extended?
I use the foot peg with the center stand, but never with the side stand. When the bike is on the side stand and a duffle bag is lashed on the rear seat, it is near imposible to "step into" the saddle unless you play in the NBA or goosestep like a Nazi.

An inmate posted this little trick to mount the pig on the side stand and it works like a hot damn. Face the bike's left side with your back, right hand on the left handlegrip.. Lean forward slightly while bending right leg from the knee up towards your ass. Hook boot over saddle, extend leg and lean back towards the saddle while sliding your leg down to the right peg as you rotate your body.

It takes a couple of tries to get the hang of it but it's my preferred mount now.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:14 AM   #27
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Side stand down, place left foot on left footpeg and swing right leg over dirt-bike style. Works like a charm.

Also works from the right side, but I usually get on from the left.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:01 AM   #28
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[QUOTE=JimVonBaden;21798233]This can be a challenge, especially for short GS riders:



Such a cute couple. Where will they honeymoon?
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:11 AM   #29
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Believe me, it was tempting. Were it not for the fact that he parks there almost as much as I do I might have not been so cordial in my note!



Jim
Did he get the hint? Since pushing the bike over might be a little harsh, after all, it's not the bikes fault it's owner is an asshat, buy a cheap cable lock and lock his front wheel to his crash bars the next time it happens. Won't hurt the bike, but inconvenient as hell.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:49 PM   #30
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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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