Originally Posted by Jack of Heats JoH
Please provide detail on mounting from the right foot peg....
1. Put your right foot onto the right 'peg, toe holding rear brakes ON, right hand on grip and holding front brakes ON (so there's no way for it to move).
2. In a fluid movement put weight onto the right 'peg, swinging your left hand over to the left grip (which weights it), then swing your left leg over the bike, and to the ground. NOW you can release the brakes.
...if you can put all the weight of the bike on it and spin it around it can handle you....
I have to suggest that "swinging the bike around on the side-stand" can KILL you!
Mine came over on me as I was "swinging it around" on the sidestand, when the stand folded, knocking me into a low shelf of my work-bench, SCALPING me! Till it happens to YOU, you have NO IDEA of how fast you'll fall when 450 pounds lands on you.
First pic shows the shelf I hit (that scalped me), and I'm pretty sure that IF I'd missed it I'd have fractured my scull on the concrete, OR if I'd hit it a bit further in, broken my neck!
The floor was covered w/ blood. Here's what my "scalping" (that's what the ER doctor called it) looked like several days later.
I STRONGLY suggest that it AIN'T a good idea to swing your bike around on the stand.