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steady on, Just a general Query shadman, questioning the rationale for reaons I gave? not specific to you.

Wish I hadnt of asked now as had to go to garage and unlock/turn bike around/photo/edit/upload :)

quickly leant against the wall. no brake/oilly/wet floor covering. Old old trick, done many wheels changes this way days gone by. Post or tree is even easier. Handy for clutch work etc without draining too.

note - I would'nt keep anyting like that in a pocket/on person, in an off. cause major damage, as do chain locks etc on person.




 

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steady on, Just a general Query shadman, questioning the rationale for reaons I gave? not specific to you.

Wish I hadnt of asked now as had to go to garage and unlock/turn bike around/photo/edit/upload :)

quickly leant against the wall. no brake/oilly/wet floor covering. Old old trick, done many wheels changes this way days gone by. Post or tree is even easier. Handy for clutch work etc without draining too.

note - I would'nt keep anyting like that in a pocket/on person, in an off. cause major damage, as do chain locks etc on person.




I never would have thought to have done that. Knowing my luck, I would mis-judge the distance to the wall and the bike would fall all the over.LOL

Does this method put alot of stress on the kickstand?

I agree with you about carrying the stands I made with me while I travel; these are just the prototype so I could get my measurments and to also see if it would actually work. I have an idea to make them heighth adjustable and and collapsable. Might be able to fit them under the seat.....
 

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133, Thanks for the pics. Me likes your garage. (full of bikes). So thats what your Versys looks like when it's not beating up on the litre bikes.:thumb:
 
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133, Thanks for the pics. Me likes your garage. (full of bikes). So thats what your Versys looks like when it's not beating up on the litre bikes.:thumb:
things I do for you blipco :)

Strain the stand? - Some people pivot 1k etc bikes 180 around on the side stand. doing that day in, day out, is asking for trouble at some point IMO, else no, as I said, its old trick, done by many.
 

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things I do for you blipco :)

Strain the stand? - Some people pivot 1k etc bikes 180 around on the side stand. doing that day in, day out, is asking for trouble at some point IMO, else no, as I said, its old trick, done by many.
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things I do for you blipco :)

Strain the stand? - Some people pivot 1k etc bikes 180 around on the side stand. doing that day in, day out, is asking for trouble at some point IMO, else no, as I said, its old trick, done by many.

I would keep the side-stand trick only for emergencies. I don't trust it enough even when it's attached to the frame like on the Versys.
Some bikes have side-stands attached to engine case or clutch cover and people still do this, though.

In case some haven't seen this:
 
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