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08-01-2019 03:36 PM
Saeed_VTX Unfortunately everyone day would come to forget. It took me six years. That's why I recommend the engine guard.
08-01-2019 02:03 PM
Lou_VTX For some reason (I don't know how, I can only guess), I got into the habit early on to watch the kickstand foot touch the ground. I guess since I frequently set her on the KS on grass or gravel.
So EVERY TIME the KS goes down, I have my eyes on it and watch how deep it digs as I put weight on it.
That turns out to be a good safety procedure for never forgetting the KS. Well .... until one day I forget.
08-01-2019 09:30 AM
Kalten If you leave it in first gear and put the kickstand down it will kill the bike due to a safety interlock. Many people do this on purpose. If you are one of them how many times have you left the key on. That I have done a few times. I have never failed to put my kickstand down, but it has sunk in hot blacktop. Id bet the divot the kickstand left is still in front of the hotel in Winthrop, WA
07-30-2019 07:56 PM
Originally Posted by vtox View Post

And put it in gear first if you can.

That's indeed a great suggestion. Thank you.
07-30-2019 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by rangers4u View Post
If the bike goes over on the right side....Put the KS down, turn your back to the bike, squat with your back against the bike and get a good grip in each hand somewhere solid on the bike. Slowly lift with your back & legs being careful as you get it nearly vertical to turn around and then ease it down onto the KS. Had to do this once 3 weeks after I got the bike 8 years ago. Probably couldn't do it now. If she drops on the KS side, I imagine the same procedure will work enough to get it near but not vertical enough to get the KS down. If not, make a new friend fast, to help you.


And put it in gear first if you can.
07-30-2019 05:54 PM
rangers4u Make sure you're wearing gloves too, these things get friggin' HOT!
07-24-2019 01:38 PM
VTXCRZR After a 500 mile, 100 degree day, here in Texas we stopped to get gas and I forgot. While I didn't have the strength to stop it, I slowed it down enough that a member of our group saw what was happening, put is side stand down and ran over to help me stop it before it hit the ground and then stand it back up. My back hurt for about a week.
07-23-2019 11:32 PM
Originally Posted by Saeed_VTX View Post
Today was my day to forget to let the kickstand down and put the bike down. Fortunately the engine guard protected the bike. No damage. On the positive side I practiced picking up the bike.
if nobody else saw it and the bike was down for less that 11 seconds and without damage to the bike it actually never happened. must have been a daydream, case over.
07-23-2019 11:05 PM
Xerothermic I tipped a tractor over once but never a motorcycle.
07-23-2019 05:34 PM
Mrjo1340 I saw a couple of YouTube videos where this girl no more than a hundred pounds picks up an ultra glide using the same technique.
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