It’s probably a bit of a ‘belt and braces’ thing, but if the incline is steep enough the slack in the drive train could allow the bike to move forward, decreasing the lean angle even further. Of course if you happened to accidentally also leave it in neutral ...if the bike is in 1st gear, how can that happen?
Just unload the suspension before turning powering off the bike.Anyone think their sidestand is too long, leaving the bike perilously upright? I lowered a dirt bike years ago by mounting 17-inch rims (before you could buy a supermoto), and that made the sidestand way too tall and the bike way too tippy. This bike kinda reminds me of that (before I cut down the stand). Anyone else feel a little nervous in all but the perfect parking spot? I do have a center stand, but would still like to trust the sidestand a bit more. Thanks.
I live in an area with a lot of hills and do not like having to be quite so particular about where I can and cannot park, due to the exact slope and direction of the ground. Nor do I want to have to start fiddling around with suspension settings to get a reasonable lean angle. And there have been at least a few occasions where I have parked and felt like the bike was uncomfortably close to tipping... close enough that I've had to stand it up and re-park it. And hey, the bike is 5 1/2 years old too, so the age of this thread really doesn't matter to me. Thanks for the helpful feedback though.
Parked it on a slight downhill slope once, just started to walk away when out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw my bike rolling forwards – jumped back and just managed to catch it. Had a very sore knee for my trouble.
Yes, your dealer should be able to get you one. They will never have heard of it though - we enthusiasts know more than the dealers about our bikes...Parked it on a slight downhill slope once, just started to walk away when out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw my bike rolling forwards – jumped back and just managed to catch it. Had a very sore knee for my trouble.
I try to be careful where I park, but I still get caught out and have to re-park now and again.
The side-stand is too long.
I did try to order the short side stand from the UK Motorrad site, but that didn’t go too well, not to mention they want payment by paypal and I don’t do paypal.
Tried the Euro Motorrad site but they do longer ship to the UK (*** BREXIT!! – aaaaaagh!)
So, I guess I’ll just get the dealer to get one in for me.