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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-10-2018, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Mounting the bike with a top case

I had both knees rebuilt/replaced back in November, 4 months ago. When I bought my new AT in February I required a little assistance with getting my leg over the back to get on the bike. Please don't laugh.

How do you properly mount the bike with a top case installed.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-10-2018, 02:14 AM
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Like a horse. I leave the side stand down and put me left foot on the peg then throw my right leg over the seat. Get off the same way.
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I did that a few times until I noticed the side stand flex....
Now use the centre stand.
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I always use the side stand method with no issues. Remember it is not just the side stand supporting your weight as the tyres make up the other two contact points of the Ďtripodí.
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Get a mate to do it whilst you watch the side stand then make up your own mind..
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If you want to take some load off the side stand but still need the extra height to sling your leg over the box then try using the other foot peg. This can be useful if you suspect the ground is a bit soft too. The trick is to start out by leaning into the middle of the bike as you step up just to make sure itís not going to overbalanced towards you
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I did that a few times until I noticed the side stand flex....
Now use the centre stand.
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Anyone ever had, or heard of side stand folding?
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If you want to take some load off the side stand but still need the extra height to sling your leg over the box then try using the other foot peg. This can be useful if you suspect the ground is a bit soft too. The trick is to start out by leaning into the middle of the bike as you step up just to make sure it’s not going to overbalanced towards you
I had a tallish bike where I attached the top case to the pillion seat, leaving little room for swinging your leg over, and that was my default way to mount: stand on the right peg with my right foot, then step over with my left. I could mount it the other ways too, but I usually did that one.
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Anyone ever had, or heard of side stand folding?
I'm pretty certain it can handle the weight.
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I had a tallish bike where I attached the top case to the pillion seat, leaving little room for swinging your leg over, and that was my default way to mount: stand on the right peg with my right foot, then step over with my left. I could mount it the other ways too, but I usually did that one.
I tried stepping on the right ped while on the side stand and I am such a big boy the bike started tipping, lifting off the side stand.
I guess I will have to work on getting the knees to flex more before mounting any kind of rear case or carrier.
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