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Hello All ,
I'm probably just a rookie on turning with the side stand. If you don't know what I'm talking about. It's when you turn your bike or twist your bike using the side stand (standing still of course). Your basically "twisting" using the side stand as support. My question is:

is there anything dangerous about this? is there a chance that the stand will break if you keep doing this? also, if your stand is bent, will that have an impact?

thanks..
 

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I do it alot to turn the bike around in tight parking or to get out of the garage quickly. No problems yet. But if my stand was bent I'd replace it then keep doing what I've been doing. My stand ain't bent though so I'll just keep going until I bust my ass then come here so everyone can laugh and call me a tool.
 

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:confused:

Iv never heard or thought of this. Do you mean that you stand to the right side of your bike, lean it over so only the kickstand is on the ground, no wheels, and spin it?

If that is what you mean, and it works, sounds good to me.

Ill have to start doin that.
 

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skinnyR! said:
:confused:

Iv never heard or thought of this. Do you mean that you stand to the right side of your bike, lean it over so only the kickstand is on the ground, no wheels, and spin it?

If that is what you mean, and it works, sounds good to me.

Ill have to start doin that.

Huh:confused: , people do it all the time here. It's really pretty simple once you get the hang of it. But you stand on the left side (side with kickstand) , pull the bike over to your hip and spin it or walk it around in a complete circle or as far as you want to rotate it. Once it's up on the stand it's pretty easy to swing around.
 

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I brace the kickstand with my right foot so that it doesn't accidentally fold up. It's all about balance and confidence. The only problem I have had has been leaving divots in soft asphalt when I do this in some parking lots.

Me and the wife have been doing this for years and have never had a problem, if we ever do I am sure it will be pilot error rather than any mechanical failure. I have even had the bike fall off a rearstand and land directly on the kickstand (thank God I was able to catch the bike before it fell over.) It put a very small compression spot on the aluminum stopper block but the kickstand itself is just fine. They are a lot stronger than they look.
 

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thanks guys :rock
i've been doing this for a while now and i find it quite handy and cool...lol.... i will replace the stand tho to make myself feel better that it won't break.
 

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I used to do it with other bikes that had thicker stands.. But I don't know.. The stand on the R1's is about as thick as a pencil.. I'm sure you can do it though... You know,.. I've seen people on rare occasion that had to carry a small piece of 2x4 in the truck to put under there broken stands... And the bikes weren't lowered either..
 

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oh..for those who haven't done it. it's basically what solidus said. put your right foot at the right of the stand and use your right leg to support the bike. you first lean the bike until the rear wheel is off the ground. you can then grab/hold the tank (i use my left hand to hold the left handle bar and my right hand on the right side of the tank). lift the front of the bike slightly so you can spin it around. i would recommend practicing with someone ready to catch the bike...:yesnod
 

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Clay said:
I used to do it with other bikes that had thicker stands.. But I don't know.. The stand on the R1's is about as thick as a pencil.. I'm sure you can do it though... You know,.. I've seen people on rare occasion that had to carry a small piece of 2x4 in the truck to put under there broken stands... And the bikes weren't lowered either..
my sentiments exactly.. i used to lounge on my 99 gsxr 600.. the kickstand on that was huge.. but now i am affraid to lean on the bike cause to me it looks like it is ready to bend now.. i know they went that route to shave a alittle weight.. but it still bothers me..


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I think the R1 kick stand is fine. I been doing it everytime I ride and park and don't wanna back out(just about everytime I ride). You can just rotate your bike 180 degrees and ride out of your parking space like a bat out of hell
 

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I do it and have never had a problem. Like Solidus said, if the stand bent I'd just get another and keep doing it.
 

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You guys are joking right.. when you say you have never even seen this done.. *lmao*

its too easy..

kickstand down..

grab the bike with two hands on the side OPPOSITE the kick stand..

I use my left hand the throttle grip, my right hand to grab under the subframe.

Tilt the bike towards you just enough to get both wheels slighty above the ground.

Swivel/sidestep/rotate whateva you wanna call it in the direction you want to turn.

Too easy.. hard to beleive there are those who never even seen it, let alone do it.
 

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Just grab one hand on the handle bar and right hand on the part where the subframe connets to the frame. Pull towards yourself and then turn the bike to desired heading.

Good luck
 

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Yea I do it all the time. Left hand on the left clipon and right hand on the right hand side subframe. Pick it up and turn it around. Much easier than backing up if you have the room around you.:crash No damage after three years of doing it.
 

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Solidus said:
Huh:confused: , people do it all the time here. It's really pretty simple once you get the hang of it. But you stand on the left side (side with kickstand) , pull the bike over to your hip and spin it or walk it around in a complete circle or as far as you want to rotate it. Once it's up on the stand it's pretty easy to swing around.
you are poser foooo.....


they do it all here too.....next time try this.....

pull the bike just like you say, then instead of spinning it around, rest in on your leg, bend over and look at your kickstand......then you will understand why I don't do it......the only time I put the bike on the kickstand like that is when I am vaxing the chain solo....
 
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