Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Walland Tennessee
Sometimes when I want to get on the bike that way I do it from the right side so as not put too much weight on the stand.
I put my right foot on the right floorboard, and grab the handlebars.
Then I center my body in line with the wheels so they take the weight and the bike will not tip to the right.
Then I will swing the left leg over and onto the left floorboard, and sit on the seat.
The bike is still on the stand, I will start it up to warm up, do whatever I need to do to prepare for my trip, then finally stand the bike upright, put the stand up and ride off.
I usually do this because I have something strapped to the back seat which prevents me from swinging my leg over to get on the bike.
I find it hard to lift my leg over the rider seat only, so I do it this way.
Hope I explained it well.
That's the way the dealer recommended mounting the bike plus it reduces the scuffs in the bag cover. Works for me
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