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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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So how strong/reliable is a XC kickstand?
I'm not as young and flexible as I used to be and getting on the bike is sometimes difficult.
Thinking maybe I could stand on the passenger floorboard and swing my leg over.
Will the kickstand hold my 250 pounds?
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It will definitely hold your weight



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Its plenty strong
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I've been getting on and off that way for almost 6 years. Have at it!

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Just make sure when you dismount, The kickstand is always in the down position....
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its holding up 800 pounds already

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Thanks guys- and Rhino, thanks for the heads up.
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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.
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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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Thanks guys- and Rhino, thanks for the heads up.
The reason i mentioned the kick stand is on my Gunner if you take weight off the stand, And if the bike should move forward just a little the stand can/will pop up...

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