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I saw this done on youtube and it has been a very useful trick for me. i am getting better at it.

left hand on left grip
right hand on right side of grab rail
tip bike onto side stand
put pressure on back of the seat to get front wheel off the ground
then rotate
gets easier each time you do it
its like riding a unicycle
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 08:11:40 pm »
I've done this. You have to have the side stand near the CG of the bike.  Some of the earlier 550s and 500 had the stand father forward.  When you get the weight onto the stand to use as a pivot, the side stand folds up.  If you are not prepared, it can ruin your day.

You also have to not care about marks on the floor from the side stand being used as a drill.

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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 08:17:53 pm »
Pretty dangerous thing to do if you had a vintage bike you cared about.  So what is accomplished here.  I can turn mine around while on both wheels.   
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 08:39:12 pm »
Hey Heff, this could get some new folks in the "Dropped the Bike Club" and some donations to SOHC4!

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 08:45:15 pm »
ok! ok! maybe i haven't thought this through... ???
could be disastrous
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 05:35:51 am »
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Hey Heff, this could get some new folks in the "Dropped the Bike Club" and some donations to SOHC4!

my thoughts exactly...  The guy in the vid comes awful close to the tipping point!
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 01:18:52 pm »
Seen a few mechanics in small cramped bike shops do this. But not novices.
Having said that I've always wondered how those bike shop guys seem to wheel the biggest, clumsiest bikes around with such apparent ease.
I once saw one guy, knee high to a grass-hopper he was, run a bike for a few yards then hop on side saddle style and coast all the way from the back of the lot to the shop.
I if I tried that I'd be arse over in no time!

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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 01:42:19 pm »
I saw a really small guy riding a sports bike and everytime he came to traffic lights he would slide off one side and then hope back on when the lights changed...very funny to watch but due credit to him...some are just under-tall.

Anyway....as for pivoting bikes on sidestands...accident waiting to happen...no thanks...Ill stick to two wheel turnarounds.

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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 03:49:50 pm »
Here's an interesting well made alternative from Telefix. Its the third thing down. I like it better that the turntables as you can move it all around while loaded.
http://www.motorworks.co.uk/bmw/products/product.php?f=g&code=BR&shnew=New&shnewcode=15&model=Accessories&part=Turntables+and+lifters&modelcode=90&partcode=BR

I've seen this on video too with a GoldWing on it and its really neat.  About $150.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2008, 03:52:48 pm by MCRider »
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008, 04:05:39 pm »
Here's a similar design. THis site has one for sidestand only models as well.
http://www.beckerenterprises.com/manual_mm.php
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2008, 04:20:48 pm »
I've done this. You have to have the side stand near the CG of the bike.  Some of the earlier 550s and 500 had the stand father forward.  When you get the weight onto the stand to use as a pivot, the side stand folds up.  If you are not prepared, it can ruin your day.

You also have to not care about marks on the floor from the side stand being used as a drill.

Cheers,

I will not be trying this anytime soon with my 550.  I can see this going bad on very many different levels.  I really like my free inmate paint job.






I do the same type of "turn around" but I use the center stand instead. The bike will only need to be tilted slightly to accomplish the same thing.

I was using a similar method with my center stand until I noticed that I was wearing down my center stand.  I stopped as soon as I realized the wear on my center stand.
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2008, 08:26:26 pm »
I saw this done on youtube and it has been a very useful trick for me. i am getting better at it.

left hand on left grip
right hand on right side of grab rail
tip bike onto side stand
put pressure on back of the seat to get front wheel off the ground
then rotate
gets easier each time you do it
its like riding a unicycle
check it out

Oh hell no  :o Well,maybe... If I really, really had to. But otherwise no  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2008, 01:46:32 am »
Used that "trick" for 10 years with all my bikes, still no mishaps.
Just got to be careful.

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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2008, 03:27:50 pm »
mmmmaybe if I had a really crappy bike I would try it ???

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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2008, 08:16:36 pm »
I read about this technique just over a decade ago and used it regularly for practical and show-off reasons.  People would trip out when you 'spun' your bike around in a tight spot like this.

Oh... hot asphalt, 430# Honda SuperHawk and the spin = band-aids on the cracked fairing.

Other than that, it worked great.  Be careful to not bend the stand with some of the really heavy bikes!

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I grab the rear bar on my 750k, tilt it towards myself, and hip check/push till its where i want it... my buddy drives a 93 cbr and looks at me like I've lost it lol.
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I love it when the newbs bring up these oldies.   ;D ;D
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wow... this thread has been dug from the grave!

I do this all the time with Rina (although I have replaced the kickstand twice  :o )
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Quite clever, I will have to remember not to try that.  ;D
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Been trying that trick a few times as of late everyone thinks it looks pro ;D.  So as long as I don't dump the old girl  :P
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I don't get it.  Why don't you just grab the frame, lift her up and turn her around thus avoiding the use of the kickstand all together?  That would be much more impressive.   ;D
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Both my bike and myself are too old for this  ;D
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Both my bike and myself are too old for this  ;D
I hear ya brother. Wound up under mine once, took a bit to wiggle out from under it.
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I laughed at this, thinking this guy a total maniac. Then, in my driveway I realized I couldn't get my bike moved because the chain was binding (it's in project status) This trick looked like a dream.

The guy in the video kind of acts like a cock, though. The camera goes on about a minute before he does the trick so he can look cool on film. Meh. It helped me.
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I've always wondered why he kick started it. Electric starts are for sissies I guess. ::)
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This guy should learn that trick.

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Kickstands can bend/break.  Even more likely, the frame mounts for the kickstand can bend/break.  No thanks.

Big fan of Arnold's technique,  but I was even more impressed with this park-n-move dolly I saw at the new york motorcycle show.  You can move you bike in any direction and would be a huge help in a crowded garage.  It's a little pricey, but so is a garage full of bikes.

http://legalspeeding.com/

Then again, motorcycling is all about impressing strangers in parking lots and at traffic lights.  ::)
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So when I started this thread I had a crappy old bike. Since then I have put a lot of time, money, and care into all the bikes I have now. I no longer endorse this sort of careless behavior. :D
If I don't have room to turn them around... I always make sure I have room. I would rather drag my tires off sideways (another behavior that I do not endorse) than risk dumping my bike onto my leg. You can't ride a broken bike if you have a broken leg. we need a smiley for duh
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This is fairly easy to do. And as long as you're careful and not a complete klutz, you and your bike should be safe. Used to do it all the time with the R6. Probably will do it with the CB too. Don't know what the big deal is... Try it, see how easy it is.
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What he said.  I used to do this all the time with my R6 as well.  But I probably wouldnt do it with the 550 and I definitely tried it the other day on a locked up 750 and the kickstand was not happy.

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I prefer this method.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIo9Aq0yazQ

I dig it. That's how I turn my bike around.
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67122.0

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anyone ever tried the kickstand method with a goldwing? I wouldn't recommend it.

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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2011, 06:41:22 pm »
I tried this with the K3. Wife was watching with wide eyed wonder! Ask me where I learned that, I didn't throw anybody from this site under the bus, said I just invented it! HA
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2011, 07:51:47 pm »
I saw a guy on a crotch rocket whoop that trick out at taco bell a few years back and I had to try it for myself with my '71 cb750... It worked only did it a couple times though.
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Re: turning your bike around. maybe you've seen this done or done it yourself
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2013, 11:28:43 am »
old thread......but faund this photo...
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yea I used to do this with my bikes frequently until my KTMs kickstand/frame/mount tab snapped off and I had to buy a $100 aftermarket kickstand that used different mount points. The tabs on the KTM frames are known to break but I did not know that until i broke mine haha