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Offline Magpie

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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.

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.

I dig it. That's how I turn my bike around.

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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