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Whats with the side stand? A little hard to find , very easy to put down and to darn easy to put up. I almost lost it this morning as it rolled off the stand as I was dismounting. My left sholder still hurts from the sudden tugg as I righted it. I suppose the parking brake should always be set before dismounting.
 

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Yep. I 'bout dumped mine one day at the Clowns burger place when I forget to set the parking brake and mine tried to roll downhill while it was on the sidestand. That'll get your attention in a hurry.
 

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The spring that pulls the sidestand up is made to keep it pulled out when it is all the way down. However, the stop position is so close to the maximum extension point of the spring that it provides very little extra support for the stand when down. Maybe these angles are simply wrong, and the sidestand is too short.

I dumped my bike in the garage yesterday because of the sidestand fold up. Lucky for me I bought it pre messed up, still no excuse for this sidestand, this wasn't rocket science now!
 

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Maybe someone could devise some kind of link that automatically deploy the parking brake when the sidestand is lowered. I'm no engineer, but if they auto engineers can link the shifter to the window locks, Yamaha should be able to come up with a similar interlock with the parking brake. (Yes, I know the shifter is electronically linked to the power door locks, not mechanically, but there should still be a way.)
 

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You don't need anything automatic, you just need to deploy the parking brake every time you put down the kickstand. Just keep practicing it, and muscle memory will prevent you from forgetting.
 

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You have to leave a motorcycle in gear for the same reason. One of my bikes had enough play in the gearing that it could slide off the stand in gear. I had to push the bike forward in gear to take up the slack than put down the stand.

I almost always put my bikes on the center stand.
 

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jgalar said:
You have to leave a motorcycle in gear for the same reason. One of my bikes had enough play in the gearing that it could slide off the stand in gear. I had to push the bike forward in gear to take up the slack than put down the stand.

I almost always put my bikes on the center stand.
I have to carry an access badge, at work. I have since I've been here, over 10 years. Yet, three times in the last two weeks I have forgotten it. Granted, I'm 63, and I'm still recovering from a concussion, but muscle memory, alone, doesn't always get the job done. JMHO
 

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Boy,

I wish I would have read this post before today when my Majesty fell down in the parking lot shortly after I put her on the side stand. I unfortunately did not get off without damage. The whole left side of her has deep scratches. Tough lesson learned! :oops:

I am happy to report that I did manage to read that article on how to pick up your bike if it falls down. Followed it to the "T" and the Majesty came right back up with no problem.

I am going to have a heck of a time getting out all the scratches. :x
 
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