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.
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. JMHOjgalar 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.