High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
I’m like Russ on getting it off the center stand, most of the time because of my back problems I step up onto the lh foot peg which makes it easier to swing my rh leg over the seat, sometimes put my right knee on the seat to get my balance before swinging my leg over.
I never have the side stand down as most bikes I have or had when rolled off the center stand will bottom against the side stand which shoots the bike to the right and has nearly caused me to drop my bike on the right side, I don’t leave the side stand down, doesn’t work for me.
Another reason for not leaving the side stand down is when I have rolled it off the centerstand while off the bike is that i had the side stand come down on the top of my left foot. On my previous 86 Goldwing once with the side stand down and rolled off the c-stand, the side stand landed on top of my left foot I could feel every Pound of its 800lbs, walked with a bit of a limp for a while after that one.
So anyway I always put the side stand up. I would love to see the guy in the video demo an fjr instead of the tall GS used, I don’t think he could do it quite as easily As he demo’d. My .02
Last edited by passx; 07-26-2020 at 09:01 AM.