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  • Offline Luckycharms

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    Side Stand Construction
    on: May 16, 2018, 01.42 pm
    May 16, 2018, 01.42 pm
    I just finished listening to the latest adventure rider radio podcast where they discussed the skill of turning a bike around by leaning it on the side stand.
    https://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider-radio-episodes/2018/5/10/rider-skills-two-easy-methods-for-turning-your-motorcycle-on-a-dime

    It got me to thinking that it might be a good thing to learn as it's hard trying to turn my Trophy around in the one bay garage. But I want to be sure the sidestand is made of steel and not hollow aluminum first. I hate to have it snap off while leaned over.

    A good tutorial to visualize what I'm talking about is here - https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/how-to-turn-your-bike-on-the-sidestand
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    Re: Side Stand Construction
    Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 02.06 pm
    May 16, 2018, 02.06 pm
    My thoughts -

    The Trophy is not an "Adventure" Bike.

    If you try this - unless you are directly related and have inherited Genes from Charles Atlas,
    or The Incredible Hulk,or you are of similar build and strength - DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT TRYING IT !

    If you do, you could end up having a whole new "Advenuture" of your own !  :005:

    In a garage - if it has a smooth enough floor, get a Heavy Duty / Commmercial rubber backed
    carpet tile and place it upside down on the floor - put the Trophy on the Centre stand
    on top of the Carpet Tile and you will be able to spin it around  :169:

    Last Edit: Mar 12, 2020, 06.30 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Side Stand Construction
    Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 02.41 pm
    May 16, 2018, 02.41 pm
    This technique is not about strength. The guest on the podcast clearly explained it was all about technique.

    Watch this guy demonstrate on a KTM 1190 Adventure -
    =45
    And here's one with a Bandit 1200S -
    =17

    Neither one seems to be putting much effort in at all.

    Clearly it's not a strength technique.

    I already own a Park-n-Move - http://www.legalspeeding.com/Park-n-Move.htm
    but it is time consuming and a pain to get the Trophy up on it, flipped around, and then get it back down.

    Spinning it on the side stand for a quick turn around seemed like a much better solution.

    I'm only worried about the side stand construction.
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    Re: Side Stand Construction
    Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 03.37 pm
    May 16, 2018, 03.37 pm
    I've done this with my KLR 650.

    I would consider it with my Africa twin.

    I don't believe I would attempt this with the trophy, not at my age and physical strength.

    But it did make me recall in the late 70s, when I forgot to put my side stand up on my old 900 Z1, which I still own, and rode it into a guardrail on a corner, rolled into a high-speed left sweeper, side stand hit, I righted it and attempted to kick it up, missed, figured it would bend and just heeled her over. It lifted both wheels off the ground, and only bent about a quarter inch. Of course everyone knows, the old ones are better.
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    Re: Side Stand Construction
    Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 07.09 pm
    May 16, 2018, 07.09 pm
    weight of trophy

    315 plus kilograms (694 pounds! )


    kickstand of trophy

    bar of not that thick metal

    i'll pass on trying that on a trophy!

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    Re: Side Stand Construction
    Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 07.46 pm
    May 16, 2018, 07.46 pm
    How to wear a Trophy in one easy step. Not for me. I'll take the shoving and pushing about thank you.

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    Re: Side Stand Construction
    Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 09.02 pm
    May 16, 2018, 09.02 pm
    The weight of the bike can be managed with practice, but that dodgy side stand bolt on the TTSE would give me pause.

    I would absolutely do it if I'm stuck with a heavy bike pointed downhill and no other way to back out.
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    Re: Side Stand Construction
    Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 09.57 pm
    May 16, 2018, 09.57 pm
    Personally I wouldn't do that with any bike because that would be putting stress/forces on a side stand & bolt which weren't designed to take.