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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-24-2018, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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mounting a loaded bike

what are some of the ways to mount if your pilon seat is is stacked up. kinda like getting on with a passenger on already, as i'm getting older it has become more difficult for me to get on a loaded bike

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I can relate to the difficulty getting on a loaded bike. I've had bad knees for years. Once I get on no issues. I always have my wife get on last and get off first. I get on by lifting my leg way up and side step on. I probably look like a dog marking his territory, but I don't care. It works for me.
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Step on the left peg while it is on it's stand. Swing through with your right leg. Easy. I get on my sons tall Adventure bike like that all the time. The bike is secure on its stand. Not moving like the video, but put your leg over just like the video.

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Step on the left peg while it is on it's stand. Swing through with your right leg. Easy. I get on my sons tall Adventure bike like that all the time. The bike is secure on its stand. Not moving like the video, but put your leg over just like the video.
you gave me an idea, i'm going to try that but i'm going come from the higher right side running board, i'll have to wait until spring though

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if you step on the running board on the right side there is nothing to stop the bike from falling over.

If you cant swing your leg over because you got gear or a trunk on the back, seems like you should be able to push your knee over the tank and let your foot follow across the seat.

My bike is kinda stuffed in the garage right now, so I cant try that. With the trunk on my bike I just swing my boot over the trunk.

maybe it would help if you parked your bike by a step on the left side, or had a Rubbermaid foot stool there,
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You know how you open the flaps and lift your leg to step through the threshold of a bouncy palace? That's the technique I'll use if not feeling as limber as usual.
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you gave me an idea, i'm going to try that but i'm going come from the higher right side running board, i'll have to wait until spring though
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if you step on the running board on the right side there is nothing to stop the bike from falling over.

If you cant swing your leg over because you got gear or a trunk on the back, seems like you should be able to push your knee over the tank and let your foot follow across the seat.

My bike is kinda stuffed in the garage right now, so I cant try that. With the trunk on my bike I just swing my boot over the trunk.

maybe it would help if you parked your bike by a step on the left side, or had a Rubbermaid foot stool there,
He is correct Pauli. I have seen expert rider mount from the right side by stepping on the peg. I have done it with mixed success. The left side is the way to go.

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You know how you open the flaps and lift your leg to step through the threshold of a bouncy palace? That's the technique I'll use if not feeling as limber as usual.
somehow I don't think you are talking about motorcycles at all, but I cant decode what you are saying...

regarding standing on the right side of the bike to get on. I know people kick start big bikes (like old Harleys) without getting on the bike, they stand next to it and jump on the kick starter.

I don't think you put your full weight on the kickstarter, you could only do that if the engine is seized and does not turn over. Plus the kick starter foot lever does not stick out as far and the footpeg. I would be very worried about stepping on the peg on the right side, esp if the bike is parked where it is already leaning a bit to the right, like on the shoulder of the road. I parked my bike next to a bridge a few years ago on the side of the original Grand Prix road race course, to take a photo of my bike. When I was walking back to my MC I realized it was just barely leaning on the kickstand.

So maybe if you leaned in over the gas tank, and got your CG over the middle of the bike, then you might be able to step up on the right side foot peg or running board... maybe.

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if you step on the running board on the right side there is nothing to stop the bike from falling over.

If you cant swing your leg over because you got gear or a trunk on the back, seems like you should be able to push your knee over the tank and let your foot follow across the seat.

My bike is kinda stuffed in the garage right now, so I cant try that. With the trunk on my bike I just swing my boot over the trunk.

maybe it would help if you parked your bike by a step on the left side, or had a Rubbermaid foot stool there,
the 650 leans very hard to the left because of the short kickstand i don't think my weight on the right board could even lift it off the stand let alone flip it to that side, i sometimes put a couple 40 lb boxes of cat litter on the pilon and have a tough time mounting it,s not bad getting off but for some reason i can't seem to reverse the getting off method to getting on, weird right? as far as a stool i can't take one with me, i once tried to park close to a high curb and almost twisted my ankle so i gave up on getting near something to step up on

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