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post #11 of 125 Old 03-23-2013, 09:02 PM
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I think you have discovered your error. You should have no problem with the bike stand now.
For what it is worth, here is my bike standing on a flat surface.
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Still, her bike would not have fallen to the right side if it was a case of the side stand folding back into the up position... it would have gone down on the left side. Bonnie likely had the bike parked with the left side of the bike into a slight incline, causing it to be nearly upright. As your photo illustrates, when parked on flat and level ground, I don't see how this bike could fall to the right side all on its own.

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Maybe I'm speaking a bit out of turn, but my side stand works just fine. IMO, it is the rider's responsibility to ensure that they are parked on a surface that is correct for the task. if it is hot and the surface is in question, I would suggest a stomped sown can, or what ever other device one could find to spread the weight/load. The bike doesn't just fall on the right side because it was parked correctly and the wind blew.
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i trust it - itīs a honda product. oh man....
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Anyone else not trust their kickstand?

I don't always fully kick the kickstand out, but that's my own fault.


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nwanting to do better at parking my bike doesn't mess with your need to reflexively find fault with me. IMO.
Bike falling over to the right is a problem with you. Read the manual. If you can't do this it worries me what you must be like riding as it's the very first thing you are taught when you touch the bike, how to get on, how to get off.
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Wait, wait...wait...

Are you serious with this Bonnie and Clyde thing? I mean...really?
I noticed that too.

For what it's worth, the bike (seemingly) not leaning over all that much was one of first things I noticed the first time I climbed off of it.


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There is no "inherent design issue" with the side stand on the CBR250R. Motorcycle manufacturers, like Honda, don't just take an educated guess at how long the side stand should be, or what the angle of the side stand is relative to the frame when it is extended, for a given bike... it is an engineered component, just like everything else is on the motorcycle.

The only issue here is where the owner chooses to park the bike, and that owner taking responsibility for whether the bike is going to be stable in that particular place. As an example, if the owner parks the bike on new asphalt in the hot summer sun, and the side stand sinks into the pavement and the bike falls on its side, you can't blame the road construction company, can you? Any more than you could blame Honda for making the side stand too long, or too short, for the particular place you happened to park your bike.

It's not rocket science...

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The manufacturer of any 2 wheeled vehicle can control how it sits on level ground but not how or where the rider parks it. If that's too much effort then get 4 wheels.
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I keep with my cbr at all times a little 4"x4" square of rubber backed heavy duty carpet
(from a piece of 2'x2' carpet tile). It easily fits in the locker under the seat, and can be very useful when the surface is soft. I also have (in a separate gear bag) a piece of 1/4" x 8" x 8" plywood for sand, crushed stone, etc. These have proven themselves very useful.
I actually "preset" these pads before leaving the bike by pushing the weight onto the stand. If I don't like the feel or angle I start again.
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Y'all being a bit harsh. I'm pretty sure this is Bonnie's first bike.
It might be better to "Instruct and Encourage" than to Belittle and Judge".

But what do I know? *shrugs*

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