Did your bike fall on its left side, or on its right side?I've never really trusted the kickstand on my bike. Always struck me fairly unstable. If you're not setting it when bike is facing downhill or on an absolute flat, it feels "tentative." The kickstand itself is relatively short, but the distance from its attachment point to where it meets the ground is too long ... in that it doesn't allow for the bike to lean over far enough to create the resistance needed to keep it upright. Not sure I'm describing this clearly enough. But today, it happened. Yep, sad to say, she went down, from a complete stop... kickstand down, I got off the bike and over she went. I'm so frustrated with myself for not making sure the bike was solid, but also peeved that "DANG! It shouldn't be that delicate!"
Anyone else feel this way? Do many/most of you wind up replacing your kickstand? Any suggestions?
(btw, minimal damage to my bike as it fell into my boyfriend's leg. Yeah, he's thrilled. )
And yes, I did put "kickstand" in the search function... nothing relevant came up that I saw. If you already know of a link discussing this topic, I'd appreciate being directed that'a'way. Thanks!
Also, anyone have/tried one of these? 1112 Honda CBR250R Kick Stand Kickstand Lowered A
Handlebars to the left was a part of the drill at MSF.I like to push the side stand all the way fwd with my foot before letting it touch the ground. I learned this on day 2 of ownership in my garage, where she almost fell over because the stand wasn't all the way out. Also, +1 on cranking the handlebars to the left and then letting her down.
I think you have discovered your error. You should have no problem with the bike stand now.GREAT suggestion phatch, about making sure the stand is fully extended before leaning the bike on it. Will def start doing that.
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.
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.nwanting to do better at parking my bike doesn't mess with your need to reflexively find fault with me. IMO.
I noticed that too.Wait, wait...wait...
Are you serious with this Bonnie and Clyde thing? I mean...really?