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Yeah people are killed every day by parked bikes falling over.

This is a parking issue not a riding issue.
Since when has it been OK to purposely try to strip a person of his or her dignity?

I guess I'm the weirdo. I try to be respectful to others and leave the school yard antics in the yard.


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That's not directed at you personally but rather all of us in general. I think you know what I mean.

New inexperienced riders come here for help & guidance. Its kinda sucky when they reach out to us and we bite em in the arse so to speak.

Its hard enough as it is to post something of a somewhat embarrassing nature. No need to add insult to injury.

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misstrusting a sooo proven design after a "parking situation"... seems not too humble to me - rather the opposite. seems like someone´s not in for learning.
no need to pamper that as i see it.
 

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Sorry George but my point was a generalisation to those who take a holier than thou approach when posting.

FFS, lets cut people some slack when they volunteer info about themselves on this site.
 

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Before the op changed her first post and deleted all the rest she had a simple question.
She got answers. She thanked a few peeps for the input and stated she was going to put it into practice.

Seems like she was for learning after all.
Then things started getting a little ugly as usual.
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Had my doubts earlier on.. but today I when I was out I parked on the side of the street... when I came back about an hour later the side stand had dug into the tarmac quite a bit and the bike was standing.. so aftdr today I trust my side stand... lol:D

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Before the op changed her first post and deleted all the rest she had a simple question.
She got answers. She thanked a few peeps for the input and stated she was going to put it into practice.

Seems like she was for learning after all.
Then things started getting a little ugly as usual.
My last post to this thread (#16) may be seen as a little snarky... apologies for that. I had written it after the OP had edited her first thread, and deleted the other replies. In fairness, what I wrote was intended towards general consumption, and not directed at anyone in particular. However, by the third page of this thread there were a few replies, other than the OP's, that seemed to cast doubt about the design of the side stand.

I think that sometimes we (the collective "we") tend to react with very direct replies to posts which seem to blame the bike for some perceived design flaw, when common sense would tend to indicate otherwise.
 

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Skimmed, but as I think others said put the stand out and kick it to be sure it is 100% extended/engaged, then crank the bars to the left. Also park the bike in 1st and be sure to roll it a little until you feel the engine/transmission catch/stop it from rolling.

I also typically will yank on the bars/bike afterwards which causes it to lean a little more (and the stand foot moves maybe a good half inch), which makes the bike feel more 'planted' as well.
 

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first responses from members was to reassure
bonnie, as to context and feeling 'embarrassed'..
'it can happen to anyone' etc, plus various direct
advice as to road conditions and some solutions
for sloping roads, soft asphalt, optimum length of
stand leg, simple easy available pocket size aids,
ways to secure the motorcycle on its side stand
in typical parking conditions, things to look out
for, and suchlike..
responses gave a good amount of real info
and experiences of parking, use of sidestand
how to avoid potential fall down, and so on..

for strangers sharing specialist info via text
thru an inet forum its surprising that this
level of helpful response is even possible..

bonnie should feel generally welcome here,
and possibly make allowances for sometimes
very good advices couched in direct terms..
for a global membership incl all sorts of people
from the worlds communities, its amazing how
people contribute and show support for
members problems or questions about
our shared interest in cbr250r...
 

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My bike looked very unstable when it was heavily loaded with luggage when putting it on the side stand, you could get the impression it would fall, one guy started shouting when he saw it “pay attention, it''s falling”, but tank goodness it never did. It seems to look more unstable then it really is.

Back to your question: I think investing 60 $ in this new sides stand won’t help much, the angel of the side stand will stay the same. And if you want to make the original side stand longer just put a stable plate under it, that will cost about 1 $.
 

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My bike looked very unstable when it was heavily loaded with luggage when putting it on the side stand, you could get the impression it would fall, one guy started shouting when he saw it “pay attention, it falls”, but hopefully it never did. It seems to look more unstable then it really is.

Back to your question: I think investing 60 $ in this new sides stand won’t help much, the angel of the side stand will stay the same. And if you want to make the original side stand longer just put a stable plate under it, that will cost about 1 $.
The T-Rex adjustable side stand that Bonnie linked to in her opening post can be shortened (up to 3") from the what stock side stand length is... it doesn't extend any longer than the length of what the stock side stand is. The T-Rex unit is intended for bikes that have been lowered using aftermarket lowering links in the rear suspension... for a CBR that is heavily loaded with luggage like yours, that adjustable side stand, shortened up a bit, should work well to get the bike to lean over to a better balance point than you would have with the stock side stand.

I carry a 3" x 4" x .200" thick piece of flat aluminum to use under the side stand on soft surfaces. Even older, seasoned tarmac can become soft enough in the hot summer sun to allow the side stand foot to sink in. Sucks when that happens...
 
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