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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-01-2017, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone had problems with bike rolling off side stand when you dismount from bike? I have dropped my bike twice in the past few weeks when dismounting. Now I make sure bike is in gear and engage front brake as I dismount. Thinking of modifying the side stand. Anyone done this?

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if I'm on any even slight incline it's prone to falling over from rolling forward. I do what you've been doing, making sure to always have the bike in gear when parking it

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Actually that's how you are supposed to get off your bike, holding the front brake. You also need to make sure the sidestsnd is completely deployed, that means moved past 90 degrees to its stop. Make sure it functions without sticking. Always park in gear unless your on perfectly level ground or a slight slope running down to the back of the bike.

Not sure how you could alter the sidestsnd to circumvent any of that.

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Can't add much ... If there's a slope from side to side, I normally try to get the stand on the downhill, as long as it's not too much.

First gear is your parking brake if you're pointing downhill.

After it's on the stand, I always pull the bars to the left enough to stretch the forks a bit. Helps it lean over and sets the stand, also tests the ground. I turn the bars to the right and get more lean.

Was washing it in the grass one day, bish fell right over after the ground got wet.

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as said, make sure the side stand is all the way down, it will swing past vertical a small amount. Now when weight is on the side stand (bike resting on it), any movement of the bike will have to actually stand the bike up a little bit as the stand comes back to vertical before it passes vertical and enters the fall down zone.

not much modification to our existing stand, but many other bikes have a similar setup, with the added feature of when the weight is on the stand, it actually moves the stand into a slot or similar to prevent the stand from moving.

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