Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
DXKLR, I'm sure your method is valid, but should come with a warning that control of the bike is temporarily out of the operators hands. If the kickstand should decide to give for any reason at all, be it sinking in dirt or hot asphalt or simply breaking, things are going to get interesting. Kickstands are pretty strong, but repetitive stress adds up, so check them often. Plus, with this method, you always have to be cautious where you stop, even with a large footprint. Dismount on an uphill or downhill add different stresses as well. I'm not dismissing this option, just saying it adds a lot more complexity to the issue.