Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Palmer Rapids Ontario
Mounting the Bike When Loaded
Leaving on a 3500 km trip from Ontario to New Brunswick tomorrow morning. Going through NY State, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine and coming back into Canada at Calais Maine. Did a practice pack last night with all my gear loaded and she's piled up pretty good. Normally I just throw my right leg over the seat keeping my left leg on the ground when getting on the bike just like everyone else, but with my gear on back it is to high and cramped for that. Is it Ok to stand on the left peg with my left foot and then throw right leg over to have more clearance or is that to much weight on the sidestand? Other option is to take sort of a jumping leap straight forward from a right angle and sort of keep right leg out high enough to go over the seat but tried that one once on my FJ09, misjudged it, and almost kicked the bike over providing comical relief to observers at gas stations etc...
I weight about 190 lbs and with full gear on probably about 205.
Last edited by Sonic; 07-18-2017 at 05:18 AM.