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Go ahead and embarrass me LOL! Bought myself an adventure model with cases on the side. How the heck do I get on this thing without kicking the heck out of the cases. I'm 65 years old and 6 ft tall with a 30-inch inseam. (I am in decent physical shape and ride a pedal bike over 2000 miles a year.) But I just can't seem to figure out a way to get on this thing without kicking those side cases. I step up on the left foot Peg with my left foot and of course that makes the bike lean over even more and I just can't seem to quite clear the offside case. Seems like a longer kickstand would help a quite a bit or is this another justification for getting a center stand for an old bastard like me. ( I know this is a utility bike but I hate scratched up stuff)
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Doesnt that look just right sitting on a three-quarter inch chunk of wood? Just need to figure out some kind of a top plate with three or four screw holes and then the proper material on the bottom .... possibly three or four self tapping screws into a quality chunk of hardwood馃榿馃榿馃榿.. Paint It Black and nobody would even notice.

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I blame Elvis. He messed up so many folks hips...:D
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or is this another justification for getting a center stand for an old bastard like me.
If one with very short legs boards the bike while on a center stand, their feet will Never touch the ground with enough grip to 'rock-off' the center stand. Worse yet, the 8mm foot rest bolts that are used to mount the center stands & mounting holes in the frame would not last a year!!
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I posted this once before and Tom had a video of a police officer doing the Valentino Rossi mount. Regardless of what others think I find her information quite handy. May not want to use all her suggestions but there is some good information there to glean.
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Go ahead and embarrass me LOL! Bought myself an adventure model with cases on the side. How the heck do I get on this thing without kicking the heck out of the cases. I'm 65 years old and 6 ft tall with a 30-inch inseam. (I am in decent physical shape and ride a pedal bike over 2000 miles a year.) But I just can't seem to figure out a way to get on this thing without kicking those side cases. I step up on the left foot Peg with my left foot and of course that makes the bike lean over even more and I just can't seem to quite clear the offside case. Seems like a longer kickstand would help a quite a bit or is this another justification for getting a center stand for an old bastard like me. ( I know this is a utility bike but I hate scratched up stuff)
Jump on it from above like a in a older western show
I just ordered the lowering kit for one inch. If the kick stand needs to be lowered, then I will cut and weld. I also have shoes that are one inch higher than normal, so they really help.
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I just ordered the lowering kit for one inch. If the kick stand needs to be lowered, then I will cut and weld. I also have shoes that are one inch higher than normal, so they really help.
I doubt you'll need to modify the sidestand. It's already too short so it'll be just right after lowering. Let is know how it works out.
The Kiss boots will help too!
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I also modified the shifter for my big feet. The kit will arrive Tuesday. Glad to hear that one inch will be fid with the kick stand.
Slight derail, but my brake pedal was bent out when I took delivery. I used a couple of 18" Cresent wrenches to straighten it out. It's just cheap steel so it was pretty easy.
I'm using a Tusk longer shifter with good results. I'm also using the jns lowering brackets. Much better than stock.
Well, I feel better now, lol, I thought it was just me having a hard time getting on my bike sometimes!
I just get on by climbing on the left foot peg and swinging my right leg over...I'm short, 30" inseam...

And, yes, I do this with the bike on the kickstand.
That鈥檚 how I do it
I know this is no help whatsoever but it's funny.

My short legged buddy does the 1 foot wonder... he's pretty good at it now.
I鈥檓 6鈥4 with a 36 inseam and am a hockey goalie (but a shitty beer league one.) I just walk up and stick a foot over it and all is good. I鈥檓 pretty sure I鈥檇 look like a circus act riding anything smaller than a KLR.
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I get on from the right side. I'm 6'1". Stand facing bike with right hand holding throttle grip for balance. Raise left leg high as possible and extend out over seat and drop forward onto seat. The bike is leaned left so it's downhill. Always make sure bike is in gear to keep it in place..
Go ahead and embarrass me LOL! Bought myself an adventure model with cases on the side. How the heck do I get on this thing without kicking the heck out of the cases. I'm 65 years old and 6 ft tall with a 30-inch inseam. (I am in decent physical shape and ride a pedal bike over 2000 miles a year.) But I just can't seem to figure out a way to get on this thing without kicking those side cases. I step up on the left foot Peg with my left foot and of course that makes the bike lean over even more and I just can't seem to quite clear the offside case. Seems like a longer kickstand would help a quite a bit or is this another justification for getting a center stand for an old bastard like me. ( I know this is a utility bike but I hate scratched up stuff)
Listen pumpkin. A rider mounts from the left side. The kick stand side. And uses the left foot peg. And raises the leg and shoe over everything. PRACTICE
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I get on it just like I get on a Horse.
step on the foot peg. Grab the handle bars. Stand up while I throw my other foot over and sit down.
yep that鈥檚 all there is to it!
It鈥檚 called the Cowboy! Lol
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