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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Kickstand turn around

Has anyone tried or successfully pulled off a kickstand turn around, or a "kickstand *****" as I've heard it called on YouTube?
I've seen some instructional videos, but they were all done on dirtbikes, which are significantly lighter than cruisers, and crotch rockets, which I believe are heavier than cruisers. One guy said that the GSX-R 1000 that he used was pushing 500 lbs. If I'm not mistaken, my bike is listed at around 370 lbs.
Anyway, I live in Birmingham Alabama, which has a lot of hilly areas, so without reverse, parking would be so much easier if I was able to spin the bike in a parking space via the kickstand.
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That trick would stress the area of the frame where the kickstand mounts.
You might get away with turn arounds, but I'd bet that eventually, the frame will break.

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I am scratching my head as to the purpose of spinning a bike around in a space. Of course I have only been riding for a little over 40 years, so I haven't seen it all yet. Here's a tip for you when parking in hilly areas. Always pull uphill to park, so when you are backing, gravity works for you instead of against you. If you can't find a spot that allows you to do that, park further away and walk. A little forethought when parking saves a lot of aggravation later...
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Has anyone tried or successfully pulled off a kickstand turn around, or a "kickstand *****" as I've heard it called on YouTube?
I've seen some instructional videos, but they were all done on dirtbikes, which are significantly lighter than cruisers, and crotch rockets, which I believe are heavier than cruisers. One guy said that the GSX-R 1000 that he used was pushing 500 lbs. If I'm not mistaken, my bike is listed at around 370 lbs.
Anyway, I live in Birmingham Alabama, which has a lot of hilly areas, so without reverse, parking would be so much easier if I was able to spin the bike in a parking space via the kickstand.
Thanks.
I never heard of sportbikes being heavier than cruisers. What kind of bike do you ride that weighs 370#?
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