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Re:Who's side are you on? 5 Days, 20 Hours ago  
Left side...makes it easier for me to swing my leg over the back rest. Besides I've always done it that and I'm too old to change now.
 
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Re:Who's side are you on? 5 Days, 15 Hours ago  
Father_Pobasturd wrote:
I was watching the Lake Havasu toy run video that's on a different post here. First thing I see is a guy getting on his bike from the right side. Now this goes against everything I was ever taught. I have done it, and it feels weird but that could just be me. In fact, the last time I dismounted I had to exit right 'cause I parked too close to the wall on the left. So I was just wondering....how many riders on the RSC go on/ off the right side all the time, and, if so, why?


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Re:Who's side are you on? 5 Days, 9 Hours ago  
Right side, I'm tall enough. One the handlebar is in the way on the left and two I can hold the brake while getting on or off - just in case.
 
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Re:Who's side are you on? 5 Days, 8 Hours ago  
I get on from the left, but ALWAYS hold the front brake when boarding, raising it off the stand, or shifting from neutral into 1st gear.
 
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Re:Who's side are you on? 5 Days, 4 Hours ago  
jd750ace wrote:
I get on from the left, but ALWAYS hold the front brake when boarding, raising it off the stand, or shifting from neutral into 1st gear.

That was one of the first things I learned on my very first bike, a Susucky street/trail 50 Still practice that to this day with every bike I mount or ride.

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Re:Who's side are you on? 5 Days, 4 Hours ago  
When I shut off my bike I lock the forks before I get off. The bars are turned left, so the obvious side to dismount is the right side as the bars are not in the way.

Same for mounting. I have factory hard bags and this a lot of real estate to clear with my 11D boot without scuffing anything. I place my right boot on the running board and step up, and swing my left leg over.

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Re:Who's side are you on? 5 Days, 2 Hours ago  
I'm a Lefty..
 
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Re:Who's side are you on? 3 Days, 22 Hours ago  
Only use the right if something makes it necessary. Left under normal circumstances.
 
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Re:Who's side are you on? 1 Day, 22 Hours ago  
When the bike is in the garage, parked next to the wall I have to get on it from the right, feels like I am getting onto a bull in a chute to ride it in the arena!! If not in the garage I ALWAYS mount from the left. I got off a bike from the right side in 1990 while wearing shorts, I DO NOT RIDE IN SHORTS NO MORE, and burned the H-LL out of my right calf, still have the scar to prove it. That cured me of getting off the right side of the bike. I do get off the right side when I park the bike in the garage because I park it next to the wall away from the boss's car- , but I wear chaps and long trousers so heat is not a problem.
 
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Re:Who's side are you on? 1 Day, 13 Hours ago  
From all the responses posted to this question it seems like I'm the only one that mounts from the rear. I get a short running start then a quick hop a few feet behind the luggage rack and then sail on over and land straddling the seat. I call it rear entry although my wife objects to that description. Learned the technique watching old westerns.
 
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