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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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kickstand turns

Does anyone else utilize the kickstand turn (may not be the proper term) when getting out of tight spaces?
When I say kickstand turn, I mean leaning the bike over with all the weight on the kickstand and turning the bike around 180 degrees while on the kickstand. I do it, but i've afraid it going to buckle one day.
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i've done it once to put it away for the winter before but that was it.

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I do every time I take my bike off my porch, and have gotten quite good at it. As for the buckeling look at it this way. That stand is a solid piece of steel, do you know how much pressure it takes to bend steel? I'd guess well over 500 pounds.

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guess I never thought about it like that, but makes sense.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 07:35 AM
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I have seen it done a few times, and done it once... Just feels too unstable for me. If I dropped it I would be pissed at myself!
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I turn my bike around like that in my garage all the time. I do sometimes worry about the kick stand breaking. It would suck if you were out somewhere and it broke like the one in the movie 'Biker Boyz'.

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nope never done it

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