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It sure leans way over, my wife has a hard time lifting it and she rides a Fat Boy lo, so it's not the weight, well yes it's the weight but it's way over. She knows how to turn the bars to the right first but she's not going to ride it.

 

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It sure leans way over, my wife has a hard time lifting it and she rides a Fat Boy lo, so it's not the weight, well yes it's the weight but it's way over. She knows how to turn the bars to the right first but she's not going to ride it
Better than having too long a kickstand, and it’s always at risk of toppling over, I say.
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Better than having too long a kickstand, and it’s always at risk of toppling over, I say.
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Indeed. My Virago 1100 had a kickstand that was too vertical and had easily rolled and folded back up. Luckily my sons Harley was right next to it and kept it from completely falling over. No damage to either bike.
 

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Yup, a far lean and being top heavy makes the SCR require a bit of effort to straighten up. I found it's not too much of a problem as long as you know what to expect and use your legs more than your upper body to get it there.

Fortunately, at home my bike is parked on wood chips, so the 2x4 the kickstand rests on puts it an inch or so further up and makes standing it up a little too easy sometimes.
 

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Fortunately, at home my bike is parked on wood chips..........
Man I'm glad I don't park on wood chips. I parked on a guys lawn the other day and it was soft and wet from a previous rain. I almost couldn't get it to move when I tried to roll it backwards for a few feet. These things don't look as heavy as they feel.
 

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Home Depot sourced pavers work great at straightening up the bike at the house. Out and about, it's luck f the draw I can find an appropriate slope to offset the lean.
Not that it bothers me. I rode a pair of GL1800s over a six year period. =)
 

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I'm still getting used to the big lean. I use a small block of synthetic outdoor decking (like Trex) at home, easy to shift into position with a toe. out in the real world, i keep a metal jar lid in the pocket of my leathers for soft parking spots, to put under the kickstand.
 

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Man I'm glad I don't park on wood chips. I parked on a guys lawn the other day and it was soft and wet from a previous rain. I almost couldn't get it to move when I tried to roll it backwards for a few feet. These things don't look as heavy as they feel.
That's when you drop it into first and send it...
 

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These things don't look as heavy as they feel.
Where there's a will, there's a way:

A coupla months back, while I was on a work trip, I asked my neighbor to move my SCR into the alley by my place to spare me from getting a parking ticket on street cleaning day. He was the only neighbor that I knew had an "M" on his license, but it turns out it's an "M2," not an "M1," meaning he's really just licensed for scooters and the like...

Long story short, it took my neighbor (and two of his friends) a little over an hour to move the bike through the gate, around a narrow bend, and into the alley... but the poor fools walked it in there face first, and there's a ~1 inch drop just after the gate......

Fortunately it took me less than half an hour to walk it out in reverse, up that 1 inch step. SMH

I've got another trip coming up soon; I won't forget to do it myself beforehand this time. I should ask wifey to shoot a video of the process to have on hand in case I forget on some other occasion... and to tease the neighbor.

/storytime over
 

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Home Depot sourced pavers work great at straightening up the bike at the house. Out and about, it's luck f the draw I can find an appropriate slope to offset the lean.
Not that it bothers me. I rode a pair of GL1800s over a six year period. =)
Wow! Now THAT is bowlegged, able to ride 2 GL 1800s at the same time!😁😂🤣 AND for 6 years?!
 

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Wow! Now THAT is bowlegged, able to ride 2 GL 1800s at the same time!😁😂🤣 AND for 6 years?!
I shoulda said "in sequence", huh? LOL

Unrelated aside:
When I bought the second GL1800, I thought it'd be a different red than my 06' 919 because they had different paint codes. Well...… when I got the Wing home, I parked it next to the "little" bike and they were identical! I even pulled a side panel off the new bike and held it next to the 919's gas tank. Yep. Same red. Geez.
 

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I have saddle bags because I need to carry a bunch of stuff to and from work. I also carry a 4"x4"x1" pice of wood to put under the kickstand when I park it at work. Otherwise, the kickstand sinks into the hot asphalt. When I bought the bike I asked for a center stand, but I was told it wasn't an option for this bike.
 

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It's the same kickstand as the bolt. The C-spec has the same problem. Moving the footpeg brackets rearward also moved them up slightly, and this difference is enough to cause the bike to lean over more. Instead of making a longer kickstand, the techs at yamaha just said "eh, good enough" and called it a day. Bike was built to a price point, and that was one of the corners cut.

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When I raised my suspension, I fixed the kickstand problem with a welder.

Charles.
Hey Charles, speaking of raised suspension, did you ever figure out if that was causing the belt to climb when you were slowing down? The clicking noise you had posted about? I have similar shocks on my wish list, but now I'm worried about belt travel.
 

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I haven't been able to replicate it since. It was a really hot day, and I had put about 230 miles on the bike before it started acting up. It made the noise consistently for the next 50 miles, until I got home. After it cooled down and I rode it again I haven't been able to get it to make the same noise one single time. The belt was quite warm at the time after all those miles without a break. I rode it a good 50 miles the other day and no problems the whole time. I rode it again today, just for a quick ride out to get gas, (because getting it during the day in central NC means a 30-car wait right now), and again no problems at all. So, not sure what that was about.


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I haven't been able to replicate it since. It was a really hot day, and I had put about 230 miles on the bike before it started acting up. It made the noise consistently for the next 50 miles, until I got home. After it cooled down and I rode it again I haven't been able to get it to make the same noise one single time. The belt was quite warm at the time after all those miles without a break. I rode it a good 50 miles the other day and no problems the whole time. I rode it again today, just for a quick ride out to get gas, (because getting it during the day in central NC means a 30-car wait right now), and again no problems at all. So, not sure what that was about.


Charles.
Nice, that's good to hear, my to do list remains that much longer. Good luck with the weather buddy, safety first and so forth.
 
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