Better than having too long a kickstand, and it’s always at risk of toppling over, I say.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
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.Better than having too long a kickstand, and it’s always at risk of toppling over, I say.
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.Fortunately, at home my bike is parked on wood chips..........
That's when you drop it into first and send it...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.
Where there's a will, there's a way:These things don't look as heavy as they feel.
Wow! Now THAT is bowlegged, able to ride 2 GL 1800s at the same time!😁😂🤣 AND for 6 years?!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. =)
I shoulda said "in sequence", huh? LOLWow! Now THAT is bowlegged, able to ride 2 GL 1800s at the same time!😁😂🤣 AND for 6 years?!
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.When I raised my suspension, I fixed the kickstand problem with a welder.
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.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.