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post #1 of 4 Old Dec 3rd, 2007, 4:36 pm Thread Starter
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WOW! Can't believe how much better my new 07LT handles than my 94 gw did! One thing I got to get used to is starting out in 1st gear. Seems as though the gw was geared lower. The heated grips have already came in handy and I love the center stand. However,the wife and I do have some praticing to do for mounting and dismounting while using the center stand. When using the center stand while we both are mounted,any tips for moving forward other than rocking forward? Can't wait till my next ride!
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post #2 of 4 Old Dec 3rd, 2007, 5:23 pm
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That's the only way down... Rock.

However, I rock the bike down BEFORE I let my bride on.. so if I drop it, she won't be on it...

She then steps on the rear floorboard on the left side of bike with her left foot, her hand on my shoulder to stabilize herself... then step up and kicks right foot over seat.

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post #3 of 4 Old Dec 3rd, 2007, 7:11 pm
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While on the centerstand my wife gets on first so she doesn't have to climb over me. When I'm on and ready to get underway I ask her if she is ready, if she says yes I put the bike in first and ride off the stand. Been doing it for a year on our 06. Give it a try.

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post #4 of 4 Old Dec 3rd, 2007, 8:18 pm
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We all have different routines depending upon preference,
physical strength and body size or even experience,

this is what I do:
With the bike on the centerstand I put the side stand down then take the bike of the centerstand,
(some prefer to put the bike in gear so it only rolls forward a couple inches.)
I just grab the front brake, put the bike on the side stand and mount the bike,
my wife doesn't get on until I give her a verbal ok, she then puts her foot on the footboard and hand on the luggage rack and "slides in behind me.
Another verbal ok to confirm the intercom is working and we're off.

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