Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehighton, Pa, USA
Re: How Far Will She Lean???
I took for granted how much better than the RT, the LT side stand was when we got the bike. I usually had my pillion mount first, then myself. Had no problems doing that on the HD.
I got into trouble one day on a slight incline at the house, which I was barely able to right the bike after she got on. My, that was painful....
Had one other trip where four of us stopped to eat. The parking area was stoned and on a steep incline. All the bikes looked fine on the side stands, except the LT. They all got back on without any issue, except me. One was a Road King, one GW and another smaller Honda.
That was the second worst experience I have had trying to get the bike back up, just behind dropping the RT in the dealers lot when we bought it.
Since then, I carry three thicknesses of spacers when I park on any incline, grass or hot macadam. The largest is a 2"x4" piece of wood. Any worse than that, I need to go somewhere else.