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Alright guys, question! what position is best to leave your bike in while away for a day, week, month, year? What are the pros and cons for the kickstand, rigged straight up, on the back stand only, or front / back stand?
 

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IMO...if you are going to leave it for a while....stands front and rear to avoid flat spots on the tires
 

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Will it hurt the bike to leave it on a stand for an extended period?
 

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I generally just lay it down on it's side. It spends so much time on it's side anyway that it feels natural. :violent1:

~Crash
 

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KarmaPunk said:
Will it hurt the bike to leave it on a stand for an extended period?
nope....why would it??
 

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When I'm not riding I always put it on the rear stand (I have two smallish kids that like to get into stuff ;) ) at least for security's sake. If it's more than a week I'll put the front tire on a piece of cardboard as well. This has always worked for me with all my bikes. Maybe one day I'll find a front stand that won't take up so much real estate in my garage.
 

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yea...those front stands really stick out don't...think someone would invented a new way to do that
 

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If it's gonna sit for a long time, its best to have both ends on stands. Keep the tires off of the floor to avoid flat spots. Don't store your bike on carpet either, carpet sucks the oils out of rubber. If you don't have stands, go out and roll it a little once a week or so to keep the tire from developing flat spots.
 

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KarmaPunk said:
Alright guys, question! what position is best to leave your bike in while away for a day, week, month, year? What are the pros and cons for the kickstand, rigged straight up, on the back stand only, or front / back stand?
where ya goin'?

IMO giving it to a riding buddy is best...fire her up ride her around the block...a sitting motorcycle is an atrocity! :horse:
 

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to me.. it all depends on the length that it will sit.....a week or two wont hurt anything.....a month or so, i would be ok with it on its sidestand. as long as it gets moved/started every now and again, to keep the battery charged. for more than a few months....it should be on a stand/stands and take out the fuel or add stabilizer and remove the plugs and drop a few drops of oil into the cylinders and turn over the motor without the plugs installed.....to coat the piston chambers to prevent rust/acid oxidization. that would be my recommendation....
 

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DirtMcGirt said:
where ya goin'?

IMO giving it to a riding buddy is best...fire her up ride her around the block...a sitting motorcycle is an atrocity! :horse:
HA! I was cleaning my brake pads and ran out of brake cleaner so I left it in my parents garage on the rear stand. I haven't been able to get back there to finish for 2 weeks and it got me to thinking about how long it could stay on the stand.
 
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