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Here is a question I found...

.....is there a certain angle to the curb i should be parking my bike if i park it on an inclined plane??? say like a hill on the streets of san francisco?? im kind of reluctanct to put the kick stand down cuz i think the bike might fall over because of the ground being at an incline

I would put rear wheel to the curb, bike about a 45 degree angle to the curb, side-stand pointed down hill, and bike pointed uphill. If you leave the bike pointed downhill, the bike could slide forward and cause the side-stand to fold up.

Also on blacktop, be sure to put something between your stand and the ground. A smashed pop can or something of that nature. Otherwise the stand coule sink into the tarmac an cause your bike to tip. Learned this the hard way. The blacktop gets soft in warm weather. Something to keep in mind especially while on a hill. Being on a hill will put a bit more weight on the stand than if on flat. :dthumb:
 

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This holds true even in slanted driveways and parking lots...

Always have the rear wheel facing the down, WITH THE BIKE IN GEAR!!! This is very important as well. Alot of people leave their bikes in nuetral!
 

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I agree with both of you.
 

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dont street bikes have a front brake lock ??? i know the dirtbikes do sometimes
 

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i try not to park my bike anywhere besides work and home. Suprisingly they made a concrete pad just for motorcycles to park at work!!! still cant believe it!!
 

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bulldogdefensivetacl said:
dont street bikes have a front brake lock ??? i know the dirtbikes do sometimes
No, they don't!
 

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Gas Man said:
No, they don't!
I have a 1978 Honda 750 Hondamatic I am trying to restore and it has a parking brake. There is a cable mounted on the handelbars that runs to the rear brake assembly. when you step on the pedal, push the cable and it locks the rear brake up and the wheel won't turn. They are very rare parts and I am buying all I can find, so if any of you come across a CB 750A let me know!
 

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Yeah, and Kats have center stands...what's your point!!??!! :D
 

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Find me Honda 750A parts for me to cannibalize for my bike!! I already have two spare trannys...but the parking brake assembly from the pedal back, is almost impossible to find! C'mon get out there, scour the countryside and be quick about it!!! :lol: I'm trying to get it ready for the Hoot at Knoxville!
 

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see some bikes have break locks and all should why not ??? they would be a great thing to have
 

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bulldogdefensivetacl said:
see some bikes have break locks and all should why not ??? they would be a great thing to have
It would just be extra weight on a Crotch Rocket!
 

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jeeps84 said:
It would just be extra weight on a Crotch Rocket!
i swear i can never win with you guys :nonod:
 

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well whatever you guys have no mercy :tt: :lol: jk
 

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pickle.of.doom said:
You could always put your steering lock on, then if it rolls away it will only go in circles :lol:
:withstupi :lol:
 

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yeah thats an option :leaving:
 

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HHmmmm..doing in circles..just dont leave the engine running! :lol:
 

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dont some bikes have like a automatic kick stand thing that comes up when the bike gets upright?????? i could swear my uncle said that about his 916
 
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