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Managed to get a few miles on the bike today, despite the bad weather. Coming off the 848 onto the 899, the bike feels fantastic, although one thing is pissing me off.

Everytime I pulled in for a break / fuel, I sat for ages fiddling with my boot trying to put down the side stand. Got to the stage where I just couldn't catch it with my boot so had to reach down each time with my hand.

Anyone else feel it's really award to put down?


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Not sure if it's a combination of the heel guard on my sidi boots and the stand being located quite close to the underside of the foot peg.

I wondering if a new set of rear sets would help / make access easier?


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Managed to get a few miles on the bike today, despite the bad weather. Coming off the 848 onto the 899, the bike feels fantastic, although one thing is pissing me off.

Everytime I pulled in for a break / fuel, I sat for ages fiddling with my boot trying to put down the side stand. Got to the stage where I just couldn't catch it with my boot so had to reach down each time with my hand.

Anyone else feel it's really award to put down?


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What boots are you wearing? I have Sidi boots and if I try putting my kickstand down using the backside of my boot, forget it! I'll never catch it so I learn to use the front part of my boot and swing behind the rearset to push the kickstand down from the tip
 

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I have a pair of Alpinestars boots and yeah, it's much harder to reach than the 848 was. I have to look down and aim my heel to grab it just right. It's like the end if a little bit further back than on the 848.

I must have looked like a total n00b squid first time I stopped at gas station on my way home from the dealer the first time :D
 

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I have a pair of Alpinestars boots and yeah, it's much harder to reach than the 848 was. I have to look down and aim my heel to grab it just right. It's like the end if a little bit further back than on the 848.

I must have looked like a total n00b squid first time I stopped at gas station on my way home from the dealer the first time :D
Oh man! Tell me about it! First couple times I had trouble putting the kickstand down! Looked and felt like a total noob!
 

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Struggled at first but seem to of got the hang of it now, still have to look down though- not the easiest stand!
 

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I've got sidi's too, and the heel plate is pretty thick so gonna have to learn the toe method!

Pulled up at a garage today with a nice looking young lady in a Porsche 911 beside me. Could see she was admiring the bike, but I did look abit of a knob reaching down with my hand to pull out the side stand - slightly embarrassing! Lol


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I ride in these;



and had that problem when i installed the Rizoma rearsets in their lowest position with my Alpinestars SuperTech R. I have since raised the rearsets to their highest position (not much adjustability with the rizomas) and no longer have a problem using my heel to get the kickstand down without pegs that fold up.
 
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I have Sidi too and the round heel pretty much made it impossible for me to get the kick stand down. It so happens that it was time to get new boots so I tried out Dainese - no problems at all. It came down to not having the rounded "bubble" heel (of the Sidi).
 

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I just lean the bike over to the right a bit. Makes it much easier to get your heel or toe on it.

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I ride in these;



and had that problem when i installed the Rizoma rearsets in their lowest position with my Alpinestars SuperTech R. I have since raised the rearsets to their highest position (not much adjustability with the rizomas) and no longer have a problem using my heel to get the kickstand down without pegs that fold up.
Best boots on the market, had a pair from 2008 until the end of last year, been riding in my Astars vortex over winter and soon be picking up a new pair of Supertech R's, only thing I'm pissed off about is they no longer do the colour I had and would have again, the black with red.....
 
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