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Bonestock3
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Backing up my Wing...

Postby Bonestock3 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:37 pm



Hello I am Bonestock from the Bronx, NY and I recently snagged a '79 K3 for dirty cheap @ &725. Rode er for 116 miles home and have been adjusting just fine maneuvering her around the city but the task of backing her up shys me out. I was emboldened to ask by a DIY i saw on getting these beasts on the stand if there are any tricks or trips to backing them up easier??



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eklimek
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Re: Backing up my Wing...

Postby eklimek » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:34 pm

Until you get the hang of it, leave the side stand down push from the left. Let the stand brush the road until you have the feel of it. Sitting on it pushing back is awkward and near impossible with a slight incline. Or have I misunderstood your question?

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Re: Backing up my Wing...

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:22 pm

If you're pushing backward up an incline...well, get to the gym first, or get some help. :) You'll learn to always identify sloped parking areas so to make sure you park facing uphill.

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Re: Backing up my Wing...

Postby seelyark1 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:43 am

One day I pulled into a downhill parking spot. Left some room to start a turn to get out. Another driver pulled in right next to me so I couldn't move, I thing just to be a pia. :evil: So I just put it in reverse and backed out. Bet he was surprised to see me gone when he came back. :) Usually back into those spaces though.
Ride safe, and smart. Asphalt is like #1 grit sandpaper. Dave

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Re: Backing up my Wing...

Postby k1w1t1m » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:52 am

ALWAYS park facing uphill. If you're worried about it rolling, leave it in first gear.

Bonestock3
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Re: Backing up my Wing...

Postby Bonestock3 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:05 pm

eklimek wrote:Until you get the hang of it, leave the side stand down push from the left. Let the stand brush the road until you have the feel of it. Sitting on it pushing back is awkward and near impossible with a slight incline. Or have I misunderstood your question?

thanks for helpful replies haha ive already adapted to finding the easiest way in and out of spots, i will practice with the kickstand down. I think you understood me just fine very helpful guys thanks




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