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Old 03-22-2014, 09:52 PM
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I do this everyday because I have a small driveway and I don't want to make a 10 point turn on gravel to get my bike out. There's a small paved place I can spin it on though. Any reason not to do this?

For those of you who don't know what this is: You grab one rear passenger peg and one handlebar and balance the bike on it's kickstand "wheels off the ground" and spin it 180 degrees.

It doesn't seem to be doing any damage that I can see, just seeing what you guys do.
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:18 AM
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One time I left my bike in gear, at the same time my neutral override switch wasn't functioning. When I hit the start button, it spun around on the kickstand. That sure woke me up! Lol
 
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Chad Brenno View Post
One time I left my bike in gear, at the same time my neutral override switch wasn't functioning. When I hit the start button, it spun around on the kickstand. That sure woke me up! Lol
Lol, how did your switch go out?
 
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I do this too when I take my bike out of the backyard everyday and when i leave from work. I feel like it might do some damage tk my tire but can anyone tell methe same?
 
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by xchuckkks View Post
I do this too when I take my bike out of the backyard everyday and when i leave from work. I feel like it might do some damage tk my tire but can anyone tell methe same?
why would it hurt your tire??
 
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Originally Posted by theadamie View Post
why would it hurt your tire??
Because when I let it down, it drags my tire sometime when its still spinning. As in it may cause ripples into the tire?
 
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by xchuckkks View Post
Because when I let it down, it drags my tire sometime when its still spinning. As in it may cause ripples into the tire?
I really doubt that's enough force to damage the tire but let's see what other people say.

To clarify are you talking about the actual main rubber part of the tire or where the tire contacts the rim?
 
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Haha too funny that you mention that I thought I was the only one. I do it in a tool shed with side doors to avoid a 50 point turn!
The only thing I'm concerned about is warping the kick stand but it seems stout and I'm not too worried. I dont see it being too damaging just go slow is my only advice haha
I'm having a hard time imagining xchuckkks problem so no input :/ sorry
 
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:31 AM
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If I were forced to make a 20pnt turn or whatever on a daily basis, I might consider it. That said, I'd be awfully Leary about putting that much stress on an aluminum frame at an angle it was never designed for. Plus, I can only imangine the nightmare pain in the *** of snapping off or otherwise damaging those flimsy aluminum side-stand mounting points

 

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Old 03-25-2014, 09:48 AM
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I do it on a daily basis with multiple bikes. It's not going to hurt anything.
 

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