Just saying hey
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Kilmarnock, Strathclyde, Scotland
I don't know where I'd grab it on the right, but I put my side stand on gravel , stepped off the bike to the left, with my left hand still on the left grip.
As I was about to release my grip, the bike rolled off the stand and by the time I realised this was happening, I could only tighten my grip and hope that I could hold on.
I managed to hold the bike up with one hand, with the pegs nearly on the gravel and very slowly move across until I got a grip under the side handle with my right hand, but it was one hell of a lift to right the bike. ( had to try and maintain the position while I bent my legs to get some power for the lift.. that was the most difficult bit)
If the handle had not been there, I would have lost it, because the grip on the rack was not enough.
If I can fit a grab handle on the right, I will do so. There is nothing else to take the strain unless you spread the load out with several people lifting.
I reckon that I must have been holding around 300lbs with one hand (had full tank and loaded topbox). I'm 6'1 and under 200lbs, and when I was 30 years younger would have had trouble with it.
If you ever see a K biker with one arm 6" longer than the other.... that'll be me most likely..lol..
Actually the dead weight almost put off buying a K!200RS, but I'm still glad that I did.
Last edited by McQuaterX; Sep 14th, 2007 at 7:50 am.