Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Skippack, PA, USA
Guidance: don't do it. Honest.
There's a trick to getting the bike on the stand. It's hard to explain, but it comes down to bringing the stand to the floor, getting the bike resting on both legs (v. important!!), and putting all your weight on the pedal sticking out. Have someone "spot" the bike from the far side until you have the process nailed.
As to scraping, that's a toughie. I get why it happens, and I'd sure try to avoid it (right turns only??? [/LOL]). Nothing like seeing the rear wheel lift as the bike pivots on the front wheel and floor board, stand pedal, etc. About all I can think of is getting it bent inwards more, if possible. Which means taking it off (watch the spring!!!), heating and bending, and refitting.
Do you have the Clymer shop manual? That should clarify things.
BTW, keeping the bike on the side stand has one problem. Oil gets into one or more cylinders, leaving an ugly blue cloud until it burns off. IMHO can't be good...
Not all who wander are lost. Which still leaves room for more than a few lost wanderers...
Red Flash - '03 K1200RS, lightly farkled