Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newark, DE, USA
Hey, I like the extreme side stand lean Ocelot has. I have an R1200CLC, Annie, which leans just right on a level surface, but you can't park Annie at all on any kind of crowned road surface. The least bit of slope, she's going over. So I am glad to have Ocelot lean way over. When I park beside the gutter, it all works out just right. Even with an inch shorter shock, she still leans about correct.
As for manual, I got hold of a Clymer when I was bringing Ocelot back from the grave. Was not impressed. Downloaded a PDF Haynes. Less impressed. The one thing Clymer has going for it, it's thicker. So if you slap it down before you park your bike, the Clymer will take up more side stand lean. Other than that, lots of bogus stuff.
But that's common. These manuals often have seven steps where three will do, and two special BMW tools when a scrap of wood will do the trick.
Man, you gotta love these bricks for easy to work on, though.
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