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Old 01-01-2009, 08:14 AM   #21
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those goofy bastards also drive on the wrong side too, it doesn't make them right!


ok so do the short little fukkers that design and manufacture the bikes that we on here ride with the chain on the left.

ok so if you really want to know why here it is

when the idea of a motorized cycle came up in the mind of some dood he used a bicycle and bicycles having the chain on the right with a big assed sprocket in the way put the kickstand on the left, so as he used a bicycle as his beginning base they also put the motor drive chain on the left because they still had to pedal the now motorized bicycle to start it and yes actually that is the true reason and it has nothing to do with horses or balance or anything else it was an entirely practical matter of design logistics
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:45 AM   #22
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Id rather have it on the side of the shifter not the rear brake so I can shift after putting the kickstand up and not have to wobble the bike to and fro.
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[QUOTE=JP171;1672356]

ok so do the short little fukkers that design and manufacture the bikes that we on here ride with the chain on the left.

ok so if you really want to know why here it is

when the idea of a motorized cycle came up in the mind of some dood he used a bicycle and bicycles having the chain on the right with a big assed sprocket in the way put the kickstand on the left, so as he used a bicycle as his beginning base they also put the motor drive chain on the left because they still had to pedal the now motorized bicycle to start it and yes actually that is the true reason and it has nothing to do with horses or balance or anything else it was an entirely practical matter of design logistics[/Q

that does sound to be true! thanks for sharing your knowledge!
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HMM questions that make you say Hmmm.
I do not know the answer , I like the right hand dominant and horse related input.

Before they had ignition cut offs linked to the kick stand,
I read an article (1970's) regarding the Japanese being relatively short yet prodoucing relatively tall bikes KZ900. How did the Japanese motorcycle cops stop at red lights when it was difficult for there feet to reach the ground.
They put the kick stand down.

Seems it would be best to have the Kick Stand Opposite the rear break lever
for quickest stop and go or dismount. especially if one has a bike with a inseam larger than their own.

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I would like to see the option of bikes with steering locks being able to lock the wheel pointing away from the kick stand.
This lessens weight on the stand on soft surfaces.

Ok heavy wind might blow it over, but the option would be nice.
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Id rather have it on the side of the shifter not the rear brake so I can shift after putting the kickstand up and not have to wobble the bike to and fro.
i think that is why they do it. for eas of operation. smooth controls.
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that is the true reason I saw it on the discovery or history channel a while back the history of motorcycles and thats why they say it was done that way, british bikes used a motor mounted on the tire not on the frame so no need for an opposing drive chain
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:30 PM   #27
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I dont use my kick stand my bike doesnt need it, its perfectly balanced.
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