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Old 05-10-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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Question How do you park?

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Being a total noob about owning a motorcycle , where/how do you park your motorcycle whenever you go out to places? (restaurants/stores etc...)
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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As close as I can to the door or where its highly visible
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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I will park on sidewalks unless there are other bikes around then I will park with them.

If I am forced to park on the blacktop I will look for poles, concrete or dumpters that I can park near so a cager will have more problems hiting me than anywhere else.
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YUP. same here. i will take up a sidewalk space as long as it isnt blocking anyone's path. (as close to a window as possible)

if in blacktop area , again, next to a pole or other highly immovable object.
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As close to the door as possible. That includes sidewalks if Im not in the way of anything.
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Awesome, thanks for the useful tips!
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Ever hear any complaints from the place?
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Also if you park on any grade try to park with the nose facing uphill, otherwise the stand can fold up and POOF your bike is on its side!
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Also if you park on any grade try to park with the nose facing uphill, otherwise the stand can fold up and POOF your bike is on its side!
if im on any type of slope i leave it in gear so less of a possibility for it to fold the kickstand
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I will park on a curb if there are no signs, there are bouncers/cops that are ok with it and it doesn't impede anyone from walking there nor handicap individuals.

Always park so you can get out; meaning dont park forward towards a curb that has a downgrade.... Park for accessability to leave.

And if parking downhill, dont just keep it in gear, roll it forward until it stops then drop the kickstand.
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As close as I can to the door or where its highly visible
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Awesome, thanks for the useful tips!
Had a rent a cop go off on me once. His partner was being extremely nice. I would have moved it for him and told him so. The other one was calling the cops so I told him to suck my left nut and went about my business at the bank.

When I came back out he was still diligently waiting the cops. This is when I told him he would catch more flies with honey. I got him on film when he got fed up that I was winning this battle and decided to kick my bike.

To say the least the dumbass does not work at that bank any longer.

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also if you do park in a vehicle spot in a full lot, don't pull all the way in. leave the tail of your bike in line with the other cars, so someone doesn't shoot in for what they think is an empty spot and nail your bike.
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Dont forget if its really hot and its assfault look for a can to step on and put under the stand to spread the load so the stand dont sink in and bike fall over, it happens
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I park in whatever parking space is avail. I back in and leave the bike even with the rear of a car if next to it so no one will think it's empty.

I am not speshul enough to think I rate parking on sidewalks and handicap spots; guess my parents raised me with manners or sumptin.
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I pull into a parking space, put my right foot down, turn the key to the off position. with the left foot I put the kickstand down. Then I slide my off...

Is there another way of doing it???
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Depends on where I am. At my gym I park on the sidewalk, under the awning, next to the window. At Walmart and grocery stores i usually try and park either next to the building or in the giant yellow marked areas at the end of the rows in the parking lots. If I am forced to park in a parking spot I try and make sure the bike is highly visible, I prefer to park in spots when I can get 2-3 bikes into one spot though.

I NEVER park in or around handicap zones, even if most handicaps I see around here are just fat people that are unable to move about cause they are so obese. Sometimes someone who has a real mobility problem needs the spots...
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