Author Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA  (Read 4455 times)

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  • Offline RenzoPT   us

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    Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    on: May 21, 2017, 01:48:53 am
    May 21, 2017, 01:48:53 am
    Hi everyone. Just picked up my new white Multistrada 950 about 2 weeks ago. I fall more in love with this bike every time I ride it. So I am 60 years old, pretty spry and flexible, but does anyone have any tips on an easy way to get your leg over that 33" seat height? I sort of stand to the low side while on the side stand and wing kick my leg over the seat. Not as easy to do with my Aerostitch 1-piece! 
    RenzoPT
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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 07:42:10 am
    May 21, 2017, 07:42:10 am
    Hi and Welcome RenzoPT
    Like you I'm in my sixtys and I use the footpegs to climb on to the bike while on the sidestand, your only putting a bit of weight on the pegs and stand for about 2 seconds surely it can't do any harm.
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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 08:40:08 am
    May 21, 2017, 08:40:08 am
    Welcome to the forum.. From another old bugger  :082: never have any problem getting my leg over  :745:
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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 08:10:11 pm
    May 22, 2017, 08:10:11 pm
    A word of caution when placing a lot of pressure on the sidestand. It bolts directly to the engine block, (no frame attachment). My service tech mentioned he has seen a Multi totaled because of a cracked block at that point. Certainly a concern during transport if you leave the sidestand down using tie-down straps.

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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 10:39:24 pm
    May 22, 2017, 10:39:24 pm
    *Originally Posted by RenzoPT [+]
    Hi everyone. Just picked up my new white Multistrada 950 about 2 weeks ago. I fall more in love with this bike every time I ride it. So I am 60 years old, pretty spry and flexible, but does anyone have any tips on an easy way to get your leg over that 33" seat height? I sort of stand to the low side while on the side stand and wing kick my leg over the seat. Not as easy to do with my Aerostitch 1-piece!
    Hi Renzo - I do know what you mean. It's all about the height of your knee when you do the wing kick. With panniers fitted I do find I need a bit more help which is why I've bought one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mini-2-Fold-Rebounder-Trampoline/dp/B01C77V818
    After a couple of unfortunate incidents I found the need for more insurance of my Crown Jewels so would also recommend one of these http://www.everlast.com/boxing/protective-gear/groin-protectors which is potentially a great look with the Aerostitch!  :156:
    Shame they don't do them in white  :745:

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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 08:59:46 am
    May 23, 2017, 08:59:46 am
    yes I know, I have to stand at the side and it is as if I am doing a bit of kick boxing to swing my leg over as well after which I  usually find myself out of breath. |This old age is no easy. 51
    "ye must be born again"

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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 11:28:07 am
    May 23, 2017, 11:28:07 am
    *Originally Posted by Darsey [+]
    yes I know, I have to stand at the side and it is as if I am doing a bit of kick boxing to swing my leg over as well after which I  usually find myself out of breath. |This old age is no easy. 51
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    51! your just a young pup  :047:
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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 12:12:37 pm
    May 23, 2017, 12:12:37 pm
    *Originally Posted by Murf46 [+]
    *Originally Posted by Darsey [+]
    yes I know, I have to stand at the side and it is as if I am doing a bit of kick boxing to swing my leg over as well after which I  usually find myself out of breath. |This old age is no easy. 51
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    51! your just a young pup  :047:

    Thanks Murph, I don't feel it although the bike keeps us all young. I am hoping to get out for a good run today
    "ye must be born again"

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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 06:46:59 pm
    May 23, 2017, 06:46:59 pm
    Darsey only 51, I get my government pension in October now that's old  :745:

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    Re: Hello from Port Townsend, WA USA
    Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 06:51:50 pm
    May 23, 2017, 06:51:50 pm
    Is thenozzle the oldest feck on the forum  :152: or is it me?  :174:
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