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    Quote Originally Posted by Splat View Post
    Yes, but:
    1. Your Honda is special
    Of course it is. It's mine.
    2. You're OK as long as you don't have an accident investigator looking at your Guzzi (best keep it that way)
    But, but, but they all do that, mister.

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    There's probably several aspects to it.

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    You seem to be implying that the tourer is more robust (as well as bigger), but I'm still not sure whether you're actually saying that. Presumably heavier tends to mean more robust if the same materials are used, but if lighter materials are used (eg aluminium instead of steel) it's not so clear cut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootabout View Post
    You seem to be implying that the tourer is more robust (as well as bigger), but I'm still not sure whether you're actually saying that. Presumably heavier tends to mean more robust if the same materials are used, but if lighter materials are used (eg aluminium instead of steel) it's not so clear cut?
    I think Horse was pointing out that the more recent model is significantly lighter, showing that manufacturers ARE indeed working on making tourers lighter.

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    Never mind damaging the bike. It would be my back I'd be worried about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imindoors View Post
    Never mind damaging the bike. It would be my back I'd be worried about.

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    Used the same method on my bikes 4 the last 10 yrs .Apart from extra loctite on the side stand bolts.Never had an issue with it.

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    Or folk who tried it on a ducati where the stand is fixed to a cast part of the engine
    And Triumphs IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veggie Dave View Post
    And Triumphs IIRC.
    And KTM's IIRC (though I still use this technique to get out the garden on the 990)

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    For bikes with center stands there is always the Lazy Susan, bolt this to a couple of bits of plywood, park bike on it and away you go, bike turning made easy:

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    Holy thread revival. Having had numerous bikes since this post and due to the shape of my Garden I made a turntable to spin the bikes on. 450KG load rated Lazy Susan of Ebay for 12 a bit of steel plate on top with some Tek screws. Drop the centre stand onto the plate and spin the bike. Beancounter likes it as he can spin his GS and Caponard on it and saves him doing 5 different manoeuvres to get his bikes out of the Garden
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    Well I no longer do it with my Tuono having bent the stand a combination of turning on the stand, been ratched down too much on the ferry and just resting on it day today put enough of a bend (not much) to make leaving it on the side stand was a bit dodgy. Mates wouldn't park next to me especially when I had luggage on. I now have a Honda CBR900 stand. fits straight on and props the bike at a much nicer angle. Only spun it round once with the Honda stand just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuzziPaul View Post
    Well I no longer do it with my Tuono having bent the stand a combination of turning on the stand, been ratched down too much on the ferry and just resting on it day today put enough of a bend (not much) to make leaving it on the side stand was a bit dodgy. Mates wouldn't park next to me especially when I had luggage on. I now have a Honda CBR900 stand. fits straight on and props the bike at a much nicer angle. Only spun it round once with the Honda stand just in case.
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    I need to buy a dolly to do this in the garage. Keep forgetting.

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    That would be bloody handy for the garage. I always ride straight in, so being able to turn it would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    I need to buy a dolly
    And a footpump? Fnarr!

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