This is how me and the wife do it, although there are time that i get on first, either method works it's a question of your legs or the kick standWell I must trust the side stand. Wife gets on first, and from the left side, just like getting on a horse. Then I get on.All the while the bike is on it's stand. Then I say giddy -UP and away we go!!!!
About four months to wait to do it again!! As I look out side and we are getting snow again up here in Wisconsin. WA9FWT Phil
Merry Christmas to all...
Owning Harleys for so long, and as far as they lean over on the stand, the wife could not get on first. So we got in the habit of her getting on last.I only know what works for me...I get on first and raise the side stand, then I scoot forward and while standing I straddle the lower part of the false tank and lock my knees in preparation for the passenger. The passenger (98% of the time it is the wife) moves the backrest to its forward position and steps up on the passenger board then swings her leg over and sits down while pulling the back rest back to the up position. I wait for her to settle in and get adjusted then I sit in my seat and ask if she's ready to go. And away we go!