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Using it in the city can be challenging if you're not always thinking ahead. Couple times now I've realised it 'aint so easy to manhandle this beast like I could with previous bikes(!) One incident was particularly embarrassing: I was lazy and parked nose-in on what I thought was a pretty gentle down slope. Came time to reverse out and I couldn't budge the big mama :eek: (I probably also have to remember I'm not 21 any more :|) I did find myself thinking today that maybe I would be happier just going back to something smaller. But nope, can't give this one up. Just gotta get smarter at riding it in tight places ;)
 

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I've been riding large bikes since I started riding so I guess I'm just used to it but I do understand about being sure to park with the nose downhill. Tall saddle and heavy bike make it hard to push around. It's easier to get off and lean it into your hip while you push or pull.
 
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Using it in the city can be challenging if you're not always thinking ahead. Couple times now I've realised it 'aint so easy to manhandle this beast like I could with previous bikes(!) One incident was particularly embarrassing: I was lazy and parked nose-in on what I thought was a pretty gentle down slope. Came time to reverse out and I couldn't budge the big mama :eek: (I probably also have to remember I'm not 21 any more :|) I did find myself thinking today that maybe I would be happier just going back to something smaller. But nope, can't give this one up. Just gotta get smarter at riding it in tight places ;)
It doesn't take long to remember to park the right way.
 

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Not if you have to reverse out (!)
I didn't think that reply thru well enough.

I like to either pull thru or back into my parking space in parking lots whether on the bike or auto. Much less risk to pull out of a space than back out. The lot at work slopes down as you ride in so I turn sharply in front of the space so I can back straight in to avoid dealing with the slope.

I always park it in gear so it can't roll off the side stand.. I also learned to squeeze the front brake as I get on or off the bike. That way if you lose your balance the bike won't move.
 
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