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Old 01-14-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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How to park a bike on a hill

So I'm still new to riding and parking is something that I always have problems with. If I'm not mistaken, when parking on the street you park 90 degrees to the curb with the back tire touching right? However what if you're parking downhill, if you do that and try to lean the bike over on its kickstand, it isnt very stable because the ground on the left is higher than the ground on the right. So how would you guys park when you're going downhill?
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: How to park a bike on a hill

turn that bitch around and park it so the back tire is facing downhill...
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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turn that bitch around and park it so the back tire is facing downhill...
Yea....I made the mistake of pulling into the curb at an angle with my front against it(aiming downhill of course) and had to have my buddy get off his bike and push me backwards....I felt like a huge squid....lesson learned
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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Re: How to park a bike on a hill

Put the bike in gear.....
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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Re: How to park a bike on a hill

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So I'm still new to riding and parking is something that I always have problems with. If I'm not mistaken, when parking on the street you park 90 degrees to the curb with the back tire touching right? However what if you're parking downhill, if you do that and try to lean the bike over on its kickstand, it isnt very stable because the ground on the left is higher than the ground on the right. So how would you guys park when you're going downhill?
Parking in general... IF I am parked on the side of a road I park at a 45˚ angle from the curb. That's just me.

If you're parking on a hill... you obviously want to make your bike as stable as possible. If you think the left side (kickstand side) of your bike is higher than the right with your back tire on the curb. Turn your bike around putting the front tire near the curb, and leave it in gear so it won't roll back into the street. I've never heard of any laws that say "you MUST have your back tire closer to the curb, and you MUST be parked perpendicular to the curb." I also don't know the laws where you live though.

That's just my opinion. Hope it helps.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:12 PM   #6
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Put the bike in gear.....
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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Re: How to park a bike on a hill

and if you are a noob at bikes.... DO NOT try to make a u turn on a downhill street, i managed to pull it off by counterweighting but i took the msf course like 50 times, and once with my own bike... I HIGHLY recommend that.... there is a advance course which you can take with your own bike i would suggest it. but regardless do not try to make a u turn on that bike facing a downhill.... my friend ate shyt doing so... it was hilarious cause he was on a busa.... but man was it funny!
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:51 PM   #8
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u flunked 49 times?
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #9
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no i kept taking it, i only took the advance course like twice, man i have a problem getting up in the morning, so i kept going to one day and missing the other... and if you miss the other day you can't just take the day you missed. you have to take it all over again... so thats my story... hahaha
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:03 PM   #10
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Re: How to park a bike on a hill

haha sounds expensive. as for the OP:

1. ride down hill
2. park at bottom
3. walk up hill
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