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  • The motorcycle side stand supports the weight of the motorcycle while it's parked. Some motorcycles won't start unless the side stand is fully in the up position. Some will kill the engine if the rider takes the transmission out of neutral with the side stand down. Some motorcycles come with a centerstand as well.
  • Some motorcycles have very sensitive side stands that you have to make sure are down before you lean your bike onto them.
  • You have to be sure where you place the side stand. Soft or freshly prepared surfaces will cause the bike to tip over. You need to place a flat object under the side stand such as a board, flattened can, or metal or plastic plate.

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