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View Poll Results: When you park your bike, do you leave it in gear?
Leave it in neutral 179 33.21%
Leave it in gear 271 50.28%
It varies (please comment) 89 16.51%
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I agree with everything you said. BMW stands are terrible too, or at least they were.
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...Your Sporty leave it in gear?

On my trip south a few weeks ago I pulled into a rest area, put the jiffy stand down, started to walk away and I saw the bike starting to roll a bit. The parking area was flat as could be but for some reason the bike started to move. I caught it just in time before she started to roll to the point of falling over. I know I kicked it down all the way before I got off!! So now whenever I park my Sporty I put the jiffy stand down and put it in gear. When I come back to the bike and start it up I pull in the clutch.
Common sense tells me to leave it in gear. No one told me to do so.
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On the level, usually in neutral but if i park on a slope it's always front end higher and then leave it in gear. Back in neutral to start to ease the starting load.
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