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View Poll Results: When you park your bike, do you leave it in gear?
Leave it in neutral 180 33.27%
Leave it in gear 271 50.09%
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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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I'm curious as to why so many of you leave your bikes in neutral while parked?

Please tell me it's not because you can't remember to put it in neutral before cranking to leave.
Because Harley stands lock when down, so the bike can't roll off the stand anyway.
My Honda Transalp on the other hand will roll off easily, so I park that in gear.
Never had a problem remembering which I'm riding,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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I usually park in Neutral. If I'm on a hill, I'll leave the bike in first gear.
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