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Old 5th August 2012
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Since Oregon is pretty flat, I always leave it in neutral whenever I park. If I left it in gear, I know I would forget to pop it back in neutral before I turned the key, and I never turn the fuel off either. In an earlier thread I mentioned a reason why I leave the fuel on; years ago I had a honda VT500 Ascot and I would forget to turn the fuel on and I could go about a mile before it sputtered, not so with the Sporty, as soon as I would fire it up and let it warm a bit, and ride away, It would go about ten feet n die!! But, no, I leave the Sporty in neutral with gas on.
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er.....I meant Portland, well, in SE Portland it is pretty flat in some places, i.e., my driveway!!
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I park in gear almost every time
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Never had issue with Sportster but I got in the habit of parking in gear from big twins. Shut the motor down, once it stops I let the clutch out and let it roll till compression stops it then I put it on the stand... On my big twins from years passed if you didn't do this you'd end up eventually shearing the stand stop and it would hit the ground in good time...so I still do the same on Sportster

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WHY? Only unless the sporty is parked on a grade..then it's always in neutral cause of the locking kickstand on H-D models..
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Never had issue with Sportster but I got in the habit of parking in gear from big twins. Shut the motor down, once it stops I let the clutch out and let it roll till compression stops it then I put it on the stand... On my big twins from years passed if you didn't do this you'd end up eventually shearing the stand stop and it would hit the ground in good time...so I still do the same on Sportster

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dumbest thing ever... do you park your car in N? unless it is parked running it is parked in gear
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WHY? Only unless the sporty is parked on a grade..then it's always in neutral cause of the locking kickstand on H-D models..
Like I said, never had a issue with xl's, BUT have owned plenty of others that sheared safety stops or broke stand pins. If its parked on a grade or flat ground alike, if someone bumps it or the grade stresses the safety or pin they break and the stand will not hold it up its just a personal observation and choice... Buell had these issues to

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Like I said, never had a issue with xl's, BUT have owned plenty of others that sheared safety stops or broke stand pins. If its parked on a grade or flat ground alike, if someone bumps it or the grade stresses the safety or pin they break and the stand will not hold it up its just a personal observation and choice... Buell had these issues to.

Just cause the safety is there doesn't mean it can't fail... Also its designed to keep the stand down as you rest it down on it...its not a parking brake

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WHY? Only unless the sporty is parked on a grade..then it's always in neutral cause of the locking kickstand on H-D models..
Ain┤t no locking kick-stand on 4-speeds Evos, still I allways park in neutral exept for on ferrys or pointing down hill.
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