Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
You only need to be able to have one foot down comfortably and out a little to stabilize. If your foot is too close to the bike, it will tip over easy. Make sure you can get the kickstand up once you are on the bike. I sometime have a problem getting the kickstand up on the 310GS depending on the side slope of surface.
If you are short, keep the kickstand down when mount the bike and then put it up. It will stabilize bike while you are getting on. Even the Harley people do that. Don't listen to people who say no (they are usually tall or extremely flexible) I can't even get on GS without stand down and my foot on footpeg to mount as the back is higher.
Comment on video: What is diameter of that circle, looks real tight. Did training on a 30' circle for advanced rider class and had trouble with my twitchy RC390. I upgraded it with Exhaust, Power Commander 5, and Open Airbox so now it refuses to go really slow and steady. "I want to go fast" says chicken in Storks Movie
2018 BMW G310GS White
2017 Hyosung GD250R Black/Gray
2016 KTM RC390
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE (sold)
2008 Hyosung GT250R (crashed)
199x Kawasaki Ninja 250 (engine failure)