In keeping with the quality if recent threads on NR, I would NOT be interested in hearing how you guys use your side stand. I mean, do you turn the bike off and then put your side stand down or is it side stand first? And for instance, Do you use it every time you get off your bike, I wonder? Do you prefer to ride with it down all the time, so if you need to stop it already there waiting, or do you prefer to deploy it only when you' ve stopped. Personally, I hate the danged things....to dangerous for me! Riders have so many falls because their side stand failed in some way (sank into the ground while washing the bike, for instance) Crash Statistics prove that the side stand is one of the most dangerous features on bikes, way ahead of poorly adjusted headlights and blinkers that won't turn off. It's time the government stepped in, and regulated it's use. To help reduce the number of side stand accidents, and subsequent TAC claims. Insurance companies agree, that side stand crashes are driving up premiums and would like to see them (side stands) removed from all bikes!