Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kingsman right now
Model: 84 GL1200A w/poorboy alt & 1997 1500SE Green
Center stand LOCK
Ten years ago my wife and i watched a smal girl climb onto a goldwing at a bike show and her older brother got behind the bike and was trying to push her while the bike was on the center stand.Well,he pushed alright! Enough to shove the bike forward and it fell over.THANK GOD, the third child had just walked away from the bike or he might have been pinned underneath it. Luckily nobody got hurt other than a freak out crowd viewing.
We were too far away to stop it from happening,and i told ALL the staff running the show,they need to tell the owners to at least,put the bikes in gear and/or chalk the rear tires.
At that point i started thinking.All HONDA would have to do is put a small cable pull lock/stop on the frame near the center stand to lock it from folding. I think it would be a great safety devise on ALL motorcyles with a center stand.
On a perfect planet....the parents would actually WATCH their children and maybe,MAYBE not let them climb on the bikes,but we all know how that goes too.
Just a thought.