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View Poll Results: Are you a Left-mounter or Right-mounter?
Left Mount 18 90.00%
Right Mount 2 10.00%
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post #21 of 36 Old 06-24-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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Left side, always....
I have a Clint Eastwood style revolver that I have never fired much less packed. NC is an open carry state, so I could but we need a permit for concealed carry and I do not have one..

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They're not tough to acquire as long as you can pass the background checks. I renewed mine not too long ago, one of the gun stores was offering a free CCW class during the slow season (what passes for "winter" out here) and I shot 358/360 with my self loader and 357/360 with my snub nose revolver using their cheap Chinese ghetto ammo they were so desperate to get rid of (hence the free classes ).
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Depends on the bike and where I'm at. usually left side, but sometimes, its just easier to mount/dismount on the right.


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I never even noticed anyone mount from the right, and certainly never considered it.

I think it would be like me trying to mount one of my horses from the right. It wouldn't end well.
i used to do that all the time. Snotzy (real name Poco Del Dan) didn't much care for it. After a few months, he gave up caring and just accepted that I did things a little different than he previous owner. Well....that and the grapes. He loved grapes.


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. My hips and knees don't bend like that anymore
Mine are getting old as well. If one of my bikes is loaded to the gills, I'll put my foot up on the seat (either right or left) and the other foot does a kind of heel/toe pivot towards the bike. Works quite well and keeps me from attempting an 8' high round house kick to get my leg up on the bike. b


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Always left here too....I feel it's the most natural as the bike seat is leaned to the left when parked on the kickstand. However, I was a horseback rider for years, and you are taught to always mount on the left. It just makes sense to me I guess.


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Well since we don't wear cavalry swords strapped to our left hip, its not an issue to throw the sword-free leg over our mount...
and hate me if you want, but a little google search says it's orthopedically better for you and your mount to use both sides....hmm

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Interesting. It actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it....getting used to both sides, especially on a bike with such a low seat like the rebel. I guess we tend to be creatures of habit in small ways like this
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Left side mount/dismount. Firearm isn't an issue, as I carry slightly behind my right hip (4:30-ish).

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It's actually pretty difficult to get a restricted weapon here, although the easiest way would be to smuggle one in from the US where they are easy to come by illegally. The fact is that if more guns kept people safe, the US would be the safest place in the world, although the evidence seems to indicate otherwise. I think criminals and even police are much quicker to shoot first when in doubt if they see a gun on a citizen or reasonably expect others to be armed. There's lots of evidence for that too. Then there's all the self defence weapons that end up shooting someone's kid or another family member.
Recent statistics show roughly 33,000 gun deaths per year in the U.S. Take away 2/3 of that for suicides, and the VAST majority of the remainder is the result of gang violence. Get rid of that, and the "gun violence" problem in the U.S. is virtually non-existent.

There are more guns than people in the U.S., including over 100 million LEGAL gun owners. WE are not the problem, and neither are our guns. And for what it's worth, even on a low-side estimate (based strictly on those which are reported), there are over 55,000 DEFENSIVE gun uses each year. That's over 150 times per day that a would-be victim successfully defends themselves with a firearm. What would all these statistics look like if we (law-abiding gun owners) were not allowed to own firearms?

We have an entirely different criminal element here in the U.S., as opposed to the other "developed" countries which left-leaning politicians love to point to when comparing gun violence, and that's exactly the reason we continue to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights.
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Well since we don't wear cavalry swords strapped to our left hip, its not an issue to throw the sword-free leg over our mount...
and hate me if you want, but a little google search says it's orthopedically better for you and your mount to use both sides....hmm
I'd suggest it's good practice (less likely to cause problems) to do many routine tasks the same way every time, and I'm not buying the idea that there's any detectable orthopedic effect from mounting your motorcycle from the left every time.

As a practical matter it's easy to mount a Rebel from either side because its a small low bike. To mount a large bike like the R1200GS for example, with one foot remaining on the ground the whole time is actually challenging for 6 footer from the left side. It is not possible from the right side. It is clearly good business to have one foot planted on the ground until you are seated on the bike, and can take its weight off the stand. Mounting by stepping up on the right peg introduces a number of variables that can lead to a tipover if you make a mistake. As I noted earlier, there are times when accepting the risk of mounting from the right might make sense, but as a normal practice, mounting from the left is the easiest and safest habit to develop.
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