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Which chaps are you talking about there?  ðŸ˜
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CHF10

Cloud wrote:
a good cowboy always mounts his horse from the right.. 

Why?

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Croc
It's funny, I always thought you got on a horse from the LEFT side.

I usually get on a bike from the left.  Easier to "throw the leg over" & (as most of my bikes have had pipes on the right side) not as likely
to burn a leg if the bike is still hot.  Just a question of bike/rider dynamics.  I also figure it is easier to push the bike into ride position rather
than lift it (once you have "assumed the position" so to speak).

Still, as with all bike riding, I reckon it is up to the individual.  Who is to say what is the "correct" way?  (apart from the esteemed Dr, that is!)
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stevenlb21
Sorry the little darling just called me an idiot, it's the left side you mount a horse from, apparently it was me that argued about getting on from the right side.

She said horses are commonly trained to be mounted from the left and some will even cow kick you if you attempt to mount them from the right, my response to her was "Whatever".

Looks like the spare room again for me tonight. 
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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CHF10
What do the mares do when the stallions are siring them, mounting from behind?
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V-Twin
stevenlb21 wrote:
Sorry the little darling just called me an idiot, it's the left side you mount a horse...
😆😄😜 So... before we can continue this discussion, we should all be able to tell our 'left' from our 'right'?  😝
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
V-Twin wrote:
😆😄😜 So... before we can continue this discussion, we should all be able to tell our 'left' from our 'right'?  😝
hmmm, confucius say "he who lives in glass house should not throw stones". 

And certainly make sure you don't come up from the rear it seems.
Ulysses #30673
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Highett Victoria Australia
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CHF10

crash wrote:
hmmm, confucius say "he who lives in glass house should not throw stones". 
...and should shower in basement!

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stevenlb21
She is the horse person, so if she said, she said left, who am I to say otherwise  besides she scares me.
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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crash
CHF10 wrote:
...and should shower in basement!
without chaps 😃
Ulysses #30673
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Highett Victoria Australia
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crash
stevenlb21 wrote:
She is the horse person, so if she said, she said left, who am I to say otherwise  besides she scares me.
Good to see you know your place 😋
It's ok, we are all feeling your pain 😰
Ulysses #30673
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
hmmm, confucius say "he who lives in glass house should not throw stones".
CHF10 wrote:
...and should shower in basement!
What sort of forum is this??? 😬😖 ...and some people wonder why I can't keep up with all the conversations!? 🙄😄
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Dr.Shifty
V-Twin wrote:
😆😄😜 So... before we can continue this discussion, we should all be able to tell our 'left' from our 'right'?  😝
My bike socks have L and R on them so I can tell which is which. Trouble is, I have to take my boots off to see what side of the bike I'm on.
Cheers, Kim.

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crash
Dr.Shifty wrote:
My bike socks have L and R on them so I can tell which is which. Trouble is, I have to take my boots off to see what side of the bike I'm on.
I have the same socks - well, no, not exactly the same, but mine have "left" and "right" on them.  If I put them on the wrong feet I am going in circles all day - god help me if I have two lefts or two rights, dunno what to do then.

I can see how having to take the boots off would be problematic
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crash
Some would say that your watch is on your left hand - and that is normally pretty sound advice except I don't have a watch 🙁
Maybe one day I will get an indian one 😃
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twodogs
I’ve always referred to it as “near side” or “off side” same as a car
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Cloud
Chf10, to see how many bites I get, ILMFAO
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with a few modest mods
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Croc
near side/off side?  I only hear that in codes of football.  Hm, you don't play car soccer/rugby do you??
(only ever saw that done on "top gear"... hey, you're not "the STIG" are you????)
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Daggers
I mount from the lower left hand side of the bike when it is leaning to that side on the stand. I think the trick is more how you pick the bike up from there to the upright position without the bike weight being an issue, and for that you definitely need to turn the handlebars all the way to the right before trying to lean the bike over to the upright.
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