Field Experience with Motorcycle Sidestand Accidents 852236
The motorcycle sidestand is a nearly universal method of allowing a motorcycle rider to park his vehicle unattended easily. If this stand is in the “park” position while the motorcycle is ridden through a left turn, a serious safety hazard exists. This paper presents observations made during the investigation of several motorcycle accidents attributable to the sidestand, over a five year period.
Robin T. Harrison
Murphy & Harrison, Inc. Claremont, CA
3rd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering (1985)
Motor Vehicle Technology-Mobility for Prosperity-P-169