- Jun 5, 2006
BMW instructors taught me this exact thing at rider training.Put your bike on its side stand with the bars to the left and try pushing forwards. The stand stops it from moving. You won't get anywhere.
Now try with the bars to the right and push forwards again. The stand starts folding back as the bike moves forwards, eventually dumping the bike if you weren't there to hold it.
If you prefer climbing on with the handlebars to the right, then just turn them before you mount.