Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Central MA, USA
More times that not, I use the center stand. Makes the chain lube a lot easier too.
I used to think the side stand was too short, but all you need to do is park on a slight side slope and suddenly it isn't. Also allows room to fit a stand pad under the foot on soft pavement or dirt.
I almost always get off the bike to the right and climb on from the left. No idea why, it's just what I've done. Second nature now. Not going to change after more than 10 years.
The rear brake modification was the best one. Coming from scooters, it make sense, but even after riding for a couple months (backorder on parts) I never got used to the pedal. I can hop onto most bikes and have no issues riding 'standard' controls, but something about having my brakes at hand just feels more natural. Maybe it's because I've been an avid cyclist for years and got used to that.
But you know, the best part is that you can have it the way you want it.
2015 NM4. took delivery on Sept 13, 2014
Mods: homemade bracket for topcase, modified NC700S center stand, rear brake at left hand using Silver Wing master cylinder, Amps Rugged Mount 12v GPS charger/mount, USB power at handlebars, Hot Grips heated grips, Clearwater Glenda LED driving lights, SAE power port, Mo-Door hidden garage opener, Custom seat foam and gel pad with hot weather top pad.