fat guys beware!!
just a word of caution when mounting your bike cowboy style. you dont mention the size of the rider and this can be a critical oversight for some larger and heavier riders. your side stand is usually engineered to support the weight of the bike with some additional weight considerations engineered into its mounting. they are not designed for big heavy guys to exert riders full body weight while the rider mounts the bike. most riders will do exactly as you describe without issue, but be careful. i try to keep an aluminum scrap or metal scrap plate under side stand foot in soft terrain or gravel. best to be careful not to put too much trust in sidestand mount and try to mount carefully in the event sidestand foot digs in soft terrain or gravel. best wishes on your hip recovery.
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