I think you are right in that aspect, that running a bike on its sidestand might hurt it. The oil isn't level, so I don't think it would oil evenly over the motor, you could wear out the high side[?]Originally posted by Weezy
um, my guess would be that it doesn't[)] I can only imagine the bike sputtering and then dying unless it was already completely warmed up. I've heard rumors that you can do damage to some motorcycle engines by letting them idle on their sidestands for any length of time.