Life Member With a Grey Beard
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Glendora, California
High side versus "jiffy" side.
K. For what it's worth. I was a motorcop for many years; one of the first things I was taught (in the motor academy) was to always mount on the "high" side (opposite the kickstand). Granted, it may not be the easiest depending on your height. But; #1) if you do lose balance and fall, you fall into traffic and #2) same thing goes if the bike falls or the kickstand fails. That's about it (other than the fact that the bike is leaning that direction in the first place, which brings you back to #1). That was the philosophy, and I basically trusted the experience of my tutors.
If it's a habit that you can get into, and there is a 50/50 option, why not go for the one that might be better. Just MHO (and habit based on training); consequently, it feels awkward for me to step over from the left.
Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.