Originally Posted by UnklFungus
I have always parked in first, I don't understand why one wouldn't.
Some kick start bikes are difficult to find neutral when not moving so many riders find neutral before they park and keep it there so they don't spend 5 min. trying to find neutral when starting.
Since we're on the subject of parking, I always am a bit cautious where I park my bike. I always try to park the bike at the front most part of the parking spaces on the street. In other words, I try to park so nobody can park in front of me. Cars, mini vans, suv's, pick up trucks etc. have a tendency not to see your bike if you park behind them or if they park in front of you when you are already parked. When they are leaving, they back-up, knock your bike over, and 99% of the time leave the scene with your your bike laying on it's side spewing out gas.