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This is a general question of motorbike parking etiquette.

When in a situation where there is a section of road that allows 90Deg parking for motorbikes. Do you park from left to right wheel at curb or right to left with wheel at curb? Or just park wherever you friggn well like and be a prick?

I hope that makes sense. Note left right is when you are stopped wheel at curb facing the road..

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Here in Sydney it's mostly rear wheel to curb (probably for easy of leaving rather than anything else). We park at a slight angle to the road, or even 45º if the road is narrow (they often are). And I've never got to a row early enough to decide whether I park to the left or right of a row, I park where there's a gap! What I don't do but I have seen others do, is move other bikes around to create a gap where there isn't one. That shits me sometimes as you can end up without the room to even lift your bike to be perpendicular with the road and you can imagine how much fun that can be!
 

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I always park with rear wheel touching the curb. In NYC you have to have one wheel touching the curb and it's a lot easier to back into a space than to back into traffic when getting out. Apparently if you park 45 degree to the curb there's less chance of someone tipping your bike over if they accidentally back into it but every inch matters here and I've never tried that.
 

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I agree with the rear tyre against the kerb and bike about 45 degees. The only time this went wrong was with a fully loaded BMW R1200gs when it was parked on a hill, I climbed over it but couldn't get it off its side stand. My mate was no help, he was on his bike but laughing so much to be of no use to anyone. With that an old bloke walking down the hill with his dog tied the dog to a lamp post and then assisted me by grabbing the ally top case and hauling the bike (with me on it) off its side stand enough for me to extract myself.
Shortly after this I decided tall heavy bikes and short legs were not a winning combination, Smaller, lighter bikes were my future.
 

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Don't know where you live, but check your local laws on what/if there are any. In CA, parking must be done with the rear wheel touching the curb at a 45 degree angle unless there are designated spots that angle otherwise (90 degrees). You're also allowed to park in in-between cars that are in car parking spots. Just make sure the meter is paid or you and the car are at fault if the meter runs out.
 
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