Well I am going to bare my soul here of a problem which may make me have to abandon my affair with the Desert Sled which I have had for a year now and 12,000 km. The bike is tall, but I have got used to that. What I can't get used to is having to be so very, very careful of where I have to stop and put the bike on the side stand. This was thrown into stark focus today when my mate on a Triumph and me both had to park at a pull over at the start of a very steep track down to a gorge. The pull over had a slight camber right to left. My mate flicked out his side stand and stepped off his Triumph. I flicked out my side stand and the gap between it and touch down was 3". If I had tried to lean the bike over then I would not have been able to support it before the side stand took over and, with the soft ground, I am sure I would have dropped the bike. A brick sorted the problem but I can't rely on a riding mate always having a brick to hand!. Now I write this out it just sounds like a moan but I ride all sorts of places including cobbled streets in old villages and many times the camber is not perfect and I just hate the constant risk of dropping the bike just because the camber isn't perfect. Is anybody else bugged by this or am I on my own?