Starting bike on center stand

MFP

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When starting up my S10 while it is on the center stand, in neutral and then when it is running while the engine is cold the rear wheel turns ever so slowly a few times and then it stops.
I picked up this S10 in June of last year and during the warmer months I do not believe it did this before.
Is this normal? This is my first ever shaftie bike so I am not in the know about this occurrence and if it is typical.
 

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Ah, thanks to all who chimed in. I'm a new Tenere owner and haven't taken delivery yet nor have had the pleasure of riding my new Tenere. So when I put my bike on the center stand and observe intermittent rotation of the rear tyre, now I will know why
So, thanks for that, much appreciated.
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I might also add it makes all kinds of snapping/clunking/banging noises if you put it in gear on the center stand.
Ya, and don't do that because It's dangerous. Reminds me of the guy who was cleaning his chain on the Center stand in gear and engine running, poor sod now he cannot count to ten anymore.
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Way off track; remember a story of a career fire fighter lost a thumb, grafted his big toe in place of it. Cool story.
Way off track; remember a story of a career fire fighter lost a thumb, grafted his big toe in place of it. Cool story.
This could happen to the best of us. The guy I referred to in my previous post was a senior police officer, and should have had the smarts to predict what could possibly happen when attempting to clean and oil a moving motorcycle chain. Just a general rule of thumb; oops no pun intended here.
Here is an experience / lesson I learned one day. I was repairing and lubing my garage door open motor which I had on a table inside my house (it was cold outside).. After the repair (gear replacement) I stuck my finger into the gear areas to apply some grease. I plugged the motor into the wall, so I was able to run it and observe and lube the gears. Each time I would apply some grease I would then stand back and hit the button on the remote opener and watch the grease distribute on the gears. I put the remote down on the table and as I was about to apply more grease with my finger, the motor started, I jumped back in fright. Here is what happened. My wife arrived home and pressed the button on her remote.....fortunately for me my fingers were not near the gears at that moment.. After I changed my underwear, I resumed and put the motor back in place. (TRUE STORY)
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