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Hurts REALLY bad. That grab handle hurts if you swing your leg over just right...
Reminds me of a very old vaudeville joke - A person tells a doctor "It hurts when I do this", moving a part of their body.  The doctor says "then don't do that". 
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Been there done that!
'15 FJ-09 - Candy Red. Mods: Cruizin cruise control, Givi D2122S WS & crash bars. Rivco anti-vibration highway pegs. Yamaha rear rack & softbags. RAM mount X grip at handlebar bolts. Shorty levers. Tail assembly shortened. FZ6 rubber pegs.
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Hurts REALLY bad. That grab handle hurts if you swing your leg over just right...
I removed the grab handles before ever riding my FJ-09. I had my bike for almost 3 months before riding it!  :-S  Took delivery using my enclosed trailer early January 2015, in Ottawa Canada, about -8 C that day. I've never ridden it with the hand guards either. 8-)
FJ-09, 690 Enduro R.
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I've learned a little trick for mounting and dismounting on this bike. As you face the bike from the left side to mount, pivot your left foot slightly as you throw your leg over. For dismounting to the left place your left foot slightly away from the bike about a foot planted on the ground and as you throw your right leg over the bike, pivot your left foot in towards the bike. This actually helps you pivot your hips and weight on and off the bike. I'm 5"11" with a 32" inseam and can flat foot the bike.
Pre- stretching before any ride does help as well.
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I have a 25" inseam, I tip toe both sides on the bike with one inch soles on my boots. Day two I took those dang handles off.
Getting on I point the left foot toward the bike, perform a mawashi geri as I pivot my left foot. Getting off I also move my left foot away from the bike and perform the reverse.
Another method of getting off if the ground is flat, I simply stand up and swing my right leg off as the kickstand is down.
You can google mawashi geri.
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I see nobody has mentioned the move favoured by riders of tall adventure bikes, probably due to the Germanic origin of the R-GS models.
 
This involves a combination of a goosestep and a hop. Place the bike on the side stand. Stand facing the bike seat on the side stand side, with a decent gap so you can point your right leg straight ahead, parallel to the ground. Now hop towards the bike and drop your heel onto the footpeg and swivel onto the seat. An elegant move much admired by onlookers.
 
You can be more discreet by approaching the bike at 45 degrees rather than perpendicular.
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Being a short stiff legged guy wearing non flexible gear I have to climb on the left peg to get on and off. If I'm only wearing a pair of shorts and I'm loosened up I can get a leg over the seat sometimes, but I don't ride in shorts, so its climb off and on.
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On the ride home, I whacked my shins, got home, found my allen head sockets, pulled the rear seat, and found two stainless fender washers the right size.
 
Removed the "Trident" shin killers, and put them on the shelf where my unused FZ1 and other old bike parts have gone to RIP....
 
Put the two fender washers on the rear, used the stock bolts to secure the rear over the plastic. and the stock two front ones, to secure the plastic parts under the seat or fill the holes? Don't remember, it's been awhile.
 
Threw a leg over the bike, and smiled. No more bruised or caught up pants for me.
 
And it looks better too.
 
Now, I'd like a low profile set of handles there, to help take the bike off and on the center stand, but you can just grab the bike by the tail light if you want to push it forward off the center stand.
 
Also the side rack mounts are all you need to attach any bags back there, they have plenty of tie down points, and are nice and sturdy, but don't bite your shins every time you ride the bike.
 
The 2006 FZ1 had a much more humane and functional system, but alas, they figured that folks wanted the angry transformer insectoid look of the FJ09 to include the trident spikes like the legs of a cricket.. It fits the face I suppose, this bike is cool looking, but it does have the "prawn" face from District 9. :)
 
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