When should a center stand be used ? The reason I ask is my friend who rides a RTP like mine said the center stand should only be used for maintenance. But, up until recently, I have been using it to park my bike. For example, I used it for the first 5 months I owned my bike to park. Since I park in a concrete garage that is level, I didn't see this as an issue. Also, parking the bike on the center stand in a garage makes checking the oil easy. But, my friend convinced me to stop using the center stand to park. But, even at the dealers park all the bikes on the center stand. Besides failing over easier there any risks of parking a bike on the center stand ?