I use the side stand and lock the bars when I go someplace. At home or when getting gas I use the center stand. Usually when I use the center stand the side stand is down too. I put it down when getting off the bike and just never put it back up. I would use the center stand on gravel or in the grass as well. even on a newly paved parking lot on a hot day.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-Wolverine