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Re: What is the "Trick" to Using the Center Stand?
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2020, 11:30:40 AM »
ZShyster makes an excellent point there  :028:

This is a Photo of the Drop Links showing the approximate measurement
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There may be different length Drop Links fitted, or a type with adjustable length
which will be obvious due to their design - with threaded sections and lock nuts.

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Re: What is the "Trick" to Using the Center Stand?
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2020, 07:38:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
ZShyster makes an excellent point there  :028:

The same point I made in the first reply  :008:
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Re: What is the "Trick" to Using the Center Stand?
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2020, 07:41:38 PM »
The same point I made in the first reply  :008:

You make ( and made ) an excellent point there !  :156:   :028:

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Re: What is the "Trick" to Using the Center Stand?
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2020, 02:50:49 PM »
Always leave the side stand down, and make sure the sole of your boot is dry (dropped mine once due to a wet foot)
I grip the pillion grab rail, press down on the stand pad, then rock the bike to feel if you have contact on both legs of the stand.
Stand on the centre stand foot pad, then press down with your foot, whilst pulling up with your right hand on the grab rail,
so as to extend your body vertically, (don't try to pull the bike backwards), this usually works, keep the bike weight towards you slightly so you can rest the bike on the side stand in case of a refusal, I use the side stand to  support the bike when I come off the main stand also.
Check your stand bolts for tightness regularly, I had my stand collapse once due to a loose bolt, luckily in the doorway to the garage, so it did not
drop, but the air went suddenly blue?????

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Re: What is the "Trick" to Using the Center Stand?
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2020, 06:49:34 PM »
Bike on the side stand and then balance the centre stand and heave it up. If like me you have lowered the beast I would advise a wooden wedge and roll the beast onto that and then pull it onto the main stand, it works for me with a full complement of top box and panniers  :152:

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Re: What is the "Trick" to Using the Center Stand?
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2020, 09:31:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Guitarman [+]
Bike on the side stand and then balance the centre stand and heave it up. If like me you have lowered the beast I would advise a wooden wedge and roll the beast onto that and then pull it onto the main stand, it works for me with a full complement of top box and panniers  :152:

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Re: What is the "Trick" to Using the Center Stand?
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2020, 02:31:20 PM »
Not wishing to sound as if I'm knocking people's ability, far from it, but why do some have problems getting the bike onto the centre stand, I lowered my bike a little while ago, and still have no issue in doing it, I'm 5ft 8in. 
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Re: What is the "Trick" to Using the Center Stand?
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2020, 10:08:19 PM »
That easel is poorly designed.

When I buy my Trophy, I meet a friend, a former traffic policeman, who has currently been using BMW RT and his entire life as a traffic policeman has carried large and heavy motorcycles.

That said: the day I stayed with him to go to lunch with the policeman, I wonder if I could try my TTSE. I answered, of course, of course. So this friend, Police, is eighty-two centimeters tall and is a robust person. So he took two or three laps with the motorcycle to the esplanade we were in, when he got tired of circling the esplanade.

He stopped the motorcycle, put on the kickstand, as they are used to big and heavy motorcycles, wanted to place the center stand and this great man could not lift it. Hahaha. It took three or four attempts, until it succeeded. Hahaha
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