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Offline jordbarnet

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Center stand
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:16:21 pm »
Don't know what is the deal...

Does anyone else have trouble getting the Trophy, with panniers and trunk with a full tank of gas onto the center stand?   Occasionally I can get it onto the stand without problems.   I'm wondering if a full gas tank is making me struggle.....

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 07:38:03 pm »
I had the same problem.  Now I just grab the handlebar. Grab the rear passenger handle the put my right foot on thw centerstand foot peg the pull rearward and stant up on the centerstand. Make sure you have the centerstand touching the ground and on both of its feet.  Easy peasy.  It takes some practice but I bat 1000 with that method.
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Re: Center stand
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 07:44:51 pm »
I wouldn't call it easy peasy.  I find that even after 6 months and 10000 miles of ownership that I still need to remove the left side pannier.  Then it comes up OK. 
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Re: Center stand
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 07:48:40 pm »
Another thought...does TES mode affect the ability to get the motorcycle up onto the center stand?    I had gotten it up onto the stand the other day without difficulty   Today was a nightmare.  Only theories I can come up with is a) I was exposed to Krypton B) I did alter TES mode last night c) full tank of gas.

Anyone for Krypton?

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 07:51:19 pm »
Must confss I've no problem at all to put it on the centre stand, as Kurtmartin says it's important to make sure the stand lies on its two pegs! To me TES mode does not change anything; nor the volume of petrol in the tank
« Last Edit: November 19, 2013, 08:00:54 pm by Verdun95 »
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Re: Center stand
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 08:44:51 pm »
FWIW, every bike I've owned has been much easier to get on the centerstand using the following procedure:

1)  Lower the sidestand and dismount the bike on the left side.
2)  With the bike on its sidestand, grasp the left handlebar with your left hand, and with your right hand, grasp any convenient handhold behind the seat.
3)  With your RIGHT foot, lower the centerstand until the left-side tang is touching the ground.
4)  Tip the bike away from you until both tangs of the centerstand are touching the ground.
5)  Stand up on the centerstand with your right foot (your entire weight), and at the same time, pull upwards with both hands
6)  Note: Standing on the centerstand gives the most leverage; pulling up (or possibly rearward, but usually straight up) will add to it, but I've found that the standing motion (all of your weight on your right foot) is what makes putting the bike on the centerstand a snap.

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 09:46:49 pm »
I struggle with the girl....at 146 lbs soaking wet I think I have a mass problem...
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Re: Center stand
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 09:53:10 pm »
Scubadvr has it right. It's standing on the center stand with all your weight that makes the difference. Before I learned that I nearly gave myself a hernia trying to lift it on. Fortunately I have plenty of weight to use.

 



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