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  • Offline Glenn   gb

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    Centre Stand tip
    on: Aug 04, 2016, 02.06 pm
    Aug 04, 2016, 02.06 pm
    As an old fart of 62 years I'm finding it harder and harder to get the beast onto the centre stand. Yesterday I had an Eureka moment and it only went and worked.
    I set the suspension for two people which raised the bike a little and hey presto I managed to get her up onto the stand with ease.
    There must be some geometric voodoo going on but those few millimetres in height made it very easy, either that or my breakfast cereal had some added substances today.
    Try it and see if I'm hallucinating or not.

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    Re: Centre Stand tip
    Reply #1 on: Aug 04, 2016, 04.08 pm
    Aug 04, 2016, 04.08 pm
    Hi Glenn
    I know how you feel I too have a hard time getting the bike up on the center stand . When I am touring with the side bags and top case I can not get it on the center stand ,If I am just putting the bike away for the night I take the side bags off and use a rug or rubber mat to put the center stand down on .Makes it easer for me to lift the bike on the stand
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    Re: Centre Stand tip
    Reply #2 on: Aug 04, 2016, 11.50 pm
    Aug 04, 2016, 11.50 pm
    Taking panniers off makes it so,much easier,comparable with a pan for example

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    Re: Centre Stand tip
    Reply #3 on: Aug 05, 2016, 01.24 pm
    Aug 05, 2016, 01.24 pm
    Maybe my pride has gone away, but i usually seek help from someone so there is no mishaps. Works every time and guys want to know all about a bike they don't anything about so it is a conversation starter.

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    Re: Centre Stand tip
    Reply #4 on: Aug 05, 2016, 07.07 pm
    Aug 05, 2016, 07.07 pm
    there is a grab handle just below the seat that helps you lift the bike up onto the center stand found this out from coconut if that helps

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    Re: Centre Stand tip
    Reply #5 on: Aug 05, 2016, 08.01 pm
    Aug 05, 2016, 08.01 pm
    *Originally Posted by Glenn [+]
    As an old fart of 62 years I'm finding it harder and harder to get the beast onto the centre stand. Yesterday I had an Eureka moment and it only went and worked.
    I set the suspension for two people which raised the bike a little and hey presto I managed to get her up onto the stand with ease.
    There must be some geometric voodoo going on but those few millimetres in height made it very easy, either that or my breakfast cereal had some added substances today.
    Try it and see if I'm hallucinating or not.
    I have more trouble getting the bike OFF the centerstand. It slips in my garages.

    But to put it on the center stand, you can put the rear tire on a board or hockey puck and that will make it easy even while loaded. It's also easier with the panniers and top box removed.

    And knowing the correct way to do it helps a lot too.

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    Re: Centre Stand tip
    Reply #6 on: Aug 06, 2016, 12.47 pm
    Aug 06, 2016, 12.47 pm
    I can get the TTSE up on the center stand with relative ease. I think it's because I've had my bonneville a bit longer and it's a real bear to get on the stand.
    My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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    Re: Centre Stand tip
    Reply #7 on: Aug 07, 2016, 01.20 am
    Aug 07, 2016, 01.20 am
    Hi Don Tom
    I to had trouble getting the bike of the center stand on my garage cement flood , the bike center stand would skip on the floor went trying to get the bike off . I found putting a rug or rubber mat under the stand stop the stand from skipping on the floor making it much easer to get the bike down.
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