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    Center Stand Shenanigans
    on: Jan 25, 2017, 02.31 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 02.31 pm
    So this is odd: a few weeks ago I stored my bike up on the center stand because I knew I wouldn't be riding for a bit due to excessive rain.  This morning I was planning to ride but couldn't get the bike down off of the stand.  I threw a leg over and heaved forward like I always did on my FJR, but the TTSE just slid forward, stand and all.

    Did Triumph forget to knurl the feet of the stand or something?  Super frustrating.
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    Re: Center Stand Shenanigans
    Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2017, 03.40 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 03.40 pm
    Perhaps it is a special anti theft device???? 

    I just sit on the bike and rock forwards to get a bit of impetus goes onto front wheel and it rocks off the stand?  SO not sure what has happened to yours.  Sounds a bit like the stand has seized?

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    Re: Center Stand Shenanigans
    Reply #2 on: Jan 25, 2017, 03.45 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 03.45 pm
    Yeah, that's what I tried and it just wouldn't go.  Later today I'm going to have my wife chalk the stand with her foot while I rock the bike forward.  Hopefully that'll do the trick.
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    Re: Center Stand Shenanigans
    Reply #3 on: Jan 25, 2017, 04.05 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 04.05 pm
    How about you get the wife to sit on the pillion seat to raise the front wheel. Any size wife will do from light to cuddly. Then try and turn the front wheel by hand. If the pads have stuck to the disc and the wheel wnt turn, the bike wont rock off the stand. I think it is unlikely the stand will have seized

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    Re: Center Stand Shenanigans
    Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2017, 04.14 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 04.14 pm
    If the stand slides forward I would think the front wheel is not seized.  Seems a bit strange though and no one else has reported the like.  Lots of discussion getting onto stand not much getting off again????  I suppose as 1675 says the front might be seized and somehow because it is on the stand the front wheel is not turning but bouncing back up enough to let the stand move and taking all the impetus away. 

    Best of luck

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    Re: Center Stand Shenanigans
    Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2017, 04.32 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 04.32 pm
    That would be a pretty strange coincidence as I've never had any brake problems/issues at all, but I'll certainly check.

    FWIW, my garage floor is very smooth concrete, so I'm guessing that the stand's feet simply have nothing to grip.

    Either way, I'll be sure to report my findings.
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    Re: Center Stand Shenanigans
    Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2017, 04.46 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 04.46 pm
    I find that I can place my left foot in front of the stand feet to stop it slipping on a smooth surface, Then holding the left bar and the passenger rail push forward and off she comes. May be best to place side stand down first  :169:
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    Re: Center Stand Shenanigans
    Reply #7 on: Jan 25, 2017, 04.54 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 04.54 pm
    If you have a 2x4 of approximately 3 feet or longer, place it in front of the centerstand, get on the bike, stand on the 2x4, and push the bike forward with your legs. Keep the sidestand down and the bars turned slightly to the left while doing this so the bike falls toward the sidestand if anything goes awry. You should be able to chock the center stand yourself this way.
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