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    Any Center stand owners out there?
    on: November 26, 2019, 12:28:09 pm
    November 26, 2019, 12:28:09 pm
    Hi all,

    Not wanting to come across as a little snowflake BUT has anyone with a center stand got any tips for hoisting it? It seems to be remarkably ill balance when trying to get on stand.

    I'm 6' 1" and 20 stone, so not exactly light myself but I do find it somewhat awkward and am moderately in fear of my back!

    Currently method is to stand on the Center Stand lug then try and pull up using the pillion footpegs.

    Has anyone developed a better technique?

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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 01:30:00 pm
    November 26, 2019, 01:30:00 pm
    I use; right foot on the centre stand, left hand on left handlebar, right hand on pillion grab handle. Put all your weight on your right foot, lift with right hand, guide with left hand.

    Works for me.

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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 03:21:00 pm
    November 26, 2019, 03:21:00 pm
    Works for me too.

    How much is 20 stone in metric-speak?
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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 04:32:48 pm
    November 26, 2019, 04:32:48 pm
    *Originally Posted by SXHighwayman [+]
    Hi all,

    Not wanting to come across as a little snowflake BUT has anyone with a center stand got any tips for hoisting it? It seems to be remarkably ill balance when trying to get on stand.

    I'm 6' 1" and 20 stone, so not exactly light myself but I do find it somewhat awkward and am moderately in fear of my back!

    Currently method is to stand on the Center Stand lug then try and pull up using the pillion footpegs.

    Has anyone developed a better technique?
    You getting both legs of the stand on the floor when you're trying to lift it? I'm a 12 stone weakling and I never have any trouble getting a bike onto the centre stand. I used to until someone pointed out that you need both feet of the stand on the floor before attempting the lift. Pull the stand down with your foot then rock it from side to side a bit until its level

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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 06:02:04 pm
    November 26, 2019, 06:02:04 pm
    Technique as those above.  Right foot on the stand lug, tip the bike upright until both legs are on the ground, then transfer all your weight onto your right foot at the same time as raising the back with your right hand on the pillion grab handle by standing upright.  More about leverage than weight.
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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 07:58:07 pm
    November 26, 2019, 07:58:07 pm
    Thanks all, I think it may simply be technique. I'm very aware of the 242kg top heavy nature of the CR so may be being a little cautious. I suspect I'm trying to lift it as opposed to pull it onto the CS.

    I used to have one on a CB500 so am fine with making sure both legs of the stand are down etc.

    Oh and Voodoo, 20 stone is approx 125-130kg.


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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 06:27:24 am
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    Far more about technique than strength/size and pulling backwards rather than "lifting"

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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 07:11:07 am
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    Size does matter.....  :008:
    But it is indeed more about teqnique.
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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 03:10:41 pm
    November 27, 2019, 03:10:41 pm
    The previous described techniques are correct. I manage(d) it quite easily and I only weigh 10 stone (63Kg). 
    Unfortunately, since I fitted a Lust Racing lowering kit to drop the rear end by around 30mm it is now totally beyond my strength to get the bike on its centre stand    :006:   :087:
    Its unlikely that you have this modification but its worth your checking.
    Who in their right mind would design a vehicle that falls over when it stops?

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    Re: Any Center stand owners out there?
    Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 05:45:44 pm
    November 27, 2019, 05:45:44 pm
    I do.  The technique still works and the back wheel is still off the ground but only by a couple of centimeters.
    Best Regards Dave
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