Center Stand Problem


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smithtronics
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Center Stand Problem

Postby smithtronics » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:06 pm



I am a new Forum member, and would like to find out if any one else has a problem setting the bike on the center stand.
I have a new to me 2002 GW1800, and cannot get the bike on the center stand. I am 6'3" and 250 lbs and the bike will not roll back and rest on the center stand. I can put all of my weight on the stand and push and rock the bike back a little before I loose my balance. I am wondering if this is normal or if the bike has been modified for a shorter rider in the past. The side stand works fine but I would like to use the center stand while performing maintenance. I read about putting a board under the back wheel and may try it, but I believe the center stand should not be this difficult to use



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Keef
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Re: Center Stand Problem

Postby Keef » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:50 pm

Believe it or not, I watched how to do it on U tube. I could not do this to my 1997 Aspencade. I watched the video and had no problems after that.

I am only 5'7" 175. It's all about leverage and one motion. Good luck
It could of been on this site under how too. Can't remember now...

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Sally
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Re: Center Stand Problem

Postby Sally » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:52 pm

well make sure it's not in gear then stand on center stand with one foot and lift on seat handle all at the same time. It's really not hard.Once you have technique down. Sally :lol:

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Re: Center Stand Problem

Postby smithtronics » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:14 pm

Thanks for the help. I have been trying to put my weight on the center stand and rock back, while on the bike. :roll:
This apparently is not the way, and hard to balance too.
I also have an 86 VT1100 Shadow and it is very easy to use the center stand.

I will try the grab bar method, and look for a video. Thanks again.

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Re: Center Stand Problem

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:30 pm

Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Center Stand Problem

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:25 pm

RoadRogue wrote:here you go viewtopic.php?f=11&t=529 8-)


I did one for both the 1100 and 1500 showing that the same technique works on both: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9476

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Re: Center Stand Problem

Postby motorhead1977 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:15 pm

smithtronics wrote:Thanks for the help. I have been trying to put my weight on the center stand and rock back, while on the bike. :roll:
This apparently is not the way, and hard to balance too.
I also have an 86 VT1100 Shadow and it is very easy to use the center stand.

I will try the grab bar method, and look for a video. Thanks again.


At 900+ pounds the laws of physics make it almost impossible to put a winger on the center stand that way unless you are the incredible hulk!
"When fascism comes to America it will be draped in the flag and carrying the cross." Sinclair Lewis

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Re: Center Stand Problem

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:42 pm

Ya you HAVE to be standing beside the bike to put it up on the center stand. Right foot on the stand till you feel both "feet" touching down right hand on the seat grab bar, left hand on the handle bar. Put all you weight on your right foot and shift the bike to the rear with both hands. Have some one on the other side ready to help balance the bike until you get comfortable doing it by yourself. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Steve L
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Re: Center Stand Problem

Postby Steve L » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:32 pm

If you still don't like having to haul the bike up onto the centre stand, you can change the centre stand for a "ride on ride off" centre stand. I absolutely love mine, and yes you put it on the stand while sitting on the saddle - stick it in reverse and ride it straight back onto the stand. You can then get on the bike when it's on the stand, put it into gear and ride straight off, without putting your feet down. Awesome ! You can also use it manually, like the regular centre stand, and you can put the bike up on it using 2 fingers! This can all happen because it doesn't lift the bike up as high as the regular stand, so the only disadvantage compared with the regular stand is that you can't rotate the rear wheel to clean it while on the ride on/off centre stand. For the convenience and ease of usage I readily forgo that! Made for the 2012 Wing, available at Wingstuff for $170.00




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