Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand


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Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:38 pm



I had several people who saw this video, demonstrating me getting my GL1100 on and off the center stand:





They wrote me messages saying things like, "but my GL1800 is much heavier, this technique doesn't work."

I'm here to demonstrate that the exact same technique works on the heavier GL1500 - which is even heavier than the GL1800:






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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby KenWiggers » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:49 pm

Good explanation. I do the same. However, at 6'2" & 200# I still find it a tough lift on my GL1800. One additional hint - jack the rear of the bike all the way up with the rear suspension adjustment first. It allows the center stand to drop just a little closer to over center point before lifting. It helps significantly if you normally run at a lower suspension setting.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:01 am

I've done the same thing on a friend's GL1800, and I actually found it a bit easier than the GL1500 to get up on the center stand. You just need to realize that it's more about maintaining momentum than it is brute-forcing the bike up and down off the center stand.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby nofixedaddress » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:04 am

I used to fight with my 85 GL1200A and had reverted to using a jack every time to lift the bike, and then 'drop' it onto the centre stand. I tried this technique and it was so easy that I would venture almost anyone could do it.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby mcbrown » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:34 am

I would like to suggest that one uses their heel to push down on the centre stand instead of the front of the foot. When you use the front of your foot you risk tearing your calf muscle due to extreme forces on the calf tissues. I am speaking from experience.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby wingthing88 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:13 am

That is a great technic and works on all bikes. As a matter of fact I've been a rider for 40 plus years and its the only way I've ever known to get a bike on the center stand. The only thing I can add is being verticaly challenged I have to stand off the bike to get it down I can't touch the ground on the center stand.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby KenWiggers » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:51 pm

Even adjusting the rear wheel all the way down on the 1800 was still a challenge for this 77 yr. old whose body is as strong as it once was. It's amazing how much easier it gets when you then back the rear wheel up onto a 1 inch board. It's now my routine when the center stand is needed.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby WingNutLori » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:23 am

Thanks for the video! I'm still trying to master the art of placing my GL1500 on the center stand. My *last* GoldWing was modified with a "Ride-Off" Center stand which was pretty cool. However, since it does not lift the back wheel completely off the ground, there were times that it wasn't too helpful (like when trying to clean and polish the rear wheel). :-)

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby wingnut123 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:17 am

Thank you for the how to!!! It helped me a lot!!
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby jvanpotter » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:57 pm

With a full tank of gas, putting a GL1500 on the center stand is extremely difficult, if not impossible, in my experience. It takes two to lift that weight high enough to rotate it onto the stand.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:17 am

jvanpotter wrote:With a full tank of gas, putting a GL1500 on the center stand is extremely difficult, if not impossible, in my experience. It takes two to lift that weight high enough to rotate it onto the stand.


You're doing it wrong. You shouldn't be lifting it at all. You use the leverage of the center stand to rotate it backwards onto the stand. Watch the video and you can see me easily moving the GL1500 onto and off of the center stand.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby eberlebike4 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:09 am

With a properly lubed centerstand ANYONE can do this:)

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby Wingman24 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:32 am

I am never one to downplay a great lesson.. And I am not going to here either...
But, It doesn't work for me on my 1988 1200 - Only because it slides on the concrete floor in my garage...
It will not get up on the stand, just slides..
Knowing this, does anyone know what is missing, or worn on the centerstands "grippers" if there are any?

What else should I try ?


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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:16 am

There shouldn't be any force applied that cause it to slide - you aren't pulling it back onto the stand, you're rotating the stand to pull it up. No external pulling force. put your foot on the stand leg, one hand on the hand hold, other on the left handgrip. Stand up on the center stand, putting your full weight on it. At the same time pull up on the hand hold, and gently back on the left handgrip. It will rotate in place and go up on the stand. It should work even if it's sitting on wet ice. If it's sliding along the ground, then you're applying some sort of force to it that doesn't need to be applied.

You should be able to do it balancing on one foot (which is on the center stand leg) and holding the other foot up in the air - no force applied against the ground at all.

Wingman24 wrote:I am never one to downplay a great lesson.. And I am not going to here either...
But, It doesn't work for me on my 1988 1200 - Only because it slides on the concrete floor in my garage...
It will not get up on the stand, just slides..
Knowing this, does anyone know what is missing, or worn on the centerstands "grippers" if there are any?

What else should I try ?


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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby Coyote1 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:59 pm

I just park the front tire on a piece of plywood before I put it on the center stand. It raises the bike just enough to help get it up a little easier.
The further I go the behinder I get.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby Razz1 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:46 pm

Plywood on front wheel.

Great idea for a 5' 5" rider.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby Coyote1 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:02 pm

Razz, I'm not 5'5". If I was I wouldn't be playing tippy toes with a Goldwing.
The wood under the front tire works for most people. If not don't do it.
The further I go the behinder I get.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby MeneGene1971 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:44 am

Even after watching the video more than once, I struggled getting my GL1500 up on the center stand. I finally discovered that the key was getting both feet of the center stand down before lifting. The bike feels like it is going to tip over to the right when I stand it up so I instinctively have it leaned towards me slightly. I had to overcome that fear of leaning it to the right too much and feel for the point when both of the center stand feet were touching equally. That is the point when the bike is straight up and down. At that point if I just stand up on my right foot and lift slightly on the grab handle- it is almost effortless to put on the center stand. When getting the feel for it- it helps to have a helper on the right side of the bike to catch it if you lean it over too far. It never happened, but it helped me build confidence while I was learning the process. I believe that the people still struggling are not standing the bike up straight before pushing down on the stand. Just an inch of left lean makes a huge difference. If you feel like you are picking up more than about 20 pounds of weight, try leaning the bike to the right more. You can feel when the right foot of the center stand makes contact with the floor. Hope this helps!
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:39 am

MeneGene1971 wrote:Even after watching the video more than once, I struggled getting my GL1500 up on the center stand. I finally discovered that the key was getting both feet of the center stand down before lifting. The bike feels like it is going to tip over to the right when I stand it up so I instinctively have it leaned towards me slightly. I had to overcome that fear of leaning it to the right too much and feel for the point when both of the center stand feet were touching equally. That is the point when the bike is straight up and down. At that point if I just stand up on my right foot and lift slightly on the grab handle- it is almost effortless to put on the center stand. When getting the feel for it- it helps to have a helper on the right side of the bike to catch it if you lean it over too far. It never happened, but it helped me build confidence while I was learning the process. I believe that the people still struggling are not standing the bike up straight before pushing down on the stand. Just an inch of left lean makes a huge difference. If you feel like you are picking up more than about 20 pounds of weight, try leaning the bike to the right more. You can feel when the right foot of the center stand makes contact with the floor. Hope this helps!


That's a good point, I never mentioned that - I guess, thinking it was just common sense. Mine too feels like it is "going over" - what I do is stand on the center stand, which puts it down with some pressure, then very slowly rock the bike upright. You can feel the right foot of the center stand contact the ground, and the fact that you are already putting pressure on it by standing on it, means it is held from going over further.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby Mag » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:44 am

When I drive my bike in to the garage (nose first) I have an outdoor rubber mat that I have under the bike where the center stand is, just so I am not digging in to the cement at all. It does feel funny when the bike pulls away from me when I am standing it up. It usually takes 2 tries but I am able to get it up on the center stand each time. A friend of mine has a Honda VFR750 (I think) and he got it because it does not have a center stand, and that he has a problem with his leg. I showed him as long as he can get his leg to lock and lift up on the handle of the wing, it is really not that hard. He tried it, and now thinking about getting a wing. Ahhh, the magic.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby Johnhs » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:08 pm

I'm going to have to try rolling the front wheel onto a bit of plywood. My GL1200 has become the master of all it surveys :roll: when it comes to the contest of wills regarding the center stand. (Older, lighter, weaker than I used to be.)

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby harvey01 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:57 am

This is no good for the GL1500 and the GLs prior to that but it does work with the GL1800. Go to this website and review the Helping Hands. This gizmo works! http://www.philsfarkels.com/gl-1800--he ... nd--1.html

Tell him Harvey sent you. I make nothing off this and have no interest in Phil's endeavor just a satisfied customer.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby hap2 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:50 pm

WingAdmin: R u the guy in the video? I was wondering if you could make a short video showing how backing up onto a 2 X 6 will assist in putting a 1500 on it's center stand & off again.

Thank you

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby mervk » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:12 pm

I have found that if you back up on a board, then the rear wheel is still on the board when on the center stand. I find it better to raise the front wheel. I normally have a piece of inch or so, followed by a 2 to 3 inch piece, and push the bike's front wheel onto this. When then pulled back onto the center stand, the front wheel clears the 'ramp', leaving the center stand holding the entire weight of the bike. If out on the road somewhere with a need to use the center stand, I have been known to use the gutter to the same advantage.

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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Postby hap2 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:09 pm

So ya make a mini staircase for the front tire, eh? Then how do u secure the bike in order to get off & put it on the center stand?




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