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


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

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:21 pm



Hap2 - next time I am in Calgary or you are in Edmonton I will teach you how to put the bike on the centre stand. I'm 165# and can put my bike up on the centre stand unassisted wearing my slippers. Piece of cake.


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Post by hap2 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:30 pm

Ok...I'll be there in the spring or early summer.

What part of Edmonton do u live? When I go there, I stay in the far west, but can probly meetcha at the West Ed mall. Go Oilers GO!

Everything is a piece of cake once u know & have done it a few times.

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

Post by mervk » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:18 pm

The magic word here was 'push'. So you are already standing beside the bike. Cheers.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by hap2 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:23 pm

Right...."Push" with your knee. I understand that. I just don't wanna push it too far over to the right so it tips.

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Post by hap2 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:25 pm

cbx4evr: what part of Edmonton do u live in SW, NW, or where?

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

Post by cbx4evr » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:09 pm

hap2 wrote:cbx4evr: what part of Edmonton do u live in SW, NW, or where?

I actually don't live right in the city. Hate the place. I live NE of town so West Ed won't be a good spot to meet up but there are a ton of options.
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Post by hap2 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:45 pm

Spruce Grove would work... for me anyway

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Post by hap2 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:15 pm

CBXer: IF we do end up meeting, I just ask that IF u think u can teach me how, that u wud make sure I can take it both on & off the centerstand 5 or 6 times (for reasons of confidence) before u set me free.

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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:46 am

Have read the posts and thought I'd add my thoughts. The technique shown in the video works fine for me on my 1500.
It works great when I'm wearing my riding boots. However if I'm wearing shoes with a more limber sole, I can't do it. Hurts my foot. I'm 6'2" and about 230 lbs. Putting that much weight in one spot on my foot hurts. (I know, I'm too fat.)
However, I needed my bike on the centerstand and I didn't want to go back to the house. I found a piece of 1" X 4" about 18"-20" long. I leaned this up against the centerstand, stood the bike upright, stepped on the board and easily popped the bike up on the centerstand.
I only have to do this when my shoe soles are wimpy. :lol:
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:51 am

OldZX11Rider wrote:Have read the posts and thought I'd add my thoughts. The technique shown in the video works fine for me on my 1500.
It works great when I'm wearing my riding boots. However if I'm wearing shoes with a more limber sole, I can't do it. Hurts my foot. I'm 6'2" and about 230 lbs. Putting that much weight in one spot on my foot hurts. (I know, I'm too fat.)
However, I needed my bike on the centerstand and I didn't want to go back to the house. I found a piece of 1" X 4" about 18"-20" long. I leaned this up against the centerstand, stood the bike upright, stepped on the board and easily popped the bike up on the centerstand.
I only have to do this when my shoe soles are wimpy. :lol:
Definitely. I have done it once in bare feet, out of necessity - and I had to put my heel on the center stand, as it hurt too much on the ball of my foot - and even then it hurt a fair bit. Not something I'd recommend!

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

Post by hap2 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:03 am

cbx4evr: Everything a "piece of cake" once you've done it a few times. I haven't even done it once.

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Post by OldZX11Rider » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:45 pm

Ouch! I couldn't imagine trying to lift a 1500 on to the centerstand barefooted! That hurts to think about.

To vbx4evr, a lot of it is just leaning it away from you to the point both legs of the centerstand are on the ground.
I had someone stand on the other side until I built up enough confidence to do it myself.
Then stand on the centerstand and pull up on the left passenger grab handle at the same time. I could do it with my 1100, and both my 1200's back when I was a lot closer to 165 lbs.
After you've done it a few times, it'll be one of those things you wonder why you ever thought it was hard.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by hap2 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:33 pm

Yeah, I KNOW you're right. It's just getting it done the first few times (with someone on the other side).

I thot this was kinda neat:


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Post by golden highway » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:48 pm

I have shown several people this technique and they feel like superman after they master it. The other thing good to know is how to pick the bike up if if falls over.

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Post by OldZX11Rider » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:54 pm

That's pretty good. I made a similar jack with a 2" X 8" with a hole drilled through it and a piece of pipe. I saw it done on YouTube.
It worked good until I split the board. Although I've got a cycle jack, I'd use the board and pipe because it was quick and easy.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by hap2 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:03 pm

You've shown others. I wish u could show me.

Actually I just came from the garage where the bike is already. W/o anyone there, I was able to lean it to the right to center with centerstand down. I could actually feel both legs of centerstand on the ground, so, for me, that was almost a major victory!

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

Post by Dusty Boots » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:14 am

Keep practicing doing that, as it's the hardest/scariest part of placing it on the centerstand!
When you have built up your confidence in doing that, then just stand on it like in the video when you are ready and you'll be surprised at how easy it goes

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

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:11 am

When lifting the bike upright off the side stand, I will first put the center stand down so that the left leg of the center stand contacts the ground. I'll then put my foot on the center stand and put a considerable amount of weight on it. Only then do I push the bike upright. As the bike goes upright, the center stand moves down a little bit, until the right leg of the center stand contacts the ground. When this happens, the bike is sitting straight upright. Because I'm already putting a fair bit of weight on the center stand, it prevents the bike from going over any further, and holds it in that upright position. Once I've got it there, I then lift up on the passenger handle, stand on the center stand, and lift the bike all the way onto the center stand.

You can see this part of the process at the 2:15 mark in the video:




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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:18 am

Yes, when you feel both legs of the centerstand hit the floor, stand on the pedal with all your weight. I also pull up on the left passenger grab handle at the same time.
I can remember with my 1200's there was a time or two when I only thought both legs were down. When I stood on the pedal and pulled on the handle, the bike tipped away from me.
It was only an inch or so, but the first time it happened I thought it was going over. I was already on the pedal and pulling the handle and it came right up like it's supposed to. Happened too fast for me to stop.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by spiderjack » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:52 pm

When I got my 1100 I couldn't get it on the center stand and for the longest time just left it on the side stand. I would get help to put it on the center stand for winter.

When I got my 1500 it was the same deal. But when I saw this video I thought "I could do that!" I'm not a big guy, 5'9", 160 lbs, but when I tried it, first time, right up! I just stood on the foot thing on the center stand, lifted up a bit on the passenger handle, and like magic, the bike just popped up on the center stand. I couldn't believe it was that easy.

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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:53 am

I think the hardest part is getting over the mental image of your pride and joy falling away from you.
If you have watched the video, you know how. Defeating that mental image is something only you can do. But if you're really determined, it will happen.
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Post by hap2 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:23 am

I can do it. It'll help to have someone there to encourage me & give the confidence that I can do it, but, yes, I can do it. Getting it off the center stand looks easier than it may be tho.

But ur right..the mental part is the biggest.

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

Post by Dusty Boots » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:54 am

hap2 wrote: Getting it off the center stand looks easier than it may be tho.
That's all conjecture on your part ... seeing as you haven't had your's up on the centre stand yet!!!

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Post by hap2 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:23 am

Yes I have..with a freind close by. And so far, to me, I am right...it looks easier than it is...howbeit that was the first time.

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

Post by Dusty Boots » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:08 pm

I just lift my arse off the seat and stand flat footed and shove the bike ahead off the centre stand, then grab the front brake lever when she comes off!



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