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 hap2 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:42 pm



I'll try that, but again, with a friend close by



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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:56 pm

Been thinking about this a while. There's one thing you can do if no one else is around.
Park the bike next to a wall. Far enough away the bike will be straight up plus a couple inches. If you're worried about scratching your fairing, throw your leather coat over it.
Then the fear of your bike falling over is gone. Lean your bike against the wall, gently, just to show yourself it won't fall.
Make sure it's in neutral and put it on the centerstand.
You know "how" it's done, now just do it!
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by hap2 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:53 pm

Good idea. Thanks! Now all I have to do is move my boat & everything on it & around it out of the way.

I asked a friend to help & he said he would

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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:34 pm

Glad I could help! :lol:
If it's any easier, you could build the wall right where you need it! :D.

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

Post by hap2 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:41 pm

Either that or rent a very narrow shed & try it in there.

O yes, someone was saying that if I put the back tire on a 3/4" piece of plywood, that would help.
Do u agree?

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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:49 pm

I don't know about parking on a board, I've never tried it.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by hap2 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:57 pm

o ok. I might as well giver a whirl. Gotta hava friend close by tho.

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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:04 pm

I wouldn't park it on a board until your buddy was there. Don't know about your kickstand, but if I parked on a board, I'm not sure that short little kickstand would keep it from toppling over.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by hap2 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:30 pm

The centerstand is only (they say) an inch or so above the ground. I was told that just raising the back tire up 3/4" would make me not have to lift it so high. But ur right, I should have my buddy there no matter what.

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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:31 pm

Better safe than sorry. Just thinking about it, it would seem if you parked on a board, you would have a head start on getting the back end up into the air.
But when you get off and put the sidestand down, make sure the sidestand will hold it up before you walk away. That's what concerns me about parking the rear tire on anything.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by hap2 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:51 pm

Yes for sure. I'll just make sure the 3/4" board is not very big & is just under the part of the rear tire that touches the ground. So that when I roll it off, both tires will be on the ground & the side stand will come down as it normally should & does.

I wonder if doing anything with the air in the rear shocks would make a bit of a difference as well?

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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:02 pm

Air in the rear shocks might make a little difference in the effort you have to put into it, but I think at most, it would be minimal.
But maybe I'm way off in left field. If you discover it's easy to do with 15 lbs. of air in the shocks, don't keep it a secret. :)
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Post by hap2 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:15 pm

Believe me, whatever I discover, I won't keep it a secret.

I appreciate your willingness to help.

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

Post by OldZX11Rider » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:16 pm

I want to see your post after you've done it a few times! :D
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by hap2 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:30 am

Just to clarify, I put the 3/4" plywood just under the rear tire, correct?

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

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:48 pm

hap2 wrote:Just to clarify, I put the 3/4" plywood just under the rear tire, correct?
Correct.

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

Post by hap2 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:12 am

Thank you.

Any other suggestions? Air in rear shocks down or up?

I hava friend who's willing to help.

I still gotta filler up with stabilizer in, but insurance expired, so after I put stabilizer in & filler up with Gerry can will just have to run it outside garage door I guess.

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

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:14 am

hap2 wrote:Thank you.

Any other suggestions? Air in rear shocks down or up?

I hava friend who's willing to help.

I still gotta filler up with stabilizer in, but insurance expired, so after I put stabilizer in & filler up with Gerry can will just have to run it outside garage door I guess.
You want air shocks up if possible. If you do run it to get the stabilizer in, let it run until it is good and hot (cooling fan cycles at least twice). It won't be as good as getting out and riding, but it will be better than just running it for a minute to get fuel into the carb.

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

Post by hap2 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:25 am

So shocks up would obviously mean air up, correct?

Sorry, just kinda dense first thing Monday morning b4 I go to work.

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

Post by sandy1man » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:02 am

I've been riding GW for many years. I used to grab my bike and throw it up on the center stand like it was a pillow. I've shown other riders how easy it is to get it up on the center stand. However, now that I've gotten a few years on me and my legs are not what they used to be, it is a lot harder to get the thing up on the center stand. SO for those of use who have a few years on us, it's a little harder than this video shows it to be. That's a young guy. It's just reality folks... if using aids like boards and curbs works for you, go for it. Personally, I put my side stand downand then roll the bike backwards and then step on the center stand and pull up at the same time. That doesn't work for everyone and has some risk but thus far it has worked for me. Maybe I'll go to the gym and work on my leg muscles.... Happy riding!

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

Post by hap2 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:43 am

I hear ya...thanx alot

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

Post by lopet » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:35 pm

There is another method I discovered here in Denmark. I haven´t tried it yet myself. But as shown in the video it seems to work.


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

Post by offcenter » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:45 pm

That video looks like he has a ride-off stand on that bike, not the stock factory stand.
But I have to add my two cents on this subject.
I'm not that big or strong, about 5feet 8inches 190 pounds, 67 years old.
I have no trouble at all getting my 1500 onto the stock center stand.
To go further....
The 1500 is much MUCH easier to get onto the stand than my '76 Goldwing.
The 76 is at least 200 pounds lighter, but it is nearly impossible for me to get up on
the stand.
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by lopet » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:41 am

As I mentioned I haven´t yet tried this alternative method myself. I use the traditional on my GL1500 as I did on my GL1200 earlier and I am 69 years old and I have no trouble at all. But it is interesting you mentioning your problems with your GL1000. My son in law owns a VFR 750 which is outstanding lighter and I have trouble with that too. I think it depends on what you are must used to.

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

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:45 pm

That's definitely a ride-on ride-off stand. It's an aftermarket center stand that is shorter than stock, that allows the rear wheel to remain in contact with the ground when the stand is extended. It allows you to back the bike onto the stand, and power it off the stand - however it also means that it makes maintenance on the rear wheel (or even just turning it to gain access to the tire valve) a real pain.



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