TIP - Getting off the centerstand


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TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by gforgyro » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:01 am



I have been wanting to film and post this, but have not been able to film it.
PROBLEM: My garage floor is so smooth that I drag my 84 Aspencade all over the garage trying to get it off the centerstand. I tried putting rubber mats under the stand when raising and this works for a while, but the mats collect dirt and start slipping themselves.

SOLUTION: One evening, I was trying to get the bike down and drug it from the front of the garage to the back. I could grab the back of bike and drag it backwards to try again. After wearing myself out twice, it suddenly hit me! I went over to the wall and grabbed a 2 x 4 about 50" long and wedged the end in front of the centerstand and behind the left footpeg. Holding the handlebars to stabilize, I merely pushed forward on the 2 x 4 and rolled the bike right off the stand and then leaned it over to the side stand. You will not believe how easy it was! Try it.



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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:34 pm

I always just placed my right footr in front of the center stands left leg, extended the side stand, grabbed the left rear pass hand hold, and lifted as I pulled.

When I chopped it shorter it helped getting it up on the center stand, no affect of getting it off. If I just
pull", it slides as you describe on smooth concrete.
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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by julimike54 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:35 pm

I always place mine on a piece of 3/8" plywood in the garage. No sliding around experienced.


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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by mcook3624 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:28 pm

Great tip. I will use this one as well!!

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by minimac » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:27 am

Since installing the Austone tire on the rear, my gl1500 is a piece of cake to get on and off the centerstand, which I almost exclusively use. Keeping the centerstand cleaned lubricated certainly will help, also.

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by Oybie » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:32 pm

No pro, but I simply climb on the bike and rock it forward. I have control on the handlebars to be able to brake as soon as settled off the stand and have my feet on either side to balance the bike. I do leave the side stand down just in case.

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by thrasherg » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:12 pm

Oybie wrote:No pro, but I simply climb on the bike and rock it forward. I have control on the handlebars to be able to brake as soon as settled off the stand and have my feet on either side to balance the bike. I do leave the side stand down just in case.
I use the exact same technique.

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by Wilcoy02 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:18 pm

I rock mine also. Everyone has their own way.

My problem is getting it up on the c stand. I do put the back wheel up on a 2x6 to help.

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:26 pm

Wilcoy02 wrote:I rock mine also. Everyone has their own way.

My problem is getting it up on the c stand. I do put the back wheel up on a 2x6 to help.
I've found that it's not so much pulling up on the seat handles that gets it on the center stand, as standing, with all your weight, on that lever attached to the center stand while pulling up on the seat handles. Once I discovered that, it made putting it up on the center stand a whole lot easier. Then I just sit on the bike and rock like everyone else, to get it off the center stand, with hand on the front brake to stop it immediately after the stand starts to fold up.

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by Wilcoy02 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:45 pm

Now that I have the center stand off the bike to clean and grease.
??????? How do I put the spring back on ????

I had pennies in all the spaces, of the spring, and when I went to put the end of the spring on they all fell out.
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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by Corkster52 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:45 pm

No pro, but I simply climb on the bike and rock it forward. I have control on the handlebars to be able to brake as soon as settled off the stand and have my feet on either side to balance the bike. I do leave the side stand down just in case.
I do the same

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by offcenter » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Wilcoy02 wrote:Now that I have the center stand off the bike to clean and grease.
??????? How do I put the spring back on ????
I used these, half inch hose pliers, they worked like a champ.
Look at the picture. The pair on the far right with the hooked
nose. Hook the spring with one side and the stud on the frame
with the other and squeeze. Had no trouble getting it back on.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5Pcs-11-Long-Ne ... 2049884700
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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by Wilcoy02 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:01 pm

I am too cheap to buy pliers. They do look very handy.
I had to up my wages on the spring and used nickels instead of pennies. Worked like a charm.

Now I can rock off the centerstand again.

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by diversity48 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:16 pm

The spring is easiest done with a spring tool you can buy at Harbor Freight for about 7 or 8$. Just looking at, you won't understand how much easier this makes that job. Use mine a lot.

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by Scooter363y » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:16 am

I have a tool that is for installing springs on drum style brakes on cars. I've had this tool for years. You can probably find one at your local parts store

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Re: TIP - Getting off the centerstand

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:50 pm

Scooter363y wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:16 am
I have a tool that is for installing springs on drum style brakes on cars. I've had this tool for years. You can probably find one at your local parts store

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If you have one big enough to get it around the post, then yes, these work great - it's basically exactly what they're designed for.

https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Tool ... ingdocs-20

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