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center stand

Postby bobcat42 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:58 pm

Hey guys
I have a 1990 GL1500 wing and wondering if anyone has an easy technique for getting it on the center stand. It just seems to heavy for me unless i am not doing it right or something.

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Re: center stand

Postby HALBUDD » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:02 pm

Bobcat go to the top of this page under how to articles wingadmin has a good video on how to do it . Hal
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Re: center stand

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:44 pm

Yup, all the Goldwings can be put on and off their center stands using the same technique:

How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

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Re: center stand

Postby thrasherg » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:03 am

As your suspension gets tired and sags, it becomes more and more difficult to get any bike on it's center stand!! So also make sure the suspension is in good condition and that you have the correct amount of static sag as that will make it easier to get on and off the center stand.


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Re: center stand

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:29 pm

You could also make a small platform to roll the rear wheel onto before you place the bike up onto it's centerstand even a 3/4 piece of plywood would make a difference, put it this way the higher the rear wheel the easier it will be to raise that sucker..

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Re: center stand

Postby bobcat42 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:07 pm

Thanks for the tip!! That is a great article and video.

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Re: center stand

Postby landisr » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:24 am

Add my vote in the affirmative for littlebeaver's suggestion. It's amazing how much difference that 3/4" makes. If travelling, all you need to take along for emergencies is a piece about 4x6". Worst case if you don't have any, make sure the rear suspension is pumped up to its max (check your manual).

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