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 offcenter » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:55 pm



My bike had one of those stands on it when I got it.
I removed it and returned to the stock center stand.
Much better.


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

Post by bluthundr31 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:51 am

Yep, been doing this method for 20+ yrs on my '91 1500I wearing boots, tennis shoes, or slippers, it works. It can be done in neutral or 1st gear, or 2nd gear with the same effort.

Very good video WingAdmin!

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

Post by oldwing73 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:06 pm

i call bs, aired all the way up and still takes 2 people to get it up
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Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:40 pm

I'm 5'9" 170 lbs and 20 years older than you. IT WORKS!

Are you able to get the bike off the side-stand as you lower the centerstand with your foot, and gently lean the bike away until you feel the opposite leg of the centerstand touch the ground? You'll feel the bike sit firmly on both legs of the centerstand as you continue stepping on the centerstand "pedal". Grab onto the passenger grab-bar as you put all your weight onto the "pedal" you're standing on, and lift on the grab bar. Feels a bit like you're pushing the "pedal" piece into the cement as you use the grab-handle for leverage to steady yourself. IT"LL RISE UP ONTO THE CENTERSTAND LIKE MAGIC. Go ahead and have a second person stand on the side of the bike if you are worried that it'll tip over but, after you do it a couple times and you'll understand how simple it is and not need the second person.

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

Post by pidjones » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:31 am




Trialsman demonstrating on GL1800.

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

Post by Jonesey » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:05 pm

I've watched this video and tried over and over and couldn't get the bike to budge. Finally, last night, I did it the right way. No strain, no pain, just easy as could be. Thanks for the video!

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

Post by brettchallenger » Tue May 01, 2018 1:56 am

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.
This worked for me too. But over the last summer/winter I have been ill with two frozen shoulders. They are much improved now but a long way from being back to normal. When I came to putting my gl1500 back on the road this spring, the first thing needing doing was to put the bike back on its side stand so I could wheel it to a place where I could get to all sides of the bike. I managed this ok, but when I wanted to put the bike back on its centre stand so I could do the tyre pressures, I found I just didn't have the strength in my arms and couldn't manage it. Eventually, I needed the assistance of my wife (pulling on the other grab handle) to heave the bike onto its centre stand.


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