1983 Gl1100 interstate


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Hi , I was wondering if there is any difference between the height of the center stand in the 1983 Naked, Interstate, Aspencade?. My interstate didn't have one. (Centerstand) So I ordered one on line, it fits perfectly, the only way I can get it on the center stand is using 2 pc of 1 1/2 boards on top of each other beneath the rear tire, front shock pressure, 20 psi, rear shock 40 psi. Been watching videos all week and it seems simple, but mine just don't want to stand with out the boards under tire. I am 91 Kg (200 lbs.)standing on the lever and pulling pulling 40Kg + (88 Lbs). limit of baggage scale, all I can do is to get to rock, floor is level. both pegs firmly on floor, front tire straight, free movement of center stand, viewed when on floor jack. Any suggestions?


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Parts book shows the same part for all models. Do you have the stock tire sizes? Some can be a challenge to get on the stand and takes practice. Also to lower the seat height, some folks have made changes like shorter shocks, etc. I take it you got the bike minus stand?
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Thanks for the reply
Correct size tires, everything is original, one of the previous owners had removed the stands. I wonder the stand i purchased came from an earlier model.
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It helps to have air in the shocks and check the front also and if you have aftermarket shocks that are a tad shorter would be a problem, when I first got mine it nearly gave me a hernia putting it up, I have had many bikes but none this heavy, after watching videos of people on you tube easily lifting them up finally after some time I got the knack
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There doesn't seem to be any modifications, the parts look all stock, front shock pressure, 20 psi, rear shock 40 psi,
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Well if Rambozo is correct about the part numbers then I dont know, there are EZ lift stands but they dont lift the wheels vey much but they are easier to use, like this one here.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183488160843?h ... R4qq-e7YYA
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When it is up on the stand, how high is the rear wheel off the ground?
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Don't try to pull it up onto the stand. Grab the handlebar and rear rail, put your foot on the stand with your leg bent. Straighten your leg while just holding your upper body rigid.
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Ah ha, that is the next question i was going to ask, Measuring now, after using floor jack to lift. While sitting on center stand rear tire is approx. 2 inches from the floor, which seems normal from all the videos i have been watching
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That's about right so your geometry is correct. You just need to improve your form. These are heavy bikes and trying to brute force them up is a fool's errand. The stand provides the leverage, you just have to direct the force to use it. There is no way you can lift the bike with the handle, or raise the bike by just standing on the pedal, the trick is to use the bike as a counterweight to the force you are putting on the stand with your foot.
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it looks like 80 and 81 use a different part number for the center stand than 82 and 83.
in addition, 80 and 81 have front and rear tires that are 1" bigger than 82 and 83 , so ... i wonder whether there is a difference in the height of the center stands. if so, then there's the possibility the seller may have sold you one that fits 80/81.
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tHATS WHAT I WAS THINKING, MAYBE I WILL BRING STAND TO GARASGE AND GET AN INCH OR 2 CUT, IT WILL MAKE A DIFERENCE, SORRY CAP LOCK, NOT YELLING, :-)


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