Getting OFF the centrestand


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TreeLad
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Getting OFF the centrestand

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Hi everyone, from a brand new member here. Can anyone help?

I bought an 84 Aspencede in 2020. Mastered getting it ON the centrestand but cannot get it off while on the bike.

I know it can be done coz the vendor (older & shorter than me) did it effortlessly while showing me the bike.

I've watched every video on it I can find, seems simple, yet I'm straining & pushing & hauling - nothing!!

I know corrosion can cause the stand to bend but I doubt this as bike is pretty much corrosion free.

As a starting point to investigate can anyone tell me how far off the ground the rear wheel should be when it's on the stand?

Thanks


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Re: Getting OFF the centrestand

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been 3 decades since I owned that model bike, I don't recall how far off the ground the tire is, but doubt it's much more than a half inch.

I have used the center stand on every Goldwing I owned, and that is '84, '86, '94, '98, 2002.

I just stood on the pegs, leaned way back, and threw my body forward and pushed against the handle bar grips.... that has always caused the bike to roll off the stand, and with the bike in 2nd gear, I apply power to the wheel and off I went.

I didn't use 1st gear, to jerky with that kind of power on the throttle.
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Re: Getting OFF the centrestand

Post by joecoolsuncle »

i have that model. just lean back, then throw weight forward pushing on the handlebar. the rear wheel is usually about an inch from the ground. if you use a board to put it on the stand, the rear will not be off the board. its just a timing thing, get as much weight going forward and follow through like you are going to kiss the headlight.
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Re: Getting OFF the centrestand

Post by WingAdmin »

Momentum is your friend. The trick is to get it moving backward, then when it rocks forward again, push along with that momentum to get it up and off the center stand.

One things that can make this a problem is when the bracket holding the center stand to the bike is corroded, and starts to bend, causing the center stand to extend too far forward. This makes it difficult or impossible to lift the bike up and off it.



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Re: Getting OFF the centrestand

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Thanks folks. Yup, watched all the videos about rocking back then forward. As I said, I don't think corrosion on the stand will be the issue as the bikes pretty clean.

Plus I saw the last owner get it down easy.

BUT no way my rear wheel's an inch off the ground...


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