Well I can say this: at our shop we not only routinely put ALL bikes on the centerstands, but we roll them onto lifts and THEN the centerstands! You have about four inches of metal on the edge of the lift to stand on to haul 'em up. Rolling them off is a breeze: stand next to the bike, rock back for a little momentum and give the bike a mighty heave forward. Nothing happens except the bike plops forward like normal. It makes a heck of a racket on the metal, but it really is no big deal. Once you do it a couple of times you get used to it. I'm only 5'10" 180, and the first time I did this was with a Venture Royale. It scared me to death until I did it, then I wondered why I was so chicken! Just don't let the thing fall AWAY from you and it's gravy. The steeper the uphill you have to go against, the more MMMMFFFF you put into shoving the bike forward. Even if the first shove fails, keep your momentum and keep rocking that thing. It'll roll off eventually. These VNs are so light compared to GLs and K1200LTs, I may be taking it for granted.