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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Difficulty Rolling Off Center Stand!?

Ahoy fellow Vulcaneers --

I'm having difficulty getting the bike off the center stand especially with a piece of wood underneath the center stand after doing the spline lube.

My shed purposely has a rising slope as I ride the bike into the shed. I did this to make it easy to roll the bike out, less stress on my old knees. I think this slope is making it harder to rock the bike forward off the center stand because of the rearward incline.

I sit on the bike on my tip toes and rock it forward/backward to get if off but I need someone to give me a little push forward to push it off the stand.

I'm thinking of standing next to the bike and pushing it forward by the handlebars until it rolls of the stand. Does anyone do it this way? Is this a safe way to do it? Does anyone have any suggestions for resolving this.

Thanx in advance!

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 12:12 PM
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I have done it that way, when I do though I will put the side stand down, and when I am taking it off the center stand I'll try to pull it towards me so it will catch the side stand plus I can hold it up better that way. Also I am covering the front brake so it doesn't get away from me.

Do you usually park on the center stand not the side stand?

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Kinda makes sense that it'd be tough to get off the center stand if the bike is pointing up hill.

Like Jace said, rolling it off while standing beside it shouldn't be a problem.
But I, personally, wouldn't put the side stand down, but would be sure to lean the bike to the direction I'm standing and be ready to support it as it comes down.
I would be ready on the front brake though.


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This may be a stupid question But,
Can you twist/pivot the bike around on the wood block so the bike is pointing downward?

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I wouldn't try and get my bike off the center stand by standing next to it. As soon as the bike comes off the stand, gravity takes over. I'd stick with having someone give me a push if I couldn't set it up on level ground.

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If you have room and can find a thin one, get an old (or new for that matter, they are pretty cheap) swivel plate for a marine seat or some bar stools use them, and I believe you would have like a turn table and the down hill lunge will pop her right off the center stand... If not just make one from 2 pieces of flat metal stock and grease and bolt them togather lightly (so it will turn easy) in the center and park the center stand on them and spin the cycle around...Home made turn table maybe...???
Wouldn't that work...??? I don't know, just a thought...
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My two cents: 1. Put rope or ratchet strap from front wheel to behind centerstand (see fergy's spline lube pics). 2. Place blocks/jack stands under frame below engine. 3. Have someone jack or lever the rear wheel up while you hold the bike (have front wheel straight). 4. Kick the board out from under the centerstand as the weight comes off it. 5. Untie rope, mount bike, and roll off centerstand in normal fashion.

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My two cents: 1. Put rope or ratchet strap from front wheel to behind centerstand (see fergy's spline lube pics). 2. Place blocks/jack stands under frame below engine. 3. Have someone jack or lever the rear wheel up while you hold the bike (have front wheel straight). 4. Kick the board out from under the centerstand as the weight comes off it. 5. Untie rope, mount bike, and roll off centerstand in normal fashion.
Jace, Hyper, Jay, Ironman, OldDog, FliteControl --

These are great ideas! Good examples of "thinking outside the box!"

I'll post an update later on to let you all know how it works out.

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I am still curious why you are on the center stand all the time.

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I am still curious why you are on the center stand all the time.
Jace --

Sorry if I mislead you. I'm not on the center stand all the time. I always use the side stand except for maintenance. Last night I put it on the center stand with a piece of wood under the stand to do the spline lube.

Thanx for your response!
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