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Center Stand Woes

So I just had to ask if anyone else has trouble putting their bike on the center stand. I feel like I am Retarded every time I try. Anybody else share my woes? or am I retarded?
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Grab under the seat, put your FULL weight on the centerstand, and gently lean back. If you're over 150lbs, it should roll right up on it.

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^ Yep, thats sounds about like the way I used to do it....
Something like the left hand resting on the handlebar, right foot on the stand, right hand under the seat and a quick stand on the right foot with hard uplift on the seat...
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What they said, plus be sure to rock the bike gently from one side to the other to be sure both the centerstand feet are on the floor before you start to lift. Most of the work is done by the leg. Practice makes it easy after a while. I'll soon be eligible for Medicare!

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^ No, they're all wrong - you're retarded.
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Cool The Center Stand

Standing on the left side of the bike, left hand on the grip by the clutch right hand on the grab rail under the seat, right foot on the centerstand, lift with the right hand, stand with on your right foot on the centerstand. Should bring it right up on the stand. I am on medicare.

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Standing on the left side of the bike, left hand on the grip by the clutch right hand on the grab rail under the seat, right foot on the centerstand, lift with the right hand, stand with on your right foot on the centerstand. Should bring it right up on the stand. I am on medicare.
Ride saftly, Enjoy th ride
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Ha, ha, Since I'm 74 as you can guess, I've been on it a while, and I can tell you, you better have a supplemental Ins. to go with it...lol...
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I had the hardest time putting mine on the center stand the first time I tried it!! After doing it the right way it was so easy. So like everyone says, make sure both feet are touching the ground then push down with your right leg and pull up with your right hand. Gets so much easier after you get the hang of it!
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I had the hardest time putting mine on the center stand the first time I tried it!! After doing it the right way it was so easy. So like everyone says, make sure both feet are touching the ground then push down with your right leg and pull up with your right hand. Gets so much easier after you get the hang of it!
Same story here. If I can do it- you can. At 5'6" and 135 lbs I assumed I was a wimp the few times I tried it. Then a thought occurred to me- have I been trying this while the bike was off and in 1st gear? Yup. Much easier when you aren't fighting the engine.

Only thing I learned past that is to make it easier on your back- with the center stand's legs planted, your right foot on the stand, and your right hand on the rear wheel well, start to pull back but then use the straightening of your right leg to do most the work while you lean back. Saves the shoulder/back.
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Tip, do NOT grab the seat, it's held in place with a plastic tab and two screws. Pull too hard and snap, busted seat. Grab the frame rail behind the seat instead.

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