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I just hope I don't push her over tryin' it
When you first get the legs of the center stand to touch the ground, rock the bike side to side a little, to be sure both legs are touching the ground.


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I've never been able to get mine to lift up on the center stand either. I'm not a small guy and my job is quite physical with a lot of heavy lifting. So I'm not a Barny Fife type of character.
Yet I've never come close to getting it up on the stand. Then again, I've not really has a serious reason to want it on the stand either. Whenever I've tried it was just for giggles and not for a real need. Perhaps I haven't had enough motivation to do it yet.
So to this point, the center stand has just been a thingy hanging down from underneath.
In you case since you don't use it it would be a great place to hang a gremlin bell.


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I'm pretty sure I get it, I just want to make sure before I try it. What's the "seat rail grab bar"?

Nevermind, I saw the vid. That doesn't seem too tough, I just hope I don't push her over tryin' it.

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Before you try it can you sign a waiver for me stating that I am not responsible for any damage you may incurr? LOL After a couple of times you will find it taks little effort.


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Libertypilot I feel like you do, I still do not feel comfortable with lifting the bike. One way to cheat the process, is at least at home, I but a one inch or more board under the rear tire. Roll the rear tire up on the board, put down the side kick stand, and get off the bike. Then pull the bike up onto the center stand, less weight and easier to control.
I never feel confident in getting the bike up without the board. After the bike is up the you can pull the board from under the rear tire.

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Libertypilot I feel like you do, I still do not feel comfortable with lifting the bike. One way to cheat the process, is at least at home, I but a one inch or more board under the rear tire. Roll the rear tire up on the board, put down the side kick stand, and get off the bike. Then pull the bike up onto the center stand, less weight and easier to control.
I never feel confident in getting the bike up without the board. After the bike is up the you can pull the board from under the rear tire.
Reverse of that is a big help for rear wheel removal. Put the board under the center stand & it gives the rear wheel more clearance for an easier removal. Axle nuts will clear the exhaust.
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