OK for the life of me,I aint no lightweight (220) but I cant seem to get this bike on the center stand!! I have tried before a few times...no success.I am worried I will drop/damage my Vulcan.
I use my right foot on the stand and put all my weight there <---<< the trick.
Left hand on the left grip, just to balance.
Right hand in the triangle of the frame, just under the seat about midway, lift and balance.
Concentrate on getting all your weight onto the centerstand.
edit: My friend is about 150lbs and sets it up for me when my back is parched out.
I have the same issue getting it up on the center stand. Thanks for the ramp suggestion, Knifemaker! I'll be trying that trick this weekend!Success....!!!Now its rainin like hell....so no fix,for now.(Stator/Rectifier)