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Getting bike off of center stand??????
I've seen the videos on You Tube and have no problem getting my wing on the center stand but can't get it off the center stand like they do in the videos, no way, no how. I've even tried different air pressure settings on the rear shocks thinking that might help, but still no go. I do the rock back, lunge forward thing like in the videos and it almost goes far enough but just rocks back. How in the hell do you do it? What am I missing? It's so close, my wife used one hand to give the bike a shove forward when I did this and it rolled off the stand easiliy. I like to put it on the center stand when working on it as I feel safer but if it's going to be this much of a hassle, I don't know. Anyone got any suggestions.
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#1 04-14-2013, 05:18 PM,
I don't think there is any secret ya just have to push it forward. I think its harder with floor boards than foot pegs.
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#2 04-14-2013, 05:43 PM,
All I can say is that being LEVEL helps alot. I lean back, quickly rock forward while pushing with feet. If you're on any kind if incline its going to be harder putting on or taking off depending forward or rear pitch of incline
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#3 04-14-2013, 05:48 PM,
I've never had issues rocking the GL off the center stand. Until this year. Since last August when my motorcycle vest would barely snap closed I've been trying to loose weight. I'm 5'9" and 53 years old and 209lbs. Today the scale registered 172lbs. The lack of almost 40lbs rocking forward has made a huge difference in getting the bike to roll forward.
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#4 04-14-2013, 06:17 PM,
(04-14-2013, 06:17 PM)Roleketu Wrote: I've never had issues rocking the GL off the center stand. Until this year. Since last August when my motorcycle vest would barely snap closed I've been trying to loose weight. I'm 5'9" and 53 years old and 209lbs. Today the scale registered 172lbs. The lack of almost 40lbs rocking forward has made a huge difference in getting the bike to roll forward.


Don't worry about that 40lbs - I FOUND IT !!
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#5 04-14-2013, 06:20 PM,
Like Rol. stated, my height and weight may be an issue. At 5'8" and 180 lbs I don't have enough umph to push the bike over center while on the stand. I just did something this morning after reading everyone's reponses. I went out to the garage, climbed on the bike and shifted my butt to one side so I was able to get my left foot more firmly planted on the ground, did the rock back lunge forward and pushed with my left foot. Presto, the bike rolled forward and off the center stand. Just to be sure it wasn't a fluke I did it a couple of more times. Seems to work perfectly, problem solved. Thanks to all who replied.
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#6 04-15-2013, 05:51 AM,
the only time I can't roll mine off the center stand is when the heat of the day has softened the asphalt and the weight of the bike has caused it to sink into the ground, allowing both wheels to be on the ground.
@ 5'9" ish and 189 lbs. - 201 lbs. I don't have an issue with rocking it off the center stand
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#7 04-16-2013, 03:47 PM,
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the only time I can't roll mine off the center stand is when the heat of the day has softened the asphalt and the weight of the bike has caused it to sink into the ground, allowing both wheels to be on the ground.


I'm not in the habit of using the center stand except when I'm working on my bike in the garage and that is on a cement floor. I always carry my little piece of plywood for the side stand so it doesn't sink into the heat softened asphalt (ask me how I learned about this).

I'm pretty sure my problem stems from my lack of height (5'8") and weight to help push the bike forward.
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#8 04-16-2013, 04:52 PM,
I'm 6'0" and 174lbs. I have no problems with getting mine on or off the center stand. I have chronic back pain and when it's acting up ill just put it in first gear and sort of lean back on the bike and let the motor help it off the stand. No problem. Just be sure not to give it too much throttle and clutch or it could be bad.
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#9 04-27-2013, 12:26 AM,
Something I have read on other forums, but never tried, was to put wood under the tires. Ride onto a couple of pieces of plywood, one for the front and one for the rear. Then the centerstand doesn't have to lift the bike so high, making it easier to get it up and I assume off the centerstand. I haven't needed the extra oomph since I'm of ample size (I also found the missing 40 LBs), but sometimes it takes 2 or 3 tries to get it off the centerstand. You could also try standing next to the bike instead of straddling the seat. The 1200 saddle is a bit high leaving some with not much more than their toes touching the ground for leverage.
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#10 04-29-2013, 02:32 AM,


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