High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Asheboro, NC, USA
Whether the above advice posts work for you or not, know that it is not just you. I've been putting bikes on center stands since the '70s and have owned my bike since 2008 and can tell you this-
most of the time it's everything I can do to put this bike on the center stand. It has nothing to do with technique. No amount of youtube or practice is going to make a difference. Anyone who has a 2013+ and says it's easy has a different center stand. Theirs is shorter, of course it's easier. Some days it's impossible to center stand this bike without putting a tire up onto a piece of wood. Some will tell you a taller tire or a new shock absorber will help. Trust me, they will not.
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