High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
misfit, this is one of those things that since I joined this forum that there just isn’t a simple, easy, clear fix. After buying my 14a I thought it was fairly easy to center stand it, not as easy as the 86 g-wing which was about 200lbs heavier, But much easier than my Naked 76 g-wing which is about 100lbs lighter. Makes no sense at all.
Some is technique because since I’ve had my recent bout of back problems the once easy to use center stand on my 14 is now an SOB to use with me just saying f-it and leaving it on the side stand a lot.
Donk’ s advice above is pretty good about shortening it or maybe find a gen3 stand, one thing I’ve found is that most c-stands when first started actually start on the front edge of the feet, for some time now I’ve been welding a piece of angle iron to extend the front edge so that when you push the stand down it starts on the radius instead of on the edge and it just rolls up on the extended radius. It is on my “to do” list for my 14 for the next oil change since using the center stand has become difficult on my bike.
I have done this on several of my bikes now and it really helps. Sorry but there just doesn’t seem to be an easy “fix” for this,but practice MAY help.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
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Last edited by passx; 07-24-2020 at 08:07 AM.