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I'm a sit on, kickstand up in neutral and rock forward guy. Seems way easier to me.
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post #22 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-26-2020, 08:58 AM
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I’m like Russ on getting it off the center stand, most of the time because of my back problems I step up onto the lh foot peg which makes it easier to swing my rh leg over the seat, sometimes put my right knee on the seat to get my balance before swinging my leg over.

I never have the side stand down as most bikes I have or had when rolled off the center stand will bottom against the side stand which shoots the bike to the right and has nearly caused me to drop my bike on the right side, I don’t leave the side stand down, doesn’t work for me.

Another reason for not leaving the side stand down is when I have rolled it off the centerstand while off the bike is that i had the side stand come down on the top of my left foot. On my previous 86 Goldwing once with the side stand down and rolled off the c-stand, the side stand landed on top of my left foot I could feel every Pound of its 800lbs, walked with a bit of a limp for a while after that one.

So anyway I always put the side stand up. I would love to see the guy in the video demo an fjr instead of the tall GS used, I don’t think he could do it quite as easily As he demo’d. My .02

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I'm 5' 8" and 145lbs and can get the FJR on the center stand OK, it's getting down that's the hard part for me. I feel more in control sitting on the bike than standing next to it when it comes down.

My GS850 weighs 660lbs and I have to use a 2x4 block under it which makes it super easy to lower the stand. In fact it's so easy with the block I wondered if I could do it without dismounting.

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I'm 5' 8" and 145lbs and can get the FJR on the center stand OK, it's getting down that's the hard part for me. I feel more in control sitting on the bike than standing next to it when it comes down.



My GS850 weighs 660lbs and I have to use a 2x4 block under it which makes it super easy to lower the stand. In fact it's so easy with the block I wondered if I could do it without dismounting. It worked!


Just put side stand down. Roll bike off Center stand , standing beside it. Side stand there to act as backup. It will not come close to grounding side stand


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I'm 5' 8" and 145lbs and can get the FJR on the center stand OK, it's getting down that's the hard part for me. I feel more in control sitting on the bike than standing next to it when it comes down.
I can sit on the bike, both feet on the pegs, and just lean back and pull the bars hard enough to bounce the rear tire off the ground. It'll roll forward enough that it'll roll off the stand with both feet still on the pegs. I do outweigh you about 35 pounds, and I've got a '13. But it'd be worth a try.
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Lol. These big guys donít know what itís like to be 5í8Ē and 145lbs.

If my wife sits on pillion seat with bike on Center stand the front tire still will not lift.



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Lol. These big guys donít know what itís like to be 5í8Ē and 145lbs.

If my wife sits on pillion seat with bike on Center stand the front tire still will not lift.



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LOL. I'm proud to be holding 180 now. I weighed 145 when I got married in 1972. I was motocrossing at the time, and that kept the weight off.

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Thanks Mr Ed... taking the slack out of the drive train makes all the difference for me.!! I was wondering why sometimes the bike popped up on the center stand with little or no effort but most times it felt like someone was sitting on the bike !!! After rolling the bike forward (in first gear) to take the slack out of the drive train, i put the bike up 4 times in a row with very little effort. Thanks for the great tip !!! (I just turned 70 and am trying to maintain my weigh at 175 lbs)
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I suppose we should mention putting it in neutral before putting it up on the centerstand?

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I suppose we should mention putting it in neutral before putting it up on the centerstand?
That's what I do, but like rockman said above, just pushing forward to get the slack out is usually enough.

If you look at the video posted above, every time he centerstanded it the rear wheel rolled back a very short amount. If the bike is rolled back against that stop before attempting to centerstand it, that can make all the difference.

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