As a motorcycle instructor, I've seen people struggle to get a 125cc bike on the center stand. Not just the vertically challenged light-weights, but guys who are well over 6' tall and 200+ lbs. Often times they are trying too hard to lift the bike with their right hand and/or pull the bike back with both hands. Most of the work is done with the right foot - get the ball of the foot on the stand and use your thigh muscle and body weight to push down while lifting up with your right hand. As long as both feet of the stand are firmly on the ground you can even put all your weight down on the stand with your left foot off the ground. Get your body weight directly over your right foot. Your left hand on the handlebar is just there to keep the front wheel straight. Push down hard through your right foot and pull up with your right hand in one motion. I'm 5'8 with a 30" inseam and 195(ish) lbs. I enjoy long walks along the beach and..., no, wait. Anyway, I do not find my '06 FJR difficult to get on the center stand. That being said, it does take some practice to get the technique down (and the bike up).