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post #51 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-30-2020, 06:18 PM
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Center stand

All I know is the 2007 and the design/balance or whatever the engineers came up with is real close. I put a 1/4" piece of plywood under the center stand to protect a painted floor and there was no way I was going to get it on the center stand. Remove that 1/4", goes up no problem but not easy. I agree with the other post that the bike needs to be straight up with both legs of the stand on the floor and level.
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I have had FJRs for over ten years now. First the bike is on the side stand, then off the side stand to the center position, keeping it balanced while I put the center stand down so each side touches the ground, then I simply stand on it. Works all the time even with soft soled shoes. Granted, I am 6' 00" tall and 230 but that is how I do it. No trouble at all.



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me too - but learned to facecbackwards

I also struggled with 2014 getting to center stand. My son figured out and showed me to stand facing rear of bike.
Left foot on center stand, reach back with left hand to pull, and grab with right hand under seat, or crash bar on saddle bag if you have it. I am older, under 200lbs. But actually do lift weights to stay strong enough to manage this beast.
My Goldwing never was this difficult, course I was younger then.

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There is a hand-hold at the side cover attach point where you can lift, but I never really thought it was all that useful.

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LOL ....

I know a gentleman who rode a '12 model when I got my '13, and he could centerstand his. He was, as I recall, 5'1" tall.

I don't know if he was a member of this forum, though. Is there a list of members somewhere?

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Thank you, sir.

I did manage to find that, but it says "No longer available."
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I destroyed the centerstand on my '02 last week...tore the metal like a pretzel. I was going to just weld it, but now I think I'll shorten it first.

I'll measure the rear tire gap on my friend's '02, then cut a tad less than 1/2 the measurement (assuming the stand is located midway on the wheelbase).

All the comments confirm my suspicions about it being a symphony of standing, lifting the handle, and pulling back on the handgrip.

In my 48+ years of riding, I've never met a bike more challenging to centerstand...it's an absolute monster. Makes my Yamaha 650 Turbo feel like a 100cc dirtbike!

But, unleashing its raw, unaided, visceral torque into glorious wheelies and catching a clutchless 2nd in the air feels better than anything I've ever felt here on Earth.

With lane splitting allowed in CA, I must've done 30 wheelies off stoplights on PCH from Costa Mesa to see the Queen Mary yesterday...one, in front of an HB cop, too! (luckily, he was going the other way...whew).
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It's all technique. Prior to my first 04 FJR I had an '87 Concours. Now THAT sucker was a bitch to put on the C-stand. The first time I did my FJR it went skidding backwards 12" once up I used so much force.

If you simply lift up and step down, it's going to be a bitch. You need a motion that gets the bike moving backwards.
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It's all technique. Prior to my first 04 FJR I had an '87 Concours. Now THAT sucker was a bitch to put on the C-stand. The first time I did my FJR it went skidding backwards 12" once up I used so much force.

If you simply lift up and step down, it's going to be a bitch. You need a motion that gets the bike moving backwards.
I looked at an older model at the Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Yamaha dealer. It was in the showroom on a polished concrete floor. I centerstanded it and did the same thing. I was used to the Goldwing and stepped down so hard it skidded backward. The lady showing it to me let out a little yelp like she though I was bringing the whole row down.

I push a little rearward on the pedal too. It's like a lever that rotates around a fulcrum.
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Thank you, sir.
I did manage to find that, but it says "No longer available."
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I looked at an older model at the Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Yamaha dealer. It was in the showroom on a polished concrete floor. I centerstanded it and did the same thing. I was used to the Goldwing and stepped down so hard it skidded backward.

Same here. The 03 FJR slid back a foot or more. LOL It's one of the easier liter-plus bikes to center that I've owned.

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