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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old 08-01-2020, 01:21 PM
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I am a short fat guy at 5'9" and 250 lbs but have a 32" inseam. My 2015 is my 1st FJR and the easiest bike I have ever put up on the CS. The hardest bikes were my 1970 and 1971 750 Honda's. The FJR is left hand on the bar and right hand on the rack bar next to the seat with left foot on CS then lift/stand up and on the CS it is. Most of my past bikes have been standard nakeds with no CS.
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I just put mine on the stand again from straddling the seat. I gave the forks a good downward push while pushing on the foot lever of the stand on the rebound, was ready with the front brake in case it didn't go up on the 1st attempt but all went as planned and it went right up. No strain, no lifting just a few well timed movements, using my weight on the stand and the stored energy of the forks.
The next time someone is around to record this, I'll post a video for the nonbelievers.
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I just put mine on the stand again from straddling the seat. I gave the forks a good downward push while pushing on the foot lever of the stand on the rebound, was ready with the front brake in case it didn't go up on the 1st attempt but all went as planned and it went right up. No strain, no lifting just a few well timed movements, using my weight on the stand and the stored energy of the forks.
The next time someone is around to record this, I'll post a video for the nonbelievers.
Please do. I'm not a "nonbeliever"; why the heck would you insist you can do something you can't? It makes no sense. But pictures are sometimes better than words.
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post #64 of 66 (permalink) Old 08-06-2020, 10:36 PM
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My technique(note: I'm only 5'8").
Balance bike perpendicular to the ground
lower centre stand with right foot until both sides touch the ground evenly(make sure side stand has been retracted)

keep steering straight only with left hand and do not pull at all with left hand
as you push down with the right foot pull upward and slightly back at the same time with the right hand
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I just put mine on the stand again from straddling the seat. I gave the forks a good downward push while pushing on the foot lever of the stand on the rebound, was ready with the front brake in case it didn't go up on the 1st attempt but all went as planned and it went right up. No strain, no lifting just a few well timed movements, using my weight on the stand and the stored energy of the forks.
The next time someone is around to record this, I'll post a video for the nonbelievers.
Definitely don’t doubt you can do this but seeing a video would be hugely helpful in understanding your technique. This is one of those things were written instructions just can’t properly convey it. I think what I struggle with understanding is that if your left foot is on the centerstand (which means it would be behind you as you do this and therefore unable to provide much leverage or balance) how do you get enough leverage with only your right foot firmly on the ground? Also, any concern about dropping it to the left if something goes wrong as it would seem that with your left foot on the centerstand and way behind your center of gravity it would be very difficult to move that left foot quickly enough to catch it in time if it were to start falling to the left? This is definitely one of those situations where a video is worth a thousand words. Would like to learn how to do it as it sounds like a pretty slick maneuver.

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Same as putting it on the stand any other way, you must make sure it's touching evenly. It's all about timing the rebound of the forks and pressure with the left foot.
Your suspension settings are involved too, the lower the bike, the more difficult this will be.
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