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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => The Bike - C10 => Topic started by: paulthibodeaux on August 30, 2018, 03:55:57 am

Title: Center stand
Post by: paulthibodeaux on August 30, 2018, 03:55:57 am
Not as strong as I was. Need help putting bike on center stand. Can I cut an inch off the stand?
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: Rubber_Snake on August 30, 2018, 07:24:53 am
I used to have a tough time with the center stand too.  Possible it’s your technique?

https://youtu.be/astp0sJSrWQ

This guy is probably about 220 lbs.  What do you weigh?
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: paulthibodeaux on August 30, 2018, 10:15:53 am
I had no problem when I had a 1400, but the 1000 is giving me fits.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: lather on August 30, 2018, 01:52:15 pm
I think they require different techniques. I had trouble with the 14 at first.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: paulthibodeaux on August 30, 2018, 04:35:52 pm
Had a Yamaha FJR and it was a piece of cake.
I can gat it on the center stand, but it is hard.
May cut a half inch off.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 30, 2018, 04:56:54 pm
Had a Yamaha FJR and it was a piece of cake.
I can gat it on the center stand, but it is hard.
May cut a half inch off.

personally, I wouldn't... makes getting the tire off a p.i.t.a.

simple fix, free basically, just find a piece of 1x4, or 2x4 10" long, and roll the rear tire up on it... easy, free, and it will fit in a side bag.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: Conniesaki on August 30, 2018, 07:48:18 pm
... or maybe just a 1x4 which would gain 3/4" at the rear tire, a little less at the centerstand itself, and you could cut the ends on a 45 to roll up on it like butta.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: paulthibodeaux on August 31, 2018, 03:21:27 am
The 1x4  sounds like the way to go. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: buzzcut on August 31, 2018, 09:44:33 pm
you could put the front wheel up on a 2x4 which gives the height to easily put on centre stand.  It is what I have done and works well
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: Eupher on September 01, 2018, 01:04:55 am
personally, I wouldn't... makes getting the tire off a p.i.t.a.

simple fix, free basically, just find a piece of 1x4, or 2x4 10" long, and roll the rear tire up on it... easy, free, and it will fit in a side bag.

Yep. I put on lowering links and that made the center stand impossible to employ. The 2x4 trick works pretty well.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 02, 2018, 03:51:38 pm
you could put the front wheel up on a 2x4 which gives the height to easily put on centre stand.  It is what I have done and works well

Really?
did you try it under the rear tire only? beforehand?
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: buzzcut on September 02, 2018, 11:59:13 pm
Never did try it under the rear.  Years ago before the site crashed someone said under the front and it worked well for me so I did not even consider to try the rear. 
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: Furbo on September 15, 2018, 06:05:10 am
Ensure you have enough air in the rear shock and that the 'sag' is properly set.

Tire choice makes a huge difference!

It's never 'easy', but it can get better.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: Mettler1 on September 15, 2018, 08:40:19 am
  I drive the rear tire on to a 2 x 6. Put down the side stand and dismount. Put my foot on the center and lift with the grab handle up and back. Takes a little muscle. Works even better if some one pulls the bike back.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 17, 2018, 05:03:43 pm
Would this help?


http://www.1cruiser.com/sa/cart/detail.asp?pg=%7BF41B52F9-4175-4E9C-8054-E32EFA2879FF%7D (http://www.1cruiser.com/sa/cart/detail.asp?pg=%7BF41B52F9-4175-4E9C-8054-E32EFA2879FF%7D)


I think I actually had that on my C10.
Title: Re: Center stand
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 17, 2018, 05:43:57 pm
Would this help?


[url]http://www.1cruiser.com/sa/cart/detail.asp?pg=%7BF41B52F9-4175-4E9C-8054-E32EFA2879FF%7D[/url] ([url]http://www.1cruiser.com/sa/cart/detail.asp?pg=%7BF41B52F9-4175-4E9C-8054-E32EFA2879FF%7D[/url])


I think I actually had that on my C10.


Indeed it will assist greatly, allowing a much better hand position for the lift...
it also is a great place to lock a helmet, and or jacket and gear, running a cable lock thru sleeves or face opening on helmet. Nice piece of metal.