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Offline paulthibodeaux

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Center stand
« 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?

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 10:15:53 am »
I had no problem when I had a 1400, but the 1000 is giving me fits.

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 01:52:15 pm »
I think they require different techniques. I had trouble with the 14 at first.
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Re: Center stand
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 03:21:27 am »
The 1x4  sounds like the way to go. Thanks guys.

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Center stand
« Reply #10 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?

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #11 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. 

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #12 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!

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Re: Center stand
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Center stand
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