Easiest centerstand method for me
Today, out of curiosity, I tried a slightly different method of placing the bike on the center stand. It turns out it was the least effort I've ever put into a large bike. My usual method has been to put a little weight on the center stand arm and lift/pull with both hands on the handlebar and handle (ST1300) or passenger grab handle (K1600GTL) or other solid bike part.
Today, I just stood on the center stand arm (obviously still holding the handlebar and grab handle) and the bike went up with no pulling. Wow, what a difference! I am 220 lbs (net) so lighter riders will have progressively diminishing success with this method.
So if you haven't tried this before give it a try. Obviously plant both center stand legs on the ground before standing on the arm.
And if you don't succeed, what's the worst that could happen?
The bike won't go up...
And it might topple over...
And fall on you...
And break both legs...
And IF that happens, don't come running to me!!!
Bikes: (1971 to present) Honda Benly C92 125cc, Honda CB350 twin, Norton Commando Fastback 750 cc, Honda CB750F1, Honda CB900F, Honda CB250RS, Honda ST1100, Honda ST1300, BMW K1600GTL (Dark Graphite).
Last edited by Derek; 10-24-2018 at 11:54 PM.