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  • Offline bazza950   england

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    the answer to the heavy lift -centre stand issues!
    on: Mar 14, 2021, 10.11 am
    Mar 14, 2021, 10.11 am
    Ok I admit it -70 this year so  getting weaker  but the bike is a barsteward to put on the centre stand.Other bikes are very heavy but easier.
    I have had similar weight bikes- FJ1200's,K100 bmws loaded with stuff but cannot push down on the ct unless wearing boots - it would wreck shoes .I had a new hip right side so loath to give it a hard time,can do left footed if I have to.Use side stand and parking brake yes but why have to?
    has anyone fitted a lower lift handle as i think the left bar/rear passenger holds are too high-and I am 6ft and 18 stone and move 300 kilo range cookers for my living! Tried u tube but that doesn't overcome the height issues as mostly on low HD'S
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    Re: the answer to the heavy lift -centre stand issues!
    Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2021, 12.10 pm
    Mar 14, 2021, 12.10 pm
    just drive onto a piece of wood and park at least the rear tyre 15mm or so higher than under the stand. this alters the angle of the stand and helps with the leverage
    OR....
    get the centre stand shortened  :192:

    Ian (i never had the 'so called knack' these young bods talk about) 66yrs old getting frailer by the day  :827:

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    Re: the answer to the heavy lift -centre stand issues!
    Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2021, 01.30 pm
    Mar 14, 2021, 01.30 pm
    thanks Scotsy, a good idea at home,thanks.I am currently fitting crash bars that might be good leverage point-certainly good for skinned knuckles and the bike learning some new English words starting with F.
    I note some components say "made in China" and even managed to get the rear and front fairing panels off -and on -without damage!
    now just to connect that spotlight wiring..............

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    Re: the answer to the heavy lift -centre stand issues!
    Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2021, 03.02 pm
    Mar 14, 2021, 03.02 pm
    In my previous ramblings I said I've just lowered mine, this has made it so I can no longer lift it onto the centre stand.
    Yesterday I wanted to drop the oil and obviously it's easier if on the centre stand.
    So as Scotsy has mentioned, I had a piece of board about 30mm thick which I rolled the bike backwards onto.
    Jeez, I nearly threw it through the garage wall it was that easy lifting it!

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    Re: the answer to the heavy lift -centre stand issues!
    Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2021, 04.28 pm
    Mar 14, 2021, 04.28 pm
    A whole new business opportunity for me. I will have to work out how to make a wedge ended platform that allows you to roll the bike back onto it -or forward,giving the right thickness level section in the middle.If I am cunning it should fit into the top box or even bolt behind my newly fitted "duck tail". It could even double up AS a duck tail.Needs to be made of strong plastic for lightness.Of course I could just get a bit of wood -my works neighbour makes windows so i think he could manage it!
    I took delivery of a lazy susan ,only a tenner with a 1000lb weigh capacity ,made in USA ,inc post!
    its only about 12mm thick so if add a plank on top that i could ride on ,and with feet on the floor spin 180o - without falling off! See u tube for a proper job!

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    Re: the answer to the heavy lift -centre stand issues!
    Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2021, 04.32 pm
    Mar 14, 2021, 04.32 pm
    Theres no doubt the CT is a heavy bike and is not easy to get onto the centre stand, the easiest, but by no means easy, method i use is:
     Right foot pushing down on the stand,  right hand pulling up on pillion foot peg hanger. Left hand on left handlebar grip.

    Oh and you have to make a noise while doing it, this seems completely involuntary.


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    Re: the answer to the heavy lift -centre stand issues!
    Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 2021, 11.47 pm
    Mar 22, 2021, 11.47 pm
    I've seen you recommend using the pillion footrest extension before, Paul. Thanks. It makes the lift so much easier. You've made an old man very happy!!!!
    Just love my HONDA Crosstourer dct, and my manual TDM900.

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    Re: the answer to the heavy lift -centre stand issues!
    Reply #7 on: Mar 23, 2021, 03.11 am
    Mar 23, 2021, 03.11 am
    This is what i use for my Goldwing and CB 1000

    https://www.baxleycompanies.com/shop/sport-chock

    Follow your front wheel