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  • Offline Pickaxe   gb

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    Centre Stand
    on: Jul 23, 2021, 06.04 pm
    Jul 23, 2021, 06.04 pm
    Tore my calf muscle putting the CT onto the centre stand today :003: I'm 6ft and never had a problem with centre stands before. Some are better than others but the CT is in a different  league.

    I'll be mainly hobbling around and putting the bike on the side stand for the next few weeks.

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    Re: Centre Stand
    Reply #1 on: Jul 23, 2021, 07.38 pm
    Jul 23, 2021, 07.38 pm
    Sorry to hear of your injury.
    Is it a Honda centre stand? It is easy to operate if it is a Honda item, I have heard of other brands taking much more force to get her up though.

    Tom

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    Re: Centre Stand
    Reply #2 on: Jul 23, 2021, 07.50 pm
    Jul 23, 2021, 07.50 pm
    Not sure but it's a Highlander model so I presume it's a Honda stand? Correct me if I'm wrong. Definitely difficult to use though.

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    Re: Centre Stand
    Reply #3 on: Jul 23, 2021, 10.23 pm
    Jul 23, 2021, 10.23 pm
    Pickaxe its not just you.Another member suggested a slight "ramp" and with a titanium right hip ,
    plus the Maxton shock adding 1 cm to the rear end , I can confirm it's a lot easier. :046:
    the technique is
    my ramp is a "wedge edged front "piece of wood about 9" long and wide about 1" thick. Place with wedge facing the front of the bike and roll the bike back up onto it.With the wheel up the extra hieight,put on your DCT hand brake,then lower the centre stand and pull up /back as normal .Try it when allowed!
    Its also a lot easier -even without the plank- if you can do it with the bike "rolling back".I favour my right leg so will take the easy route every time.
    Take it easy and cut yourself a plank width bit of wood-it fits easily in the top box.

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    Re: Centre Stand
    Reply #4 on: Aug 05, 2021, 01.13 pm
    Aug 05, 2021, 01.13 pm
    I now have a solution (for me anyway).

    Instead of using the passenger grab handle, hold the pillion foot peg hanger bracket where it extends back towards the rubber side case stop. Bike comes onto the main stand sweet as a nut, even wearing my carpet slippers :002:

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    Re: Centre Stand
    Reply #5 on: Aug 05, 2021, 06.39 pm
    Aug 05, 2021, 06.39 pm
    thanks Pickaxe  will give it a go.As pointed out Maxton rear shock increases the rear height by about 15mm making it harder but I have a 9" x 1" wedge edge board -roll the bike back onto it ,lower stand and its also a lot easier.

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    Re: Centre Stand
    Reply #6 on: Aug 05, 2021, 07.30 pm
    Aug 05, 2021, 07.30 pm
    I'm going to try this way as I've never cursed a bike as much before as this one whilst trying to get it onto the centre stand, my stand looks quite new but the bike is a 13 plate so guessing it's an aftermarket unit but I'm not sure. My Blackbird virtually put itself on the stand by comparison  :169:

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    Re: Centre Stand
    Reply #7 on: Aug 06, 2021, 11.12 am
    Aug 06, 2021, 11.12 am
    *Originally Posted by bazza950 [+]
    plus the Maxton shock adding 1 cm to the rear end

    Hi bazza, did you ask for your shock to have an extra 1cm added or is that standard?

    Mick.

     



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