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  • Offline Oscar

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    Offline Oscar

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    on: Dec 01, 2021, 09.42 am
    Dec 01, 2021, 09.42 am
    Hi everyone, I've had my CT a week its a 2018 DCT and I love it! Although after my first ride i went to put it on the centre stand in the garage and pulled a muscle in my leg!!! It is quite heavy! I am from the Great Yarmouth area in Norfolk UK, and can't wait to do some touring next year. This is my first big bike for about 10 years after having 125s for commuting now I've retired thought it was time to a bigger machine. So stand by for some stupid (novice) questions!

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    Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 2021, 12.12 pm
    Dec 01, 2021, 12.12 pm
    congrats and welcome!

    Its a brilliant long distance tourer. Staying on these shores or heading further afield?

    The centre stand is a knack. I grab the left bar, and grab handle and roll back a little, then stand straight-legged on the stand, full weight. Its worse with full luggage!

    Anyway, hope you get some mild weather to waft aboot.


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    Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2021, 05.17 pm
    Dec 01, 2021, 05.17 pm
    Hey Oscar, welcome to probably the best bike in the World. Ref getting it on it’s centre stand, there are two ways; 1. Put a 1” wooden block where you know the rear wheel will be when the bike is ready to be lifted.
    2. Hold the left bar with your left hand, right hand ready to pull up on the pillion grip, then use your LEFT foot (instep, not the ball of the foot) on the centre stand, preferably with a heavy soled boot. Push down with your foot while pulling up with your right hand and back with the left hand.
    In short, it’s a knack!

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    Reply #3 on: Dec 17, 2021, 04.18 pm
    Dec 17, 2021, 04.18 pm
    Thank you both for the welcome, sorry for the delay in replying this is the first forum I have ever been part of and I have been trying to work things out!! we are just going tour the UK to start with, we’ve not long lived in Norfolk so plenty of exploring to do first while getting used to the bike! Thanks again and a merry Christmas to you all.

     


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