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    Saturday, August 7, 2010

    How to put your bike on its center stand. I know that this is less and less of a problem now-a-days  BUT if there is one thing that seems to flumox many  riders it is putting their motorcycle on the Center Stand.  That is those bikes, which still have one. This does not have to be hard. In fact with these simple steps you too  can hoist a Gold Wing up like it was nothing

    The first thing you must do is stop trying to lift the bike  with your arms. Heaving and pulling on the bike is not  the answer. The bike will weigh in excess of you and this will simply not work

    The second thing you must do is to allow the weight of  your body to work for you as a lever against the stand.

    So how do you do this? Simple  We shall assume that your bike is on its side stand Approach your motorcycle from the left (clutch control) side.  Have your stomach roughly even with the drivers seat. Take your left hand and place it upon the left hand grip Take you right hand and place it under or on something  solid and to your right Put your left foot firmly and straight down on the ground make sure to keep it straight

    Take your right foot and place it upon the center stand  lever It should have a slight bend at the knee and you  should be about 8 inches or so from your motorcycle Gently lean a bit forward and use your arms to lever  the bike off of the side stand until you feel the center  stand properly placed with both stand feet firmly on the  ground 

    Your arms are now finished with their work  Now stand up straight. Relax the left arm. Keep the right arm straight but  not under tension Ready?

    Now with the center stand firmly planted on the ground Your left leg straight and your left foot under you Your right arm straight but not pulling and the handle  bars square to the bike  Your right leg slightly bent with your foot upon the  center stand lever Drop the weight of you body onto your right leg and just  straighten your right leg DO NOT LIFT WITH YOUR ARMS That is it. Just straighten your leg and the bike will  nicely rock back onto the stand and you are done  Do Not lean into the bike. This will tip it away from you  

    Do Not pull back away from the bike to try and use  your arms. This will overload your left leg giving you less leverage on the right foot and make you less stable Do Not lift your shoulders to try and use the muscles  in your arms to lift the bike Do Not jump on the center stand lever to try and get  more weight onto the right leg. This will just unbalance you. Do Not Falter after you have started. This will allow the  bike to roll forward and perhaps fall away from you.  Always act with confidence and see it through

    Confidence that you can do something is most of the battle and this system will work Every time

    If you have any doubts ask a friend to stand on the right side of the bike to keep it from falling away from you but  do not ask them to help you lift. You do not need their
    help Just the power of straightening your leg is all you need

    by:Johnnie Phatt

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