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Offline Cats

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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 12:33:36 PM »
Must admit, my XJR1200 is very easy to get onto the centre stand, not much effort at all really, but with my XS1100 I need a lot more effort.
I've just been and had a look at the Tiger and I reckon it's all due to the shape of the metal welded to the bottom of the legs. It's not exactly square but more like two sides of a hexagonal shape. It seems to require a bit more effort to lift and pull past the "corner", if you get my drift.
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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 03:57:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cats [+]
Must admit, my XJR1200 is very easy to get onto the centre stand, not much effort at all really, but with my XS1100 I need a lot more effort.
I've just been and had a look at the Tiger and I reckon it's all due to the shape of the metal welded to the bottom of the legs. It's not exactly square but more like two sides of a hexagonal shape. It seems to require a bit more effort to lift and pull past the "corner", if you get my drift.

You could be right.
There is quite a big difference in the shape of the foot on the TDM900 and Tiger800.
https://photos.tiger800.co.uk/image/q4aY
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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2018, 11:14:44 AM »
I'm no light weight, I'm 6ft tall and I still have to use every bit of my weight to get the bike onto the stand. It always feels like there is someone pushing the bike back down a try to lift it up. Never had this much struggle with a centre stand before. And before anyone says technique, I used to be an instructor and had to show people how to do this every weekend.

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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2018, 08:12:19 PM »
Since my last posting, I have mounted a handle on the pannier holder. This handle makes it much easier to get the motorcycle on the center stand. The handle is actually meant to serve as a footrest for custom bike but fits perfectly into the already existing hole (M8) in the holder.

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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2018, 08:25:40 PM »
That looks like OE fitment  :062:

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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2018, 08:54:32 AM »
Never had a problem, I am around 82 kilos and have no need to lift the bike (with upper body) at any point, I just balance the bike on the stand and place my right foot on the plate, holding the handle bar and holding (not lifting) the grab rail take my left foot off the ground and straighten my right leg and it rolls back on the stand.

A friend of mine has the same problem with his Honda Crossrunner (he,s the same weight as me but taller) I demonstrated the technique with his bike, but he still can't do it!!!!!!

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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2018, 09:33:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermainia [+]
Never had a problem, I am around 82 kilos and have no need to lift the bike (with upper body) at any point, I just balance the bike on the stand and place my right foot on the plate, holding the handle bar and holding (not lifting) the grab rail take my left foot off the ground and straighten my right leg and it rolls back on the stand.

A friend of mine has the same problem with his Honda Crossrunner (he,s the same weight as me but taller) I demonstrated the technique with his bike, but he still can't do it!!!!!!

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What you failed to mention though, is your right leg weighs 80kg and the rest of you is the other 2kg  :492:

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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2018, 10:27:45 AM »
This problem seems to be related to the XC variants!!!
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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2018, 11:21:05 AM »
No it's not just the XC. I find my 17 plate XRx to be hard to do, never had the same with the Prints or Daytona. Might try the grab rail, or get down to the gym to do weights!
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Re: Center stand problem
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2018, 11:22:13 AM »
That should be Sprints!!   :087:
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