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Offline buddy13

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My new 800 XCx is here!!
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:41:41 PM »
...and I LOVE it!

I have only had it for two days, so still getting used to it. But so far, coming from a sportsbike, is a revelation.

I love it plushy suspenders, its tall commanding ride, wide bars, upright position and the screaming three cylinder  :123:...

Have uploaded couple q&d photos from the seller, will take better ones when I have some time to take her out and photograph her  :001:

In the meantime, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong with the main/centre stand?! I'm finding it awfully hard to put it on. I' ve had a few other smaller bikes which I never had an issue with. Have tried pushing up, down, handlebars down, tail up...whatever, but it really is hard. What is the correct technique?












Offline Gebrauchtwagen83

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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 01:48:27 PM »
Ive just got virtually the same bike and also struggle to get it on the center stand. Right pain in the arse

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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 02:02:51 PM »
It is technique, covered plenty of times previously if you do a search. I only have 1 bicep in each arm and I manage it no problem (as well as picking the bike back up when on its side .. twice). :028:
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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 02:03:32 PM »
Hello and  :401:
It wasn't me !!

Offline kempy

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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »
Lovely looking bike! - I think we all struggle to varying degrees with getting the bike on the centre stand, it is a technique you will master (honest!)  :046: :047:

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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 03:46:05 PM »
W.r.t. the centrestand, I find that with one hand on the handlebar, the other on the grab rail and feeling that both legs of the stand are on the ground I put all of my weight on the foot on the stand and the bike moves on to it fairly easily.  I weigh 13 and a half stones so I suspect that if you are lighter it might be more of a problem.

I have an ST1300 as well and whilst a little more difficult to get on to the centre stand the same technique works.

Good luck.

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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 04:06:27 PM »
Took mine off, first week I had the bike ! But have a big foot on the side stand no pucks. Welcome.also you will love the wind screen, (I do any way )after 10 years of naked bikes.
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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 05:10:06 PM »
It's interesting to read all the effort that's required to heave the Tiger onto its centre stand.
I have a 45 year-old Norton Commando, and I just press lightly on its centre stand with my right foot, and it goes on effortlessly.
I think it's called progress.

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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 05:23:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by buddy13 [+]
... I'm finding it awfully hard to put it on. I' ve had a few other smaller bikes which I never had an issue with. Have tried pushing up, down, handlebars down, tail up...whatever, but it really is hard. What is the correct technique?

On the positive side you won't accidentally knock it off once up . takes as much, if not more to get it down.  :164: :008:
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Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 08:06:26 PM »
Centrestand takes real grunt on this bike. You may find it easier to roll the rear wheel up on a 20-30 mm board first. Use to roll off too.
Laterally unstable unless moving.

 


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