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Offline Gary Leach

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Centre stand
« on: October 15, 2019, 07:52:02 PM »
Hi All , Just bought a 2011 Tiger 800 ,which has been lowered by lowering Link ,Question is can I fit a centre stand. ?   :033:

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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 10:21:41 PM »
Do you need it lowered?

The tiger is a b***d to put on a centre stand anyway, lowered it will be a cow!
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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 07:13:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mav [+]
Do you need it lowered?

The tiger is a b***d to put on a centre stand anyway, lowered it will be a cow!

Weird my 2018 is easy to get on the center stand, for my 74kg, I can even do with the aluminum panniers on, effortlessly, did they change the parts after 2011 ? You should go try my last bike Honda AT, if you think this one is difficult, I guess you won't manage the Honda, freaking heavy.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 07:15:42 AM by Djairouks »

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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2019, 07:41:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
Weird my 2018 is easy to get on the center stand, for my 74kg, I can even do with the aluminum panniers on, effortlessly, did they change the parts after 2011 ? You should go try my last bike Honda AT, if you think this one is difficult, I guess you won't manage the Honda, freaking heavy.

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My 2016 Explorer was impossible to get in cneter stand. But 2018 800 is sooo eaaasy... I love it.

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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2019, 07:52:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by Lopez [+]
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My 2016 Explorer was impossible to get in cneter stand. But 2018 800 is sooo eaaasy... I love it.

It's not rocket science if you can manage a 213Kg bike like the tiger 800, my AT with luggage, center stand and protection bars was 251Kg, impossible for me to lift these 38 more Kg, even with high rear preload to raise it and make it easier, seems the Explorer is as beefy that's why I didn't buy one  :008: !

That's when you need a bag of sand, heh I mean wife, to help you with this  :038:

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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2019, 08:02:13 AM »
And yet, the Tiger sport at 235kg is much easier to pop on the centre stand than the T800. All depends where the weight is. The T800 is very balanced on the C/S, the TS is front biased so we don't lift the same weight. Dunno about the Tex, never seen anyone use the C/S.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 08:34:58 AM by Paulhere »
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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2019, 09:31:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
It's not rocket science if you can manage a 213Kg bike like the tiger 800, my AT with luggage, center stand and protection bars was 251Kg, impossible for me to lift these 38 more Kg, even with high rear preload to raise it and make it easier, seems the Explorer is as beefy that's why I didn't buy one  :008: !

That's when you need a bag of sand, heh I mean wife, to help you with this  :038:

It's not only the weight. I can put a BMW GS 1200 easily. It's due to a poor design/weight balance.

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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2019, 09:39:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by Lopez [+]
It's not only the weight. I can put a BMW GS 1200 easily. It's due to a poor design/weight balance.

Can be design sure, with luggage for exemple, using my right foot on the stand, on my Honda I couldn't reach it without having hip against the pannier which is pretty dumb, the Tiger is definitely not that bad with or without luggage.

I think if you're around 74Kg like me, it's more a matter of technique, to put bikes on the side stand, for heavier guys around 100, leverage weight is much better.
So you have to put all your weight standing on the center stand 2 legs in the air, while lifting with right arm and pulling back with left arm, I think many people are afraid it would drop and don't put all their weight.

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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2019, 09:57:50 AM »
There lies a lesson in using a centre stand  :047:

It's feckall to do with the weight, all down to design of the stand & position in relation to the weight & height of lift. Some very heavy bikes easy to pop on the stand. Feckall to do with rocket science shoite either.
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Re: Centre stand
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 10:03:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
There lies a lesson in using a centre stand  :047:

It's feckall to do with the weight, all down to design of the stand & position in relation to the weight & height of lift. Some very heavy bikes easy to pop on the stand. Feckall to do with rocket science shoite either.

Sorry while there's part design between models of course, between me 74Kg and my mechanic a tall 120ish Kg guy, I need to pull up slightly to put it on center stand, while he just stands on the stand barely touching rear grab handles and it goes, so in our Tiger case yes weight will do a difference and being tall give your arm more leverage with your core.

As said lighter and smaller people need to use all their weight for a proper technique !
« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 10:10:30 AM by Djairouks »

 


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