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Offline KildareMan

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Proven
« on: September 25, 2021, 07:26:08 PM »
Tiger 800 centre stand is a poorly designed piece of poo.

Just fitted the stand to my Centenario V7 850, a bike of a similar weight to the Tiger and can't get over how easy the centre stand is to use!


And a photo of the Guzzi on stand in shed.

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Offline PapaTom

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Re: Proven
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2021, 09:46:45 PM »
Hi KM.
Happy to note that you are enjoying the Guzzi.
Apparently,the 900 is a lot easier than the 800's to put on the centre stand.
Enjoy the new bike and carry on popping in.
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Offline Ragtop

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Re: Proven
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2021, 09:48:55 PM »
Definitely found it tricky at first on my XCA. My friends F800GS is far easier.

Once I got the knack of pulling the bike back onto the stand instead of up, its certainly easier, but it sure needs a shove!

Offline Newhorizons

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Re: Proven
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 10:25:49 AM »
Not sure that its fair to come and taunt us with things like this  :173:

Should you not be passing go and start the game again?

Offline fac191

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Re: Proven
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 04:05:43 PM »
I didn't think my 2012 Roadie was too bad too put on the stand until I got the Super Tenere and found it much easier to do.

Offline KildareMan

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Re: Proven
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 07:15:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by Newhorizons [+]
Not sure that its fair to come and taunt us with things like this  :173:

Should you not be passing go and start the game again?

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Offline UncleGary

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Re: Proven
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 11:15:12 PM »
The center stand on my 2012 is definitely challenging. if I have my touring/camping load on, it is a major effort. So I unload everything before I try to use the center stand.

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Re: Proven
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 12:50:45 AM »
Absolutely the same. I even find it hard to push it off the centre stand when its loaded.

I can perhaps acknowledge that the balance point for the C stand needs to be where it is to have a slight bias for the front wheel to be on the ground but apart from that there has to be a mechanical, engineering, technical reason why it is sooo hard to engage the C stand.

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Re: Proven
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2021, 01:11:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Newhorizons [+]
Absolutely the same. I even find it hard to push it off the centre stand when its loaded.

I can perhaps acknowledge that the balance point for the C stand needs to be where it is to have a slight bias for the front wheel to be on the ground but apart from that there has to be a mechanical, engineering, technical reason why it is sooo hard to engage the C stand.
Yes, the arm you put your foot on is too short so there isn't enough length to provide the torque needed, but any longer and it would interfere when up. IOW, Crap design.
Laterally unstable unless moving.

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Offline TheRealGoldfish

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Re: Proven
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2021, 05:02:29 PM »
happy to say the 850 Sport is soooo easy to get on the C stand. Unlike my old Africa Twin which took a crane to move it..... :187:

 


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