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Title: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: buddy13 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?

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Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: Gebrauchtwagen83 on January 09, 2019, 01:48:27 PM
Iíve just got virtually the same bike and also struggle to get it on the center stand. Right pain in the arse
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: Stevie.P 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:
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: Silverstripes on January 09, 2019, 02:03:32 PM
Hello and  :401:
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: kempy 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:
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: Pusser 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.
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: Dick 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.
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: bucksfizz 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.
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: Stevie.P 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 Ö. takes as much, if not more to get it down.  :164: :008:
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: chuckxc 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.
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: felix on January 09, 2019, 08:58:42 PM
I find that the easiest way to put on the centre stand is to roll the front wheel onto a thick plank....

Moves the centre of gravity slightly and .... as the pivot point of the stand is now higher....the stand is further through its arc when it touches the floor.

Even a light weight like me can do it !
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: Pete_C on January 09, 2019, 09:46:37 PM
Okay, the Tiger is difficult to put on the centre stand. This is the way I do it.
Choose a level area
Left hand on left hand grip, ensure the wheel is in line with the bike
Right foot on foot plate, lower stand until the bike is resting on both feet
Right hand on rear foot rest bracket
Straight back, lock right arm with slight bend, push down with right  foot to standing position. The more weight you push with your right leg the better
The bike must raise back onto the stand.
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: asinop on January 10, 2019, 02:48:26 AM
*Originally Posted by Pete_C [+]
Okay, the Tiger is difficult to put on the centre stand. This is the way I do it.
Choose a level area
Left hand on left hand grip, ensure the wheel is in line with the bike
Right foot on foot plate, lower stand until the bike is resting on both feet
Right hand on rear foot rest bracket
Straight back, lock right arm with slight bend, push down with right  foot to standing position. The more weight you push with your right leg the better
The bike must raise back onto the stand.

That's the way I also do it. When you push down on stand to get it on both feet, realize you will rock it away from you. It feels weird to some, but as long as you have downward pressure on the stand with your foot, it wont fall. Resist the urge to pull the bike towards you when you rock it up.

I'll also comment that I installed T-Rex Racing Frame sliders on mine and they stick out at the upper engine bolt height. They are just the right height to grab onto for me rather than the left grip.
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: Tigermainia on January 10, 2019, 09:34:15 AM
*Originally Posted by Pusser [+]
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.

  :0461:  :460: Its all in the straightening of/pushing down with the right leg.
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: buddy13 on January 10, 2019, 10:56:39 AM
*Originally Posted by Pete_C [+]
Okay, the Tiger is difficult to put on the centre stand. This is the way I do it.
Choose a level area
Left hand on left hand grip, ensure the wheel is in line with the bike
Right foot on foot plate, lower stand until the bike is resting on both feet
Right hand on rear foot rest bracket
Straight back, lock right arm with slight bend, push down with right  foot to standing position. The more weight you push with your right leg the better
The bike must raise back onto the stand.

This is the technique I will try for sure. The passenger grab rail is too high up for me to create any real force up and back.

Pressing into the floor with leg only does not create too much results since the centre stand angle is still too acute for the bike to be forced back. Thanks!
Title: Re: My new 800 XCx is here!!
Post by: buddy13 on January 10, 2019, 10:58:41 AM
*Originally Posted by asinop [+]
That's the way I also do it. When you push down on stand to get it on both feet, realize you will rock it away from you. It feels weird to some, but as long as you have downward pressure on the stand with your foot, it wont fall. Resist the urge to pull the bike towards you when you rock it up.


Exactly. It was impossible for me to put the bike up, until I let the bike 'fall' onto the other stand leg (starboard side  :001:). However, the real trick must be the passenger footpeg.