It's not a trick, but it is a learned technique.opr said:Any trick to put the bike on the center stand?.
I've tried several times with no success.
Being seated on the bike makes it very hard to put your RIGHT foot on the center stand lever! :lol:opr said:
This reminds me... make absolutely certain your foot cannot slip off the CS lever! If it does, the bike tends to fall to the right. I know, because the lever was wet and my foot slipped off: I almost dropped it onto a curb. 4: Fortunately I was able to keep it from falling, but I don't want any opportunities to try that again! :wink:IB Bud said:.... I've even done it wearing sandals after washing the bike, ....
To get it off the stand, I just sit on the bike, bars straight, rock back real hard, then rock (lean) foward. The bike hesitates for a moment, then plops right off the stand every time. My feet are out on both sides to catch it, but it generally comes off straight. I leave the side stand up so my left foot doesn't get caught in it as I catch the bike. I don't know if this is the correct way, but seems to work for me.Themobb said:All good ideas; but what about getting the beast back off the stand?
I have the bike in gear, clutch in, side stand down.
Then gently rock the bike forward and turn the bars slightly to the right as she comes down. This allows it to lean gently into me where I either catch it (best case) or let the side stand catch it (worst case)...