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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #15 on: 03.08. 2018 13:51 »
I just call the wife  *smile*.

(Edit): On a more serious note, make sure that both feet of the stand are on the ground before you attempt to pull it back.
I was only saying to my wife yesterday while putting my GF on the stand that when I had my GFs in the mid 60s - mid 70s I could get them on the centre stand without thinking about it. Her reply was that it was over 50 years ago. I can do it ok but I always make sure the bike is balanced with both feet of the stand on the ground and with left hand under the dual seat and the right grabbing the side of the carrier I give it a good yank back. Usually my wife is with me and when she is she will help by also pulling back on the rear carrier  *smile*.

I was going to say Rog, do you call for the wife when you want to get it up? Or when you want to go down? ;)

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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #16 on: 03.08. 2018 14:01 »
My wife can get it up easier than me, she's 30kg heavier.  *sick*
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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #17 on: 03.08. 2018 14:02 »
 
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........ I always put the centre stand on a piece of old 3/4" floor board then lift it. .......

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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #18 on: 03.08. 2018 14:22 »
So the rear wheel clears the ground duTch *????* *????*

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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #19 on: 03.08. 2018 14:34 »

 
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..So the rear wheel clears the ground duTch *????* *????*..


 did you read my earlier story...? ** nb  I need to edit it to 'each other one'
 
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....then if I  need more height/ground clearance, I lean the bike on one stand leg at a time and put some packers under each one,  that also works a treat
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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #20 on: 03.08. 2018 14:50 »
Sorry mate, didn't read that bit - good point though.  I just hoick the beast straight onto the wood.  Have to be careful if one of the feet hits the edge of the wood though, as I have to try to catch her before the big crash (oooerr).  Always have to be careful removing the rear wheel as I have to pull it to one side before persuading it to come out (and without the brake plate falling out and getting scratched on the floor - grrrrr, will have to put a load of old blankets on the floor next time).  Mine has a desire to try to fall off the stand before the wheel's clear of the mudguard.  I do believe El Plungo's has a hinged mudguard??

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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #21 on: 03.08. 2018 15:12 »
I was going to say Rog, do you call for the wife when you want to get it up? Or when you want to go down? ;)

 *smile* Note, I was careful to say centre stand and not get it up! (I know what you lot are like from down under  ;) ).

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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #22 on: 03.08. 2018 15:22 »

I was going to say Rog, do you call for the wife when you want to get it up? Or when you want to go down? ;)

 *smile* Note, I was careful to say centre stand and not get it up! (I know what you lot are like from down under  ;) ).
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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #23 on: 03.08. 2018 17:32 »
I have more trouble with getting the prop stand out when sitting on my bike.

Actually mine is tucked away far enough that it isn't accessible from the saddle at all. I'm always standing next to it poking around with my toe under there until it pulls forth. Kind of works for me.
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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #24 on: 03.08. 2018 18:26 »
Roger - agree about 'finding' the side stand whilst sitting on the bike. I welded a 2" long stud to the foot of mine, which just sticks out past the exhaust. Looks pretty neat too. I guess, as others have said, this is an age thing. I could carry car engines in my forties - now struggle to carry a bike engine. I can still lift a hundredweight (just) but no way can I get the GF onto its centre stand.  My rear wheel is around 2" off the ground - after my son has put it on its stand. Position doesn't help either. One really needs to be more behind the bike than beside it to lift, but having one's foot against the stand means you're distinctly beside.
I see the idea of wood blocks, but one shouldn't have to do that. And what happens when you're out? Send the wife ahead with wood planks in the car?
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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #25 on: 03.08. 2018 20:00 »
My rear wheel is around 2" off the ground - after my son has put it on its stand.
That may explain a thing or two. Mine was about 1/2” off the ground when I had a 3.50x19 tyre on. Since I have a 4.00 on, the wheel still touches ground when on the stand. Tyre ground clearance would of course also depend where the centre stand “stop” is, but 2” is a lot
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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #26 on: 04.08. 2018 09:04 »
 
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.....Tyre ground clearance would of course also depend where the centre stand “stop” is, but 2” is a lot....

 My Gutzzly rolls on the centre stand too easy, but I've had that issue with it, and also the pivot bolts were not only wrong for the job, but loose for a while and wore their plates *pull hair out*, a bit of weld is fixing that (work in progress) but that's way off topic so ...

 
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.......I see the idea of wood blocks, but one shouldn't have to do that. And what happens when you're out?..........

 .. when I'm out, I deal with shit as need be- but when you're out the possibilities are endless..... *smile*
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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #27 on: 04.08. 2018 09:40 »
Well. All this conversation graphically demonstrates my original point. It's just about how high the rear wheel has to lift:

If your bike is difficult to roll onto the centre stand, probably, the problem is that your rear wheel has to lift too far.
Just need to think about why this might be the case... Shocker length... tyre Diameter... etc etc.
If your rear wheel is more than half-inch above the ground when it's on the stand, something is out of whack.

All you need is to be able to rotate the rear wheel when it's on the stand... wot... 1/4"-ish? Just dead easy to roll onto the stand.

If you have problems "when you're out" I suppose you have x2 options...
A: USE THE SIDESTAND
B: FIX THE ORIGINAL FAULT

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Re: A10 centre stand
« Reply #28 on: 04.08. 2018 09:43 »
I was going to say Rog, do you call for the wife when you want to get it up? Or when you want to go down? ;)

 *smile* Note, I was careful to say centre stand and not get it up! (I know what you lot are like from down under  ;) ).

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