An easier way to get the GT off the center stand
The pavement at work is some cheap blend that the side stand tends to sink into through the course of the day. So, I always put my bike on the center stand.
The problem I have is getting the bike off the center stand. I'm straddling the bike and rocking it forward, but I cannot get that much motion going while straddling the GT. In my efforts, various unprofessional looking things can happen, like bonking my helmet on the windshield, or simply rocking on the bike for a couple minutes.
Yesterday, I had an idea. Instead of standing on the ground, I stood on the pegs, and rocked it forward. This allowed me to rock the bike with a lot less effort. Of course, once the bike pivots forward, you need to put your feet down, but this was no problem.
Maybe this is obvious to everyone, or there's some better way to get the bike off the center stand, but this is news to me. I haven't used center stands before this bike. Just thought I'd share, in case anyone else is bonking their helmet on the windshield.
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