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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 21st, 2006, 8:32 am Thread Starter
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Centerstand thought for new owners

Okay this LT is my first bike with centerstand. I have put friend's smealler bike on centerstand before. Lighter bikes.

Couple times last week I was straining and couldn't hardly get it up there, including one day when I just gave up and left it oin sidestand for night. My son was not amused as he waited to get on when I started it and fogged him with the oil smoke thing.

Then it occurred to me that I had parked in first, put it on sidestand to dismount and then tried to put it on centerstand. DUH!!!!!

When putting bike on Centerstand, always do so with bike in NEUTRAL!!!! Much smoother and easier.

I see folks worrying about it and thought I'd share that reminder. Once you do it a couple times, it gets better. Most of the times it sorta jumps up there and rocks a time or two, but I'm getting smooter about getting it up there.

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See, new owner myself. Concentrating on not dropping the beast in the other direction still. Trying to keep both hands free to stabilize.

+1 on the tip

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Use ALL your body weight on foot lever & lightly lift on handle
Have you met Randy? The foot lever will snap like a dry twig in the middle of August - just kidding Randy, I've got 40 pounds on you easy. It's good advice, and will make the bike go up easy, although if you're wearing flip flops, like I was this morning when I moved it to check the air in the tires, you'll have a bruise on the ball of your foot.

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Joel, I AM a big boy. You got height on me, not sure about weight. I gotta say that lever is a tough piece. I'm getting there, now if I could get it smooth.....

Ouch on the flip flops....

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