Originally Posted by NomDePlume
Standing on the left side facing the seat,
on the side stand,
right foot on the center stand lever,
left hand on the clutch grip,
Right hand on the lift handle,
ease the bike up to 90 degrees while gently pressing the center stand down, until both feet of the center stand are in contact with the floor,
press downward with all your weight on your right foot while pulling upward with your right hand, the bike will rock up onto the stand base.
Only use the left hand to balance the motorbike.
A technique or art fore sure.
This is a perfect example of how NOT
to do it - and a great technique for injuring yourself - as many already have over the past 9 years...
To elaborate a bit on Jerry's description:
Put your left hand on the left handlebar grip, full lock to the left, LEFT
foot on the centerstand pad, face the rear
with your left hip touching
the seat, right hand on the sidecase grip - not
the grab bar under the seat.
Stand up straight with your back arched
(instead of hunched over) putting equal force on both arms and your left
leg. At this point you will be standing with all of your weight on your left leg on the center stand pad with your right foot dangling in the air.
It will almost fly up by itself...
Any other method is guaranteed to mess up your back.
If it is still difficult to get up you need to add some fluid to the rear adjuster as Bob mentioned - this is a huge factor in making it easier...