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Concours Discussion (C10 / ZG1000 / 1000GTR) => Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech => Topic started by: alex9078 on May 13, 2018, 11:31:16 am

Title: center stand c-10
Post by: alex9078 on May 13, 2018, 11:31:16 am
I tried the board under the rear tire and was able to get the bike on the center stand. It's a pain, but you gotta do what you gotta do. It was still hard with my aching lower back. I was looking for brackets to mount my running lights onto my front forks. Couldn't find them on Murph's kits. Any ideas?
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: KLRPhil on May 18, 2018, 07:53:47 am
How thick was the board?  Try a piece of 2x4 - it'll pop right up.
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: ron203 on May 18, 2018, 11:05:20 am
Practice the first time or two with a spotter on the other side. Very important.  ;D

Stand on the left side and push the center stand down until you can feel both feet touch (by rocking gently L/R) so you know how to hold the bike.

Roll it a few inches forward, then back onto the stand, while pushing down with ALL of your weight on the centerstand tang with your right foot.

Simultaneously lift with the passenger grab bar during the roll back and step down, not with the lift point.

The extra backwards momentum helps roll it up. But it would try to torque around the center stand since I was pulling from the left.
After a while you get comfortable with the pivot motion, but do use a spotter the first few times.

Good luck.
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: jettawreck on May 18, 2018, 11:46:54 am
If you are straining your back, you don't have the method down correctly. Never had an issue getting onto the centerstand unassisted (boards, etc) and I'm a whimpish size.
Balance and step down on the stand foot lever.
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: m in sc on May 18, 2018, 02:14:50 pm
you have to bias your upper body weight back as you press down. im a small guy and i can get the bike on the stand easily in sneakers. left hand up lh grip, right hand on rear grab bar, step down, lean back and shes up.
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: connie_rider on May 18, 2018, 02:34:54 pm
I always had to work when I put it on the Center Stand.
But I found it was doable after I got the method down.

Many say to do the board trick, but I wonder if they haul a board around??
I suggest,, remove 1/2" - 1" from the bottom of the center stand...

I did this on my C-14 after lowering the bike.
  {With it lowered, King Kong couldn't get it on the center stand}.
   On that bike, removing the 1" completely solved my problem..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: Mettler1 on May 18, 2018, 04:27:43 pm
  I use  a piece of 2x6  about 8 inches long. Drive the rear wheel up on it then put down the kick stand. Get the bike vertical and push down the center stand and then pull up with the lift handle.  :)
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: PanAm52 on May 18, 2018, 06:06:43 pm
I have seen a lot of posts on getting the C10 up on the center stand and I too had trouble.  After going through all of the videos and info from owners I would like to give you my conclusions.  This motorcycle is really affected by physical forces both at rest and under power.  The center stand is a lever that multiplies forces when used correctly.

This is the procedures that I use.
1.  Bike on side stand.
2.  Grab left hand grip with left hand.
3.  Grab lifting handle with right hand (thumb pointing to rear of bike)
4.  Right foot push down on center stand. 
5.  Lean bike away from you until you feel the other center stand foot touch the ground, (may need spotter here) you will feel it touch.
6.  Lift straight up and push straight down and the bike will lift slowly up on the center stand. 

This lever will only work correctly if forces are applied straight up and down.  Rolling changes direction of force, one foot down changes direction of force, using passenger grab rail changes direction of lift and results in failure to get up on the stand.

Let me know if this helps.

Wayne
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: KLRPhil on May 19, 2018, 06:44:27 am


Many say to do the board trick, but I wonder if they haul a board around??
I suggest,, remove 1/2" - 1" from the bottom of the center stand...



Ride safe, Ted
Ted, In fact I always did carry a small length of board in my rear bag.  It was called the Connie Block.  Sadly, my Connie has moved on to a new owner.  I do miss her.
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: Jim Snyder on May 19, 2018, 01:14:30 pm
I shortened the CS on my C-10 also. It is best to make inserts of smaller tubing to strengthen it when you re-weld the legs back on.
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: Paulie on May 19, 2018, 01:44:34 pm
Another thang is if there's any slope where yer parking. Try to point the front uphill a bit. If downhill, that makes it MITY tuff. Good luck!
Title: Re: center stand c-10
Post by: connie_rider on May 19, 2018, 03:18:35 pm
I shortened the CS on my C-10 also.
    It is best to make inserts of smaller tubing to strengthen it when you re-weld the legs back on.

Great minds think alike!!

Ride safe, Ted