Originally Posted by bikewider
I installed the new, post recall, centerstand on my 800xc. Installation was fine.
The real issue? Getting the dang bike up on the thing. I am no Arnold S., but I literally cannot get it on the centerstand without risking dropping it or popping a disk in my back.
When I had my veestrom, i could put the bike on the stand with absolutely no effort.
It seems like the part you rest your right foot on, is not designed to transfer the forces right.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
I agree that it's harder than other bikes I've experienced. I also agree that using stiff shoes/boots is essential
. I've tried it with sneakers and it's additionally difficult (and painful to my foot!). If you have the Triumph panniers on, they remove easily enough to reduce the weight.
I don't want to sound like I'm telling you anything you already know, but here is the process as I do it
Bike in neutral. Bars straight. Left hand on left grip. Grab bike frame with right hand just aft of rear footpeg arms. Sidestand down. Lean bike to vertical off of sidestand. Place right foot, with middle of sole, toes pointed toward back of bike, on the centerstand footpad. Push centerstand down until both feet of stand touch ground evenly. (Rock bike left/right until they do.). Using a coordinated
lifting (right hand)/pulling aft (left hand)/standing up (all body weight transferring to right foot) motion, pull bike up onto the centerstand.
It's not an easy process, but I'm much better at it now than at first. Keep your body close in and use your right leg rather than your back to do most of the lifting.
BTW, do you have pics of the "post recall" centerstand? I put mine on back in May, and there were differences between the instructions and what came in the kit (No rubber bumpers on the stand feet). I did get the revised springs, though.