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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Dumb question but i gotta ask

I just bought a rear stand and got everything set up. I had a friend help me to get the bike up on the stand. My question is do you always have to have someone there to help you or is it possible to do it yourself without dumping the bike. Thanks

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It takes practice... what type and brand stand did you get?

I was the same way at first... now I can throw a bike on the rear stand in about 6 seconds with one hand.




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It takes practice... what type and brand stand did you get?

I was the same way at first... now I can throw a bike on the rear stand in about 6 seconds with one hand.
well i was going to get a pit bull but the g/f suprised me for christmas and got a motoboss or something i dont really remember. So it just takes practice?

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The trick, regardless or style... come up behind the bike towards the left side with the stand. The bike will be on its kickstand. Contact the left side (kickstand side) with the lifting platform. Start to push the stand handle down with your right hand while steady'ing the bike with your left on the tail section. The bike will start to stand up and catch it with the right side platform of the stand.

Now the bike is off the kick stand and being held upright with the stand. Now with one quick and forcefull move push the stand handle to the floor and POOF the bike is on the rear stand.

Now stands for spools are alot easier but the principal is the same. Keep using it, and next time have the "helper" just stand there for your comfort. Then you'll be doing it on your own and laughing at yourself for worring so much before.




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well i was going to get a pit bull but the g/f suprised me for christmas and got a motoboss or something i dont really remember. So it just takes practice?
Is it a spool or flat feet stand?




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Practice is all it takes. I stand on the left rear of my bike and use my left hand, on the rear seat, to lift the bike straight, while using my right to position the stand and hoist the bike up.
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Yeah that's pretty much what I do and said...




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Yeah that's pretty much what I do and said...
You were busy typing while I was typing mine.
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Is it a spool or flat feet stand?
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Here's my technique:
I stand on the RIGHT side of the bike to the rear. I use the rear seat or cowl and pull the bike upright against my body. Then the stand will fit under both spools. One quick downward push and it's up.
The reason I go to the right is in case I tip it too far to the right I can hold it up with my body and if it tips too far to the left, it will sit back on the sidestand.
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Practice is all it takes. I stand on the left rear of my bike and use my left hand, on the rear seat, to lift the bike straight, while using my right to position the stand and hoist the bike up.
Thats what I do.



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thanks for the advice guys i'll just keep working at it

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Practice is all it takes. I stand on the left rear of my bike and use my left hand, on the rear seat, to lift the bike straight, while using my right to position the stand and hoist the bike up.
Just wanna add something. Once you have the spools lined up, you can actually let the bike go as long as you have pressure on the spools. I'll line up the left spool first and then lean the bike more and more, lining up the other spool at the same time, and once it's lined up,just push down.
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Just wanna add something. Once you have the spools lined up, you can actually let the bike go as long as you have pressure on the spools. I'll line up the left spool first and then lean the bike more and more, lining up the other spool at the same time, and once it's lined up,just push down.
so do you really only have to worry about it falling on the right side?

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so do you really only have to worry about it falling on the right side?
At first. But you'll get it down after a few times. That's why I line the left up first with a majority of the weight still on the left. I'll get the left spool locked in, then I use the spool to lift the bike up straighter until the right spool locks in. then lift. So my left hand, after I got the left spool locked in and I'm pushing down to get the bike even, is now used to make sure it doesn't lean too far to the right. It's not that hard. You'll figure it out.
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Yeah the spools make it easier to use and sturdier.




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Yeah the spools make it easier to use and sturdier.
yeah i read about it and it seamed as though if you had spools it would be sturdier than a flat surface under your swingarm

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yeah i read about it and it seamed as though if you had spools it would be sturdier than a flat surface under your swingarm
It also makes you feel better if you want to sit on it while on the stand. I had my bike on the stand and taught my girl the gears and clutch while it was running, so she'd have an idea when she took the MSF course. She passed too.
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