- Jun 2, 2008
Maybe I'm an idiot but I can't figure out how to get the kick stand set out when I'm sitting on the bike. Is there some trick or technique-or is my left leg just too short to kick it out the whole way? Thanks, Rick
dfndr said:Maybe I'm an idiot but I can't figure out how to get the kick stand set out when I'm sitting on the bike.
Coco said:The centre stand is the one I have trouble with. I have no rear grab rail so trying to hike that beast up onto the centre stand with one quick jerk can get a bit dicey for me at times.
The grab rail is too high to be of much help here. I place my right hand under the frame loop just behind the rear shock and step on the stand tang as I gently lift. A slight rearward roll to initiate the feat can help, but don't get carried away.I have no rear grab rail
Bit of a short arse myself, however, the main stand shouldn't give you a problem if you put all your weight on the tang and lever the bike over.
Hell I thought it was only me had that side stand problem, I have been thinking of welding a tang half way along, perhaps I should get started.
I've got bad shoulders, carpal tunnel in the wrists and a few compressed discs so the center stand always gives me a bit of grief. All those years of hard landings and crashes while skateboarding and BMX racing has caught up with me.