Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: CNY- Oswego, New York, USA
Model: 1993 GL1500
Having owned an '86 Suzuki Cavalcade prior to getting my GL1500, I've noticed it takes a lot more effort to get the 'Wing onto the center stand. The Suzuki had an extra lever on the stand that provided some much needed mechanical advantage when trying to horse almost 800 pounds onto the stand. It made the task a cinch, even Mrs.Mini could do it easily. I try not to use the side stand(I've had a bike tip over more than once), but the center stand on the Goldwing takes a lot more effort than it needs to.
Four wheels move the body, TWO wheels move the soul!