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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2007, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Well it seems like the 85 Aspy I just bought is very, very stubborn when it comes to getting on the center stand. Does work somewhat easier if I stick a 2 X 8 under the rear tire. But I'm wondering if I am doingthe bikewrong if I mostly leave it on the side stand instead most of the time, overnights included.

Anything I can look for to maybe make this a bit easier? My 81 sure went up a heck of a lot easier than this.

Not sure if the shocks could use rebuilding (new oil) or not but I'm open to suggestions on this oranything else.

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It can make a big diffrerence sometimes by removing the centerstand, cleaning up the pivot tube and lubricating the thing well with a water resistant grease such as boat trailer wheel bearing grease.

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my white trash stays on her side stand for weeks at a time, no obvious signs of stress or fatigue seen anywhere yet...

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Raise the rear suspension a bit and you will find it easier to put on the stand also check that you have the correct size tyre on the rear ,,Cheers Ciaran

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check that you have the correct size tyre on the rear ,,Cheers Ciaran
Sounds good, I'll give it a check.

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Like Exavid says, the centerstand should be lubed and work free. Also Wexman is correct about the tire/tyre. I had problems getting mine on the centerstand till I put on a new rear tire. It had one of those chinese tires on it, a chin shing or something. I replaced it with a Bridgestone spitfire and it made all the difference..Technique plays a large role in getting her up too.(the bike)

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Just looked. Tire on the back is a Dunlop 491 Elite II.

Suspension reads that it's good but the bike does seem to sit a bit lower than my 81 1100 did. Is this common for the 12 to be lower?

I'll try raise the suspension more yet to see what happens.

Would putting new oil in the shocks help this at all?

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All oil does for shocks is provide dampening. Does nothing to change ride height. Without oil, the shocks would act like a spring. That would be a wild ride....

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The amount of oil in the shock won't make any difference in height of the shock. Air pressure can. If the shock is out to it's maximum length as it should be with no one aboard the bike that's as high as it can go.

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