Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rotherham, , United Kingdom
This is all about technique.
As previously posted left hand on handlebar,right hand on seat grab handle.
Place your right foot on to the centre stand and push down till it touches the ground,then while keeping pressure on the centre stand ease the bike of the side stand until it is upright.At this point you will feel the other foot of the centre stand touch the ground.
This is the part where the technique comes into play as you need to carry out the following in one "fluid" action.
You should now have the bike upright,left hand still on bar,right hand on seat grab handle and right foot applying pressure to the centre stand and both feet of the stand touching the ground,if you transfer all your weight onto your right leg,at the same time straighten your leg and push down your foot while rolling the bike backwards.
In essence you are rolling the bike back up onto the centre-stand and not lifting it.
I would suggest that if you are not confident doing this to get a helper to stand at the other side of the bike just in case.
This really is a lot easier than it sounds,in fact it's the same method you would use for any bike and once you get the hang of it, it's a doddle.
If you look in the FAQ section there is a post titled Excellent safety videos for GL1800 owners,listed is a video on how to put on the centre stand