Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
You might be interested in the Ride Off center stand. It is shorter and very easy to use.
Its disadvantage is it is a bit less stable. So if someone did lean up against the rear trunk it might possibly push it off.
And the rear tire is still touching the ground, so if you need to change the tire or inspect it or something then you just put a board under the stand then it is up off the ground like normal.
Having the shocks pumped up helps a lot too.
The 1800 is my bike. The very best motorcycle ever made. I was enthralled with my first test ride on this machine. It is a great bike. A crotch rocket with storage bags.............As for oil I use the slick kind, and I like round tires, but as of late I have found square ones work best on the rear. Pirelli Eufori 195/55/16 @ 32 PSI