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Hey Guys, Need Your Help. Taking My Bike Of The center Stand Is An Ordeal On Slick Concrete! Is There Supposed To Be Some Type OF padding On Bottom Of it?It Wants To scoot & Scratch Up The Concrete Taking It Off The Center Stand! My Old 1100 Just Slid Right Off? Need Your Help Please! Is There A Trick I'm Missing?

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I have the same problem with mine too Flatwing... Great question, I am curious as well...
 

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I get on my 1100 and just rock it back then forward and grab a little brake once it goes over the centerline coming down. Keeping the rear air shocks pumped up helps also.
 

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Yes Bagmaster, That's how my1100 Acted But Not (Brownie) ! I Did Shoot Some WD-40 On It As best I Could! But It Is Extra Stiff It Seems. Was Wondering If I Was missing Something On Bottom of It, That would Make It Slid Off Easier

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I have an 85 1200 Aspencade and yes I find it a task to bring her off the center stand. I do the same as Bagmaster, rock her back and forth a bit and grab the brake when she sets down.
 

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do not get on the bike while it is on the center stand, it was not made for that and you will end up bending it or even the frame where it is bolted. put side stand down, stand on the left side and grab the left side of handlebar with the left hand, right hand goes to the grab rail between the seat and the saddlebag. you need to use her own weigh to get her off, so push down on the right hand and and let gravity do its work.
 

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My '78 that I stripped naked still has that knob under my new pipes and I was looking at it today and I think I'll hacksaw it off.

Never was I able to get it up or down unless I used a jack. I still like the 2 legs on it being able to get it up but when it's up none of the wheels are off the ground so what good is it? I would love to see a 135 lbs Jap try to get it on.
 

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I have the same problem, can't get my 1200 off the center stand on the slick concrete in my garage. So, I put a small piece of plywood under the center stand before I put it up and it works fine.
 

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Ah... good idea garyft... I'll have to give that a try myself... :cooler:
 

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Not enough friction..

A piece of cardboard or heavy paper will work, too..
 

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I have to give credit where it's due. That advice was given to me by a user on another (GL1200 specific) forum. Works great for me, though!
 

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That Is A Good Idea garyft! I'll try that next time!

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Is There Supposed to be Something Covering The Bottom Of The Center Stand?

Mine Does Not Only Bare Metal!

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Before you put it on the centerstand put a piece of rubber down under where the stand will hit. Even an old rubber truck foot mat will work great or anything you can find such as a throw rug with a rubber anti skid backing.
 

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Flatwing, The bottom of the center stand has no friction pad, just bare metal. My parking spot is slick concrete and I have the same problem too. Also I have a two inch step one foot in front of my front wheel, so if it slides to far, I have drag it back some. So I have to get it right. I have put my left toe against the stand to help hold it in place as I rock it forward. I have tried pushing down on the seat rail to give the stand more bit on the concrete as suggested above. Also have tried lifting some of the weight upwards as I rock forward too. The toe trick usually does it while pulling up. Pulling up gives my toe a better grip. Fifty percent of the time it always seems to slide some no matter what. I prefer to leave it on the side stand because it is such a pain to get up and down. Hope this helps some.
 

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Thanks Ole Guy, Thanks To All who Replied!

I Guess The 84 Is Heavier Than My 83 I Had!

To keep From Scratching Up In-Laws Concrete I Had to Use 2x4 Under Back wheel For a little assisted Leverage lucky father In law Was Home! Talking About feeling Helpless ! Anyway I gonna Try some Of Ya'll's Tips!

Thanks a Million

James:clapper:
 

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The problem is either the frame is bent where the centerstand meets it, or the stand itself is bent, or broken. The angle of the stand is too steep and you need to be lifting while you push forward.

Look at the angle of the stand when deployed, (should be nearly 90 degrees)the amount the rear wheel is off the ground (should be 2~3 inches) and the gap from the tab to the floor (should be 3/4 ~ 1 inch).

They all do it, the frame just isn't beefy enough to take the weight.

The only fix I know is to mount a thin piece of metal to the frame to compensate for the bend.
 

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I did what Dennis is talking about recently by using a piece of 1/8" angle iron cut to fit between the frame and used stainless steel pipe clamps to tighten the angle to the frame. Works like a charm!!

I have had to wait for the wife to get home to help me get it down off of the centerstand before. I figured out a trick that I don't recommend..... I put the sidestand down and lean it over onto my legs to get it off of the centerstand. Like I said, i don't recommend it.
 
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