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Hi all.



Back when I got my 84 Aspencade, a company made a bolt-on centerstand helper.

When the bike was totaled, I moved it to my 88 Wing. When I sold the 88

Wing, it was still on it. I can no longer find where I got it from or someone that

has one. It added leverage to get the bike on the stand for us smaller riders.

I am 5'2" and less than 170 and strain to get my 93 SE up on it's stand.



Thanks,

Joe
 

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OK, found the receipt. Was an EZ-LIFT from Space Age Contols, Inc. Contacted them and they stopped making them in 1987. So, anyone out there have one they want to sell?

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well you can't pull um up. there are some how toos on here you shouldn't need anything extra once you learn how to put um up they almost pop up on their own. sorry but it doesn't take a lot of strength.

put your right foot on the stand foot rest push down and make sure that both of the stand legs are touching and level. you may have to rock the bike a little to do this. put your left hand on the handel bar. grab your passenger side grab bar with your right.
straighten out yourright leg and pull up with your right hand it helps if you can roll or rock the bike back just a little before you do the pull. should pop up so quick you'd think someone helped you.
you could need to grease your center stand tube it could be binding in there. hope this helps.
i'm 220 5'11 and i had trouble until i got the hang of it. now i can make the bike slide back about 6" if i want too it comes up so easy.:action: all in the technique. practice.:clapper:
 

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I used to be able to pop it up too. I also used to be able to pick it up if I dropped it, but I'm 66 now and lost a lot of upper body strength.
 

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let me make you a trike out of it and you want have to pop it up.:clapper::D

i'm not sure i could pick mine up if i dropped it.
 

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Hi if your 93 wing has reverse try the ride on ride off center stands that cyclemax sells I have one and they are great.
 

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ONE other thing to add to the instructions that SKOTO1 discribed... TAKE IT OUT OF GEAR

I'M 70 last august and 3 years ago I could not put it on the center stand or get it off of it ... today i'm doing all the things I did when I was 20... whats different??? I go to the YMCA every morning and exersize 1.5 hrs.. I lost 65lbs, I'm off my diabetic meds, no longer need my hip replaced, they have lowered my heart meds and the women are looking good...

Life is great, Goldwings are great and so are the people here at Steve saunders Facts... Happy Thanksgiving Everyone:):):)
 

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when are we gonna stop 1 Upping each other.
This site is great until we have guys laughing at others for not being able to do stuff or not knowing how to do stuff.
there are ways of giving opinions with out saying . MY 120 lb daughter can do it and you cant.
tannenba asked a simple question and we shouldnt sit here criticizing him. He shouldnt have to explain medical issures , or age . He asked if anyone knew of a certain part.
I guess teh answer is no. I can also lift mine with ease but I am 28 and 350lbs , I wont pat my self on the back for this incredible feat.
 

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Hey tannenba I have no idea what this even looks like . DO you think it would be something a welder can make and add to your stand.
Was it complex?
 

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For those technically proficient and who have the tools to do the job.
Here are some pictures of a Kawasaki double acting center stand.

I was going to tackle it one time but decided it was easier to get the wife to help :)
 

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i wasn't making fun of and diffenitly not laughing at anyone i was just pointing out that it was pretty easy if you do it right.

i wasn'taware of his age and didn't care i'm pretty old myself. anyone with normal ablities should be able to do this.

didn't know if he new the tech for popping one up. since a small person is able to put it up there. i thought i was being helpful.

i'm sorry your feelings where hurt because you took it wrong. not him.

there should be sound on here where you can hear the post and get the correct meaning instead of reading your own thing into it.
but i would be happy to make him one for free if he wants if i new what it looked like.

sorry tannenba if i offended.


:shock: weight doesn'thave as much to do with it as tech.

happy thanksgiving all.
 

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Can't we all just get along. Have a Happy Thanksgiving my freinds. May god Bless you all and keep you safe.
 

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I do know this for certain , My 1500 is easier to centerstand than my 77 , that is 1 of the hardest to do I have ever tried . I worked as a mechanic on all brands in the early to mid 80's and have standed every size bike that was made those years. I used to go outside and let my 80 Interstate over on the crashbars to teach others how to pick one up .
Also put my bikes up probably 100's of times to teach the technique. Just a few months ago one of the guys at work bought a used 1000 virago and ask me to show him the trick . I went out at break and popped it up a few times and coached him on it . He said it was so easy after he learned.
His main problem was fear of dropping the bike , after he learned to get the legs firmly planted and push down and rock it back he was showing everyone how to do it.
He was trying to keep it leaning toward him and of course it would try to straighten up which caused him to try even harder to pull it to him. His whole effort was trying to pull the bike the wrong direction.
Now the 1500 is really much easier and it is strange because the rear wheel comes off the ground quite a bit when it is up.
 

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Hey Tricky (et.al.) I'm not so sure I can figure out this stand... it look like it sets the "feet" of the stand squarely "down" then flips over-center to lift straight-up on the bike. ??

Sems pretty scary, but kinda cool if that's it -- something like that could be fabbed here I suppose, but I'd need some guideance or proto-type to look at.

Seems like a good x-mas present for tannenba :)

I'm more familiar with cutting-down the height of the OEM stands to get em easy to lift or ride off... (my spare 1500 stand is off at the chrome shop right now so I'm on hold at the moment)

Anybody got a link or photos of one of these stands in action? I'll play!
 

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i'm thinking he may have gotten one from winger. he posted he had 2. but no up dates.
 

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I think Winger in San Diego was looking for one for himself.

That's why the Two Coment.

That's the way I took it.

but maybe.....

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satan wrote:
Hey Tricky (et.al.) I'm not so sure I can figure out this stand... it look like it sets the "feet" of the stand squarely "down" then flips over-center to lift straight-up on the bike. ??

Sems pretty scary, but kinda cool if that's it -- something like that could be fabbed here I suppose, but I'd need some guideance or proto-type to look at.

Seems like a good x-mas present for tannenba :)

I'm more familiar with cutting-down the height of the OEM stands to get em easy to lift or ride off... (my spare 1500 stand is off at the chrome shop right now so I'm on hold at the moment)

Anybody got a link or photos of one of these stands in action? I'll play!
I havnt seen one in action but you pretty well describe the action that takes place.

Cutting the stand down in height would be a lot easier :) but for someone who likes to tinker and nothing else to do for the winter......
 

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i'm thinking from the pic it is going to be a leverage thing. will stick out futher than the stock one and be a little longer. i have 2 extra center stands from my 1200 trike projects. i'll put something togeather and try it on my 1500 if it works i'll send it to him for christmas. if he still wants one?
 

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Just do it the simple way. Run the back tire up on a brick, put in neutral, and kickstand down, and hold brake, Get off while holding brake, then just step on the centerstand. Goes right up. Thats the only way I can put either my 80 GL1100 or 831100 ASPY on its center stand, but it works well, and I have never droped it! It sure would have been nice if Honda had made hydraulic center lifts for all of the Wings from the 80 up. Dang! I never thought of having mine shortened a bit! Clever idea!
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