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Old March 31st, 2011   #11
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Old March 31st, 2011   #12
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I always put the side stand down, even if I am going to put it on the center stand.
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Old April 1st, 2011   #13
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I push my ST in and out of the garage often. It's much easier to push around than my 1800 Wing with the big car tire on the back. I usually keep the side stand down or I paddle it.

I hear that NH got some snow today. That's one big reason why I don't live there any longer. We were out on the bike all afternoon today. Fantastic weather here in FL at this time of year...except for an occasional tornado.
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Old April 4th, 2011   #14
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We are still getting snow today (April 4!) but is melts within 24 hours this time of the year.

I was out on the ST last week when we had 45 def F here is Portsmouth. So bike and body are slowly coming out of hibernation.

My driveway has the slighest incline up to the garage that makes paddling impossible. So its either the old heav-ho or, "Honey, can you give me a push?" Luckily she obliges most of the time.

I have tried the side stand trick, but if it gets swept back ever so slightly, it tends to collapse when loaded.

The damm bike is just top heavy!
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Old April 6th, 2011   #15
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I've yet to get the hang of putting the ST on the center stand. I never had a problem with my wing but I just can't get the dynamics right for this bike. I do fear dropping it. Maybe that's the problem.

What it the "trick" to gettin it on the center stand?
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Make real sure it is balanced on the center stand, before attempting to lift.
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Old April 7th, 2011   #17
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like Ligito said, make sure it is balanced on center stand, keep back straight and push up with your legs...........................Oh yeah, it helps if you are heavy yourself
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As above I push down with my foot on the centre stand and make sure both sides are touching the ground before moving it up onto the centre stand. Also use the handle, one thread on here was asking what it was for.
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One trick I've learned the hard way: the ST1300 must be in NEUTRAL when lifting to the center stand. Also helps to keep the bars straight ahead.

But right foot on stand peg, right hand on lift lever: stand on peg with all your weight while pulling up on lever (almost like an isometric) and the bike sits right up.

I have yet to drop my ST, but the day will come. I've been practicing my groveling so that I can get help to lift it back up... perhaps the bike knows I don't grovel well, and hence knows it will never get up if it falls?
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Old April 8th, 2011   #20
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At 6'-4" and 240 pounds I don't have a problem getting it up...as long as I'm not wearing slippers. I'll slide my foot in a work boot before trying to put the bike on the center stand while wearing slippers. No, I don't often ride in slippers.
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