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Old 02-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #24
ME 109
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Originally Posted by DaveBall View Post
You don't "lift" the bike up onto the stand. If you do, you will always have difficulties and possibly ruin your back.
My 81 will never roll back onto the stand. The bike may not be lifted straight up, but it certainly does need lifting.
I think that's the point with these problem stands.
My stand no longer has the little square pad for my foot, so I do miss some of the leverage offered by pushing down on the stand at that point.
Maybe I should weld another plate on there and use the stand as designed, which would certainly make it easier.
If I'm fully loaded for touring and deploying the stand on a backwards down hill slope, it is way easier to use.

At 6'2" the problem is just under the threshold of being a 'must fix' situation.
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