Originally Posted by JGT
Perhaps my centerstand spring is not right, or maybe I'm just uncoordinated.
When I roll the bike off the stand, it does not retract. It is still touching the ground. Is that correct, or should it snap up when the bike rolls forward and off the stand?
With the stand still touching the ground, it is awkward to hold the bike up and get the stand retracted using one foot.
Just wondering if I'm doing something wrong and there is a more elegant way to make this work.
Welcome to airhead center stands. That's just the way they work! Takes a little getting used to coming from a Japanese bike background but before long it'll be second nature. It is also compounded if the tang is broken from the side of the stand (which most of them are).