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Old 12-01-2008, 11:02 AM   #19
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Why not leave the bike on the side stand until you get your foot on the center stand? No balancing.

Originally Posted by Harry Swan
I'm not thrilled with the BMW centerstand. I'll agree with the majority that the centerstand functions well when deployed but I'm not happy about getting it there! My problems start when I try to get a boot on the damn thing to push it down into contact with the ground. Mine neatly folds up behind the sidestand but the contact or 'foot' of is hidden behind the passenger foot peg. This makes for (for me) a tough flamingo like balancing act while trying to grab the centerstand. Imagine what it'll be like when the bike is fully loaded (Jesse bags on order) for traveling? Here's what I see right off the bike ...

So tell me, how do you get a foot on your centerstand?
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