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Old 05-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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How do you get a Triumph Scrambler up on the center stand?

Ok, it's not I'm some 98 lb weakling or something, I'm 6' and 190. (You guys on the other side of the pond do the math yourselves.) I mean, I am an older bastard, but I'm not yet getting sand kicked in my face. I installed the center stand on my Scrambler several years ago, and everytime I try to get it up on it, I think the same thing I thought on my wedding night, "I don't think I'm doing this right." I stand on the left side push down on the foot piece pull up on the seat, and like when my sister in law tries to think, nothing happens. I'm terrified the thing is going to topple over onto its right side. There's gotta be some technique I'm missing. What's the trick?
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:29 AM   #2
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New Triumph twin center stands do suck. Not engineered well at all. I've had the issue on three of my own & on a buddies Thruxton. The angle/leverage is wrong & IF you do get them on the center stand the rear wheel is still dragging on the ground. So when you push them off the center stand the stand slides unless you put your foot in front of it.

I have no secrets to getting them up on the center stand. On mine I stand on the tang as hard as I can and MUSCLE it up while pulling on the passenger pag/muffler mount. That way the lifting point is lower then the seat.

Just got a Explorer 1200 and its a breeze to get on the center stand, so maybe Triumph is learning?
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:25 AM   #3
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I have center stands on my Bonneville T100 and Scrambler and agree that the design is very poor.

Here is a YouTube video of a guy putting his Sprint ST up on a center stand. Same principles apply to any other bike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESIZJ...eature=related
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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Screw it. Between the fact that it banged around all the time on lumpy ground and was almost entirely useless, I took it off and threw it on a shelf in the garage. Sometimes you just gotta walk away.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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From older heavy assed bikes, STAND ON IT while lifting. I see people all the time that "step" on it like all they are doing is using their weight to keep the stand from moving and then trying to grunt all the weight of the bike.
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