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Offline Vera

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SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:11:08 »
Anyone else got one of these and find it near impossible to use ?  The part you put your foot on is way too close to the rear pegs and more often than not my foot slips off

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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 18:59:41 »
I've got one and it is close but I find it OK to use. I push down the arm to the floor and then make sure my boot is fully over the pad before applying pressure to raise the bike.
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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 21:41:10 »
Maybe you need to use the other foot. Use whichever allows you to stand on the lever and lift the other foot off the ground. With all your weight on the lever, your left hand on the left grip and your right hand on the rear rack bar, straightening your legs should pop the bike right up.
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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 09:59:35 »
The photo shows the problem.

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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 17:33:21 »
That does look blummin awkward, shin-scraping territory too.  :shock:
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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 22:49:58 »
Agree it is close but I've got used to mine - by doing what was said before - press down then ensure your foot is totally over the pad before pressing down to raise the bike.

p.s. Did you locktight the rightside locating bolt? I didn't and lost the bolt...  :angry-banghead:
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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 10:37:58 »
Following on with the advice given, I remember reading about using a piece of wood under the rear wheel to help lift the bike first. Basically wheel the bike so that the rear wheel is on top of a half inch to an inch thick piece of wood 6" x 9". Give it a try and see if it helps at all.

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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 19:40:02 »
  . . . . . . I remember reading about using a piece of wood under the rear wheel to help lift the bike first.  . . . . . .
Used that exact same technique when popping my Africa Twin onto its center stand. Without the wood under the rear wheel, she was a right biatch to get up.

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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 19:58:53 »
Does this piece of wood live in the top box?

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Re: SW Motech centre stand 2014 DL1000
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 23:04:44 »
Does it cope with slopes too? (The piece of wood)

I don't have the same problem on my 650 with SW Motech centre stand but there isn't a lot of room just the same.

But like they said......... practice and get the hang of it.  :thumb:
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