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Old 08-02-2012, 07:23 AM   #13816
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I have a helluva time getting this bike up on the center stand, even worse with a load. Am I doing something wrong? Or is there some secret trick to it?

I press the stand foot with my right foot, grab the passenger footpeg bracket or the pannier frame near there, and lift and press at the same time. I'm gonna either bust a hernia or herniate a disc in my back doing this. Do I need to grab further forward on the bike? I don't weigh much either, seems pressing harder on the foot helps, but I just got nothin' more. It's not easy to rock it off the stand either, from sitting on the bike. I look like a fooking idiot.

Pull back, rather than up and if that fails, run it up on 2 2 x 6's-then it's really a piece of cake
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:04 AM   #13817
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Beautiful bikes guys, I have a long way to go!!!
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #13818
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I don't find my roadie particularly difficult to pop up on it's center stand. I do have some trouble getting it off though.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #13819
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I don't find my roadie particularly difficult to pop up on it's center stand. I do have some trouble getting it off though.
I don't have a center stand yet, but I have a helluva time getting it on a rear stand. I only weigh around 140lbs, but I didn't have much trouble getting my TL1000R up on the rear stand!

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #13820
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Sounds like you need a Gym membership.
I don't find it any worse than my Tiger955. I think most bikes with long travel suspension will be harder than a standard road bike because we've got to lift it further. i.e. there's 40mm of sag to overcome before it even starts to get off the ground.

Really? A gym membership? What I really need is about 30 less years of aging.

It's still an assinine comment. But I forgive you.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:37 AM   #13821
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Does anybody have some stock XC handlebars that they don't want? I bent mine on a get-off & kinda like the stock bars.
Sorry for the spam, but I can't afford new bars right now. I may have to use some off of another bike.
Still need a bar? I have a stock XC bar and a Pro Taper CR high laying around. (I'm running a 1200GS bar, believe it or not).
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:57 AM   #13822
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Got a tiger 800xc!!

Bought the Tiger yesterday in St. Louis. Rode it home, 150 miles. AWESOME. LOVE IT. Can't wait to ride the weekend!!!! I want some panniers, but they look expensive. Anyone know of any good deals????
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:30 AM   #13823
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Really? A gym membership? What I really need is about 30 less years of aging.

It's still an assinine comment. But I forgive you.
Assinine? It's called humour round here. But I know what you mean. At 56 YO I've lost a lot of fitness over the last 10 years or so. For me it's picking the damn thing up after a fall that I'm struggling with.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:33 AM   #13824
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Bought the Tiger yesterday in St. Louis. Rode it home, 150 miles. AWESOME. LOVE IT. Can't wait to ride the weekend!!!! I want some panniers, but they look expensive. Anyone know of any good deals????
I'd go for something "like" the Givi Monokey series. That way you can transfer them from bike to bike and you've got them for life.
Triumph OE is a one bike deal.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:56 AM   #13825
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I'd go for something "like" the Givi Monokey series. That way you can transfer them from bike to bike and you've got them for life.
Triumph OE is a one bike deal.
Agreed on the Givi (or like) luggage.

I would like to add that quick-release racks are an added benefit to this setup; when you don't want the luggage on the bike, you can lose the racks also within short order. I run quick-release racks on my ZZR12 and T8XC, and really like the setups.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #13826
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I have a helluva time getting this bike up on the center stand, even worse with a load. Am I doing something wrong? Or is there some secret trick to it?

I press the stand foot with my right foot, grab the passenger footpeg bracket or the pannier frame near there, and lift and press at the same time. I'm gonna either bust a hernia or herniate a disc in my back doing this. Do I need to grab further forward on the bike? I don't weigh much either, seems pressing harder on the foot helps, but I just got nothin' more. It's not easy to rock it off the stand either, from sitting on the bike. I look like a fooking idiot.

This bike's centerstand pivot point is not as well balanced as some bikes. I had an 1150 GS which was easily 150lbs heavier, and with more ground clearance, that was much easier.

I found that facing directly forward makes it much easier. Same process, step on the foot hanger, pull up on the frame by the passenger peg, but having my shoulder and hips squared to a forward position, vs perpendicular to the bike, let's me use my stronger leg/arm muscles, instead of the weaker back muscles. Give it a go.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #13827
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Bought the Tiger yesterday in St. Louis. Rode it home, 150 miles. AWESOME. LOVE IT. Can't wait to ride the weekend!!!! I want some panniers, but they look expensive. Anyone know of any good deals????
Have a look at these.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661079

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Old 08-04-2012, 06:57 PM   #13828
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No touching down since the risers, but I haven't been riding alone since installing them. Meaning - I wasn't going very fast. In this photo series I wasn't leaning over very much, it was just a corner with a nice view into it, but I had only about a hundred meters to get up to speed and then take the first corner.

I'd need to go for a ride alone to actually get into the flow.
If you have a centerstand do you find the bike easier to get up onto the stand after the riser install?
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #13829
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If you have a centerstand do you find the bike easier to get up onto the stand after the riser install?
Doesn't feel like a big difference. The bike is much harder to get on the centerstand than my R1200GS was. That one felt similar if I had loaded panniers on. The balance of the Tiger centerstand is pretty bad.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #13830
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I found that facing directly forward makes it much easier. Same process, step on the foot hanger, pull up on the frame by the passenger peg, but having my shoulder and hips squared to a forward position, vs perpendicular to the bike, let's me use my stronger leg/arm muscles, instead of the weaker back muscles. Give it a go.
Best advice yet. Works like a charm, thank you very much. It's more like pulling than lifting this way and it works.
I really do enjoy having a center stand - have never had one on a bike 'till now. Chain maint and tire changes are a breeze.


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Assinine? It's called humour round here. But I know what you mean. At 56 YO I've lost a lot of fitness over the last 10 years or so. For me it's picking the damn thing up after a fall that I'm struggling with.
Yes, humor. That's why my post had a laughing icon.

I just turned 55. It feels old. I don't likey.

I seriously I doubt I could pick this bike up if it was loaded down. I hesitate to even try it.

But I still ride too fast. Got stopped by the California Highway Patrol (chip) twice going to Laguna Seca, once up and once back. Got one warning and one ticket. If my buddy had his way we would have been doing over a hundred.
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