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Old 08-01-2012, 07:08 AM   #13861
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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.

I struggle too - it is MUCH harder than, say my Sprint. I also seem to catch my leg on the passenger footpeg every single time.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:17 AM   #13862
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Hey Guys, This may be a stupid question but can anyone tell me if the rear brake calipers are suppose to rock from side to side. The left front doesn't move at all and the right front ever so slightly but the rear caliper has a bit of movement side to side. Should I be concerned?

With no brake applied the caliper will move 0.5-2mm: floating design like most. Your left front would probably move too with enough force.

Apply some lever/pedal and see how they tighten up.....
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:21 AM   #13863
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It is a pain to get up on the centerstand. I use the pass peg bracket. Getting it off the centerstand is easy. Just put the sidestand down first & standing next to the bike, push it forward.
I almost got stuck one time on a hill. I used the hill to help me get the fully loaded Tiger up on the CS. When I was ready to leave, I almost busted a gut trying to push it up hill & off the stand. I'll never do that again.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:22 AM   #13864
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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 '012 ain't too bad but my 05 was a real bitch. On both I found if I grabbed the engine guard with my left hand and the passenger bracket with my right, with back/up momentum they were on the stand and sitting pretty....
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:25 AM   #13865
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With no brake applied the caliper will move 0.5-2mm: floating design like most. Your left front would probably move too with enough force.

Apply some lever/pedal and see how they tighten up.....

Just tried this and yes they tighten up, Thanks, feeling better about it now.

Thanks, also Fbj913 & bluesman for your reply
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:56 AM   #13866
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Had some fun last weekend:

Touch down since the risers Cug?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:01 AM   #13867
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Touch down since the risers Cug?
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.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:00 AM   #13868
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Sliding brake calipers moving by design. Fixed calipers (pistons on both sides) do not move.
What he said.
Yes there'll be some movement. So long as all the bolts are tight you're good to go.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:04 AM   #13869
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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.

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.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #13870
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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, 07:04 AM   #13871
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Beautiful bikes guys, I have a long way to go!!!
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #13872
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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, 08:12 AM   #13873
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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, 10:00 AM   #13874
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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 08-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #13875
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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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