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post #1 of 17 Old 03-19-2017, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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OEM centerstand issue

I have recently installed the OEM center stand.

It is really hard to get the centerstand to engage, sometimes it will go halfway up when I use my full body weight on the lever.

Anyone else had this issue?
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-19-2017, 02:46 AM
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I have recently installed the OEM center stand.

It is really hard to get the centerstand to engage, sometimes it will go halfway up when I use my full body weight on the lever.

Anyone else had this issue?
Either your technique is really bad or something is wrong with your install. This bike is the easiest bike I've ever had to put up on the center stand to a fault. I feel it is much harder to rock it OFF the stand. All my Honda's were the opposite, especially the ST1300.

Did you grease the pivot points per the instructions?

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Have to agree with 2thDr, easy on harder off.

Have lowered GotaV2's bike 1" and its still easy to get on but harder to get off which is a surprise

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I have recently installed the OEM center stand.

It is really hard to get the centerstand to engage, sometimes it will go halfway up when I use my full body weight on the lever.

Anyone else had this issue?
Its all technique.. Pull up on the rear seat grab handle as you push down on the lever. Pops right up that way for me.

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It can be harder if your bike is lowered. I have a SW Motech stand and my bike is lowered so I need to roll the back wheel up on a small 1x4 and then deploy the stand.
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The bike is not lowered. I used graphite grease on the pivot points.

Is it possible someone could post close up photos of either side to see if it is on right.

Should I remove the graphite grease and apply red automotive grease?
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post #7 of 17 Old 03-19-2017, 10:27 AM
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The grease isn't likely the problem. I assume it moves freely or there is a problem with the stand. Post close-up photos of it installed please.

When you try to use it do you push it down a until it contacts the ground and then level it side to side first so both sides have equal contact before pushing further on the pedal to actually raise it?

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Depends on what you were used to before, I agree that the OEM V2 centerstand needs more effort than my old WEE with SW Motech centerstand. The Wee goes up much easer than the V2. Not sure if it makes a difference but my WEE is lowered in the front by about 12mm (forks dropped).
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The SW-Motech on the Vee2 is about the same as my old Wee2 with SW-Motech stand. Both are easy.

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I would guess you do not have the bike resting on both sides of the legs when you stand on it. If it is resting on one leg it is much harder.

There were some reports about center stands with legs that were not same length as well, maybe check for that.
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