When I first got the Burg I thought it was difficult, too, but I guess with practice, it now seems really easy. In addition to doing the above, I give the bike a slight pull backwards, and use the momentum to help put it on the centerstand. That way, I don't have to stand with my entire weight on it. The bike's not going straight back and it's not going up vertically. I picture a 1/4 circle.hatman said:lifting your left foot off the ground, thereby transferring all your body weight on to the stand pedal.
________________________________________________________blackskies said:I'm not weak, but man I'm having trouble putting the bike on the center stand by myself. Anyone have any tips?
____________________Wes said::...feel that both feet of the stand have solid contact with the floor. I then push down and toward the rear, firmly with my right foot, doing no lifting, pushing or pulling with my hands. The bike rocks easily onto the centre stand. I prolly have an advantage being 6 foot tall but at the same time I'm over 70 years old and severely leg handicapped. I've showed many small or female or both how to do this trick and can't remember any who couldn't master it after a few tries.
Taking the Burger off the centre stand, I find, is easiest if you do it whilst straddling the bike. I rock the bike backward so the rear wheel hits the ground and immediately rock it forward again and it rolls right off the stand. If you have the engine running and do this maneuver right, you can lift your feet and ride away without stopping. It impresses the gas jockeys.
I sit on the seat, then kind of r'aar back agin the butt rest, which tips the bike to the rear, then ahead with my arms stiff and she comes right down. Much easier to do than say.ben1364 said:I too like to straddle the bike/scooter to take it off the center stand. My first problem is that the AN650 is darn nigh impossible (for me) to rock onto the rear wheel while straddling the bike. I find it far more difficult to get off the center stand than a K1200LT for example.
That's how I get my Sophie off the center stand, as well. Only time I tried it standing on the side, I got to practice picking it up AND, I had just put my BBQ dinner in the trunk for the ride home :evil: Thankfully, the restaurant did a great job packing it, so I didn't have a trunk covered in BBQ sauceI sit on the seat, then kind of r'aar back agin the butt rest, which tips the bike to the rear, then ahead with my arms stiff and she comes right down. Much easier to do than say.