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Centrestand

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by ametha elf, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Is it ok to leave a bike on the sidestand permanently rather than the centrestand? I have a problem getting my bike on and off the centrestand due to its weight and my short height. Its a Virago 1100 by the way.


     
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  2. Shouldn't cause any problems that I can think of.

    It's probably worthwhile learning how to use it properly, they're usually quite easy to use, once you get the technique right.
     
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  3. Neither of our bikes come with a centre stand, and the new bike I've ordered doesn't have one either. Seems to me there should be no problem with using the side stand instead.

    (Though a centre stand does make it easier to inspect your tyres and lubricate your chain, so you might want to use it for those tasks.)
     
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  4. Check your technique for placing the bike on its centrestand. Youtube it!

    I was trying to use brute force to no avail (lol), got the technique right and its a pisser.
     
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