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#61102 - 05/25/08 12:49 pm how do i get triumph on c stand? is there a trick?  
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I have 1970 bonne, when i try to pull the bike back onto the center stand..........i can't always get it there.is there a proper way to do this?
My bsa is a piece of cake in this dept.no problem or anything. the triumph sometimes don't even want to come down off the c stand??

Is therE any good instructions on how to go about this; or a trick you use??????????? help help iHave a messed up knee now from k/s it mad smile
bob s


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#61103 - 05/25/08 1:26 pm Re: how do i get triumph on c stand? is there a trick?  
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#61104 - 05/25/08 2:42 pm Re: how do i get triumph on c stand? is there a trick?  
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Grief! This is coming up nearly as often as threads - '69 mercury 750' is going to have to write another sticky ...

Hokay ...

1. Standing on the left (drive) side of the bike, grasp the left handlebar and pull the forks to full left lock (once you've mastered the technique, you won't need to pull to left lock).

2. With your right hand, grasp the grabrail just behind the left shock.

3. With one foot (whichever's most comfortable/leg's strongest), press the centrestand gently 'til the feet touch the ground - wobble the bike from side-to-side to ensure you have both centrestand feet on the ground.

4. Now the most important bit - lock both your arms straight and push *down* very hard on the centrestand. Apart from the lift imparted because you locked your arms and you're stretching your trunk and leg, do not attempt to lift the bike.

If you've done it right, the bike will rise on to its centrestand. For the record, I weigh around 12 stone (165/170lbs) and I can get a T160 (over 500lbs *dry*), with full touring luggage, on to its centrestand. wink

Hth.

Regards,

#61105 - 05/25/08 3:20 pm Re: how do i get triumph on c stand? is there a trick?  
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Do you have smaller rims/tires than standard? Fork springs sagged or rear units shorter than standard? If the bike sits too low, you will have to lift more to get the stand near its' over-center point. Cheers, Don.

#61106 - 05/25/08 3:32 pm Re: how do i get triumph on c stand? is there a trick?  
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I am 6' 229 lbs.i will follow these tips to the letter. must take some practice???????
bob s thanks smile


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#61107 - 05/25/08 6:12 pm Re: how do i get triumph on c stand? is there a trick?  
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Hi Bob, Hope you're well.

I am lighter than Stuart and manage without problem with a similar technique. I don't turn the bars to the left, I prefer them straight so the bike just comes back as it goes on the stand, and I don't put full weight on the stand, but certainly 'share' the pushing down and lifting between the stand and the grabrail. No sweat.

Starting for me is easy too; I stand across the bike off the stand, hop up into the air using my left and right legs to hop up, allow my body to start to come down then fully straighten my slightly bent right leg. I do not allow the falling kickstart to take up the slack in the mechansim, that is tensioned out by my right leg.

I am not exactly Mr Universe, but because I use such an economical method for these routines, I can do it repeatedly without fatigue.

HTH,

Blapper redwine

#61108 - 05/25/08 7:16 pm Re: how do i get triumph on c stand? is there a trick?  
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hi blap................The k/s is down to a science, i tickle the $hit out of it , kick it once and she lights, you gota feather it but she warms up quick.bsa , is same way.
I was trying to find an easy way of setting her up on the c stand, the way stuart worded it..............it worked out pretty good . with the triumph it seems it is a matter of weight transfer, as compared to :bsa, brute force.
BOB S


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#61109 - 05/25/08 8:23 pm Re: how do i get triumph on c stand? is there a trick?  
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hey i been out in the garage lifting this bike on the c stand...................it gets easier every time thanks guys ;ya been a big help to a mangled up old dude
bob s Well i m not that old......just seems like it. laugh


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