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Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« on: February 21, 2018, 02:33:40 pm »
Hi all,
I  find lifting my C12 on the centre stand a bit of a job, I normally use the side stand but some jobs require it to be on the centre stand so I made this little ramp out of old bits lying around.
Push the bike up the ramp, you then get more clearance to bring the centre stand lower then roll the bike back and hey presto its a lot easier :)

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 02:46:47 pm »
Good idea Richard...my mighty Beemer is easier to roll ln to centre stand than my c12 was!....with none of us getting any younger, I suppose we need ro resort to "aid devices" :'(
Your c12 is still looking good....has it still got my link in rear chain ;D?
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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 02:57:28 pm »
Hi Graham,
Hope all is well with you, yep the link is serving me well lol! Many thanks for that  :)
I do (if allowed to mention it ? ) have a 1980 Honda CB250RS that I bought in bits for £200 a couple of years ago. I just put it back together and it go's like stink :-)
I only got it because it is a single cylinder but has twin ports. The japs were blooming clever lol!
But can deffo say nothing beats the good ole C range :-)

Rich


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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 08:06:23 pm »
It's very strange that Cs are so awkward to get onto the stand, my ZZR is much easier than my beloved C12, your device is a good idea Rich, just a shame it's too big to carry around.

Although I have developed a technique which works well, by standing well back and lifting the back of the bike as if it was a rear wheel stand, a bit off balance because you need a long leg forward to press the stand down.

I have to say, your bike looks a real treat Rich  :)
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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 09:46:12 pm »
Hi Rich, Yes i agree with you i have the same problem with getting my C12 on Its centre stand, so far I've jooust about managed to get it on with out it falling over though afterwards i have to sit down for a while to get my breath back, and if you did that in a crowd you would make your self look a fool, i also have a Honda CB250RS and yes they do go like the stink 5 gears 30 in first and i find that you need to get it up to 50 before you can drop it into 5th gear, also i have a Kawasaki Z250 and I've never managed to get that on its centre stand the heaviest of the three, may be getting to old, It's about time they made up some device with electric that you press a button and it gets it up for you,you could make a fortune if you did make something up to do that,  think about it ?  Regards John

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 12:34:56 pm »
"It's about time they made up some device with electric that you press a button and it gets it up for you,you could make a fortune if you did make something up to do that,  think about it ?  Regards John"
--They do! Ann Summers sell them but I suspect if you used one at our age  we would probably be too weak to get the bike on the side stand, let alone the centre stand!

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 04:01:08 pm »
Thanks for the feedback and kind words :) I very rarely put the old girl on the centre stand as being nearly 70 it might strain something in my body lol! So agree it cannot be of much use when out and about. I originally found a CZ side stand that I was able to fit with a bit of jiggery Pokery and it worked and was cheap :-)
Lucky for me one day at Kempton Park AJ I saw a proper C12 side stand in a bunch of junk on a stall, I said to the matey "how much for this mate?" He said gissa fiver. " so I did and was well chuffed lol!

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 08:49:56 pm »
The more you try and put your c12 on it's centre stand the easier it will get, i had to move my c12 in my garage to get another bike in and it went on quite easy so just keep on trying it unto you master it.

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 01:19:57 pm »
Been trying since 1990 mate lol! No effort now with my little ramp :)

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 07:30:19 pm »
Probably the next time I'll try and put it on the centre stand I'll struggle to get it on, It's to do with my age some times i fill strong other times i fill like crap warmed up,     excuse my language.

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 08:19:37 pm »
Totally feel the same jacksboy! Lol! Oh to be a teenager again  :)

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 08:23:06 am »
I find most people tend to try and lift the bike rather than pull it towards the rear
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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2018, 06:54:21 pm »
I've tried lifting it on with out success the only way I've found to get it on its centre is left leg placed on the stand touching the floor and pull it on from the back and keep on pulling unto it rolls on, that's when it gets tough the pulling bit,like i said practice makes perfect.

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2018, 11:43:50 am »
This is my method of putting it onto the stand, I'm not a big bloke and have issues with my feet and lower legs, but I don't find it too difficult at all, a sort of lift and roll from behind.......ooo-err that sounds a bit rude. :-[

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Re: Lifting on to centre stand with ease
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2018, 02:43:29 pm »
Same as me
1940 C12 (350cc)
1945 C10 & C11
1953 C10 & C11
Anyone want a B20 in need of a lot of tlc