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I cannot get my Norge on the centerstand!!

Discussion in 'BNS12 Chat & Tech' started by Sgrabin, May 13, 2021.

  1. Robert Villiard

    Robert Villiard Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks, it totally works cuz the stand it too tall. After this its a piece of cake!
     
  2. Brian UK

    Brian UK GT Reference

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    I modified mine by adding a larger foot on each leg. I cut the old foot off first, so may have shortened the stand by 1/8 inch, but no more.
    It no longer sinks into soft ground. Did the same with the side stand.
     
  3. scottmastrocinque

    scottmastrocinque Scott Mastrocinque GT Famiglia

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    Ok. I'll concede your viewpoint.

    I would be remiss though if I didn't say that I cannot help but wonder how in the world a collection of short, squatty, Italian men (of which I am a proud member) who work at the factory, designed and built a motorcycle that they couldn't raise onto the center stand they designed, without a block of wood. It must have been maddening indeed.

    I'm glad you found a solution that works for you. Well done.
     
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    oldgoose Just got it firing!

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  5. Robert Villiard

    Robert Villiard Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Not sure if some are longer than others, my shock is all the way stiff. Im 5'8" 185, my friend Ron can do mine. He's 5'11" 210
     
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    oldgoose Just got it firing!

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    Hi to members;
    After reading all of the articles on centerstand subject, I thought about what happened to me and sharing my experience. I could not install the bike on centerstand, something was wrong, I checked and there was a bushing and a bolt missing on RHS of stand, the parts are on the way. When everything get safe I will be using LOCTITE on the two bolts to make sure nothing happens
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Not surprised. I had that happen early on with my 1100 Breva. I even put a post about it on the original forum.
     
  8. Brett

    Brett Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    My 2 cents worth. I find both of our bikes hard to pull up. I really like what Bill said. My riding partner (can't call her pillion princess) is always helpful. I pull the bike of the side stand, push centre stand down with the right foot and slowly find centre/level across the feet of the stand. I then apply full weight down on the stand while balancing on left handle bar and left pillion handle. I then have to shift to pulling up with increasing force on the pillion handle until it rocks up onto the stand. My 11 year old son is also able to help, he will grab the right pillion handle and lift up. it doesn't take much additional force to make it easier. I have also found that hard sole footwear helps, I find a soft running shoe leaves my foot sore from the push, especially when the luggage is on. The more a persons mass is, the easier it should be to engage the centre stand as well.
     

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