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KZ1000P1 center stand 25 Mar 2020 19:33 #821773

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My KZ1000P1 is very difficult to put on centre stand Does any one else have this problem? If so are there any solutions I’m thinking it is probably caused by the after market rear shocks I installed they are about a inch shorter than the stock ones were

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KZ1000P1 center stand 25 Mar 2020 19:54 #821774

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It generally comes down to technique. Maybe the video below will help. Ed

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KZ1000P1 center stand 25 Mar 2020 21:06 #821777

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I struggle with my 1100 even using the technique above. I have to put the rear wheel on a couple layers of card board (minimum) to get it up.

Shorter shocks don't help because you've effectively increased the distance you have to get the weight of the bike off the ground.
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KZ1000P1 center stand 25 Mar 2020 23:29 #821778

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hi mack im in the uk and i have a z1r ,from standard they have a very short bit for you to place your foot on and for to push about 2 inchs in length ,it does not matter how strong you are its just awkward could it be the same ,david

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KZ1000P1 center stand 26 Mar 2020 03:23 #821785

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Hello Mack. I recently installed a center stand and encountered the same issue. I had discovered the solution is to roll the bike's rear wheel onto a wood board. Approx. 1.5 inches. thick x 12 inches. It makes the task easier for one person. The helpful tip was discovered while searching this forum by the way. Perform a quick kzrider forum search to reveal the image included with the tip.
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KZ1000P1 center stand 26 Mar 2020 03:37 #821786

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Search center stand. And. User was. Patton

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/610791-g...-center-stand#805182

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KZ1000P1 center stand 26 Mar 2020 03:54 #821788

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Technique is really key here, i come in at only 150 pounds these days and find it easy to put my bikes on the main stands, but yous has absolutely been made harder by lowering the bike by about an inch, this in effect puts the part of the stand that rolls on the floor at completely the wrong angle meaning the downward force needed to roll has to be hugely increased, i am sure you will develop the technique to overcome this though.

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KZ1000P1 center stand 26 Mar 2020 07:13 #821803

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Probably doesn't help but my KZP is the worst one to get up on and especially off the center stand and that is bone stock. My other Kawasaki's are much easier.
The easiest bike I ever owned to put on a center stand was my mid 80's Honda Interceptor.
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KZ1000P1 center stand 27 Mar 2020 06:47 #821888

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ThatGPzGuy wrote: Probably doesn't help but my KZP is the worst one to get up on and especially off the center stand and that is bone stock. My other Kawasaki's are much easier.
The easiest bike I ever owned to put on a center stand was my mid 80's Honda Interceptor.


Our '93 CB 750 Nighthawks are the same way; Honda really got the geometry right. Don't even have to dismount.
- While straddling bike keeping it upright, push down on centerstand tang with left foot. Rock left/right slightly & feel for both pads to contact floor.
- While keeping both centerstand pads on the floor, simultaneously stand on tang with full,body weight and tug back on the handlebars. Bike just pops up onto the centerstand.

Our '09 ST1300A is the opposite, if not using a thick shim under the rear tire. A notoriously difficult, heavy lift up & to the rear. Full body weight on the tang while lifting with the fold out handle. The Lovely Z1BEBE always helps with the lift too, using the grabrail.

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KZ1000P1 center stand 27 Mar 2020 12:31 #821920

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kevski wrote: Technique is really key here, i come in at only 150 pounds these days and find it easy to put my bikes on the main stands, but yous has absolutely been made harder by lowering the bike by about an inch, this in effect puts the part of the stand that rolls on the floor at completely the wrong angle meaning the downward force needed to roll has to be hugely increased, i am sure you will develop the technique to overcome this though.

+1 I weigh even less and can (barely) put my 1100 on the center stand. But that's mostly because of my shoes. They are thin and pushing down on the center stand foot pad starts to hurt my foot and some days I'm just not up for that.

Little story:
When I first got my bike (1100 was my first bike) my uncle showed me how to put it up on the center stand by throwing his body weight towards the rear. He is a big guy probably 250+. I tried that and there was no chance. After watching the video 650ed posted I was able to get my bike on the center stand.
83 KZ1100A (shaft)
17 Versys X 300 abs
81 kz650c
81 kz750e
90 Honda CBR600F (brother's)

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