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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 2008, 10:07 am Thread Starter
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Need Center Stand Help

I just purchased an 04 1200rs and cannot seem to get it on the center stand. I have watched utube videos and tried all the tips I have found online, but I can't seem to manage it. I live in Buffalo Grove, IL. Is there a member close by that can give me a live demo? I would appreciate your help.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 2008, 10:37 am
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Go to your nearest BMW delaer and they will show you how. . It is very easy. Stand on the left side of the bike, put your left hand on the bars keeping it straight and your right hand on the grab bar under the seat. Put your left foot on the stand and push down with light pressure until the foot contacts the ground. Then lean the bike slightly outwards until you feel the other foot of the stand touch terra firma. At that point, just put downward pressure on the stand and slight upward pressure on the grab bar. the bike will almost do the job for you as it is perfectly balanced.

Make sure that the ground is level. You don't want the bike slipping...

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 2008, 11:48 am
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Make sure the front wheel is straight, it won't roll backwards onto the stand if it isn't. Also you need to be in neutral or pull the clutch lever in for the same reason.
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Also!!!!....seeing its your first time putting it up on stand make sure you have someone on the right side of the bike when you take it off the stand....Its a heavy bike for a center stand.....till you get used to it....after that its a cake walk.....But do make sure you have it in "N"....the rear tire scuffs as it goes up and if its in gear it makes it alot harder
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 2008, 2:26 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks, Got It On The Center Stand

Thanks guys. I followed the Larrykay's tips to the letter and it went up pretty easy. Thanks for your help!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 2008, 9:11 pm
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Coming from an "LT", my "RS" feels like it was the same weight as a bicycle.
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