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    I have just recently crossed over to the Indian side. What is the trick to get the bike up on it's center stand? I have a '46 Chief.

    Thanks!

    -Mark

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    Mark, with your kick stand down, lean the bike towards you with all the weight of the bike on the kickstand, and with your foot move the centerstand into place, then place bike back up. You will have to lean over quite a ways where it feels un-natural. If I have anyone else around when I need to do it, I have them lean down and pull centerstand down with their hand. Mark

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    Like Lonewolf said, the bike pivots on the front tire, and kick stand, and lifts the back of the bike quite a ways off the ground. The first time you do it is nerve wracking, and scarey, but you'll be amazed at how well it works. Don't do it if you have any doubts about your kick stand.
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    Even a 98 pound weakling can do it!
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    Kinda like s@x, if it hurts maybe you're doin' it wrong...

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    Here is a video of me putting my bike up on the center stand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWEjy...4&feature=plcp

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