Lifting bike onto Centerstand
This question has probably been asked too many times, but I need to ask it again. How do I best lift the bike onto the centerstand without dropping it . Last fall I almost lost it. There is a gadget ( bike lift by Wunderlich) for sale which attaches to the side of the bike and is supposed to help im lifting it on the centerstand. Is this worth it? Has anyone tried it.
Experience is the best teacher
Remember the "old" days, when the Honda C-110 Super Sport weighed in at 150 lbs. and you where in 9th. grade at 135 lbs. No side stand and you learned the technique. As we grew up and our bikes got bigger, larger, heavier and faster we drew back on that experience and evolved without really thinking about it.
Now the bikes are 400 plus lbs. and we "I" am over 60 years old and I pop up the GSA without thinking.
Keys: 1. Keep working out. The strength you keep adds confidence.
2. Start small. Practice on a smaller lighter bike.
3. Never hurts to have a spotter until you perfect the technique.
4. The advice on previous reply's are perfect.
Just like riding a bike. Once you learn it, it becomes second nature.