dropped R1150RT off centerstand
I dropped the bike taking it off the centerstand. It fell to the right because I had pulled the left hand grip toward me while rolling it off.! wasn't paying attention.
The result was a flooding of oil into the cylinder causing "Hydro lock'. Oil had to be poured out of the spark plug hole.
anybody have the same experience?
Center stand lift: 2 tricks: '85 K100RS sometimes heavy with gear for 2 up camping
Number 1 trick: My knee fits under my right hand's knuckles when its on the hand lever and the ball of my foot is on the centerstand's pry bar. My calf does almost all the work.
Number 2 trick: I put anti slip tape from an RV camper store on the centerstand's foot pry bar from time to time so my foot never slips off at exactly the wrong time.
Number 3, grease the centerstand fitting's every few years as it helps the bike rock up better.
Lifting bike onto Centerstand
I am glad I came across this thread as I have been having issues with getting my 1200rt on the center stand. My RT is standard suspension and I Have no problem putting it on the center stand with the luggage off the rear and sides, but when I am carrying any weight of consequence, like a few items for an overnighter or briefcase and a change of clothes in the trunk, I struggle with it. I believe that I am balancing it properly on the center stand and I can apply my full weight on the peg(185) and it will just sit there...
I had thought about a 2x6 under the rear tire to help out, but that doesn't really solve the issue for me when I am out and about. I will practice my technique a bit more to be certain that I am doing things with proper form as described in this thread.
Can anyone comment on putting a 2012 1200rt on the side stand or center stand for fueling? Can you fill the tank to capacity either way or is one way preferred over the other?