I think the side-stand is OK but encounter problems getting my INT up on the main stand. Never had a problem with other bikes.Ummm, not sure if you're lamenting the short kickstand fitted to Interceptors OR lamenting the fact that most folks have no idea how motorcycles turn. HBO, as in help a buddy out with an explanation. LOL
Roll your back tire onto a scrap of wood, or a few old magazines, half an inch or more head start makes a bid difference.I think the side-stand is OK but encounter problems getting my INT up on the main stand. Never had a problem with other bikes.
I'll try that and let you know because that is annoying sometimes. Now I never use the bloody main-stand. Let's see.Roll your back tire onto a scrap of wood, or a few old magazines, half an inch or more head start makes a bid difference.
It seems like the side stand was designed for 17" wheels and the center stand was designed for higher aspect 18" tires.
If you say forward, you mean towards the front wheel,right?. I must say that I am 67 now and had a triple bypass last year. So my "power" is almost gone...I've found it's the pressure on the stand that gets it up and over, not how hard you pull on the grab bar. I center the stand on the ground, put all my weight on the foot pedal, and then give the bike a hard jerk backwards. I don't just push down on the stand, I try to push it forward as well. The bike pops right up.
I give it a try, like your way. Hope something will work. CheersI'm 73, and have a bad back.
Yes, I push down and forward on the stand at the same time that I'm pulling back on the grab bar. And I'm pulling it back rather than up. It's the only way I can get it on the stand.