Made a quick video showing how easy it is to get my 2018 ATAS on the OEM center stand.
I'm in practice mode with this GoPro I now have, so bear with me. Testing everything out: lighting, sound, staging, editing; the smartphone GoPro app; getting the video from the GoPro to the computer and then to YouTube. Getting some practice time in so Iím prepared for riding videos whenever the VA weather finally decides to cooperateóman, we are looking at more ice/snow over the next two weeks!
But I figured Iíd do it 1) for more video experience and 2) to show what I mean by how easy it is to use the OEM center stand on my ATAS.
In the video I state the bikeís weight as 530 lbs. But my bike in its current state and with the full tank weighs closer to 600 lbs. (533 lbs. stock weight + 40 lbs. of fuel (full tank) + Hepco & Becker Lowers and Handlebar protection + Touratech pannier rack = about 595 lbs.).
Hope this helps some. But the basics on any motorcycle with a center stand is WEIGHT on the center stand foot pad and pulling UP (not back). Itís all technique and once you have it down, itís a cinch from there.
But with my bike, as you can see, she comes up nearly on her own with all my weight on the standís footpad. I weigh 200lbs. So, if you weigh less, some upward pull might be required, but not much. If you weigh more, you can probably get the bike up with absolutely zero upward pull. The stand really does all the work for you when youíre using it right. And this OEM stand on this 2018 ATAS seems perfectly designed and balanced.
Thanks for putting up with my videos. Probably more to come as I work out the kinks. Iím going to re-do the walk-around video I posted a few days ago and have that up in a few days.
Link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/BN6qsfKg7wk