Well that didn't work. I hooked the handle under the pillion peg bracket and tried to pull up, but I could feel that with my arm that far forward not enough weight was getting to my right foot. Using the pillion handgrip like before forced me to shift my weight back and onto the center stand footrest, which was required to get the leverage to get the stand up. With the panniers in place there might not be a better option.
:laugh: Ha yeah I didn't mean I would leave it attached. I don't use the center stand all that frequently. If the handle had worked I would have just added it to the "kit pouch" I keep in the starboard pannier. Adding some paranoid would be a good idea...I looked at the kayak handle... not sure about having that flop around.