Difficulty taking mp3 off stand
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Rally 200, 1964 VNB, 2003 ET2, 2009 MP3
Joined: 24 Aug 2018
Posts: 28
Location: Washington
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:53 pm quote
So kind of a newbie to the mp3. Loving it immensely! I was very worried about the weight of it and not being able to park her on my own. But I find I'm having the opposite problem. I've gotten very good at putting her on the stand but I really struggle with taking her off of it. I'm 5'8" and about 135 lbs. Any hints or techniques to make it easier to get off stand?
Hooked
Joined: 06 Nov 2014
Posts: 280
Location: Uk rochdale
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:57 am quote
lol most people struggle the other way round.
iv found putting left hand on handlebars whilst pulling back brake,right hand on left rear grab rail, put your feet into a power stance, just wider than your shoulders. put your weight onto your left foot and gently lean left and gently pull with your right hand. do not tug or yank the scooter. always gently. always on the left of the scooter, always hold the brake leaver in, always have a power stance.
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Rally 200, 1964 VNB, 2003 ET2, 2009 MP3
Joined: 24 Aug 2018
Posts: 28
Location: Washington
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm quote
Thanks Buddy! I assumed you meant with the tilt lock on to not have to worry about holding her upright also. I tried that this morning and made several stops thru the day and this worked wonders. I set the lock, follow your suggestion and off the stand she comes! Makes me feel a lot better being able to do it first try then struggling so much before a ride. Probably looks a lot better too!
Hooked
2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 448
Location: Germany
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:58 pm quote
I use the method described but on the left side so that i can use the front brake to gently let it off the center stand.
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Rally 200, 1964 VNB, 2003 ET2, 2009 MP3
Joined: 24 Aug 2018
Posts: 28
Location: Washington
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:33 pm quote
Yes. The left side. So glad to have found a working method.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7225
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:54 am quote
Hint to make it easier, only use the center stand for maintenance when needed.
Hooked
Joined: 27 Oct 2016
Posts: 230
Location: England
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:30 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Hint to make it easier, only use the center stand for maintenance when needed.
Very good point. I have owned MP3,s for over 3 years now and only used center stand for maintenance.
Hooked
2019 MP3 hpe 500 sport Advanced " Missy "
Joined: 21 Dec 2018
Posts: 193
Location: West Germany
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:16 am quote
Im a pretty big guy, so I don't have such a Problem gitting mine off the Stand, but it's good to know when I get older and eventually do start have Problems trying to get my big girl off the Stand
Hooked
2016 mp3 500 sport
Joined: 30 Mar 2012
Posts: 216
Location: San Diego California
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:52 am quote
If your parking area is not level, it will take more effort to get the scooter either on, or off, the center stand. Depending on the direction of the slope.
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MP3 400 "Merlin"
Joined: 01 Jul 2012
Posts: 844
Location: Northwest Ohio
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:59 am quote
I have the opposite problem! I can get it off the stand, but not on. Even STANDING my full weight on it. It's worse since I lowered it. My husband can do it, but I guess I need to gain some weight...
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2009 MP3 400
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 33
Location: Sayre, PA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:42 pm quote
Lowering it will change the angle and geometry that the stand was designed for. Now you have to deadlift the weight part way before leverage kicks in.
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