Recently bought and installed centerstand . I cannot get the bike to move up onto stand without first placing an piece of 2X6 board under rear tire and even then my weight 170#The bike is barely enough to get bike to roll up onto stand. Bike has original tires and is the Fairing model DCT. The bike was in NEUTRAL WITH PARKING BRAKE OFF. Came with Hepco-Becker instructions for mounting . Any suggestions or help appreciated. wvirnwkr
Is your stand a Honda part from WeBike/Japan?
I think WeBike also sells a similar Honda centerstand, which is taller than the one being used by many of us, (& Too tall). On my stand, I have about 1.5" clearance under rear tire.
With my left hand on left grip, right hand on the passenger "handle", right foot moving centerstand down, I level the bike, begin to pull up slightly with my arms and, MORE Importantly, push my body weight downwards onto the stand, (then actually standing on it), kind of rocking the bike rearward in one motion. Body weight pushing down, does most of the work, arms do more just to guide the motorcycle. It helps to have long-ish arms and you must wear sturdy soled boots/shoes to avoid hurting your foot.
Make sure you have read about the weak mounting bolt supplied w/stopper, it is known to break.
(btw; posting this without knowing who Hepco-Becker is)
EDIT: just found "Hepco-Becker" online. Appears to be a good product, method of using remains the same.