Is There an Easier Way to Get a Scooter On to the Center Stand (Kickstand)?

by Anonymous

I just bought an MZ Moskito scooter with a side kick stand and have not been able to operate it. I may just not be strong enough to roll it back. Is there any easier way to do it?

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Jun 29, 2011
kick stand
by: Anonymous

I don't have enough strength to get my 150 onto the back kickstand. It tends to fall over sometimes on the smaller one. I am wondering about putting one on the other side of my scooter. What do you think?

Apr 02, 2011
Placing a scooter on the center stand
by: Anonymous

One thing you might be doing wrong too is having the handlebars turned. They need to be straight so the scooter can roll straight back. Since you hold on to the left handlebar, there is a tendency for shorter people to actually TURN the bike to the left, but that is bad, because now you are fighting the weight of the entire front end as you try to rotate the scooter onto the center stand.

If anything, you want to have the handlebars turned very slightly to the right. That way the forces are more in line with you since you are standing on the right side.

Aug 11, 2010
To Add to the Previous
by: Anonymous

Remember to release the brake when you are ready to push on the kickstand!

Also, it is NOT about rolling the bike back onto the stand. It is all about upward movement. Think stepping down onto the pedal and lifting up with the hand on the rear rack.

Sep 20, 2009
Using center kickstand
by: Artist Bob

Here's what works for me:

1. Hold and compress the left handbreak with your left hand.

2. Stand as close to the left side as possible with out touching the body of the scoot.

3. Lean over the bike seat to get your center of gravity over the bike.

4. Right foot on the kickstand pedal. Right hand on rear rack side bar. Lift on the sidebar while pushing steadily downward on the pedal.

The scooter should move up and back toward the rear. Remember this if you are doing this in a closed space. Leave room behind the scooter for it to move back several inches. Practice it a couple of times when no one is looking. When you are out with the gang you will look like a pro.

Jul 31, 2009
Check Out This Answer
by: Kathi

A similar question was answered here:
Tips for Using Center Stand

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