Is there an easy way to use a Rear Kickstand?

by Mariann
(Charleston, SC)

I just purchased a scooter but am having a problem using the rear kickstand. I didn't realize how heavy the thing was until I tried to park it in the garage. It took everything I had to get it on the rear kickstand, and a good many tries too.

Is there a method for someone who weighs 110 lbs and 5'3" in using a rear kickstand?

Answer: Mariann, I assume by rear kickstand you're talking about the center stand. If so, I think you'll find the answers on this page to be illuminating... and helpful!


But if that doesn't help, feel free to post back here by using the Comments link below... Kathi

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Apr 21, 2012
easy use of the center kickstand NEW
by: jfulton

Hi, I'm 61 and just bought my first scooter last year. A Stella weighing in at 250lbs (the scooter,not me). I was concerned about this same thing when I was looking to buy due to my age and my height. I'm 5'6" & 170lbs. Renae at Pride of Cleveland Scooters all of 5' and weighing in at a pert 100 maybe, showed me that it's easy if you do it right. The big thing is having the scooter straight up not leaning. When you push the stand down you can feel if it's hitting on both sides. Then a straight pull back on the handlebars and it's up.

Aug 19, 2011
Center Stand factors..
by: Anonymous

I had much trouble using that center stand initially. I had someone that used a scooter tell me they felt it was all in the shoe you wore. Also, do NOT hold the brake when you grip the handle on the left side to steady this. That will make it IMPOSSIBLE to move it.

I was ready to give up using the scooter due to this factor, but put on other shoes that I have and it worked instantly. I used the guide on the scooter manual I got, to face the scooter directly , not bending my knee any to the side. I gripped the handle on the left side (stand on the same side in doing this), I grip the rack on the back of the seat, if you don't have a luggage rack then grip the back of the seat itself, with your right hand.

Press down on the top of the stand(that lever) and push down while you pull the seat back. It went into effect VERY fast and easy for me when I did NOT wear my tennis shoes,as I did before and could not get that done.

I find the shoes are key. I wore a pair with a thicker sole and more defined heel, not a high heel , but a solid one. It really worked, I could apply the right force. (Did it three times in a row with little effort).

Mar 28, 2011
by: Loosegrit

I have not done this but seen a picture. If I can find it I will post it. It look like someone took a 6" long piece of 2" steel pipe smashed one end to fit over the end of the center stand foot. Then bolt it on. This extention will make it much easier to raise the scoot on the stand.

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