Bursig Center-Lift Stand
Not getting enough instruction
I bought this stand last winter from Revzilla. I always have great luck with Revzilla. Finally got around to putting the stand together as I finally just got my bike- BMW 700GS. The written instructions were not good and the bike specific video was in German and did not seem to apply to a 2015 700GS anyway. I had some early issues with holes not lining up on the curved sections applied to the lever arm and the retainer clip wouldn't swivel. hammering it helped and the arm finally was moveable. This bike has the engine bolt already on the L side so it just needs replacing with the supplied sleeve. Patrick told me to look in my manual for the torque needed for the bolt however my manual does not have engine bolt torque specs. I have not put the sleeve on yet. Here is where I need HELP and Patrick has not answered this and I think he thinks I should know all this stuff already. With the kickstand down I can already see I will get nowhere near the bolt that lifts the motorcycle even when raising the stand with my foot as suggested, The bike kickstand hits the stand legs no matter which way I try to get it in place. What gives? I see no instruction anywhere about having the kickstand up to align and lift. If I have to raise the kickstand, hold the bike vertically by myself and then slide the stand over I will never be able to do it. I weigh 96# and the bike weighs 460#. My one arm cannot support the bike and fiddle with a stand at the same time. I think I made an expensive mistake unless someone can please explain the deal with the kickstand and lift stand legs colliding and getting in each other's way. Otherwise I have a useless bit of metal. I had to rate this product but honestly right now 3 stars are generous and I can't as yet recommend it.
August 20, 2016
This stand isn't inexpensive, but it sure delivers in quality and functionality! The design is excellent, and the setup was a breeze. I primarily bought this stand so I could easily maneuver my bike around the driveway and garage without having to roll back and forth a dozen times to get parked.
Being able to raise the entire bike off the ground easily and securely makes everyday maintenance like lubing the chain and washing the bike a breeze.
July 26, 2016
Makes me so happy that I need to change pants
Is this product expensive? Yes. Is it worth the money? Definitely. Does the fact that it's in my garage make me feel good deep down inside where I'm soft like a woman? You betcha.
I'll admit that the first time you see your bike held off of the ground on the stand, you get this gut wrenching feeling. You constantly think it's going to fall off and you're going to have spend a lot of money to repair your bike. Then you have some drinks and pass out. You wake up ten hours later and magically the bike is intact, still seemingly levitating off of the ground.
It takes a little getting used to, but overall I have an easier time getting the bike propped up then I do with my pitbull stands. Plus, unlike the pitbull stands I can wheel the bike around more easily, which comes in handy considering I have a small garage and three bikes. Also, I don't have to get extra stands or accessories when I want to lift the bike to remove my rear shock for rebuilding. I could take my whole bike apart (and almost have) without it touching the ground.
Assembly isn't that bad and takes less than an hour for sure. Even if you're not that great with putting things together, the instructions are detailed enough and even come with a scanner link to a model specific instruction video via YouTube.
The only major downside I can think of (aside from the initial uneasiness of seeing your bike on the stand and praying to God it won't fall off) is that you can't easily switch from using it for one bike and then the another as the mounting point is bike specific.
Still, I think it's a good investment if you like working on your own bikes and even more so if you want the added benefit of vastly increased mobility with your bike stand.
March 30, 2016
Waste of money and time
I was able to put it all together and even use it a little bit.
But it's really a stupid product. The world would be a better place if non one ever imagined this thing.
Takes a really long time to be able to fix and adjust it to your particular motorcycle. You need another person to help you set it up. In the process also got my bike scratched up. It is also not easy to use every time you come back to use it.
Probably going to chuck it out. Don't want anyone else living with this curse
March 19, 2016
YES IT WORKS!
Took some time to properly fit the plate to my 2015 ZX14 Does not slip in and out as easy as the Bursig videos show and it also take greater force to move the bike around once its up on the stand. I don't regret buying the stand comes in really hand when you do need it.
February 11, 2016
Pricey but effective
Solid build. Not as easy to manipulate as the videos portray- loading and moving are a bit more cumbersome in typical situations. For that reason I give it a 4, and it certainly impacts Bang for Buck. Too pricey. If you have the money to spend, go for it. If value to price is critical, take a pass.
January 26, 2016
Everything about this stand is solid, and the Bursig customer support went above and beyond what I would have expected
January 15, 2016
Pricey, but worth every penny.
I bought this stand to keep my speed triple off its tires and to roll it into a tight space in my garage. It does what it is supposed to do, slides on easy, lifts easy, rolls easy. 100% satisfied. Set it all up myself, but on the Triumph Speed Triple, you might want professional help if you are not mechanically skilled, the bolt is challenging to install and may require wrenches that the average do it yourself-er doesn't have in the toolbox. I can't speak for other motorcycles, they may be harder or easier, but the result is awesome.
December 9, 2015