Been there, done that. There are some videos out there showing some burly guy's techniques, Someone will post them. Your going to get a lot help , advice, and references soon here. I can't help you at the moment because I'm reflecting on the challenge I had when I bought my bike last November. Let me just say, when you have the proper foot stance and you think your ready to go with it, just say " Crap baby! Your going up or we are both going down together ! ". Anger helped me. Stand by for better technical help from our good members. I feel your frustration.I bought a Gold Wing last week. For the life of me I can't get the bike up on the center stand. Is there a trick?