An easy way to get the side stand up is to ride forward or roll forward just a foot or two. The spring tension on the side stand should just pull it up. Some times I get in a hurry and forget to reach out to the side stand and have found that rolling forward just a little helps retract it on both my Vision and Chief.
the sidestand. one of several my greivances to Indian. not the stand itself, but the spring. its too weak. it neither pulls forward nor back with any snap. I have to bump kick it forward when deploying it. that is not good. on a 25k bike the kickstand functioning should NEVER be an issue. I have hardleys with their crap'ola fork n knife design at less than 89 degree. they are p.p. pos. My expectations, had only hoped ***** would do better. I have many bikes and have zero issues with kickstands or springs on any of them.. why all this dribble? 25large is why! this is suppose to be a world class machine. it cost like one. minimum the kickstand should at least work. Poncho