Definitely technique and not muscle. Every year i'd have to relearn how to put my 87 kz1100d2 back up on its center stand. Once you figure it out it takes nothing to put it on its center stand.
“Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.” Terry Pratchett
2002 Shadow VT1100C