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post #1 of 89 Old 10-17-2011, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Installing a Murph's Kits center stand

Hey everyone - I just picked up and installed a center stand from Murph's Kits on my 2006 Wee. I was really impressed with the quality of the hardware and stand. The bike is very, very stable on the stand so it seems very strong. I think it's an exact copy of the OEM.

For $122 shipped, I don't think there is a better deal out there. I'm in Ottawa Canada, and had it shipped to the UPS store in Ogdensburg NY for pick up. Shipping was very quick.

Center Stand for Your V-Strom from Murphs'

The installation went well and took about 1 hour total - even the springs were pretty straight forward using the "boot lace" method discussed elsewhere.

I made a video of the complete install if anyone wants to check it out. Apologies in advance for the audio being slightly out of sync.

Vstrom DL650 Center Stand Install - YouTube


I'd be happy to answer any questions about the installation.

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post #2 of 89 Old 10-17-2011, 10:17 AM
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nice video! looks easy...hopefully in the near future i will be installing the same stand on my bike!

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That's a much easier installation than my SW-Motech. One mount can be installed easily enough but the second has to have the stand and spacers held in place before the bolts can be positioned. It's good to know Murph's stand has the mount holes spaced correctly as that was a problem with some OEM and Afrika Single stands.

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post #4 of 89 Old 10-17-2011, 10:53 AM
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Nicely done video!

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Thanks - nice avatar btw...maybe I should have used Red Barchetta for the intro?

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Thanks - nice avatar btw...maybe I should have used Red Barchetta for the intro?
Yeah, that would have made it even better.

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I'd be happy to answer any questions about the installation.
Good video, thanks.

Is your bike lowered?

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Not yet but soon. I just ordered 3/4" lowering links. I'll let you know if it affects anything wrt the center stand.

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Not yet but soon. I just ordered 3/4" lowering links. I'll let you know if it affects anything wrt the center stand.
That would be great - I'm still arguing with myself about getting a centrestand.

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Thanks. Looks like a promising alternative.

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