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post #1 of 14 Old 11-02-2012, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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lowered bike and the center stand

I really feel like a goose, when I first bought my bike was the last time I had my bike on the stand. I've since had it lowered (I'm only 5'5") and recently went to put it up on the center stand and couldn't manage it.
After a couple of tries, Hubby and I remembered about the bike being lowered.
Do I need to have my existing stand altered or can I purchase one that will fit a lowered wee?

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Get it up up on the stand(hubbys help?). Figure out how much it needs shortened and then take it to a weld shop. There are no stands that I'm aware of that are for lowered bikes.

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Soupy's does make an adjustable stand

http://www.soupysperformance.com/cat...00/7420224.htm





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That's a side stand. The question is about a center stand.

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Sorry missed that...



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Lowering the bike alters the pivot point of the centre stand,I have a Hepco Becker stand(,bike lowered 30mm) and find that if I run the rear wheel up on to a plank 15-20mm thick, will reduce the effort required to lift the bike,takes a bit of practice at first but you soon develop the technique,(tip) keep the side stand down in case you lose the balance
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I lowered my bike and I have a Krauser center stand on it.

just I step with my right feet on the leverīs stand , all my weight on it, right hand on the bike pulling upwards and left hand on handlebar.....
it works
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I lowered my bike and I have a Krauser center stand on it.

just I step with my right feet on the leverīs stand , all my weight on it, right hand on the bike pulling upwards and left hand on handlebar.....
it works
My bikes not lowered, but, that's the method I use.
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Thanks heaps for the replies Guys

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my bike is lowered and my SW Motech stand is easy to use. consider it, as I'm 5'6" myself....

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