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Old 11-16-2012, 03:21 PM
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hey guys, i just made an amazing deal on a white (so excited) 2011 wee, brand new. they gave me an off the hook trade in for my 07 shadow sabre 1100 that i've been trying to sell for months for hundreds of dollars less, to no avail, here in the houston area. i happened to be checking the cycletrader ads, called on the wee price, asked about the trade in, , and went and made the deal. they are delivering it/picking up the sabre tomorrow with a hand shake on how well the the sabre looks and runs. and she won't disappoint. a plug for stubb's southwest hd on telephone rd in houston.

question: what engine gaurd and centerstand do y'all recommend?

thanks ahead of time.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:42 PM
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I to just got a new 2011 White V-Strom two weeks ago from Central Texas MotorSports in Georgetown, Texas. Just added Givi windshield, Madstead w/s Brackets, Givi crash bars, Givi luggage, and a Bag Connection with the quick disconnect. Working on the electrical now, fuse box, 12v plugs, etc. Don't know about the center stand at this time, I usually don't put them on my bikes. I really like the white pearl color much better then my 07 that was silver. Good Luck, enjoy you new bike.

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The big sellers of stands and engine guards seem to be: for the stand, SW Motech and OEM or clones. Engine guards, SW Motech or Givi. There are others. The SW Motech stand is narrower than the OEM and is "reportedly" tippier, but has better cornering clearance, but less ground clearence than OEM. The OEM stand has better ground clearence but you might drag it in the turns if you are a bit of a Valentino Rossi. The safe bet for a OEM clone stand is Murphs Kits. The SW Motech and Givi engine engine guards look a lot alike but the SW Motech is sturdier and doesn't have the vibration problems reported by SOME Givi owners. It also cost a bit more. For the record, I have a SW Motech engine guard, and an OEM clone centre stand (Vstroma) and am happy with both.

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It's hard to go wrong with the OEM stand although it's all a matter of opinion.

I can't advise on engine guards as I haven't used any.

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I got the oem centerstand as part of the deal on Wee. No issues with it.

I just added crash bars and a skid plate this last summer. I went with SW Motech for both. No issues with either.
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Mine is all sw motech and I'm happy.

Yah sur you betcha! Center stand even works easily with a full camping load on the bike.
My early style crash bars, the low ones, worked when I tested them too!
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Also picked up a 11 a few weeks ago. Had a loaded 06 and wanted all the same acc. on a new bike. Saved a ton of money by removing everything and putting it on the 11. Didn't think the 12 would be better enough to spend 2000 dollars more to replace everything new. Am very happy to have went that route.
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Duchess, do ya'll still have the Vee? If you want to see a couple different sidestands and crash bars come on over! Otherwise I think the fit/quality of the SW Motech is hard to beat. Centerstands can be very easy to lift the bike onto....or not so much. The SW Motech is vErY easy!
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Duchess, do ya'll still have the Vee? If you want to see a couple different sidestands and crash bars come on over! Otherwise I think the fit/quality of the SW Motech is hard to beat. Centerstands can be very easy to lift the bike onto....or not so much. The SW Motech is vErY easy!
I do! Thanks rs, I need to get down there. I'm leaning sw tech for engine guard. I do like the Suzuki centerstand I have on the vee.

For the wee, what's my best deal option for oil filter protection?
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