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post #1 of 32 Old 01-03-2016, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Which Center Stand?

I'm getting ready to buy a center stand, can someone give me some pros / cons on the Zuki vs. the SW-Motech?
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They're both good. No more to it. Price may be the only thing different. I'd personally go with the OEM.

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I've got the OEM one. Its easy to put the bike on it, very secure and doesn't get in the way either.
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+1 for the OEM

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Ditto on the OEM-can't go wrong with it. Super easy to pull the bike up.
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post #7 of 32 Old 01-04-2016, 01:12 PM
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I just installed the SW-Moto center-stand this weekend, I am happy with it.
Pros: Easy install, reasonable price, easy to use, feels stable
Cons: can not think of any
I can not compare it to the OEM stand because I have not used one.
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I had the Motech on my previous bike and it worked quite well. The OEM on the V2 is much steadier, goes up easier and comes down about the same.

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I just installed the SW-Moto center-stand this weekend, I am happy with it.
Pros: Easy install, reasonable price, easy to use, feels stable
Cons: can not think of any
I can not compare it to the OEM stand because I have not used one.
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What model and year bike are you going to install it on?

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I'm getting ready to buy a center stand, can someone give me some pros / cons on the Zuki vs. the SW-Motech?
I have a 2003 DL1000 with a SW Motech center stand installed. The best thing about the SW Motech stand it that it doesn't reduce your lean angle clearance on the left side when you are riding. However, if or when you have to remove the rear shock absorber from the bike the SW Motech will have to be removed from the bike in order to drop the unbolted shock out of the bottom of the bike. With the Suzuki OEM stand you can leave the stand in place and drop the shock out without any problem.

Reportedly, the OEM centerstand footpad sticks out from the side of the bike further than the side stand thereby reducing lean angle clearance. Some have taken the Suzuki center stand to a welder and had the footpad arm reshaped so that it tucks in closer to the bike.

Either stand will accomplish what a center stand is meant to do. The above caveats are the only concerns that I'm aware of.
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