Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Vancouver Island
Originally Posted by Numbercruncher
INstalling a center stand on my 650 took hours and I still could not get everything lined up properly. Given how awkward it was to get under the bike with it on a side stand and try to line everything up I don't feel to bad about this epic failure.
But having see how a Honda center stand can be attached to an Africa Twin in about five minutes I am hoping a 2018 V-Strom 1000 will be much easier to install, depending on brand. The Honda has two nubs that you slide the center stand on and then use a snap ring to keep it in place. The Motech stand on my 650 had multiple brackets where one attached to the other and it was indeed a royal pain in the ass.
Any consensus as to which stand would be easiest to install on a V-STrom 1000?
Something is wrong... Maybe it wasn't built right? Everything should line up easily. It's 5-10 mins to bolt it down and 30 minutes to develop the right spring mounting technique. What brand?
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2015 VSTROM 650 X ABS EXP
Previous rides: 2012 KLX250S, 2006 VT1100C2, 2002 KX125, 1999 SV650, 1987 GPZ305
Bikes I wish I had: Ducati 916, Harley Road King, KTM 500 EXC, BMW R1200RT, Honda CRF1000L, BMW R75