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post #1 of 53 Old 11-24-2013, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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No compromises centerstand?

The OEM center stand is supposed to scrape when you turn left.
The SW-Motech center stand gets rid of your ground clearance.

What center stand has neither of these problems?

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post #2 of 53 Old 11-24-2013, 10:40 PM
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I've thumped my skid plate (Enduro Guardian) pretty good, but never had a problem hitting hit the center stand. Buy the SW-Motech and be done with it.

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If u have a skid plate, center stand might not be your lowest point any way.

Otherwise you can mod the 2012 oem stand by cutting off about 10mm of stopper rubber to allow the stand to swing up higher and/or mod the lever foot so it a curve up a bit more at the offending bent

The oem stand is a better design IMHO.

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I have had my SW Motech center stand on for about 5k miles.. and haven't had an issue yet. Maybe i'm doing it wrong?

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I have never scraped my OEM stand.
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I've scraped mine a few times. You have to be pretty hard over to do it. Normal rideing will not scrape it.


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I've thumped my skid plate (Enduro Guardian) pretty good, but never had a problem hitting hit the center stand. Buy the SW-Motech and be done with it.
Same here. Scraped my skidplate but not my sw-m center stand. For me, I couldn't justify the cost of the Suzuki centerstand.

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I have the peg lowering kit. Taking that into consideration, I drag my pegs but never my Happy Trails center stand. Would I be able to scrape the center stand if the pegs weren't lowered??? I'm thinking not but can't guarantee it. The HT was also easy to install and cheaper than most. It seems plenty sturdy.

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I have the peg lowering kit. Taking that into consideration, I drag my pegs but never my Happy Trails center stand. Would I be able to scrape the center stand if the pegs weren't lowered??? I'm thinking not but can't guarantee it. The HT was also easy to install and cheaper than most. It seems plenty sturdy.
+1 on the HT center stand.
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someone awhile back had a link for a low cost center stand . I cannot remember the brand but it was significantly cheaper than the sw motech or oem . Does someone out there have that link?
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