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post #1 of 14 Old 03-22-2014, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Happy Trails Center Stand on Lowered 2012

I found a Happy Trails Center Stand for a 2012 for $50. I've lowered the bike 3/4 of an inch. The HT ad I found said it won't work on a lowered motorcycle.

Has anyone tried the HT stand on a lowered 2012? Has anyone taken one to a weld shop to have it altered to fit a lowered bike? If so what did you do and how does it work?

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-22-2014, 11:33 AM
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It just makes it a bit harder to get on the stand. Call them and ask if there is any other reason. I can't imagine what that would be. I have an SW-Motech stand on a 3/4" lower Glee.

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For what it's worth, getting my Glee on the center stand is almost too easy! I wonder about how well it will hold in position, but it has never even acted like it was going to roll forward off the stand.

That said, I would think that even on a lowered Glee a centerstand would still take only a reasonable effort to raise into position. At $50 you can't go wrong!

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I don't think it will work, therefore you should pm me the info on where to pickup this stand.


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Just roll the rear wheel up on a thin board (1/2") then pull it back on the center stand............td

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I don't think it will work, therefore you should pm me the info on where to pickup this stand.


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post #7 of 14 Old 03-22-2014, 09:45 PM
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I don't have a center stand on my lowered V-strom, although I'm considering it. I do have a HT center stand on my lowered KLR 650, and with the stand being cut and re-welded it works very nicely. I see no reason why it wouldn't also work on a V-strom.

But, to get in the spirit of this thread, if you decide not to do it forget those other guys, PM me!! At least I will give you what you paid for it, plus shipping.

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post #8 of 14 Old 03-23-2014, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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You guys are a riot!

Thanks, I'm going to pick it up tomorrow. But I can't tell you where.

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Just roll the rear wheel up on a thin board (1/2") then pull it back on the center stand............td
That's what I do also
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post #10 of 14 Old 03-23-2014, 03:31 PM
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<<But I can't tell you where>>

A smart decision!! Since we both live in the Rockies I might beat you to it and outbid you!!

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