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post #1 of 22 Old 03-05-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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New Bike centerstand

Hello all!
I am picking up a Orange 12 this weekend and am looking to get a center stand. I can get the Suzuki one for $275(with dealer discount) but just noticed the SW-Mototech one for $179. Does anyone have any experience with the SW-Mototech one? $100 cheaper is significant.
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I have an SW-Motech stand on my present bike and a new one ready for when my 2012 comes in. I expect no problems with it as my old one works fine. SW-M stands have a little less straight up ground clearance and a little more left turn clearance.

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I have a Murphy's centerstand, which I paid $129 for my 2011 wee, should also fit the 012's but check to make sure. Congrats on the new bike & ride it safely.
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I have a Murphy's centerstand, which I paid $129 for my 2011 wee, should also fit the 012's but check to make sure. Congrats on the new bike & ride it safely.
Stands for earlier models do not have a proper stop. The stop plate on the exhaust is not there in 2012 and the old stand clangs onto hard parts on the new bikes. The new stand has a stop arm with rubber bumper added.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Thanks for the info and that also clears up the difference between 12's and the earlier models!
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FWIW: You can replace the missing stop with an exhaust clamp and some rubber strip (to cut the noise). Not pretty, but effective enough.

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by chance does anyone have a photo of their hose clamp/rubber stop setup?

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Anyone? I'm trying to come up with a creative alternative welding a stop to the laser exhaust I picked up... could just wrap the stand with a lot of header wrap in one spot?

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post #9 of 22 Old 03-09-2012, 02:41 PM
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I installed the SW MOTECH center stand on my DL650 today. Great product, and the install went really well thanks to this video. Installing SW MOTECH Center Stand on Suzuki V-Strom DL650 - YouTube :mod_biggrin:
And I have sufficient ground clearance for the back tire when up on the stand.
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I installed the SWM stand last week. Very nice piece of kit, easy installation. Just the right amount of clearance too.

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