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post #11 of 16 Old 04-15-2019, 08:21 AM
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Genuine Suzuki Center Stands on Ebay.

FYI - Yesterday, I discovered a listing for genuine Suzuki Center Stands for my 2017 on Ebay for $195 SHIPPED!

Can't post the linky as I am Newbie but do a search using the following :

NEW SUZUKI VSTROM 650 / DL650 CENTER STAND P/N 42100-06861

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OK, just got an update from HT... they are sending me the U-clamps and front bracket from the MK-2 ("OEM bars") kit. The rear bracket is the same in both kits so no issue there.

They are also fixing their website to make the distinction between the 2 SW-Motech fitment requirements clearer.

I'm satisfied with their response and am impressed with the skid plate in all other respects... it's a beast... very robust... and should be easy enough to remove for oil changes.

I will post an update when I get the new hardware installed.

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OK I got the HT "OEM" kit today and installed it. It fits the SW-Motech bars perfectly.

It was a bit difficult getting the bolts to line up while holding everything in place but then I used a floor jack to support it from underneath and that helped.

I tried reversing the U clamps like georgej but couldn't get the plate up into position for some reason... might have to loosen the rear support bracket but I didn't feel like fighting with the side-stand bolts (blue thread-locker) today. I might try again when I pull the skid plate for the upcoming first oil change.

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Has anyone heard of this brand? Supposedly fits the 2017+ also.

https://www.amazon.com/MotoBrackets-...6214136&sr=8-1
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They are also fixing their website to make the distinction between the 2 SW-Motech fitment requirements clearer.

I'm satisfied with their response and am impressed with the skid plate in all other respects... it's a beast... very robust... and should be easy enough to remove for oil changes.
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I had a bit of trouble figuring out what I needed too. I ordered the HT crash bars and skid plate for my '13 650 this winter. The problem was I did not know that they use the abbreviation when speaking of their bars and plates and thus had no idea what they were talking about. I ended up calling them as I always do when unsure of something I am ordering online. No phone number? No sale to me.

Their skid plate is impressive! Robust is not the word for it. My only comment is that it looks far larger than it needs to be for this bike. They might have designed it to fit several model years and that is why. That said, there is ample room to change an oil filter without dropping the skid plate. Now that I think of it, I wonder about access to the crankcase oil drain plug. I'll find out in a bit.
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Has anyone heard of this brand?
My friend bought one of those. He said it was a bear to install and had to do some minor modifying to get it on. But to my knowledge he's been using it just fine for several months without issue.
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