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post #1 of 9 Old 11-12-2013, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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DL1000/650 center-stand

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I'm in the process of installing a center-stand on my 2006 650. The center-stand was taken off a crashed DL1000. It all fits nice and easy, after I machined some missing bushings and found the right screws.
However....the bike is leaning quite a bit to the right. I actually had to put a 3/4'' thick board to make it look even...and yes, the floor is leveled!
Next step: I'll make sure I didn't do anything stupid and will weld a piece of tube to elongate the right side leg. Has such a thing happened to any of you people?
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-12-2013, 09:26 AM
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Hmm. Surprised the 1000 stand fit on the 650 as I was assured they are quite different. My 1000 leans to the right on the center stand, noticably but not dangerously.

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I'm surprised you got it to fit at all. Making your own bushings probably had something to do with that. Center stand kits for the two bikes are different.

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Check to see if the foot lever is bent. I had that happen to me. I bought a used 650 center stand off the for sale list here, and found that my bike leaned over to the right and was hard to lift up on the stand. On closer look I found that the lever had actually been broken off and rewelded at a bad angle, and the lever itself was resting on the ground instead of the left foot. I tried using heat to bend it back, but the weld job was so bad I couldn't do it and ended up buying a new center stand. And like GW said, I'm surprised it fit on your bike at all.

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Well...every hole aligned nicely.
The bushings I made were to compensate the lack of two welded bushings on the ''side-plates''. They also act as stoppers for the stand.
It still needs some fine-tuning as the stand is not moving freely.(In my opinion).But it works! Maybe some spacer to reduce friction and, lubrication will fix it. And of course: It will probably need a longer right leg.
I'll try to post some pics tonignt.
Didn't try it with the springs in place yet...

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Check to see if the foot lever is bent. I had that happen to me. I bought a used 650 center stand off the for sale list here, and found that my bike leaned over to the right and was hard to lift up on the stand. On closer look I found that the lever had actually been broken off and rewelded at a bad angle, and the lever itself was resting on the ground instead of the left foot. I tried using heat to bend it back, but the weld job was so bad I couldn't do it and ended up buying a new center stand. And like GW said, I'm surprised it fit on your bike at all.
Thanks. Could have been the answer....but the lever doesn't touch ground.
From what you guys say, I'm beginning to feel lucky it fits so easily!
My leaning problem isn't that bad after all...
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For the DL1000 , the Murph's kit does make the bike lean to the right. On my short list of things to "fix".
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-12-2013, 08:29 PM
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Interesting.

I have the Happy Trails center stand, and the bike leans to the left.

The center stand I have has two legs that are of different sizes and angles.

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For the DL1000 , the Murph's kit does make the bike lean to the right. On my short list of things to "fix".
Murph's kit for the 650 leans to the right, too. It's slight enough that I questioned my sanity/ vision for quite a while, but it's definitely leaning.
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