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post #1 of 7 Old 01-05-2014, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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question about centerstand

I wanted to find out if you still used the side stand with the centerstand
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I wanted to find out if you still used the side stand with the centerstand
put bike on side stand

get off bike

put bike on centerstand for maintenance or parking

for my EX250 I could omit the sidestand step, even when parking - not so much on the taller heavier DL650 - which is how I embarrassed myself returning a rental G800GS - the bike and I hit the floor in SloMo

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Like Kiwi, put it on the side so it don't fall over and then up on the center stand for stability. My bike is an 04 and it leans a lot on the side stand so the center stand makes easier to use.
I have friends who are not veritcally challenged and get off the bike and then deploy the stand.
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Like Kiwi, put it on the side so it don't fall over and then up on the center stand for stability. My bike is an 04 and it leans a lot on the side stand so the center stand makes easier to use.
I have friends who are not veritcally challenged and get off the bike and then deploy the stand.
mine did too, until i installed the bashplate and discovered that the sidestand nut was SUPER loose

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Yep, especially in dirt, gravel, mud, etc. The side stand works much better there. :mrgreen:

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So I can use the sidestand when im out then when I park in the garage I can use the centerstand correct
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So I can use the sidestand when im out then when I park in the garage I can use the centerstand correct
Yes you can. Using the centerstand will actually give you a little more room if parking in a tight space.

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