Still can not find an adjustable centerstand - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Suspension and Tire Tech For all discussions related to your suspension and tire set-ups.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 06-01-2016, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Now living in Milton, Delaware and in the winter near Sarasota, Florida
Posts: 190
Still can not find an adjustable centerstand

Lowered me bike and I need a permanent centerstand but it must be adjustable. Any help?
manofsteel1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 06-01-2016, 09:23 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
kiwi_outdoors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oakland, CA 94602
Posts: 1,572
Soupys used to make one

I used it for a while, then threw it out, foot was too small. Instead I made a permanent adjustment to my OEM side stand

Current Bike: 2007 ABS Wee, rebuilt forks with Cogent DDC, Elka rear shock, tapered roller steering stem bearings, fork brace, Admore top box lights, LED side-only turn indicator lights, Powerlet outlet, frame sliders, Givi windscreen, Givi top box.

Prior Bikes: 2003 EX250, 2007 DL650 (non-ABS)
kiwi_outdoors is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 06-01-2016, 09:24 AM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
You'd have to have one specially made. I'll suggest you may want one but you don't need one. Many people are happy with no stand. Others manage a lowered bike with the stand unmodified. Other options include rolling the bike on a board before try a lift or having the stand shortened.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old 06-01-2016, 09:34 AM
Bikeless 4 now
 
Outbackwack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: SE Phoenix
Posts: 1,230
Garage
I have a shortened side stand that came with my 2013 650 (it was lowered but I put it back to stock). I'd be happy to swap you side stands if yours is the same. Just an option.

Get busy living, or get busy dying...

http://www.visitedstatesmap.com/image/AZCOCTILINIAKSKYMEMAMOMTNVNHNJNMNYOHPASDTXVTVAWVWY  sm.jpg
Outbackwack is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 06-01-2016, 09:39 AM
Super Moderator
 
Big B's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,592
Garage
Sure your bike needs to be lowered?

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”




Big B is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 06-01-2016, 09:46 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 166
I had no problems using the centerstand while my bike was lowered and I am not a big buy.

Try this, take your right foot and step down on the stand, getting the bike centered (so you can feel booth legs touching the ground). Then step down hard while leaning over the bike and with your right hand on the rack lifting up.
Mikeys is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 06-01-2016, 10:42 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,762
So, if I understand correctly, if the shock is lowered, the center stand becomes more difficult to use.
If I raise the bike, shorter links, it will be even more easy?
My Motech center stand is so easy to deploy now with a full load.
notacop is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 06-01-2016, 10:45 AM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
That's right to a certain extent. Raise the bike more than a small amount though and the rear wheel won't clear the ground when the stand is deployed. It can even get to the point where the stand won't keep the bike from falling over.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome