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  1. 1000 center stand

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I did it! Man, this 1000 is the biggest YZ/CBR/Cruzer I have ever had the privilege of throwing a leg over. A flat on the Alaska Highway this July will have a little less intimidation. Even though I was the spelling beee champ in grade 2, it hasn't done much for me lately. Let's roll...
  2. Center Stand Installation Issues

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Got an OEM centerstand for my 2012 DL650 and tried to install it tonight. Everything is in right and it's functioning properly but when I went to pop in the muffler cushion to keep it from hitting the muffler when in the up position, I realized there's no bracket there. Any ideas? It's right at...
  3. New Bike centerstand

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    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. Thanks, Paul
  4. Turnstyle / Turntable

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I have a very narrow space to turn my Strom around in my backyard. Small enough I can't do it without driving over the lawn. Not really an issue in the summer, but its wet and soupy right now and I don't want to shoot a 15' roostertail of mud at my cat. I've seen a couple designs for...
  5. Chain tension variables

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I have two questions regarding chain tension. First, does it really make a practical difference to check the tension with the bike on the sidestand vs the centerstand? Secondly, should the tension be checked with the bike brought to rest from a forward or rearward motion? Would this make...