There's quite a price difference between the Murph's and the Motech. Any opinions or experience as to why? Of course I want to save money, but I want a good center stand too.
The SW Motech is a great stand. AFAIK - nobody here has had a problem with one, and I love mine. The Murph's is a bit more hit or miss. Many people here have used them and been very happy with them. A few have had problems with fitment or weld quality.There's quite a price difference between the Murph's and the Motech. Any opinions or experience as to why? Of course I want to save money, but I want a good center stand too.
I put one on my '12, easy install, looks and works fine as far as I can tell. It's a hunk of metal, shaped and fit to lift the rear tire off the ground, I ain't gonna examine it for it's beauty or elegance of manufacture, fit or finish.
Yes, but this was only an issue for me when my bike was loaded down with gear and the wife and I. Only then did I scrape. I have also heard that you lose clearance with the SW Motech stand and as much as mine squats when it's loaded down, I think I would rather lose the cornering than the clearance.If Murph's is a copy of the OEM, it will touch down on moderately aggressive let hand turns. The SW Motech stand supposedly does not. I have neither-just what I have read
Honestly, that would be a non-starter for me. The stock peg feelers are far too easy to drag already.The Murphs' kit comes with a replacement post for your footpeg to warn you of the difference in clearance on the left side, it is about 5/8 inch longer than the factory/stock peg.