Hi everybody, i have managed to copy and construct my own centre stand for my v strom 650 dl 2007. A friend of mine has a 2006 v strom, with oem centre stand... he allowed me to take it off and copy it. All in all it cost me about €30.00. 20 for the springs and 10 for the bushels, made of hard plastic. They work fine but i think i should have had them made of aluminium, same as the original. Anyway, the stand is perfect and it works just fine. The Bike is still standing..... By the way... i used some scrap metal, found here & there..... I was fortunate to find the bolts at my friend"s garage... "mechanic"....He allowed me to search in the scrap dept, so I was able to find all the necessary bolts. Unfortunatly these you cannot buy in a hardware shop because the thread is different to the easily available "hardware" found in shops. P.S. pictures to follow..... "Biker48"