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Hey everyone - I just picked up and installed a center stand from Murph's Kits on my 2006 Wee. I was really impressed with the quality of the hardware and stand. The bike is very, very stable on the stand so it seems very strong. I think it's an exact copy of the OEM.

For $122 shipped, I don't think there is a better deal out there. I'm in Ottawa Canada, and had it shipped to the UPS store in Ogdensburg NY for pick up. Shipping was very quick.

Center Stand for Your V-Strom from Murphs'

The installation went well and took about 1 hour total - even the springs were pretty straight forward using the "boot lace" method discussed elsewhere.

I made a video of the complete install if anyone wants to check it out. Apologies in advance for the audio being slightly out of sync.

Vstrom DL650 Center Stand Install - YouTube


I'd be happy to answer any questions about the installation.
 

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nice video! looks easy...hopefully in the near future i will be installing the same stand on my bike!:hurray:
 

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That's a much easier installation than my SW-Motech. One mount can be installed easily enough but the second has to have the stand and spacers held in place before the bolts can be positioned. It's good to know Murph's stand has the mount holes spaced correctly as that was a problem with some OEM and Afrika Single stands.
 

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Thanks - nice avatar btw...maybe I should have used Red Barchetta for the intro?
 

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Not yet but soon. I just ordered 3/4" lowering links. I'll let you know if it affects anything wrt the center stand.
 

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Hey everyone - I just picked up and installed a center stand from Murph's Kits on my 2006 Wee. I was really impressed with the quality of the hardware and stand. The bike is very, very stable on the stand so it seems very strong. I think it's an exact copy of the OEM.

For $122 shipped, I don't think there is a better deal out there. I'm in Ottawa Canada, and had it shipped to the UPS store in Ogdensburg NY for pick up. Shipping was very quick.

Center Stand for Your V-Strom from Murphs'

The installation went well and took about 1 hour total - even the springs were pretty straight forward using the "boot lace" method discussed elsewhere.

I made a video of the complete install if anyone wants to check it out. Apologies in advance for the audio being slightly out of sync.

Vstrom DL650 Center Stand Install - YouTube


I'd be happy to answer any questions about the installation.
Thanks alot for the video, you really helped to make the install on my Murphskits center stand easier. Even with my poor mechanic skills and general clumsiness, it was under an hour for the whole project. I was able to to hemp twine instead of the shoelace for the spring pull, BTW.

The stand itself seems and *excellent* value for $120 - very solid, easy install and well thought out.

EDIT: I have lowering links (Murphs), and I'm also short (5' 8") and was able to get the Wee up on the stand without too much drama (first time ever putting any motorcycle on a center stand, actually). If you've never put a bike on a centerstand, do yourself a favor and cruise YouTube for a howto - I never would have figured it out left to my own devices. I'll be on a ride in the twisties tommorow, so I'll try and post with any info on dragging (I've never scraped a peg on the Wee, so I'm curious how much clearance this will take away)
 

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How's the centrestand doing as far as dragging in left turns?

BMW had a recall for the centrestand on the K100/K1100 bikes because they would break and the bikes fall over when you were putting them on the stand.

The problem was with the triangular reinforcing piece that goes between the foot and the lever being welded all around (just like in this stand). The beemer of course is a much heavier bike, but still; it's a potential design flaw where someone doesn't understand the "less is more" philosophy").
 

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Does anyone know if this stand will fit with the SW Motech skid plate?

I don't have the plate yet, but I noticed TT says:
The SW-MOTECH skidplate can be used without a centerstand, or with the SW-MOTECH, Suzuki or Hepco-Becker* centerstand.
I know their not going to be able to list every centerstand, but I just don't want to run into problems later on if I decide to use this skid plate. Anyone know?
 

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Cornering Clearance

How's the centrestand doing as far as dragging in left turns?
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I would be interested in this as well. I am considering center stand from Murph's (will have to pay to ship into Canada though - no time for trips to the US side of the border) - but I am curious how much this thing will reduce cornering clearance.

GG
 

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Murph's Kits center stand

Just got delivery of my Murph's center stand within a week of ordering it from the US of A to Wagga Wagga Australia.

Watched a You Tube instruction, cooked dinner for the family and then went our and fitted the stand. About 35 minutes work.

Fits great and is easy to get on bike the Stand.

Great product and cheap as chips.

Thanks Murph

PS: nice to be caller a Junior Trouper at 58 years of age. This is my 30th Bike since I was 17. I love it.
 

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Me and my friend just installed one from Murph, I have been dealing with Murph since 04 when I got my Concours. I think the quality of the stand is not all that good, is it really a knock off of the OEM? It seems to flex, I'm not complaining, as long as it holds up, the quality compared to my friends, I think SW moto, just seems inferior. Also when coming off the stand it does not fo all the way up on it's own have to push it the rest of the way, any others have this problem. Yea did install the little feeler on the left foot peg.
 

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Not coming all the way up is indicative of a failure to grease the pivots before assembly or a spacer being misplaced. The OEM stand and clones have a wider stance than the SW-M as well as a curved foot pedal arm. That curved arm has collapsed in a very few cases. The narrower stance of the SW-M is often blamed for a less solid feeling on the stand.
 

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Not coming all the way up is indicative of a failure to grease the pivots before assembly or a spacer being misplaced. The OEM stand and clones have a wider stance than the SW-M as well as a curved foot pedal arm. That curved arm has collapsed in a very few cases. The narrower stance of the SW-M is often blamed for a less solid feeling on the stand.
As always, you are correct, we did not grease the spacer, have a trip this weekend so I'll get to it next weekend.
 

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a very nice looking kit... and a killer price from Murph!!!

I had the pleasure to meet Murph in 2004 at a COG Rally up in PA, he usually attends all of the COG (Concours) rallies. Great guy and he is dedicated to making "things" better and a bit less expensive if possible.

he should add a link to your video... great job!
 
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