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Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone have any experience with these lift stand from venom:
https://www.amazon.ca/Venom-Motorcycle-Swingarm-Paddock-Kawasaki/dp/B0036QZ8VQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540255573&sr=8-1&keywords=motorcycle+wheel+stand&dpID=51iwoQ-9YcL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

OR any other lift stand that could be recommended? I was thinking on putting my bike on one of these for long term storage (winter) and when I want to do something on it (clean, maintenance, etc). Would I be better off with a center stand instead (although a center stand doesn't clear the weight on the tires)?

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Do not buy. The rear is not wide enough to fit the rear swingarm and the front mounting spindles are too wide for one side of the front forks. It's a big negative for either end.
 

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ok, I'll look into a center stand then. Any idea on how to keep the weight off the tire on long term storage (4-6 months) to prevent flat tire? I won't be able to always turn the tire to prevent it
 

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ok, I'll look into a center stand then. Any idea on how to keep the weight off the tire on long term storage (4-6 months) to prevent flat tire? I won't be able to always turn the tire to prevent it
I store all my bikes on the center stand over winter and do not worry about the front tire or flat spots. Never noticed a problem. I don't think flat spots are as much of an issue with modern tires as they were with tires 20-30 years ago.

If you notice, there is not a lot of weight on the front tire when on a center stand anyway..
 

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Watch Craigslist and Facebooks Marketspace for some good deals on stands.
Ive picked up Pitbulls for 50 bucks off there.
People sell bikes and just want them gone.
I have also bought the BILT brand from Cyclegear to use up til I got the Pitbulls and they are decent for the price if you got a Cyclegear around.
Mike
 

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Ok, do there's no center stand that is like the perfect one, they are all equal if I understand correctly. I only found the sw-motech when googling only that is a fit for this bike.
 

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I recommend the oem Suzuki Center Stand. It fits like it grew there, works well, easy install.
For the '17 DL650 Part #42100-06870 List from Suzuki is $289, I paid nowhere near that for my Suzi stand for my '14 DL1K. Shop various Suzuki parts departments online for your best price.
 
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