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Check to see if the suspension links are shorter than the stock 140mm. The stand should not do that. Another possibility is the stand was shortened for a lowered bike.
 

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Check to see if the suspension links are shorter than the stock 140mm. The stand should not do that. Another possibility is the stand was shortened for a lowered bike.
Brand new stand from Twisted Throttle and brand new bike... :)

And SW Motech doesn't make a shortened center stand for the DL650.
 

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If everything is new, I have no idea how that could happen. Do measure the links anyway.
 

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check your rear preload setting

When on the center stand the rear tire still touches the ground... I don't remember it doing this on my 2006?

Normal? Sure would like about a 1/2 inch more clearance...
it affects the suspension geometry ( I have my preload set to zero so that my duck feet can waddle on the ground)
 

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it affects the suspension geometry ( I have my preload set to zero so that my duck feet can waddle on the ground)
By clearance I mean tire off the ground when on the center stand... Shock preload does not affect clearance when on the center stand.
 

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Hmmm......

Maybe as a last resort fix, add 1/2" shims under each centerstand "feet". I wouldn't want to have to do that on a new bike + new stand, but I guess it would work?? :confused:
 

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So is your bike sitting higher than stock or something?

Does it lean over more than avg on the side stand?

That's pretty strange.
 

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So is your bike sitting higher than stock or something?

Does it lean over more than avg on the side stand?

That's pretty strange.
Not that I can tell - Looks just the same as my buddy's bike... Probably a Monday-morning/Friday afternoon center stand... :)

If you do the triangulation calculation between the stand, front tire and rear tire, just an 1/8" of an inch can make a big difference in rear tire clearance.

I seriously doubt I have a brand-new unique DL650: But that's their position... :(
 

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Just an update for all...

A borrowed OEM Suzuki stand works fine (at least a 1/4" of clearance).

I am going to have two larger pads welded to the bottom of my SW-Motech stand because compared to another's, mine is is little over 3/16th of an inch shorter fom center of the pin to the bottom of the pads.

Plus - their pads are a little small for my taste.

So somehow mine was jigged up incorrectly.
 

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Mine is short too

I also put a brand new SW motech center stand on my wee and the rear tire also drug the ground. I put the stand on before I lowered the bike with the Kevin Baker links. After the lowering job the rear tire was at the correct height. I assume that SW made the stand with lowered bikes in mind.
 

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I also put a brand new SW motech center stand on my wee and the rear tire also drug the ground. I put the stand on before I lowered the bike with the Kevin Baker links. After the lowering job the rear tire was at the correct height. I assume that SW made the stand with lowered bikes in mind.
Sounds like you got a Monday morning/Friday afternoon stand too.. ;)
 

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Murphs centerstand

I just put on a morphs center stand, went on easy. Question, what position should I have the side stand in when raising and lowering? Seem like it could become a problem.
 
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