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post #1 of 16 Old 05-13-2007, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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OEM vs. SW-Motech centerstand bottoming

I had a SW-Motech centerstand on the K5 650 that I just traded. Never had any issues with it other than bottoming on the thing once a month or so.

I'm planning to buy another centerstand for my K7 and want to know if any of you folks have bottomed the OEM stand.

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i have heard that the motech stand bottoms easier than the OEM. all i can say is i'm delighted with my OEM stand. it deploys very easily and i've never touched pavement with it while cornering.
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+1 on the OEM centerstand. Works fine for me.

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+1 for the OEM stand too. Plus is comes with this stupid feeler for the foot peg (which I tossed).

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The latest SW stands have a higher crossbar. I've never bottomed my older model though. Then again, I'm 100lbs lighter than the 285 I've so often seen reported here.

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I'm happy with the OEM stand -- stable and easy to use. I did screw the inch-long feeler into the left peg, but I haven't scraped it yet even though I have had occasion to use pretty much all of the tire leaning in that direction. I'm not exactly bold when it comes to aggressive cornering, though, so I cannot represent (a) how much further I could lean before scraping the long feeler peg, (b) how much further I could lean before scraping the hard bits of the OEM stand, and (c) how much further I could lean before running out of tire.
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+1 for the OEM stand too. Plus is comes with this stupid feeler for the foot peg (which I tossed).
That thing you tossed is the first thing to scrap on the left side.
I too tossed mine.
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With the long feeler, you get a warning as the footpeg scrapes, vibrates and starts to lift. Without it, the first thing that happens is the sound of the centerstand lever scraping. Very shortly following that, if no corrective action is taken, the rear wheel loses traction and you are sliding across the road. Just so you know.

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it takes a pretty big hit to lever the tire off the road. more likely that you will gradually grind down the deploy tang on the centerstand.

the beauty of big dual-sports like the v-strom is that they are so high off the ground it is pretty hard to scrape (unless, of course, you lower the bike). and if you ARE routinely scraping, you are either:

1) a much better rider than i am
2) on a fast track to a new set of plaster boots
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The initial question was definitely about bottoming as opposed to scraping. Potholes, bumpy roads, speedbumps, etc.

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