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post #1 of 14 Old 04-03-2005, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Suzuki vs. Motech centerstand?

I've just gotten a '05 DL650, and I'm looking to put a centerstand on it. I'm wondering how does the Motech centerstand compare with the OEM Suzuki stand? Which one is better?
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Re: Suzuki vs. Motech centerstand?

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I've just gotten a '05 DL650, and I'm looking to put a centerstand on it. I'm wondering how does the Motech centerstand compare with the OEM Suzuki stand? Which one is better?
I can't speak to the Suzuki, but I installed a SW Motech centerstand on my 05 DL650 about 3 or 4 weeks ago, and very happy with it. Works better than any other centerstand I've had on other bikes, mostly BMW's.

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anyone know approx cost on either version?

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I bought the Suzuki stand, and I like it. My buddy bought the Motech stand, and he likes his. Both stands installed easily, fit and function on both is good. I dont think it matters which one you buy, you will be happy either way.
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anyone know approx cost on either version?
The Motech centerstand is $170 from twistedthrottle.com, the Suzuki centerstand is $220 MSRP. So far, I'm leaning towards the Motech stand.
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post #7 of 14 Old 04-05-2005, 11:03 AM
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I guess it depends where you live. Here in Canada the Motech stand was $300+ once you pay the shipping, duty, and tax. The Suzuki stand cost me $200. (Canadian dollars of course)
post #8 of 14 Old 04-05-2005, 10:53 PM
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The Suzuki stand is now on sale through Oneida for $169.00USD and 32USD for shipping to Western Canada.
post #9 of 14 Old 04-23-2005, 10:42 AM
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I bought a suzuki stand 4 weeks ago and it bent like a wet noodle 3 weeks ago. I cant believe they used tubeing instead of solid steel bar. I thought the stand seemed flimsy when i was installing it. If u do allot of riding and the stand gets hot from the exaust, remember to take off all luggage and let the bike cool down before attempting to put the bike on the center stand. The weld will break and the foot lever will bend. This makes left turns feel like u'r riding a chopper slammed to the ground. I ended up using a curb to bend the thing back. It still doesnt work and it really ticked me off seeing i was 5 states away from home.
post #10 of 14 Old 04-23-2005, 08:02 PM
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Put the SW Motech centerstand on last week and couldn't be happier.
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