Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Anyway, getting back to the subject. :lol:
I installed the Suzuki stand in August, don't know why I waited so long. It cost $260.37 inc. taxes and was a breeze to install (yes, the springs were **!!** hard to put on, but not impossible). You're right, it makes chain oiling/tensioning easier and, if that's your only concern, you can buy a race-stand from Canadian Tire for $100. My main reason for installing it was I don't trust side-stands, these should come stock.
Your comments about the cost of importing from the US are correct - the main reason that I'm still 'bagless'. There appears to be no Canadian importers for quality accessories? The few places that I've e-mailed/phoned seem clueless.
Have a good one.
"If our world didn't suck - we'd all fall off!"