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post #1 of 12 Old 07-14-2006, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Isn't *anyone* using a Givi or Hepco-Becker centerstand??

There's been much traffic about the virtues and shortcomings of the Suzuki and SW Motech centerstands, but I haven't seen any comments about these others.

Does anyone have any information about them? I'd like have no doubts before I install the SW Motech unit that's sitting on my dining room table.

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-14-2006, 04:47 PM
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I'll let you know, I ordered the H-B stand today.
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I installed mine tonight. I consider it to be high quality, strong, stable and hangs maybe 2-3mm below the Pat Walsh engine guard. I don't think it will drag in hard cornering as it appears to be fairly narrow in footprint.
 
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-20-2006, 12:46 PM
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H & B Center Stand

Put it on my wee and had no problems with the installation (do not separated the RH spring set, just use a larger screwdriver to lever it over the pin) and only a minor issue with the bag of bits.

There are two different diameter bolts and spacers in the kit and the distributor only sent me the spacers for the larger diameter bolts, no big deal - he eventually sent the correct ones

With the H&B model, the lever used to set the stand has a close clearance with the LR passenger peg assembly, nothing major, you just need to get used to sometimes catching your shoe tip.

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post #6 of 12 Old 07-24-2006, 12:23 PM
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I've got the H&B stand on my bike - can't comment on how to fit it as it was on when I bought it. However, in use it seems to be a quality bit of kit. Easy to get the bike onto, and off again, even fully loaded. Has never touched down while cornering, and does not inferfere with anything else on the bike.

It does just what it's supposed to, and does it well!

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post #7 of 12 Old 10-09-2009, 03:47 AM
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Anyone else have any opinions on the HB centerstand? I checked out one Strom with it installed and the chain was touching the centerstand, but this was also probably in part because the chain was very loose.. anyone experience this?
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I had the same thing happen- the chain was very close to the stand leg. But I like the stand. Very easy to get the bike up, and very stable.
I just used a rubber chair leg tip, which I bolted on in place of the supplied rubber stopper (open end down). I had to cut it off a bit. You can buy them at any hardware store.
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After over 3 years of peaceful slumber... why?

Because WE lambaste 'newbies' for not using the search feature...

...someone searched for centerstand, found part of what they were looking for and asked a question in that thread rather than starting a new one and getting YELLED at.

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