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post #1 of 11 Old 07-29-2006, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Centerstand - any reason not to add?

I heard from my dealer that a centerstand could affect cornering clearance. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm not a super aggressive rider, and would like to add it for the convenience of washing, adding air, etc.

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-29-2006, 02:22 PM
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The advantages far out weigh the disadvantages. The Hepco-Becker and SW Motech look like this:



I can't drag it, although I understand the OEM stand is much wider.
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Re: Centerstand - any reason not to add?

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I heard from my dealer that a centerstand could affect cornering clearance. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm not a super aggressive rider, and would like to add it for the convenience of washing, adding air, etc.
I'm a fairly aggressive rider, and I've never dragged the Suzuki centerstand.

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Have a Zuk center stand and wouldn't go without it. Great for lubing, air up, washing (maybe) general futzing about.

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The OEM centerstand does somewhat reduce the lean angle on the left. I've never had a problem with it, but I'm not an aggressive rider at all. It does come with an extended sensor that replaces the stock sensor in the left foot rest.

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I have NEVER scraped or dragged the OEM stand, and I am known to ride very agressive at times!!! :wink: Any bike that can have a centerstand option....is a GREAT option!

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My center-stand hasn't affected my cornering at all (I'm not that agressive a rider to begin with) but I did bounce my SW-Motech off of a rock last week while upright, put-putting along a rough dirt road (KLANK! :shock: ).

No harm was done and it may have actually prevented damage to something more delicate, like the exhaust pipe.

A skid-plate is on my to-do list at some point.


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SW-Motech center stand here.

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