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post #1 of 25 Old 06-07-2004, 05:10 PM
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Centrestand or Not?

Hey Stromers.

How many of you have fitted the centrestand to your bike? Does the Suzuki one affect cornering etc? (i had mine on the FJ scrape :P on progressive/bumpy corners)

How do you cope without one? FWIW i always park with the bike in gear so don't envisage any accidents..looking more form a maintenance aspect - chain adjustment point of view.
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post #2 of 25 Old 06-07-2004, 06:04 PM
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I've fitted the Suzuki centre stand and hit the bends here up to 70mph without any grounding. I think you'd have to lean it pretty far over to run into problems without lowering the suspension pretty far.

Fitting the centre-stand improves so many things, particularly maintenance issues like chain greasing and checking/adding oil.

All in all, a good decision.
post #3 of 25 Old 06-08-2004, 04:08 PM
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center stand

Motec appears to be the best choice. Good clearance, better quality, easy install, cheaper
$139 at California sport touring.
post #4 of 25 Old 06-08-2004, 05:18 PM
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I recently installed a SW-Motech Centerstand - nice piece of work.
It's very well made and easy to install.
Besides the obvious maintenance benefits, to be able to park the bike in the garage on the centerstand saves me some space - garage real estate is precious and limited :wink:


post #5 of 25 Old 06-12-2004, 10:31 PM
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I can say that the motec stand does not inhibit the corning ability of the bike at all as I have scraped boh pegs on my 650 and have not gotten the stand yet. I have hit the bottom of the stand on large rocks and logs off road but no the sides!

I am glad to have added the centerstand to the bike as it is just so much more useable now when on my trip.


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post #6 of 25 Old 06-14-2004, 05:22 PM
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Hmmm, OK i'll have to add one of those to my shopping list then
post #7 of 25 Old 06-25-2004, 11:10 PM
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Center Stand Motech vs Suzuki

I bought my pre-owned 03 VS 1000 with a Suzuki center stand already installed. I had the MoTech crash guards and skid plate installed by a local Suzuki dealer. The Suzuki stand wasn't compatable with the Skip plate and had to be removed. I later bought and installed the Motech center stand myself. I don't like the Motech center stand as much as the Suzuki because it is positioned further towards the back of the bike and is much easier to be pushed forwad off the stand. It is easier to pull the bike upon the stand , which is good, but I feel it is less stable than the Suzuki stand. I experienced the difference between the two stands when I was changing my back tire and the bike fell off the stand. I had changed my back tire before with the Suzuki satnd and did't have the same problem. Now I must brace the front of the bike when I change my tires to insure it doesn't fall forward off the stand. I would like to reinstall the Suzuki stand but I am not sure how to modify it to work with the Motech skid plate.

Has anyone had a similar problem , or has any suggestions on how to modify the MoTech or the Suzuki stand I would appreciate your advice.
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post #8 of 25 Old 06-27-2004, 12:34 PM
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I read about a little tip that would help with that. You need to tie the centerstand to the front wheel so that it can't fip back up.

Hope that helps. I just ordered a Suzuki center stand, hoping that it will "fit" my 'not so aggressive' riding style. Although the weight of a passenger changes everything!!
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post #9 of 25 Old 06-27-2004, 01:16 PM
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Thats a great idea. I'll try it next tire change. Thanks
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post #10 of 25 Old 07-03-2004, 09:42 AM
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Where's the best place to buy the Motech centerstand?
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