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post #1 of 28 Old 08-07-2005, 06:08 PM
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Center Stands

I found two center stands for my DL1000K5:
  • 1. Suzuki brand 42100-06840 Regular price: $174.95 ON Sale: $147.44
    2. SW-MOTECH Centerstand $149.95.
Does anyone know of any others, or which is best, as far as interfering with lean angle and quality of manufacture. :?:
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post #2 of 28 Old 08-07-2005, 11:48 PM
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I have the Motech centerstand myself. Installation was straightforward and it's very easy to use, the bike just pops right up on it with no effort at all. From what I understand about the OEM stand, you would be happy with either one. They are fairly comparable.

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post #3 of 28 Old 08-08-2005, 12:46 AM
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I have the SW myself. Word was that it had better ground clearance than the Suuki and that the sW Motech skid plate would not work with the Suzuki stand in place. Since I plan to get one of those plates I went with the SW. It went on easily, seems well made and works quite well.
I recall some remarks that the Suzuki stand offers more stability when deployed but have no idea if its true. IMHO, the SW has no stability problems.
 
post #4 of 28 Old 08-08-2005, 06:12 AM
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I have the Zuk model, all I can offer is that it takes one hell of a tug to get the bike up on the stand.
post #5 of 28 Old 08-08-2005, 08:30 AM
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... the sW Motech skid plate would not work with the Suzuki stand in place.
That apparently used to be true, but is not the case anymore. I've heard the skid plate has been redesigned to work with either center stand.

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post #6 of 28 Old 08-08-2005, 10:22 AM
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The 2 stands offer trade offs. The SW is easier to use but somwwhat less stable.

The Suzuki stand is more stable but harder to use and drags in tunrs.
post #7 of 28 Old 11-02-2005, 02:31 PM
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centerstand drags in turns?

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The Suzuki stand is more stable but harder to use and drags in tunrs.

has anybody else experienced this?

its not that i dont believe you, bob todd, i was just curious. thanks.
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I haven't experienced any stability problems with the SWM stand. My only gripe about it would be the lack of clearance when trying to lean the bike back to get the front wheel off the ground. This is an acceptable tradeoff considering the very small effort required to get the bike on the stand.

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post #9 of 28 Old 11-03-2005, 06:32 PM
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what about the stand dragging in the turns?
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post #10 of 28 Old 11-04-2005, 05:10 PM
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I think it would be very hard to drag the SWM stand in a turn. It snugs up very close to the swingarm and is quite compact from side to side. I'm not the kind of rider that has to replace peg feelers every month but I have touched the left peg to pavement and had no problems with the stand.

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