Best Center stand for 07 KLR - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods For maintaining, repair or modifications of Generation 1 KLR's. 2007 and earlier.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 09-28-2009, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Dwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Posts: 64
Best Center stand for 07 KLR

After my second flat tire i have decided i need a center stand for my KLR.

I have read about many problems with center stands. To name a few "shearing or wearing of bolts on foot pegs", "interferance with the kick stand", "bike too heavy to get it onto the center stand" and etc.

Is there any consensus on which one has the best fit and function. I am not made of money but the difference in price is not enough to justify not getting the best stand available. I have seen prices ranging from $109 to $159.

Any suggestions?
Dwell is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 11-02-2009, 05:22 PM
Neutral
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2
Center stand KLR 650.

Hi.
I bought this stand from germany on eBay. A bit more pricy...

http://cgi.ebay.de/Hauptstaender-SW-...item53d4ca6c38

It fits 94-03, but the seller probably has stands for later models as well.

This stand is easy to mount, very sturdy built and of good quality. There is however no "pin" on which to put your weight to lift the bike so itīs rather heavy to get the bike up on the stand. But, to be honest, how often will you use it...?? Lubricating the chain and changeing tyres!

I would recommend anyone to get a center stand for their bikes anytime. Itīs great! Greetings from Sweden! /Per
Kawapilot is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 11-02-2009, 09:26 PM
4th Gear
 
tomatocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,453
My used KLR came with a dot com centerstand and it is too short to be totally effective. When I am on teh centerstand both tire still touch the ground. Its stable but I can't oil or adjust the chain. So don't trust dot com .

SW Motech makes good products. Happy Trails is a good manufacturer.

Tim

2005 KLR 685
2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, 5/23/2015
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere; Purchased 7/30/2011; Sold 5/23/2015
tomatocity is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old 11-02-2009, 10:16 PM
1st Gear
 
FATTKAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Romeoville Il.
Posts: 61
Send a message via MSN to FATTKAW
SW motech over the HT stand!!!
I sent the HT one back and have zero issues with the SW.
FATTKAW is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 11-06-2009, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Dwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Posts: 64
thanks for the replies. My concern was interference from the kick stand, poor fit and the stand not raising the bike high enough to be effective for taking a tire off.

Has anyone tried the studebaker or afrika centerstands?
Dwell is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 11-06-2009, 11:32 PM
4th Gear
 
tomatocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwell View Post
thanks for the replies. My concern was interference from the kick stand, poor fit and the stand not raising the bike high enough to be effective for taking a tire off.

Has anyone tried the studebaker or afrika centerstands?
I stated this previously.

studebaker is sold by k l r 6 5 0 dot com and my used KLR came with one. It does not raise the rear wheel high enough.

Tim

2005 KLR 685
2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, 5/23/2015
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere; Purchased 7/30/2011; Sold 5/23/2015
tomatocity is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'08 Center Stand Help Mylo1013 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 5 05-25-2010 10:46 PM
SW-Motech Crashbars & Center Stand Added deugly1 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 7 07-02-2009 10:14 AM
09 center stand options Bigrockindaddy 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 1 05-07-2009 09:15 AM
Lowering Links and Center Stand Ferroplasma 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 2 03-19-2008 11:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome