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post #1 of 4 Old 07-29-2013, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Securing the center stand up

Just purchased a 2012 KLR. Was surfing net for R&D comments and read on forum post of some riders concerned about aftermarket center stand was not staying up due to inadequate spring(s). May be other solutions out there already but here are a few comments of my "KISS" solution to my recent center stand installation to keep her up. Tried to post some pics, aint workin' so here goes. I attached a short piece of parachute cord , approx. 6 inches in length, to the left side of the center stand just above the center stand foot. Tie a single knot at the loose end of the cord. Lower the left rear passenger foot peg. Raise the center stand up to the stowed position. Place the cord tail up over the left rear foot peg near the frame of bike. Raise the passenger foot peg thereby securing the center stand from moving out of the up and stowed position. Adjust the loose end knot as needed. The passenger foot peg will stay up under its own spring action preventing the knot in the cord from slipping thru the stowed peg. Works for me.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-30-2013, 03:31 AM
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Dang, I'm glad I don't have a center stand. The "quickjack" method has been working out pretty well for me. At home, I use my automotive floor-jack to raise the right side, leaning it way over on its side-stand. It looks scary, but it's really secure. Raising it at the footpeg lifts the rear up, giving it a tripod of the jack, front wheel, and sidestand.

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I've had a centre stand for pretty well the life of the bike and never had a problem with it. I wouldn't be without it.

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