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post #1 of 18 Old 07-17-2018, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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What rear stand for the KLR650

I am looking to get a rear stand for my KLR. What stand will fit the KLR that is good quality?
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post #2 of 18 Old 07-17-2018, 04:14 PM
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Centerstand? ....if so, my vote is none! If you want one anyway, be aware that the footpeg mounting bolts are problematic on the KLR so anything attaching to them adds stress and increases the likelihood of potential problems.

All that said, some really like having a centerstand so YMMV......probably has to do with how much time you spend offroad vs. on the road.

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post #3 of 18 Old 07-17-2018, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, I should have been clearer. I am looking for a rear work stand to lift the rear wheel by the swing arm. Not looking for no stinking center stand
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post #4 of 18 Old 07-17-2018, 05:17 PM
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Ah......I've seen some spool type stands used.


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post #5 of 18 Old 07-17-2018, 06:02 PM
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You might look at DMP Sportbike Stands. https://moto911.com/shop/dmp-sportbi...r-spool-stand/

Then add a pair of $13.00 Swing arm Pads. https://moto911.com/shop/dmp-sportbi...-hardware-kit/

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You might look at DMP Sportbike Stands. https://moto911.com/shop/dmp-sportbi...r-spool-stand/

Then add a pair of $13.00 Swing arm Pads. https://moto911.com/shop/dmp-sportbi...-hardware-kit/
I will give them a call.
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Center stands ROCK and the one thing I missed most owning a Harley was a center stand. That was the first thing I bought for this bike. Also the center stand came with it's own bolts replacing the klr if I'm not mistaken.
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CAVEAT: Irrelevant anecdote follows.

Performing safety inspection at a national rally for two successive years, a guy showed up on a Versys (650 only available then) with a spool stand lashed to his rack. His chain was too tight (as in, no slack at all). Both years, he refused to adjust the chain himself, turned down the service of professional mechanics from Vendor's Row, ignored a referral to a dealership a few miles away (second year; first year rally was staged from a remote campground). I denied safety approval both times.

Mystery: What did he want with a spool stand out in the boonies? Had a completely operational sidestand.

Rather unusual character; claimed to be from the CIA; avoided all photography for that declared reason, including the group picture of the entire rally riders and staff . . . I wondered, if his association with the CIA is so critically secret, WHY IS HE TELLING EVERYONE AT THE RALLY OF HIS, "TRUE IDENTITY?"
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Center stands ROCK and the one thing I missed most owning a Harley was a center stand. That was the first thing I bought for this bike. Also the center stand came with it's own bolts replacing the klr if I'm not mistaken.
It's not the bolts its the nuts welded into the frame box that are the problem.

....but ignoring that particular issue, it really depends what you use the bike for; if the bike stays on pavement or gravel roads, a centerstand is fine, for single track it adds weight, reduces ground clearance and flops around on bumps and jumps. I've had centerstands on my road bikes (including my Harley) and they were fine but I'll never put one on a dual sport.

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CAVEAT: Irrelevant anecdote follows.

Performing safety inspection at a national rally for two successive years, a guy showed up on a Versys (650 only available then) with a spool stand lashed to his rack. His chain was too tight (as in, no slack at all). Both years, he refused to adjust the chain himself, turned down the service of professional mechanics from Vendor's Row, ignored a referral to a dealership a few miles away (second year; first year rally was staged from a remote campground). I denied safety approval both times.

Mystery: What did he want with a spool stand out in the boonies? Had a completely operational sidestand.

Rather unusual character; claimed to be from the CIA; avoided all photography for that declared reason, including the group picture of the entire rally riders and staff . . . I wondered, if his association with the CIA is so critically secret, WHY IS HE TELLING EVERYONE AT THE RALLY OF HIS, "TRUE IDENTITY?"
Thatís funny lol.

Reality is he probably owed alimony and child support and the law is after him.

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