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View Poll Results: Center stand or No?
I support center stands 6 50.00%
I oppose center stands 6 50.00%
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post #51 of 64 Old 07-30-2018, 03:01 AM
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Thanks for the replies and advice Tom and Damocles. That is great advice, you have improved my life.

Thanks for putting the video on Damacles. So that is a trail jack? When I read that term in earlier posts I thought that the term "Trail Jack" was any old suitable thing that could be found out on the trail. That trail Jack in the video is a marvelous thing. It is small, light, simple to use and does the job!

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post #52 of 64 Old 07-30-2018, 03:20 AM
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@ Damocles

I just did a quick internet search for motorcycle stands. They are way cheaper than I thought. I thought they cost around $400. I am not sure where I got that Idea from...

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post #53 of 64 Old 07-30-2018, 07:20 AM
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@ Damocles

I just did a quick internet search for motorcycle stands. They are way cheaper than I thought. I thought they cost around $400. I am not sure where I got that Idea from...

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Perhaps, from glancing at the price listed for a full-length, two-wheel, hydraulic motorcycle lift from Harbor Freight, etc. You can spend $ 500 and up for this level of shop equipment.

Shade-tree, hobbyist ATV/Motorcycle lift? Probably under $ 100 list; close to $ 50 or so on sale.
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I got a hydraulic one for my harley for like $99 at harbor freight. I do like that trail stand idea. That would actually make a good addition to my jack stand since you can't always rock the bike back.
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Is stick.


Is club.


Is trail jack.


Is Taiko.


Is not Tycho Brahe.
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post #56 of 64 Old 07-31-2018, 02:44 PM
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Interesting question!
I'd have to ask a question of the question.
Rather than "Do you support center stands or oppose?" I'd have to reply that it's the center stands job to support you not the other way around isn't it?

Sorry. Been a slow day!
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Is stick.


Is club.


Is trail jack.


Is Taiko.


Is not Tycho Brahe.

Is Unstable
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post #58 of 64 Old 07-31-2018, 03:54 PM
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post #59 of 64 Old 07-31-2018, 04:26 PM
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If your KLR looks like this;


or this, you may as well add a centerstand;



If your KLR looks like this, then don't;


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post #60 of 64 Old 07-31-2018, 09:11 PM
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I wonder 'how much tonnage' one would have to Un-Load from the bike in pic 2 of Dave Pelletiers posting in-order to Hoist It Up on any center stand in the first place. Wow, poor mans pack mule! Still nothing like Asia tho, Honda 90's & 110's on 2.50 inch wide tires!
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