anyone have centerstand?likes,dislikes - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 09-07-2008, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 11
Post anyone have centerstand?likes,dislikes

Ordered centerstand,crashbars,tall windshield I'm hoping to put this stuff on myself.Does anyone have the centerstand?any problems installing these things?Likes or Dislikes?
trailtraveler is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 Old 09-08-2008, 09:58 AM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 83
I have the center stand. The only problem I have had is when I change the oil. My drain pan will not slide under the plug. I have to put it on the side stand and just stand it up until the oil drains out. I don't have any of the other items so I can only comment on the center stand. All of the items you have should be fairly easy the install.

Last edited by waverlyhagood; 09-08-2008 at 09:59 AM. Reason: wording
waverlyhagood is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 09-19-2008, 01:47 AM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2
I agree, The centerstand is definatley usefull in most occasions except oil changes, but it isnt a big deal. Mine had one from the PO, so I can't help you with the install, Bit it looks pretty easy. I wouldl just make sure you get your foot pegs torqued back down really well and add some locktite cuz that is one of the last things you want coming off at the wrong time. I would hate to try and change a tube in the field with out one.
DaWhipSI is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 09-20-2008, 02:40 AM
2nd Gear
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minden, Nv
Posts: 150
a block of wood with a "v" cut in it and the kick stand works for changing the tire if you can figure out how to haul it around.
rickkd6 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 01:43 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 10
center stand

I put mine on about a month ago. I works great. Easy to install and easy to lift the bike onto the stand. It is heavy but it's worth the weight.
cavanagh is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 08:18 AM
3rd Gear
BIGIRON's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 704
Very much worthwhile. No problem to install. Mine took about 15 minutes. Really helps when working on the bike. Strongly recommend the ones with the assist lever.
BIGIRON is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 09:45 AM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 15
Smile Center stand

I had one on my 03. Purchased it from Dual Star. Worked ok under the right conditions. Easy to install. I took mine off for three reasons. 1st it was heavy, 2nd it was hard to get the bike up on it, 3rd it worked only a hard flat surface. If I had a flat anywhere the terrain was not simialr to my garage or a parking lot it was useless. I use a motorcycle jack to work on the bike now. On the road I carry a bottle of Slime and a air pump and hope for the best.
La mula verde is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 10:07 AM
2nd Gear
Rainier_Tom's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rainier, ORYGUN
Posts: 357
I bought mine from them BEFORE they included the "Red Print Disclaimer"
They mention 2008 model in the red print even tho the item is for a pre 2008.
I bought one for my '06. I have to park my KLR with the front wheel in a hole in order to get the rear wheel off the ground.
Rainier_Tom is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 10:17 AM
3rd Gear
BIGIRON's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 704
That's the centerstand I have on my 05. I have no complaints, but I might not try it if I had an >08.

Try this -- (or this is what I do!) Stand on the left side of the bike, right foot on the assist lever and rock the bike back while putting your weight on the lever. Should pop right up.

All other centerstand bikes I've had, I could put on the stand while straddling the bike. I almost dropped La Roja Grande a couple of times before I figgered it out.
BIGIRON is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
centerstand charlie59 Australia 14 01-03-2013 05:02 AM
God likes the KLR.. ScareCrow Show Off Your Bike 0 09-26-2008 07:33 PM
Likes and dislikes Eric O 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 12 07-10-2008 09:03 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