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post #1 of 9 Old 09-07-2008, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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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?
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-08-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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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.

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post #3 of 9 Old 09-19-2008, 01:47 AM
 
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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.
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-20-2008, 02:40 AM
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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.
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 01:43 AM
 
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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.
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 08:18 AM
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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.
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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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.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 10:07 AM
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DO NOT BUY THIS CENTERSTAND:
http://www.whitehorsepress.com/produ...oducts_id=4592
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.

'06 KLR650
'06 DL1000 V-Strom
VTX1300R....Gone
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-07-2008, 10:17 AM
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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.
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