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Offline Rasp77

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Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« on: Sep 22, 2020, 02:12 PM »
Need a Centre Stand for 2017 Mk3
Summarising the researched options

SW Motech
Most common & readily available but interferes with the side stand - but still usable

Hepco & Becker
Less common and most expensive. Does not interfere with side stand but may interfere with a poorly adjusted chain ???
Maybe not readily available

Constands
Cheapest & looks good and is similar to SWM so probably same interference with side stand

T-rex Racing
American and adjustable. No need to trim fairing, Less common

Can anybody confirm or add any further comments to the above
Not sure which can be used with lowered foot pegs

Thank you

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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #1 on: Sep 22, 2020, 04:11 PM »
Definitely cannot use SW Motech with lowered pegs.

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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #2 on: Sep 22, 2020, 11:23 PM »
Front and rear paddock stands are what you need, loads on flee bay and gumtree cheap as chips.

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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2020, 08:17 AM »
I stuck on a Constand one yesterday, wellmake, heavy (about 5kg), but works well, easy enough fit, took just over an hour, the instructions are pictorial and the order of assembly and which way around brackets go isn't as clear as IO'd wish, but otherwise straight forwards.






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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2020, 04:50 PM »
Hi,
Iím really happy that youíve posted those pictures.
Iíve ordered one of them from Motea in Germany.
It was a toss-up between the centre stand and a lowering kit.
The stand won.
Every bike should have one.
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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #5 on: Sep 30, 2020, 06:15 PM »
Indeed, I ordered mine from them, but have had it in the shed since last Oct, forgot how useful it is.
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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #6 on: Sep 30, 2020, 06:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rictus [+]
Indeed, I ordered mine from them, but have had it in the shed since last Oct, forgot how useful it is.
Yep, I like sheds too     :008: :008:   :015:
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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #7 on: Oct 01, 2020, 12:25 AM »
I'm glad you found the product you were looking for.

*Originally Posted by Livi Willie [+]
Every bike should have one.
Willie

I'm interested in the reasoning behind your statement. Having owned bikes with/without a centre stand I can say that as handy as the centre stand (CS) is, I never found myself in a situation where I would have been screwed without. For maintenance and certain wee jobs, yeah the CS is handy, however paddock stands, car jacks or bits of wood easily suffice in the absence of the CS.

I imagine if you do not have the luxury of a garage, or storage for paddock stand/tools the CS may be an investment that allows one to do jobs that otherwise, were out of reach.
I also imagine if one were about to cross Africa with nowt but a bag of tools and a credit card then maybe a centre stand may be de rigeur?

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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #8 on: Oct 01, 2020, 02:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by anderson [+]
I'm glad you found the product you were looking for.

I'm interested in the reasoning behind your statement. Having owned bikes with/without a centre stand I can say that as handy as the centre stand (CS) is, I never found myself in a situation where I would have been screwed without. For maintenance and certain wee jobs, yeah the CS is handy, however paddock stands, car jacks or bits of wood easily suffice in the absence of the CS.

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the simple answer is versatility, why have a larger screen/ heated grips/ spot lamps or any other add-ons; once again= versatility, the versys isn't a dedicated machine, but an accomplished all rounder, truth be told my larger screen reduces my top speed to around a hundred mph (after that it's a fight with the bars), like wise the center stand adds weight, but as with the screen it adds smoother riding most of the time, as does the center stand for a quick chain lube ( which I well may wait until I got home) or indeed a simple puncture repair, you weight up the pros & cons and go from there.
Mark.

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Re: Centre Stand Choices Pros/Cons
« Reply #9 on: Oct 01, 2020, 06:34 PM »
Every bike Iíve owned over the years (not that many TBH) has came with a centre stand. I find that the machine is more stable when parked, and, as has been said, makes a lot of routine maintenance so much easier. Chain clean & lube, check tyres, change preload ( Mk1, so no remote adjuster!)
In short, it makes life a bit easier.