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Cigar Mike 12-29-2009 06:10 PM

Center Stand for XR650L, XR600, TE610, SM610, TE630, SM630, XR250R, XR400 and XT225.
 
Cigar Mike's is done. I have decided to officially stop making center stands. I have contacted a manufacturer of DS accessories and they are interested in making the stands I have designs for. I will update this link once that takes place and then ask for this thread to be removed.


Cigar Mike

Thanks,

Mike

Center Stands for:
XR650L
XR600
NX650
XR400
XR250
TE610
TE630
SM610

Transalp coming soon
DRZ400 Coming soon


I am fabricating centerstands for the XR650L.

The XR650L stand lists for $160.00. ADVriders will receive a 10% discount. With shipping cost added it will be about $160.00 delivered to the lower 48 states. No sales tax if you live outside of Colorado. It is a bolt on unit and and takes under five minutes to install. I had to trim my Ricochet skid plate about 1/2" for it to fit.
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/P1010113.jpg
The picture shown is of the prototype. I would post some new pictures but the bike is still dirty. I will up date the picture when it warms up a little.

TE610
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...P1010020-1.jpg
A few pictures of the finished stand.
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...P1010024-1.jpg

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...P1010023-1.jpg

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/u...P1010025-1.jpg
You can contact me at; CigarMikes@gmail.com or go to the website http://www.cigarmikes.com/ if you are interested. I got rid of the website and I am using Blogspot.com so that even I can update it easily.

I am a retired steamfitter and build these in my home workshop to keep busy. If your bike is highly modified to where the ground clearance is changed a large amount, give me a call. It is not much trouble to custom make the height. I will describe how to get the measurement I need to make one that should fit properly. I can make a limited number of units a month, so plan ahead if you really want one by a certain date.

To receive the discount just identify yourself as ADV inmate.

Thanks,

Cigar Mike

GB 12-30-2009 06:58 AM

Thanks, I've added your thread and discount to the sticky discount thread :thumb

Cigar Mike 12-30-2009 11:28 AM

Thanks GB
 
I ordered some decals today. I will put one in every box, when they get here.

Thanks,

Cigar Mike

GB 01-01-2010 01:29 PM

Sounds great! Glad to see inmates supporting you. :thumb

norvegicus 01-03-2010 01:32 PM

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I have Mike's XT225 center stand and love it, one of the best mods ever. :clap

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sled_rider 01-16-2010 04:51 PM

XRL650L Review
 
What a nicely put together stand for the bike. I will be using my XRL for Adventure Touring so the stand will come in handy for packing the gear and trailside maintenance and repairs. The ordering was outstanding; Mike was very prompt with returning emails for all the questions I had about the stand. I ordered it Friday afternoon and received it Wednesday. Had to wait for the next weekend to install but I donít know why I waited. It took a whole 2-3 minutes to install. The hardest part was that I had to lie on my back on the garage floor to install it. How about that for nitpicking, I mean this stand is a snap to install. I like the fact it is a bolt on item as removing it for any serous rock trails will be just as easy. Putting it up on the stand is as easy as installation, I grab my Dirt Bagz rack and lift up and back. Now for the best part, in buying this stand I am spending my money with a fellow enthusiast. Mike I am planning a Continental Divide ride in mid August, hope to be in your neck of the woods I would enjoy sitting down for meal and drink with you
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Cigar Mike 01-16-2010 05:23 PM

Food and Drink?
 
Terry that sounds like a plan. :deal A nice steak, a drink:1drink and listening to your adventure on the CDT would be great. Might even be able to provide a shower and a bed.

I am pleased that you like the stand.

Thanks,

Cigar Mike

diesel1959 01-17-2010 01:34 PM

Mike--good to see these great designs prosper. Would you be interested in creating a stand for the Super Sherpa? I'd happily buy one and I'd bet there'd be a few others too. Glad to have good folks like you here! Cheers:clap

BTW, Norvegicus speaks very highly of you and that's good enough for me. ;)

Cigar Mike 01-17-2010 07:39 PM

Always Interested
 
Yes, I would be. I like motorcycles and have been enjoying the bikes and the people involved with them since 1970. It is fun for me to look at what I can do on models that don't have a particular item. Making center stands was an accident. I wanted stands for our bikes and I wanted to do something with motorcycles when I retired. It is more fun to come up with a design then to make or sell the product. Making them is a good hobby since it seems to fill a niche that has been over looked and keeps me from just sitting on my ass.

The problem is just getting a bike for a few days to be able to come up with something. I hope to look at a TE610 next week and a Motarded XR400 after that. Both look like they will be really easy if I can get my hands on them.

Any suggestions are welcome. But if there is one on the market. Do yourself a favor and buy one. The big guys make some really good stuff. The finish and components are top notch. If DualStar had made a stand for the XRL I would have bought one.

Norvegicus is one of those people that make it worth while messing with the business.:baldy

Cigar Mike

Quote:

Originally Posted by diesel1959
Mike--good to see these great designs prosper. Would you be interested in creating a stand for the Super Sherpa? I'd happily buy one and I'd bet there'd be a few others too. Glad to have good folks like you here! Cheers:clap

BTW, Norvegicus speaks very highly of you and that's good enough for me. ;)


Sportourer 01-18-2010 11:49 AM

If you could come up with something for the Honda Transalp I am sure you could sell them like hotcakes. And I would be first in line! The one that is available from SWmoto is not a bolt on. It only fits the european ones that came with tabs and a spring mount from the factory. The north american ones did not have these mounts. If I was close enough I would gladly donate my bike for the prototype.
-Alex

gogogordy 01-18-2010 04:05 PM

Will this fit the XT 250 as well? (2009)

Cigar Mike 01-18-2010 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sportourer
If you could come up with something for the Honda Transalp I am sure you could sell them like hotcakes. And I would be first in line! The one that is available from SWmoto is not a bolt on. It only fits the european ones that came with tabs and a spring mount from the factory. The north american ones did not have these mounts. If I was close enough I would gladly donate my bike for the prototype.
-Alex

All that I can do is ask the guys in the regional forum if they would let me use theirs for a day or two. And then just finding time to do it.

Cigar Mike

Cigar Mike 01-18-2010 05:12 PM

Afraid Not
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gogogordy
Will this fit the XT 250 as well? (2009)

The frames are completely different. The XT250 would be a bolt on at the foot peg mounts. I have been asked about the XT250 at XT225.com before I got banned from there. Since I am not there any longer, there has been little interest. I am considered a rouge manufacturer since I don't advertise there. But I am in good company. Clarke is a rouge manufacturer for the same reason. Members there are incouraged not to buy from us evil manufacturers.

I hope to get a chance to look at the 250 some time this year.

Cigar Mike

Gladly 01-24-2010 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cigar Mike
...and a Motarded XR400 after that. Both look like they will be really easy if I can get my hands on them...

I'd be interested in more info on the xr400 one when/if you get there. (for a non-motarded bike, so there'd maybe be a height difference)

:clap

Cigar Mike 01-24-2010 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gladly
I'd be interested in more info on the xr400 one when/if you get there. (for a non-motarded bike, so there'd maybe be a height difference)

:clap

I am in contact with an the owner of the XR400 now and may be able to get an old frame to be able to fit a stand. If so, I don't see where it will be much of a problem. I will post here if that comes about. There will be some loss of ground clearance, but it will be able to take a good hit.

Thanks,

Cigar Mike


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