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Old 01-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #751
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I fixed my center stand, or rather I cut the thing to pieces and welded it so that it actually works with the bike set at its stock height. When I bought the bike it was lowered 2 inches and the PO fitted it with a center stand that was designed for the lowered bike. I raised it back up to stock ride height last year and the center stand didnt work. Plus the design of the way it was supposed to be operated sucked, it had a small nub to push on, and there was no lever to help lift the bike with your foot. Taking a design cue from almost every other center stand I've ever seen in my life I redesigned it so that it actually works with some effort. Although I will admit that it actually took 3 attempts to get the lever fitted right.

Lowered height with centerstand down, notice the little nub sticking off the one side.

Centerstand assembly off the bike ready to be worked on

Finished product, legs slightly bent, elongated, and lever added, basically everything below the bend is almost new

and in the up position

Now I can actually lever the bike up on the center stand without tipping it over on the sidestand first. My only concern is if I need to put stronger springs on it it due to some added weight
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