Thread: 2012 Ninja 650
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #62
Jim K.
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Location: New Haven, Ct.
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Center stand is great for maintenance & garage parking, unweighting the rear suspension. On surfaces that may soften on you, like hot asphalt or dirt after an hour of rain, the center stand can present a problem. As the two center stand legs sink into the surface, the bike stays stable....up to a point. Remember, one leg of the center stand has a long foot lever that you use to lever the bike up on the stand. The other side has just the small foot on the bottom of the leg. In a sinking situation, the small leg continues to sink, while the leg with the foot lever (usually the left) stops & can't sink any further. If the sinking continues, the bike goes over to the right.
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