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Old 12-29-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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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's will not be fabricating stands in the Months of February and March. I have to much to do for my family and won't have time to make stands. I will start up again in March if I can get everytihing done.

If you would like to request a stand I will start a list and get the stands out on a first come first come basis.

Thanks,

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XR650L
XR600
NX650
XR400
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TE610
TE630
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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.

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

A few pictures of the finished stand.





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,

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:58 AM   #2
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Thanks, I've added your thread and discount to the sticky discount thread
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thanks GB

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

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Old 01-01-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
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Sounds great! Glad to see inmates supporting you.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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I have Mike's XT225 center stand and love it, one of the best mods ever.

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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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 don’t 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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Old 01-18-2010, 03:05 PM   #7
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Will this fit the XT 250 as well? (2009)
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:12 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 01-24-2011, 10:38 AM   #9
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XRL installation

Hey Mike,

Just a note to say thanks for such a great product. I picked mine up on a trip through Denver over New Years' weekend and got it installed a couple of weeks later. Aside from my forgetting to put thread lock on the first time, and a simple 3/8" trimming of my Utah bash plate, it went on without a hitch and works like a charm.

Thanks for a great project and for accomodating my goofy schedule and short notice!

Kudos for a great product and spectacular customer service!!

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:21 PM   #10
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Hey Mike,

Just a note to say thanks for such a great product. I picked mine up on a trip through Denver over New Years' weekend and got it installed a couple of weeks later. Aside from my forgetting to put thread lock on the first time, and a simple 3/8" trimming of my Utah bash plate, it went on without a hitch and works like a charm.

Thanks for a great project and for accomodating my goofy schedule and short notice!

Kudos for a great product and spectacular customer service!!

Rocky
Rocky,

Thank you for the kind words. It was nice meeting you. No problems here with schedule. I wish you would have had more time to visit. It must have been a fun drive the rest of the way back to SLC.

Where's the picture? I would like to add it to my collection.

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Old 01-27-2011, 11:56 AM   #11
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TA Pressdown Leg

Since the TA is so heavy it is apparent that more leverage is needed to help get the bike on the stand. wdeTA had made a suggestion early on about making a fold down leg to increase the leverage. This is the first attempt at that.

Th problem is keeping it away from the passenger peg and make it possible to get a foot on it to use it. Also when the leg is too long it will keep the bike from rocking back on the rear wheel. Which in my opinion is necessary to help remove the front wheel for tire repairs if needed.

I am hoping that this idea will make it much easier to get up on the stand and provide more control in doing so. If this works out well I will make this option available for other models.





The design of this stand is more complicated then I thought it would be. But this is the part I like doing.

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Old 02-08-2011, 05:25 PM   #12
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NX650 Centerstand

I received part of an NX650 frame today. How great is that? I will start working on a stand for the bike next week. It will be more of a challenge than I thought. Should be fun.

I have not got the final height yet but that should not be to big of a problem.

Thank you Mike for the frame.

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:39 AM   #13
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Do you ship to FPO APs?

I am a Marine stationed on Okinawa, Japan. I keep my XR650L in my house due to weather and will be able to keep it in a better spot of my living room with it standing straight up.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:55 AM   #14
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I received part of an NX650 frame today. How great is that? I will start working on a stand for the bike next week. It will be more of a challenge than I thought. Should be fun.

I have not got the final height yet but that should not be to big of a problem.

Thank you Mike for the frame.

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:55 AM   #15
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where can I get a stand for my 97 620e KTM duke?
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