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Old 02-08-2014, 09:31 AM   #1
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Does a center stand spring up on it's own or do you need to raise it w your foot? I am wondering if mine is adjusted correctly I have to raise it w my foot
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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It springs up on its own.
Occasionally it needs some help from my foot but only when its really really dirty.

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Does a center stand spring up on it's own or do you need to raise it w your foot? I am wondering if mine is adjusted correctly I have to raise it w my foot
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:43 AM   #3
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At times mine seems a little "tired"; I think most will droop if you roll the bike off it slowly. Once their up, they stay up though.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:45 AM   #4
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+1 That's how mine operates.
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It springs up on its own.
Occasionally it needs some help from my foot but only when its really really dirty.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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I use the centerstand so rarely that it's never been a big deal for me to have to nudge it up out of the way after taking the bike off of it.

I would like to know WHY KTM felt the need to lift the rear wheel nearly two inches off of the ground. This is the most difficult bike to get on a centerstand of any I've ever owned. It took almost no effort at all to get my Ducati ST2 onto the stand.

Good thing I'm fine with using the sidestand nearly all of the time.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:09 AM   #6
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Mine needs a little help...did this on both bikes.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:56 PM   #7
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Mine needs a little help...did this on both bikes.
Thanks for the replies. I did not want to fiddle w something if it did not need it
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:24 PM   #8
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I use the centerstand so rarely that it's never been a big deal for me to have to nudge it up out of the way after taking the bike off of it.

I would like to know WHY KTM felt the need to lift the rear wheel nearly two inches off of the ground. This is the most difficult bike to get on a centerstand of any I've ever owned. It took almost no effort at all to get my Ducati ST2 onto the stand.

Good thing I'm fine with using the sidestand nearly all of the time.
Funny, I just got my 990 last week and it is much easier than my last 2 that had center stands. One was a Goldwing and the other a Concourse.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:48 PM   #9
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my 990 goes on the center stand with no effort. maybe people are doing it the wrong way or something. never had a problem with mine
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:46 PM   #10
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Does a center stand spring up on it's own or do you need to raise it w your foot? I am wondering if mine is adjusted correctly I have to raise it w my foot
Mine is like that and it suits me, I don't want the thing slapping around under there and maybe catch the ground when the going gets rough.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:34 AM   #11
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Does a center stand spring up on it's own or do you need to raise it w your foot? I am wondering if mine is adjusted correctly I have to raise it w my foot
You may need to turn in the bolt that bulls the spring, down there. This would give it some nerve.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:52 AM   #12
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I have an aftermarket center stand (SW Motech) and it will sping up with just 1 spring, not needing any assistance of my foot. It's a bit of a biatch to deploy, but at least I'm sure it never just bungies about
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:11 AM   #13
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My 990 is brand new with zero miles, I have to lift it up with my foot to get it fully tucked away.
No issue with that or getting the bike on or off the stand.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:48 AM   #14
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It would be interesting to see if the later models changed something about the geometry...my 2009 is bear to use...it cams too far over and lifts too high compared to the couple dozen other bikes I have owned....as a plus you could use it to safely hold the bike downhill in San Francisco...its not gonna fold up by itself! I have given up trying to deploy it when my hard bags are on. I cannot get close enough to lift straight up. Enough whining...I mostly just use it to service the bike anyhow. The sidestand is useful in so many more places since I modified it.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:48 AM   #15
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Same experience here with my 2010.
My 1150 Adventure with all the bags on it was nearly effortless compared to the 990.
I tend to use the sidestand all the time. Except as you say for maintenance.

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It would be interesting to see if the later models changed something about the geometry...my 2009 is bear to use...it cams too far over and lifts too high compared to the couple dozen other bikes I have owned....as a plus you could use it to safely hold the bike downhill in San Francisco...its not gonna fold up by itself! I have given up trying to deploy it when my hard bags are on. I cannot get close enough to lift straight up. Enough whining...I mostly just use it to service the bike anyhow. The sidestand is useful in so many more places since I modified it.
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