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Old 03-12-2012, 10:09 PM   #11671
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How long before the 'mystery' colour will be delivered to you?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:43 PM   #11672
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They have one picture where they show the enduro stand propping up a KTM Adventure with no problem, certainly as big as the Tiger is. I have also seen pics of it propping up a V-Strom.
OK, it wasn't a V-Strom, but a Cagiva Gran Canyon 900

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:45 PM   #11673
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OK, it wasn't a V-Strom, but a Cagiva Gran Canyon 900

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235

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Thought I saw a V-Strom, Post #31, same thread.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:13 AM   #11674
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Thought I saw a V-Strom, Post #31, same thread.
Is it me or is the stand bending here ?



Still not sure I'd trust that stand to hold the bike while you work on it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:58 AM   #11675
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Is it me or is the stand bending here ?



Still not sure I'd trust that stand to hold the bike while you work on it.
The bike looks like its barely off the ground. Don't be cheap and just buy a center stand. It's not even worth the chance of the bike falling on you and causing even more problems.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:24 AM   #11676
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Just went to change my XC order to an ABS model and found out there are no more orange Tiger 800s being produced. There is a new 'mystery' color instead. Rumor has it that its the matt khaki green color available on the Scrambler.

Oooohh... that would look awesome....



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Old 03-13-2012, 08:34 AM   #11677
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Is it me or is the stand bending here ?
I think that is just perspective.

You don't have to hold the whole bike with this, it's only used to push the bike in a position where one or the other wheel is off the ground. I have used that stand without issues on my (much lighter) WR250X, but I don't think there is a problem using it (properly) on the Tiger.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #11678
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I think that is just perspective.

You don't have to hold the whole bike with this, it's only used to push the bike in a position where one or the other wheel is off the ground. I have used that stand without issues on my (much lighter) WR250X, but I don't think there is a problem using it (properly) on the Tiger.
The thing is, it may hold the bike up but we all know when we're removing wheels etc, we really have to crank down on the wrenches sometimes and getting a wheel back on involves much cursing and toing and froing. I wouldn't trust that stand for that kind of stuff - static holding ? Maybe, working on the bike ? Nope. YMMV.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #11679
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I think that is just perspective.

You don't have to hold the whole bike with this, it's only used to push the bike in a position where one or the other wheel is off the ground. I have used that stand without issues on my (much lighter) WR250X, but I don't think there is a problem using it (properly) on the Tiger.
I'm sorry but I don't get why? You spend 12 grand on a bike. Just buy a center stand. Maybe it's just me but this thing looks dangerous for big bikes.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:47 AM   #11680
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I'm sorry but I don't get why? You spend 12 grand on a bike. Just buy a center stand. Maybe it's just me but this thing looks dangerous for big bikes.
Maybe you haven't noticed, but you can't buy a centerstand from Triumph right now ...

And the others? Sorry, I'm not convinced.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:51 AM   #11681
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The thing is, it may hold the bike up but we all know when we're removing wheels etc, we really have to crank down on the wrenches sometimes
You "crank on the wrench" while it is on the ground, get everything loose, put it up enough so you can take the wheel out, do your repair, put the wheel in, align everything, make everything hand tight, get the bike off this stand, tighten everything.

As said, I've done that with my WR and it was no problem at all. The bike is much lighter but the wrenching and cursing is pretty much the same ...

I'd also say, get a center stand - but that's kind of hard right now ... The SW Motech doesn't fit with the canister, the H&B doesn't have a properly working spring and there is confusing whether it fits an XC or not (people say it doesn't), Triumph is re-working theirs with a planned delivery of June / July. Awesome options.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:57 AM   #11682
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Maybe you haven't noticed, but you can't buy a centerstand from Triumph right now ...

And the others? Sorry, I'm not convinced.
I've got one of these stands on the way and will post my thoughts once I get it and can try it out. This piece doesn't appear to be made out of cheap, thin-wall tubing, so I'm not particulary worried, hell, I've even seen a few guys use PVC pipe nested the same way. If you're really worried about it, buy two, they're cheap!

As for the centerstand, besides being made of unobtanium, I'd just as soon not have any more crap hanging under the bike, but that's just me...not a matter of being cheap.

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Old 03-13-2012, 09:20 AM   #11683
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Maybe you haven't noticed, but you can't buy a centerstand from Triumph right now ...

And the others? Sorry, I'm not convinced.
I'm not saying there are not other options, just saying I wouldn't use this little stand. It's got to have a weight rating.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #11684
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I'm not saying there are not other options, just saying I wouldn't use this little stand. It's got to have a weight rating.
As mentioned, it doesn't have to support the full weight of the bike. You're making a tripod. I used the same technique on "big" bikes and it's fine. Others who do it have no problems as well. You're making something out of nothing.

A centerstand is definitely more convenient though.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:26 AM   #11685
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With all this talk about stands, does anyone make a collapsible stand that works with a set of spools? Basically a maintenance stand that can break down and stow somewhere until it is needed?
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