Center Stand for XR650L and XT225

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  1. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I think I see why Husky didn't make their stand available. It works but the stand was not designed very well. I made some changes and it works but it is not perfect. The problem is the side stand. There is just not enough room to fit the two together perfectly. There is some manipulation of the side stand and the center stand to get them up and down. But it is not too bad, IMO. Basically you will need to move both stands downward to get the side stand down. Once the side stand is down the center stand works fine. One of the easier bikes to get up on the stand. Stepping on the press down leg and lifting from the rear rack or rear section of the bike will get the bike up easily.

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    $80.00 plus shipping. Stands a primered and painted with rattle can paint. Will sell unfinished for $75.00 plus shipping. Unfinished stand shown in above pictures.

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  2. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I am sending the XR400 center stand out tomorrow so that it can tested. If the test goes well they will be available soon. The stand that is going out is for a SM'ed bike. I will need a measurement for the standard dirt version to make the adjustment.

    Cigar Mike
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  3. Gladly

    Gladly Been here awhile

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    let me know how you want it measured and I can do it
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  4. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    PM sent

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    Gladly Been here awhile

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    I'll try to get the measurements tonight
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  6. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    In answer to an earlier question. Yes, it will be a 5 minute or less install.

    Thanks,

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  7. Gladly

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    PM'd you back with the height as near as I could figure for my bike (trying to balance it on the floor jack while measuring)

    how is the spring tension on the ones that you've built for other models, will it withstand some hooligan moves?
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  8. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    The spring tension is good and the stand stays up nice and tight to the stop. There is no bounce of the stand that I am aware of. Getting a spring that would do that and also retain its spring tension with the amount of extension required is why the spring is so long. Because the upper spring connection point is so far from the pivot point this was necessary. Getting the spring right on these stands is the hardest part of putting it together.

    I base this on the XR650L stand which is almost the same as the XR400 stand. The only difference being the mounting bracket and a bend in the legs similar to the Husky TE610 stand. I hope to have some pictures next week when I receive them.

    Thanks for getting the measurement.

    Cigar Mike

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  9. hahmule

    hahmule Balding Gloriously

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    My 06 610 is lowered two inches at the shock. Do you think the center stand would still work?
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  10. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Mike -

    My XR650L center stand arrived in record time, and was very professionally packed to boot! I really appreciate the lightning-fast service.

    I am looking to being reunited with my bike (we are on opposite coasts right now) and getting the stand mounted.

    Thanks again for an awesome product! :freaky
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  11. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    If it is the model year that has the factory installed mount it will not be a problem. Send me a PM and I will tell you how to get the measurement I need. I will be able to make one the height you need.

    I will do that modification on any stand I make. There is always some difference between the height of the bike due to the different choices of tires. I have picked a middle ground for the heights. My XRL650L has a higher profile front tire but a lowering link on it. It works out about the same as a stock bike in height as far as rear wheel ground clearance when on the stand. The standard stand will work on most bikes unless they have been significantly lowered or SM'ed.

    Cigar Mike

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  12. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    XR400 Center is now available. $160.00 plus shipping. ADVrider inmates will recieve a 10% discount.
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  14. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

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    That 400 stand should also work on a 250 right ?
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  16. Gladly

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    i need one!
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  17. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I don't know, but I doubt it. There are similarities in all of the air cooled XRs but they are not exactly the same. I have never looked at the frame on a 250. If you can take a picture of the bottom of the bike I could tell you if one could be adapted.

    The XR400 was able to be made because kawamatt2 sent me a portion of a frame for the XR400. I usually need to get my hands on a bike to see if I can make one. I was pretty lucky it fit as good as it did. I will make a few minor changes after talking with kawamatt2.

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  18. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d ADV Rider

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    XR400 and XR250 frames are almost identical.

    A week or two and I will buy one off you and test the fit.


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  19. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    Before you go through the expense involved in shipping take a good look at the picture of the frame that I was sent. The angle of the small cross bracing from the rear of the frame to the sides is what makes the biggest difference. The height needed may be different also.

    The lower portion of the stand is almost the same for the XR650L and the XR400 except for the bends in the legs to get the bottom of the stand higher on the 400. The 650 side stand does not allow this. I am going to see what can be done to modify the side stand so that I can get the center stand for the 650 to have the same bend to get the feet higher like the 400. Bikes that do not have passenger pegs typically have the side stands up higher since there is no interference with passenger pegs.

    Send me a PM if you would like, so we can figure out what the difference may be. I will check the parts fiche and see what I can tell from that.

    The inmates here have made the suggestions that bring new stands about, and it is appreciated.

    Cigar Mike
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  20. heilong

    heilong Adventurer

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    Hey guys can you please enlighten me on the advantages of a center-stand? I had a 150cc scooter that had a center-stand; now I've got a XR250 with the stock side-stand. The side-stand seems like it's more stable in windy conditions. My scooter (parked on a center stand) fell down a couple of times in strong wind. It was chinese shit, though, so maybe this is it :)
    Anyway, what is the reason you put center stands on XRs?
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