Center stand on a KLR 650...?

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  1. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Are there any special requirements for the installation of an SW Motech center stand on the KLR 650's...?

    Is there already a place to bolts the thing up to on the stock frame...?

    I have a chance to purchase one used less the spring and hardware and I wonder what else I will need to scrounge up to install it... :scratch

    Thanks,
    Rob
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  2. ROYAL COACHMAN

    ROYAL COACHMAN Long timer

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    Most center stands for the KLR's bolt to the foot peg brackets.
    Mine is a TPI stand that fit very well (09 KLR )
    Typically they give you longer bolts to fit the stand

    Take off foot pegs, position center stand against foot peg bracket, line up foot pegs to the hole of the center stand and bolt up.

    That is how mine went

    Glen
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  3. BigDaveF

    BigDaveF JustLikeBikes

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    I just put the SW-Motech crash bars, centerstand and skid plate on my '09. The centerstand should be a piece of cake alone which as previously stated, bolts to the foot pegs. I suggest getting grade 10.9 bolts and use blue Loctite. Make sure the bolts are the correct length-very important! Make sure you get the pull-up handle that goes on the left passenger peg holder and the bolts for it as well. BTW...looks and works great!
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  4. BigDaveF

    BigDaveF JustLikeBikes

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  5. ColoSean

    ColoSean Yard-sale Expert

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    Let me know how you like it. I'm interested in picking up a stand for my bike. I just don't know if they look as sturdy as I want? Thanks!
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  6. BigDaveF

    BigDaveF JustLikeBikes

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    Frankly, this stand is heavy-duty and well built. I am very pleased.
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  7. hoyks

    hoyks Tightass KLR rider

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    As stated, remove the foot pegs and on the left, get 2 bolts around 6mm longer than what are there, on the right you will need 2 bolts 10mm longer than standard as this is where a bracket and the spring attachment point fits.

    Don't over torque the bolts either as the threaded in the frame has a habit of stripping.
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  8. welder

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    A few people have experienced problems with the bolts breaking after installing a cs. Do you really want to add another 10 lbs. to the klr anyway?
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  9. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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  10. Ensey

    Ensey KLR Combat Touring

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    I looked out in the garage and found the one I had on my bike. Pay for shipping from Oklahoma and you can have it. Standard height with springs and all.
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  11. Ensey

    Ensey KLR Combat Touring

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    Center stand has a new owner............
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