Center stand removal??

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by travelsomewhere, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. travelsomewhere

    travelsomewhere Been here awhile

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    So lately i have been considering removing the center stand to reduce some of the weight from the bike since this thing is nearly impossible to use most of the time anyway weighing in at massive 160lbs. i was looking for some veterans to throw me input for why i should leave it on or if you have removed yours as well. I could see where it would be handy during a tire change. but i really don't ever use this boat anchor now because i can barely get it up on the stand anyhow. I have a 2009 adv 990
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  2. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    The weight of the center stand is low, so removing it won't really affect the handling. Plus you'll need to carry a trail jack for tire repairs, and you'll end up carrying that weight up high. The 990 isn't a little dirt bike, but it's a Gazelle compared to some other 650+ ADV bikes. Ride it more aggressively and you may be surprised how agile it it.
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  3. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I leave it on. Very handy. What's 3 lbs on a 525 lb bike????? Sure is nice when Mr. Nail finds you.
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  4. thugdog

    thugdog Druid Revisionist

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    fwiw

    In 2003 and 2004, KTM didn't include a centerstand as stock equipment on my original 950S......it was explained as being race-ready...i had to wait months, do some research, and finally locate and buy one that fit...oh, and then relocate it ;-).


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  5. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Whilst I dont think I would bother removing the center stand, a rock, log or pannier case will always do the trick.
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  6. travelsomewhere

    travelsomewhere Been here awhile

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    thanks for the tips, i will leave it on then
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  7. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    If he can't get it up on the center stand i don't think he'll be picking the bike up to put it on a rock...
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  8. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    So i think that right there is a solution to your problem. Either learn to dead lift or find one of those to ride 2 up with ya to put the bike on the center stand for ya girly man.
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  9. Peanuts

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    Roll the rear wheel on to a 6" aquare of 1" timber sheet. Makes it a lot easier to put the bike on the stand.
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  10. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    What is the weight of a central stand?

    Nic
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  11. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Is your bike really 160 pounds as you say ? Shit !! It must be me then, weighing my poor bike down !!
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  12. Hootowl

    Hootowl Long timer

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    The CS on my 07 Adventure is 350MM long. Its supposed to be 330MM long and its very difficult to get it up on the center stand.
    Cutting the stand down is on my list of winter projects
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  13. Velvet

    Velvet El lobo solitario

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    I'll have to give that one a try. Trying to put my '08 ADV S on the center stand when its weighed down with luggage is a real bitch.
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  14. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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  15. A.J.

    A.J. Been here awhile

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    Trade ya! I have a "stock short" centerstand and it won't lift the bike since I have "s" suspension now. I can go measure it it if you're interested.
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