Dr650se takedown centrestand build

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by french horn, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. french horn

    french horn Just Add venture

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    Not over just yet ...... so you've heard this before?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZVEEs-RJpw

    My wife and I were discussing this very matter a week ago, she remembered the jingle ...:gerg ... congrats to your dad.

    Hijack over..and out:lol3
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  2. JerryH

    JerryH Long timer

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    Very nice work, but I don't see the point. There is a storebought centerstand available for the DR650, as well as the KLR650. In fact there are at least two manufacturers that make centerstand for these bikes. I have a Cigar Mike centerstand on my XT225, and have banged it on all kinds of things. No damage other than scratches.

    If for some reason you didn't want a centerstand, I think I would do what I did with my 250 Rebel. The DR650 has footpeg bolts i the same place. I just designed a simple prop rod (a piece of pipe welded to a flat plate at an angle, with 2 holes in the flat plate that matched the footpeg bolts) To use it, I put the stock sidestand on a piece of 2x4 to get the bike nearly vertical, then unbolted the right footpeg and bolted on the prop rod in it's place. This got the wheels off the ground, and was very easy to carry around. Whichever wheel I was going to remove, I would lock the brake on the other one so it couldn't move. It was very stable. But for me, nothing beats a bolt on centerstand. The BMW 1200GS, apparently the most popular adventure bike in the world comes with one.
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  3. french horn

    french horn Just Add venture

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    G'day jerry, thanks for your comments mate.
    You're right, there are several options out there, but I enjoy welding etc. so I thought I might give it a go. In my first post I posted a link http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=12274 check it out . That shows why I went with the "takedown" system, the challenge man, the challenge.

    cheers
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