KTM 690 Enduro centerstand

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by cybbe, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. cybbe

    cybbe n00b

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    keep me updated mike, so i know what progress is made and what timeframes we are talking about :D

    :wink:
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  2. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    cybbe,

    It will be some time until I get some time to even think about looking at the bike. Right now I am busy with new stands for a couple of other models. I think it will slow down in a little while and at that time I will see if someone in the Rookies can let me use there bike for a week or two. I think it will take that long for me to figure it out.

    I would guess that a weld on type stand would be the fastest way to get this done. The mounting brackets could be easily welded on and then the rest is easy. A bracket similar to the 2009 TE610 would fit easily underneath and between the rear skid plate mounts on the frame.

    I will let you know when I get around to looking at the bike.

    Mike
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  3. cybbe

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    Thx mike, ill wait for your next report then...:evil

    And about the telescopic mojo stand, i dont think thats quiet what im looking for, but thanks for the input on that.

    I like stands to be stable and i want to use it when taking both wheels off and when lubing the chain and maby eaven to take a rest on the bike itself.
    so it must be able to carry both bike and me :lol3 :eek1 zzzzz
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  4. Maurizio

    Maurizio 2 smoker

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    I think you don't do this on the road, so this will be a good solution:

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  5. cybbe

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    well i guess i dont change wheels in the woods, but i need centerstand for fixing a flat tire or put in a new inner tube......


    I have that thingy you put in the last picture, its allso a bit to tall so i have to lift the damn bike on to it before i can use it, and when its in place the plastic skidplate allmoast breaks and bike is wobbeling around like its resting on a football.

    i hate that crap lift thing, real men invest in centerstands :D

    im waiting for my man c-mike to update me on whats going on, or not going on....

    i have 1.2 meter deep snow on my backyard and -20´C outside, so feel free to send me a free plane ticket to usa.:eek1 cheers.
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  6. cybbe

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    So, how many of you could be interested in this centerstand option for ktm690 enduro?

    If ciggar mike starts making this.
    Please post for interrest!!!
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  7. Bearded Hooligan

    Bearded Hooligan Moto Addict

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    I'm in!!!!!
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  8. Swampy

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    +1 :thumb
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  9. cybbe

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    need more people that want this centerstand !!!

    At least 6-8 people..:D

    now atleast 3 people with me is interested:evil :evil
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  10. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I have made them when I thought there would only be one. It has more to do with time and getting my hands on a bike that determines what I am able to do. Also how complicated it looks like it may be.

    Cigar Mike
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  11. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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    Seems like nobody else is willing to take this on.
    In.
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  12. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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    Hey Mike, maybe if we looked at reversing the center-stand concept it would work...

    How about a center stand that you roll the bike forward onto using the footpeg bracket as a pivot point? Just have to incorporate a "stop" for it.

    The bashplate mount up front will just serve as a quick release for the stand.

    The legs could/should serve triple duty as a bash plate and engine guard.

    :ear
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  13. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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    Thinking along these lines, only flip it over so the legs move forward and curve up at the front to act as an engine guard. :wink:
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  14. Night Falcon

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    I'm wachin an waiting....:ear
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  15. grimripper

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    I reckon it would be a criminality to add the extra . what, 2-6kgs to a lively bike like this.
    Even if the COG is down low.

    If your worried about it falling over in day to day usage then get a 'cameltoe' or make one yourself,.
    That's all it needs.

    I'm not pushing the 'brand' here.
    Just that credit's due.

    I've had the cameltoe stand in stuff that would make a nun get to her knees, and never a tipover. :lol3

    Grass, sand, whateverthephuqever, it's not rocket science.
    It's just surface area.

    Others i ride with whom have 'standard' stands, can't believe the extra support given by just a few extra square inches that the 'TOE' affords.

    People give it shit 'cause they can, here in Aus.
    That's just our nature.

    The tall poppy syndrome.
    It's a good product, no if's or buts about it.

    :deal

    If you want a stand for maintenance reasons then use a milk crate.
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  16. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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    If you could get a bash plate, an engine guard and a center stand all in one shot, I'd say it's more than well worth considering. :deal
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  17. grimripper

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    So make one. :D
    But why ??

    The only reasons i can see for a centre stand is static stability or maintenance.
    The possibility of an engineered 'all in one' design is a fruitless endeavour in my opinion.

    This bike needs it's add on's but can certainly do without blatently unnecessary weighty additions.

    Bash plate/engine guard, brake rotor guard, radiator guard, sprocket guard, and life insurance sould pretty much cover the 'guards' needed.:D
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  18. The Mass

    The Mass Timbuktu or Bust... Both!

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    Centre stands make it easy when the inevitable flat happens.
    So SO EASY! :thumb

    The one on the 640 would be lighter than most side stands on Jap bikes i reckon
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  19. DirtJack

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    Here's what I use for fixing flats and lubing the chain in the boonies.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8900130&postcount=2219

    Easily fits in the tank bag.
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  20. grimripper

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